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Backup and Restore feature returns in leaked peek at Windows 10 build 10123

Microsoft may backtrack on Windows 8's file backup solution, giving users more control over which files they can flag for safekeeping.

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LG returns to Windows Phone with a whimper

Three years after swearing off Microsoft's mobile platform, LG is back with a budget handset for Verizon Wireless.

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Chromecast gets four more TV network apps; here's what it still needs

Google's streaming video dongle has the support of most major streaming services, though it still has a handful of blind spots.

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Amazon Echo update lets you shop without raising a finger

Owners can now bark out orders to buy stuff. And thus, the endgame for Amazon’s cylindrical speaker is revealed.

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ADT hooks up with LG to compete in the budget smart-home space

The home security giant gives a glimpse at its automation ambitions, including a high-end security camera and Nest integration.

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Rdio's cheaper music plan combines ad-free radio with a handful of on-demand songs

If you can't decide between Internet radio and on-demand streaming, Rdio's $4 per month plan will give you a bit of both.

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Wolfram's nifty new Image Identify site tells you what's in a picture (sometimes)

The new website lets you drop in any image and attempts to identify it, though it's more amusing than practical at the moment.

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Too many remotes? Sideclick can help (but don't order one yet)

Sideclick's IR attachment adds power and volume controls to Roku and other media streamers, but its existing Kickstarter project is a dead campaign walking.

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TiVo says it can mimic Aereo without ending up in court

After the U.S. Supreme Court deemed Aereo illegal, TiVo thinks it can bring the broadcast DVR service back from the dead.

Sonos update will make its cheapest speaker sound better

The update also simplifies home theater setups and paves the way for more features in the Sonos app.

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

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Sony's new smart light bulb is also a speaker

Forget ceiling-mounted speakers and smart LED bulbs; Sony's latest invention rolls them into a single device.

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Nvidia GRID's cloud-based PC game streaming gets a resolution boost to 1080p

Nvidia's cloud gaming service just got a lot crisper for those with a fast enough Internet connection. All that's missing is a console to play on.

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Streaming music overtakes MP3 sales at one of the largest record labels

Warner Music Group says gains in streaming revenue 'more than offset' the decline in downloads.

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Makey Makey Go can make a button out of Jell-O

The $19 invention kit translates contact with everyday objects into button or keyboard presses.