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Apple HomeKit may get an official controller app in iOS 10

Apple could make HomeKit more convenient and less confusing with its own control app.

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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

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Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.

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Dish Network's traveling technicians get into the iPhone repair business

As streaming video eats the TV business, Dish Network technicians become iPhone repair pros.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

Tap, swipe, type: Android TV gets an iOS app for when your hardware remote goes missing.

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the 'Uber-ization' of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech.

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Facebook’s rumored camera app sounds like a Snapchat-Periscope hybrid

Facebook wants another shot at spontaneous photo and video sharing with a standalone camera app.

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Time Warner’s Turner aims for cinephiles with FilmStruck streaming service

Turner’s FIlmStruck streaming service will offer art house and indie films, and steals the Criterion Collection from Hulu.

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Microsoft Word Flow keyboard goes live and free for all iPhone users

Microsoft’s free iPhone keyboard supports gesture typing, one-handed mode, and customizable backgrounds.

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Apple might’ve let “MacOS” rebranding for OS X slip out

A “MacOS” reference appears on Apple’s Environment page, hinting at alignment with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video streaming

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app that could actually work

A new app called MightyTV uses a Tinder-like system to suggest movies and TV shows.

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Amazon launches the Kindle Oasis, a premium $290 e-reader with a love handle

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a book-like spine and battery-boosting leather cover.