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Android device updates: BlackBerry Priv, Verizon Droid Turbo 2 begin Marshmallow rollout

A couple of AT&T-branded LG phones are also in on the action, while the Nextbit Robin gets plenty of improvements to the camera and battery.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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Google begins beta test of Trips, a new travel companion app

The app is in a limited trial with Local Guides participants, but screenshots give us hints about what Google is working on.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Google Play now warns users of apps that contain advertising

Developers were warned last year that a move was coming. It could force Android developers to start charging for content that is now free.

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Google’s $999 Chromebook Pixel is no longer for sale

The $999 Chromebook Pixel gets discontinued as snazzy new HP Chromebooks arrive.

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Doom co-creators John Romero and Adrian Carmack unveil retro shooter Blackroom

Update: Aaaaand it's canceled, pending completion of a demo.

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Biz Stone's Jelly app relaunches, promising to revolutionize search

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone takes a second shot with Jelly, which he described as a failure in its first iteration.

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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs found 11 phishing applications hosted on Google Play this year, targeting users of popular online payment services.

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

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AI looms large in Google's view of the future

Google's Founders' Letter was an exception this year for the fact that it was penned by Google CEO Sundar Pichai rather than Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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How to use Readism for Chrome to better manage your online reading time

A new Chrome extension tells you how long it will take you to read that New Yorker article—and whether you can finish it before the afternoon staff meeting.

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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

Only Microsoft's Edge browser and Bing will be allowed to perform searches made through Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft said Thursday.

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Retro Tech: Vintage muscle machines that pushed the limits

These classic PCs pushed the boundaries of computing power when they were new.