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Leaked Microsoft WiFi service could bring expanded hotspot coverage, Office 365 tie-ins

A new website indicates a spin-off from Skype Wi-Fi, unifying multiple providers' hotspots around a single login.

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Blocks Wearables' nifty modular smartwatch looks less like vaporware now

With more realistic design goals, a new prototype, and Android-based software, Blocks' smartwatch could become a real product after all.

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SanDisk's new 128GB flash drive is the size of a penny

The SanDisk Ultra Fit claims the crown for smallest 128 GB USB 3.0 drive, while also doubling the capacity of its standard thumb drives.

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Crazy Nintendo rumor says next console will be Android-based

With developer support waning, Nintendo's NX platform will reportedly woo developers with more flexibility on how to release their games.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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Google's researchers just stole I/O with smart pants, a password killer, and the most secure SD card ever

After a fairly straightforward keynote, Google’s advanced research division shows off wrist-worn radar, touch-sensitive fabric, and a new plan to kill passwords.

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Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime

Who has time to organize digital photos? Google shows a better way, provided you can live with some compression.

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Nvidia Shield hands-on: The first high-end Android TV box ships today, rife with features

Shield is much pricier than your average set-top box, but aims to justify its $200 price tag with 4K streaming and a bunch of gaming options.

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TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Twitter takes Periscope's live video streaming to Android

It took a couple months longer than the iPhone version, but Periscope is rewarding Android users' patience with better notification controls.

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Cortana comes to iOS and Android as Microsoft builds a bridge to Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out a red carpet for iOS and Android users, giving them a standalone version of Cortana and some help syncing their data to Windows PCs.

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Xbox One TV Tuner review: Just short of over-the-air perfection

The Xbox One is so close to cord-cutting perfection--especially if you’re already a gamer--but needs DVR to get over the goal line.

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HBO ponders discounts for prepaid HBO Now subscribers

How do you keep subscribers on board after Game of Thrones is over? Give them a deal on prepaid service.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.