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Hulu to introduce its own VR app next month

Hulu joins Netflix in offering an app for the Gear VR headset, and is among the first of what will surely be many VR apps to come from content providers.

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Android Marshmallow: All the little things

Android Marshmallow isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 27 you may not know about.


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How to install Android Marshmallow on your Nexus device

Can’t wait to try out Google’s next sweet mobile OS treat? Just follow these instructions—as long as you have a Nexus phone or tablet.


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Cortana coming to the Xbox One in 2016

Microsoft's digital assistant arrives on the Xbox One in 2016, but Xbox One Experience Preview testers will get to try it later this year.

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Amazon Echo learns some new tricks, can now control Insteon lights

Amazon's partnership with Insteon provides the Echo with broader device compatibility, bringing it a little closer to being the center of your smart home.

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LG's new Nexus 5X models appear in the FCC's database

The FCC database indicates the upcoming LG 5X will work on all major US carriers and carry a 5.2-inch screen.

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Twitch fires back at YouTube with video playlists, HTML5 playback, PS4 app

Twitch's new feature make the livestreaming service more competitive against YouTube's upstart Gaming section.

10 weird and wild cutting-edge security threats

These ten threats, bugs, and vulnerabilities serve as reminders that computer security goes well beyond the PC.

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Microsoft's Edge browser will soon support Skype calls without a plugin

Windows 10 users can expect a plugin-free Skype Web app sometime later this year.

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Nasty URL bug brings Google Chrome to a screeching halt

Visiting—or merely mousing over a link that contains a specific string of characters—is enough to cause the current release of Chrome 45 to crash.

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Google plans a press event for September 29th, hints at Android Marshmallow release

Google isn't saying what it'll announce, but all indications point toward Android Marshmallow, new Nexus phones, and a revamped Chromecast.

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How to use Windows 10's Game DVR to record videos of your PC gaming

The Game DVR makes it easy to share game clips with your Xbox-using friends. Here's how to use it.

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Crowdfunded company ordered to pay up after failing to deliver the goods

A court in Washington state ordered a company behind a crowdfunding effort to pay over $54,000 in restitution and fines.

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Microsoft retires several Lumia camera apps for Windows 8.1

The company says that it's integrating features from the Lumia camera apps into Windows 10 Mobile.


Microsoft uses Bing to coax would-be browser switchers towards Windows 10's Edge

If you search for a competing browser using Bing on Windows 10, Microsoft will gently nudge you toward its own offering.