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Apple Watch teardown findings: 205 mAh battery, upgrades unlikely

Apple's first smartwatch is surprisingly easy to repair in some ways, but don't expect to upgrade the internals over time.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge

Executing the troubled laptop was 'glorious,' but most definitely illegal.

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Yup, Apple's still working on public transit for Apple Maps

A job posting seeks someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” after the rumored feature didn't pan out in iOS 8.

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Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft sets sights on Apple's smartwatch.

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How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple

Apple's green LEDs aren't a major departure from other fitness trackers, though the addition of infrared light could help conserve battery life.

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.

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iOS 8.4 beta brings a Music app overhaul

New features include customizable playlist images, a mini-player for quickly controlling playback, and a global search function.

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Apple Watch battery pack guaranteed to kill the Watch's appeal

The Wipowerband promises to double the Apple Watch's battery life, while sacrificing any sense of fashion it once had.

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AppleCare+ protection plans for Apple Watch range from $49 to $1500

That doesn't include accidental damage charges, which range from $69 to $1000.

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HBO Now explained: Everything we know, and a few things we don't

HBO’s standalone streaming video service arrived on Apple devices and web browsers this week, but a few mysteries remain.

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Twitter’s 'Quote Tweet' revamp leaves more room for your thoughts

Twitter starts embedding tweets with lengthier comments attached, and in doing so could change the way we use the social network.

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No 4K streaming support for new Apple TV, report says

4K video remains a chicken-and-egg problem, and Apple is reportedly staying out of it.

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Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will cost more than plebeian watches

Buyers of Apple’s luxury smartwatch can get a third year of damage protection and 24/7 support, but it won’t come cheap.

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Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual stories”

A new iPad app makes magazine-like stories out of words and pictures. It's so easy, you might wish it wasn't.