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Internet bandwidth study shows that people can't get enough Netflix

Netflix streaming gobbles up over a third of peak-hour Internet traffic in North America, according to networking company Sandvine.

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How to restart your Android phone into safe mode

Is it an app that's acting up? Or is it Android itself that's causing you headaches? Find out for sure with Android's safe mode.

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Cat videos and other high-bandwidth content could clog the Internet within five years

Experts (not cats) are working to avoid the looming crunch.

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Panasonic's Firefox OS-based HDTVs have arrived—in Europe, anyway

Panasonic launches six new TVs running the operating system in Europe, but the rest of us will have to wait a while longer to get our hands on one.

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Microsoft will bypass carriers, push Windows 10 updates directly to phones

Microsoft's update policy for Windows 10 mobile devices is a break from the fragmentation of the Android world.

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

Google removes Nexus 7 from its store, but the Nexus 9 lives on

The 7-inch tablet hasn't been refreshed since 2013, and has since been eclipsed by newer Nexus devices.

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Chrome OS 42 brings Google Now, Material Design to Chromebooks

The revised launcher and additional Material Design elements highlight the latest Chrome OS release.

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Disney's fabric-based 3D printer puts out squishable objects you'll want to hug

This research projects combines 3D-printing and laser-cutting techniques to form soft, flexible objects.

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Forget the Apple Watch—here's the Apple II Watch

Do you prefer beige plastic to glass and metal? If so, this homemade creation is for you.

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DirecTV adds to its streaming lineup with 22 new 'Everywhere' channels

DirecTV subscribers can now stream a wider selection of popular channels, such as Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and MTV. Cord-cutters, however, need not apply.

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Microsoft Office Remote comes to Android, lets you control presentations from your phone

The move to offer Office Remote on Android is another step toward Satya Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" ideal.

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Relive the N64 glory days and play this browser-based Super Mario 64 re-creation

Roystan Ross's revival of Super Mario 64's first level makes for a nostalgia-packed time-waster.

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Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher—and it looks suspiciously like Google Now

Chrome OS Beta Channel users should get the new-look launcher in the next few days.

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Windows 10 Preview coming to more phones: Is yours on the list?

Microsoft expects the next preview build of Windows 10 to support 36 Nokia Lumia smartphones.