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Here's how Windows 10 upgrade paths will work

Upgrading to Windows 10 should be fairly painless if you've been keeping your existing version up to date.

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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for software pirates, too

As the company focuses on cloud services, it may be willing to forgive and forget Windows piracy.

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Chromecast gains the ability to work with regular TV remote controls

The latest firmware update helps cover for Chromecast's lack of a proper remote, but in limited fashion and only with some TVs.

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Sling TV adding A&E, History channels as Xbox One app goes live

The $20 per month streaming video service has nearly doubled its channel lineup since last month's launch.

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McDonald's seeks salvation in apps, mobile payments, wearables and other tech

The food's not changing, but, the burger chain dreams of a better restaurant experience through technology.

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Microsoft may speed up Windows updates with peer-to-peer distribution

The latest Windows 10 leak includes an option to pull updates from 'multiple sources,' suggesting a P2P system.

Microsoft launches Office 2016 developer preview, with a focus on business

Microsoft is going heavy on enterprise features in its first public peek at Office 2016, which is available now to Office 365 Business subscribers.

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Electrolux will sell a live-streaming oven later this year

The world's second-largest appliance maker bets big on smart homes as the competition heats up.

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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

An anti-virus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.

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Windows 10's 'Fast' updates will soon move even faster and break more things

Microsoft says it's speeding the pace of Windows 10 preview builds for those on the 'Fast' track, so anyone afraid of bugs may want to slow things down.

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

Now might be a bad time to buy a Roku, as signs of new hardware clear the FCC.

With Apple Watch en route, Apple Stores give Jawbone and Nike Fuelband the boot

Apple keeps whittling down the number of fitness trackers in its retail stores as it makes way for the Apple Watch.

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Even after HBO Now, those cord-cutting naysayers are still getting it all wrong

HBO's standalone streaming service is nearly here. Leave it to the cable apologists to rain on the parade.

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Cord cutting is changing everything, and the head of CBS knows it

As more homes rely solely on broadcast TV and streaming video, networks are starting to admit that the big cable bundle isn't sustainable.

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Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.