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Harvesting energy for your smartphone from your run

A Chicago-based company called AMPY wants to harness that self generated power and funnel it back to your smartphone, or any device.

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Leak: Xbox One getting HBO Go app soon

The Xbox One already has far more streaming apps than the Playstation 4 and Microsoft looks determined to increase that lead.

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How to skip the "Sign in to your Microsoft account" screen when setting up Windows 8.1

No Microsoft online account? No problem. But Windows 8.1 makes it seem like it's required.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Using your new iPhone's barometer

This week's roundup of apps includes one offering that turns iPhone 6 users into an army of weather data collectors — who needs TV meteorologists when you can create your own weather forecasts?

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The Week in iPad Cases: Wallets, extra storage, and more

Need a little extra room for your things while you’re on the road? Fear not, for this week’s round up of new iPad cases offers abundant choice of alternative storage solutions for your favorite tablet.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Camouflage, rugged, and sleeves

This week’s round up of new iPhone cases offers an assortment of protective gear that gives you the option of showing off your handset’s natural features—if you want to, that is.

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How and where to use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6

With Monday's iOS 8.1 update, Apple Pay is now ready for the masses. Here's a quick guide on getting started.

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You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey believes tech companies should be forced to insert back doors to bypass encryption on smartphones. But experts say once that happen,s security is moot and anyone can breach your privacy.

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen.

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

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Best Tech-o-Lanterns 2014

We've updated our collection of cool, scary and fun pumpkin carvings from around the web, with social media and other topics trending hot.

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Apple’s October event recap: iPads, Apple Pay, new Macs, and more

Missed Apple's big event on Thursday? Check out what's bigger, thinner, golder, and coming soon.

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Tesla S teardown reveals it's more like a smartphone than a car

Tesla’s virtual instrument cluster comes from the same company that supplies Apple with display tech for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Apple's big iPad event -- the highlights

Everything you need to about the new iPads and the 5K iMac.

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Get your phone into the holiday spirit with these great Halloween apps

Unleash your inner ghoul with these fun and creepy apps from the Netherworld. (Or, the Google Play store.)

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Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung finally listens to its fans, and it pays off

With the Note 4, it feels like Samsung took every little comment stuffed into its cobweb-covered suggestion box and actually listened to what its users want.

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Watch TV for free with these 10 Android apps

Cutting the cord? These apps will stream hundreds of network or cable TV shows for free, no pay-TV subscription required.

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