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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

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iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals what Apple did with the headphone jack's space

iFixit's iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals Apple put the extra space from the missing headphone jack to good use.

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Pandora teases on-demand music while launching Pandora Plus with offline listening

The age of Pandora One is over. Pandora Plus is rolling out soon with unlimited skips and replays, as well as an offline mode for $5 per month.

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Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever and finally available to everyone

Amazon's second-generation Dot is built (and priced) to work in teams.

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Tesla's free Autopilot 8.0 update shifts focus to radar to avoid car crashes

Autopilot 8.0 is rolling out to Tesla vehicles soon with improved radar to help mitigate problems where the system's visual system falls short.

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Facebook tests a Twitter-like feature to encourage more conversation

Facebook really wants you to know what your friends are talking about.

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Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.

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Philips Hue motion sensor makes smart home lighting even more convenient

In October, you can stop turning on the lights like a sucker and just keep walking.

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Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make iOS more social

Apple wants to make iOS devices more social, but there aren't any finished features yet.

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping trolls: A new timeline quality filter that discards nasty tweets in your notifications

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Uber's self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber wants to be first to market with driverless cars and replace its human-powered fleet of drivers with robots.

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Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL season

Twitter's vision for its NFL games apparently includes making it easier to watch the games on your television.

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