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Google Glass will get Android Wear notifications

Google's high-tech specs will get the same actionable notifications as its smartwatches.

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Google, Verizon break promise of free Chromebook Pixel data

Verizon cuts off data earlier than expected; countdown to class action lawsuits begins now.

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10 PC-centric announcements we'd love to see at Google I/O

The spotlight is likely to be on Android and wearables at Google's annual developer bash, but Chrome and productivity features could use a boost, too.

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Surface Pro 3 teardown shows the perils of sleek design: Thinner glass, harder repairs

Microsoft's new tablet proved nearly impossible to pry open, and the super-thin glass cracked when it did. Replacing screws with adhesives make the device lighter, but harder to repair or upgrade.

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Oops! Surface Pro 3 manual confirms Surface Mini's existence

Microsoft's non-existent small tablet makes several appearances and mentions stylus support.

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AMD aims for 25-fold boost in chip energy efficiency by 2020

The chipmaker claims that it can stay ahead of the Moore's Law efficiency curve by 70 percent over the next six years.

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Samsung trademarks 'Gear VR' as reports of Galaxy-focused virtual reality headset swirl

A trademark application by Samsung adds some fuel to the fire.

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Amazon's Android Appstore is headed to BlackBerry 10 with 200,000-plus apps

Blackberry 10 users will have easy access to more than 200,000 apps this fall.

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10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

Nest Protect back on sale with a $30 price cut, but without troublesome Wave feature

The smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector now costs $99.

Microsoft's anti-Android patent trove revealed by Chinese government

Freely available documents describe 310 patents that Microsoft thinks it can use against Android vendors.

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How to use your XBox One controller for your PC games

Here's how to download Microsoft's recently released Windows drivers for its Xbox One controller. Now the device can pull double duty as game input for both the console and your PC.

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Chromebooks get offline playback for Google Play Movies & TV

Users can now download movies and TV shows through Google's Chrome Web Store app.

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PC support for Xbox One controller has arrived

Existing Xbox One controllers can plug into PCs with any MicroUSB cable

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Samsung to make Nook-branded Galaxy Tab for Barnes & Noble

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will arrive at Barnes & Noble stores in early August.