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Amazon's voice-controlled Echo is now available for anybody that wants one

After a steady slew of improvements, Amazon removes the invite-only tag from its voice-controlled speaker.

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The 'World's Thinnest Watch' becomes another cautionary Kickstarter tale

After raising more than $1 million in crowdfunding, Central Standard shuts down and leaves backers empty-handed.

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Rdio heads to Amazon Fire TV with both free and premium tiers

Amid tough competition from Spotify and Apple Music, TV support could be Rdio's ace in the hole.

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Intel's free remote app lets you control your PC with your Android phone

The new Remote Keyboard app is designed for Intel's NUC and Compute Stick miniature PCs, but should work with any machine running Windows 7 and higher.

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Roku squashes fears about ads tracking other devices in your home

Roku squashes fears about a new type of streaming video ad sniffing out other devices on your Wi-Fi network.

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NBA unbundles: League Pass to offer single games and teams in 2016

The NBA's streaming video service is about to get cheaper for fans who don't need every game.

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Fearing net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

Sprint's old throttling policy, originally intended to fight network congestion, disappears without any significant impact expected.

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Huawei delays its Android Wear watch to Q3, hints at design tweaks

The Chinese firm remains committed to Google's Android Wear platform, despite earlier reports to the contrary.

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Sony's a la carte TV plan: Curb your enthusiasm

With Playstation Vue, Sony lays the groundwork for getting only the channels you want, but it's got a very long way to go.

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World's smallest 128GB USB 3.0 drive: PKParis K'1 picks a fight with SanDisk Ultra Fit

In a battle of millimeters, a relatively unknown vendor claims victory, though it'll have to ship the product first.

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Amazon pulls popular video app Kodi from its store, blames piracy

Meanwhile, Android gets an official Kodi release for televisions and set-top boxes.

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New Kindle Paperwhite: higher resolution, same price

Amazon's mid-range Kindle gets easier to read with a 300-ppi display and some sweet new text tricks.

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Misfit wearables now act as remote controls for the Internet

With IFTTT integration, a double- or triple-tap on the wrist can trigger all kinds of Internet-based actions.

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Office Online hooks up with Box to make it easier to edit documents in the cloud

Users will be able to browse their documents in Box, open them in Office Online, and save any edits back to Box.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV service goes a la carte (sort of)

The cable TV alternative is also expanding to a couple more cities, with the promise of discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers.