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Fat wallets begone: Coin combines your payment plastic into a single smart card

Coin's 'one card to rule them all' dream certainly seems alluring, but this plastic needs to stay close to your smartphone.

Apple by the numbers: Mac not dead yet

Sure, sales numbers for Apple's laptops and desktops are down, and the Mac contributes less than ever to the company's bottom line. But the iconic computer remains vital to Apple's future.

Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

It’s not easy keeping your devices secure, and mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and, of course, laptops are no exception. But you can do a few things to improve your mobile security. Here’s a look at three of them.

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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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