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Report: Microsoft's Home Hub will chase Amazon's Alexa and Echo as a software service

A Windows Central report suggests that Microsoft is indeed developing a smart-home solution, though its Home Hub may be a Windows 10 service rather than a device.

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$49 Windows tablets, $1,000 PC discounts, and 50% off Xbox games highlight Microsoft deals

Microsoft's "12 Days of Deals" contain some hidden gems, including $1,000 off selected PCs, discounts on Groove Music and Xbox Live Gold, as well as sweet stocking stuffers. Here, we tell you what to buy and what to skip.

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This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One

Plus: Disaster strikes Cities: Skylines, GTA IV gets its first patch in six years, Gears of War 4 PC and console players go head-to-head, and more. This is gaming news for November 28 through December 2.

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Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

A problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple.

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Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that's supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner.

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Windows 10's share climbs above 25% after stalling for two months

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Severe AirDroid vulnerability threatens tens of millions of Android users

A serious security issue in the latest release exposes personal information to attackers.

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How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

Apple is offering to replace batteries for free on certain iPhone 6s smartphones that shut down randomly: Here's how to find out if yours qualifies.

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Amazon adds HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting selection

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get access to the on-demand content libraries of HBO and Cinemax via their favorite online retailer.

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When will your phone get Android Nougat?

Our continually updated list has all the latest details, announcements, and rumors to give you the best possible picture of when you'll get Android 7.0.

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CBS All Access will start streaming live NFL games this weekend

Starting on Sunday, December 4, All Access subscribers can watch NFL games broadcast by their local CBS station.

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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016: Guardians of the Galaxy to Walking Dead

Here's every new game and trailer revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from new games (like Guardians of the Galaxy) to fresh glimpses at existing games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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How to turn off autoplay on Netflix kids' profiles

It's not an intuitive process, but it is possible to stop auto-playback on kids profiles in Netflix.

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Five to Try: DirecTV could be a cord cutter's delight, and Google's Santa Tracker takes flight

Grab a few fresh apps and games for your Android phone this week.

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