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Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

The Single-Lens Display Module has vivid but unobtrusive display graphics


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Buy an Office 365 subscription, get a free Windows 8.1 tablet

This super cheap tablet comes with a year of Office 365--for less than the price you'd pay for Office 365

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014

Drones dominate but space, robots and algorithms shake the world.

A coach on your wrist: Wearable fitness gadgets for everyone

10 fitness trackers and GPS watches you can buy right now

Whether you're training for a race, getting in shape or are just curious about your daily activity, these fitness bands and GPS watches can give you the info and encouragement you need.

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LG readies webOS TVs with better performance, 4K content

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Vessel tries to lure video creators away from YouTube with promise of bigger revenue.

Vessel is a new online video service that thinks viewers will pay to see content before it hits YouTube.

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4 top Android Wear watches: A hands-on guide

So many watches, so little time! We compare four Android Wear watches -- Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Sony SmartWatch 3 and Asus ZenWatch -- in this real-world guide.

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Chinese Android phone maker hides secret backdoor on its devices

Coolpad's backdoor installs apps and tracks customers without their knowledge, say U.S. security researchers.

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The Onion’s 10 greatest gags about Google

“America’s Finest News Source,” better known as The Onion, has been poking fun at Google for more than a decade. Here are 10 of what we believe are its better efforts.

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How to install iWork for free on older Macs

If you have an older Mac, you can still download iWork apps Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for absolutely free

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8 Android and iOS apps for Hanukkah

Don’t let your relatives catch you on your phone though, or you’ll get such a zetz…

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The 12 gifts of Techmas

12 gifts that any geek worth his salted hash would not just love but cherish.

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How to make your iOS device feel more like Android (and vice versa)

Mobile apps reviewer James A. Martin shares apps that give iOS users a taste of Android and let Android users peep into Apple's walled garden.

Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

The new iPhones should have had a better front camera and the Moto G should have had LTE, among other disappointments

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BlackBerry Classic review: A killer smartphone for keyboard lovers

The BlackBerry Classic may be the best smartphone the company has ever released, but it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And that's just fine with BlackBerry....

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7 devices that make your data vulnerable

There’s a new threat landscape to consider: the Internet of Things (IoT). And the endpoints in this landscape are vulnerable to attack.

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How to be your family's tech-support hero during the holidays

You should never have learned about computers if you didn't want to spend all your time fixing them during the month of December.

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