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Amazon won’t sell Apple TV and Chromecast hardware, bans marketplace partners from selling them, too

Anti-competitive tactic or smart customer-service strategy? It’s probably a little of both.


The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.

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Nvidia GeForce Now aims to be the 'Netflix of games' for just 8 bucks a month

The GeForce Now service lets you stream PC games instantly and comes with a three-month free trial.

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio: What you need to know

Both are available now and cost $35.

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New Chromecasts revealed: Chromecast Audio streams music to dumb speakers

Google's new Chromecasts are round, smart, and easier to use than ever before.

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The Meizu X4 is the first compelling Ubuntu phone

But alas, a U.S. release hasn't been announced yet.

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Forget flash sales: The first Ubuntu Phone is now available to buy all the time

At least in Europe. Ubuntu Phone fans in other parts of the world still have to wait, but your patience could be rewarded with a much more capable device than BQ's initial Ubuntu Phone.

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LG wants your help testing and talking up the G4

LG is recruiting 4,000 social media users in 15 countries to test the G4 and talk about it

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Radical new battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute

Stanford researchers say the aluminium-ion battery is safer and cheaper than lithium ion.


Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

LibreOffice, OpenOffice now available for Firefox smartphones

People use their device's Web browser to access the software, which rollApp hosts

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Thinking about buying a used smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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Listen to 300 Android phones and tablets sing in a choir

Google's team in Japan formed the chorus with Androidify characters.


Heads up! Microsoft to preview Windows 10 for phones today

Microsoft execs just let it be known that the Windows 10 technical preview for phones will be released on Thursday.


Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack