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Philips Hue users outraged after firmware update blocks third-party light bulbs

Philips Hue firmware update blocks third-party bulbs, and it doesn’t go over well.

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Facebook's killing photo sync and pushing users to dedicated Moments app

As Facebook focuses on Moments app, private photo sharing is getting its moment in the sun.

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Apple Music locks up Taylor Swift’s 1989 concert video as an exclusive

With 1989 concert stream, Taylor Swift becomes a major marketing point for Apple Music.

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Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio combines all your interests into a personal mega-station

Pandora's personalized Thumbprint Radio hopes to take on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Valve tries to curb Steam account hijacking with 'trade holds,' two-factor security

Valve's Steam hack crackdown: Users without two-factor authentication must wait three days for trades.

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This handheld Steam gaming PC Kickstarter is nifty, but packed with dubious promises

The Smach Z Steam-powered PC gaming handheld makes a lot of dubious promises.

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Chromecast Audio’s multi-room support has arrived, along with high-res audio

With multi-room audio support, Chromecast's low-budget assault on Sonos begins in earnest.

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Google Photos keeps it simple with shared albums

Google Photos now lets users collaborate and add the shared albums to their own collections.

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Twitter’s new emoji support brings tacos, burritos, and racial diversity

Tacos, burritos, and other Unicode 8 emojis arrive on Twitter.com, but not on TweetDeck yet.

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Verizon to test 'toll-free' sponsored data that doesn’t count against caps

Verizon joins AT&T in attacking net neutrality, with "toll-free data" for companies who pay.

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Pebble Time Round review: A smartwatch that doesn’t seem like one

The Pebble Time Round might actually appeal to smartwatch haters.

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Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2015

Google may have spent most of 2015 in rebuilding mode, but its products and services still managed to shake things up—for better and worse.

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Facebook’s year in review: Crisis makes conversation

Terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and racial tension make Facebook’s list of most-discussed topics.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant launches on iPhone and Android

Cortana heads to iOS and Android as a companion for Windows 10 PCs.

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Google’s OnHub Shells aim to beautify the wireless router

Google's OnHub Shells turn the fancy new router into a decorative piece.