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Apple rules, Android drools for responsive tablet touchscreens

And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.

Newly unveiled Nest Protect brings smarts to smoke alarms

After conquering the thermostat, Nest Labs now wants to make smoke alarms intelligent.

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Western Digital's 'My Cloud' drive transforms your PC into a personal Dropbox

WD has done connected hard drives before, but My Cloud is all about simplicity.

One Up vs. the world: How does Sprint's new annual upgrade plan stack up?

Sprint announced a new annual upgrade plan just in time for the new iPhones, and it's one of the best deals around.

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YouTube mobile apps to go offline in November (in a good way)

Offline viewing is coming to YouTube, but the fine details remain murky.

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Everything you need to know about preordering an iPhone 5c

All the major U.S. carriers have the iPhone 5c up for preorder, but the details differ. Here's everything you need to know.

Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

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Trade-in market for older smartphones gets more competitive

As Apple and Wal-Mart enter the trade-in market, NextWorth ups its game, anticipating swarms of older phones being traded by users to fund new iPhones.

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Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The settlement over ebook price-fixing could mean that you might be eligible to receive a payout for certain ebooks you've purchased.

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Define awesome: Google beefs up dictionary in search

Google unveiled some cool new features to the dictionary function in its search.

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Hands-on: Google starts highlighting in-depth articles in (some) search results

Google's Knowledge Graph already provides you with tasty informational tidbits, and now, the company plans to point you towards the meatier stuff.

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Hands-on: Twitter's new two-factor authentication sounds cool, but we can't get it to work

The encryption behind Twitter's new in-app security scheme sounds wonderful! Now, if only it worked...

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Spotify Browse gets official, brings the service's best curated playlists to your ears

Beyond mere "best of" lists, Browse has a playlist for every mood, occasion, and news clip.

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Twitter ups its search game: How it compares against G+ and Facebook's Open Graph

Twitter’s new search features are supposed to make it easier to find accounts and recent photos related to your search topic, as well as view a stream of topical tweets as you could before.

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Socialmatic unveils $300 price tag for Instagram-focused camera

Socialmatic's slim, Polaroid-branded digital camera will cost $300 when it ships early next year. It comes with built-in photo filters and the ability to printer photos.

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