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Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service

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How to use the Windows Phone Podcasts app

Tips and techniques for getting the most out of Window Phone's Podcasts app...

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus unveiled its newest flagship phone, but existing customers probably won't need to upgrade

Ouya, the Android-based gaming console, is dead

The hardware is done, the software will live on as part of Razer's Cortex service.

Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company has announced an event on Aug. 13 in New York

To see benefits, heath wearables must keep people engaged

The technologies fail when they fail to consider the lifestyles of the people using them, said panelists

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How to hide or block unwanted updates in Windows 10

Microsoft has made updates mandatory and automatic for Windows 10, but a new tool lets you hide updates you don't want installed

Microsoft updates some Surface tablets ahead of Windows 10's launch

New updates also fix a persistent bug with Windows 10 that prevented devices from receiving patches

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Media streamer buyers guide: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield Android TV & Roku compared

Shopping for media-streaming hardware? You've come to the right place. This is the definitive guide to choosing precisely the right model for your unique needs.

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How to script SD card partitioning and imaging for IoT devices

Automate creating bootable sd cards for your Internet of Things devices...

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Inside the evolving world of wireless charging technology

Wireless charging is starting to make headlines, with companies like Samsung pushing the technology in its Galaxy line of smartphones. But did you know wireless charging goes back as far as the early 1900s?

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HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws

In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches and their iOS and Android companion applications, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw, according to a new report from HP Fortify.

FuelBand buyers eligible for $25 gift cards in Nike, Apple settlement

Nike will cover the costs of settling the class-action suit that alleged the FuelBand didn't work as promised.

Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Nike will pay out up to $2.4 million to customers

Samsung monitor wirelessly charges smartphones

The SE307 monitor is optimized for gaming and uses the Qi wireless charging standard

Nintendo shutters TVii video service for Wii U

Users could use game pads to control video content, but TVii had few fans

Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake iPhones

The supplier was allegedly shipping the fake iPhones to foreign countries

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Best Buy to sell Apple Watch from Aug. 7, expanding the smartwatch's reach

Best Buy will be the first national retailer in the US, other than Apple Stores, to sell the smart watch.

US govt guide aims to bolster security of mobile devices used in health care

The guide looked at what security risks pose the greatest danger to keeping patient data private

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