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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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Amazon launches 6 major new devices, including a 4K Fire TV and a $50 Fire tablet

New and existing Fire TVs now work with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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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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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.

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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.

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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.

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The Beam smart projector doubles as a light bulb

This hybrid device made short work of its $200 thousand Kickstarter goal.

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.

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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.