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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Verizon tests a gentler approach to app bloatware, sort of

The LG G3 lets users completely remove (most) pre-loaded software.

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The Pirate Bay launches mobile site to take torrents to your smartphone

The team at The Pirate Bay is making it easier to view and browse torrents on your mobile device.

'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Google reportedly seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion

A YouTube-Twitch marriage could be a match made in heaven - or hell.

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How to enable Developer Options on your Android phone or tablet

This is the first step before you can use ADB, root your phone, or perform other hackery.

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Fitness wristbands are officially commodity hardware, lowlighting a bad week for wearables

Xiaomi announces a $13 activity tracker. iTime becomes the new iWatch. Healbe releases dubious lab data. It was a meh-to-lousy 7-day stretch for wearable tech.

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Why Android Wear is the smartest smartwatch platform yet

Google got a lot of things right with Android Wear, even if the first devices are a little lackluster.

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Invasion of the connected cars: Buick leads 30-plus GM cars into the 4G LTE future

It's not a gimmick, it's a game-changer. More than 30 GM cars in the 2015 model year will have 4G LTE. That connectivity will transform the automotive experience for the driver as well as the passengers.

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The 17 best free PC games

If you're looking for a good time but don't have a dime to spare, these 17 free PC games will leave you smiling.

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Netgear Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router review: The best router for a crowded house

It’s not the fastest, but it can do tricks the competition can’t.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router can operate three independent wireless networks at once, including two on the 5GHz frequency band.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

4G LTE in cars isn't a gimmick; it's a game-changer

We take a trip in the 2015 Buick LaCrosse with 4G LTE to learn how that connectivity will transform the automotive experience for both driver and passengers.

TechTip: How to dim your smartphone screen before bed

Save your night vision and potentially fall asleep easier with a free Android app that dims your smartphone screen. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

Vessyl can report the caloric value of liquids, and even (get this!) tell you what you just poured inside of it. Huh. This is useful how?

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