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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.

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Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to solve at first

Apple started thinking about smartwatches in 2011, but the Watch's raison d’etre—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—only became clear later.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.

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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.

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The first Apple Watch apps have arrived, sort of

The Apple Watch won't launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Fitbit wants to you have more than one activity tracker

A forthcoming Fitbit update lets users connect multiple fitness trackers the same account, with different devices to suit the occasion.

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New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Siri, App Store, and home automation could be centerpieces of Apple's next living room set-top box.

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Pebble Time's first “smartstraps” could have modular features, standalone connectivity

Pebble pledges $1 million toward watch bands that will make its next smartwatch more useful.

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TAG Heuer, Google, and Intel get together to announce a conceptual smartwatch

No design, no features, and no price tag. Just a promise of a luxury Android Wear-based smartwatch by the end of 2015.