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Hands-on: Quip, the so-called "modern word processor," is cool, but doesn't feel done

The new mobile-first collaborative productivity app has landed with a splash (and a lot of buzzwords), but Quip promises exceed the initial reality.

Google Chromecast: A $35, cross-platform answer to Apple TV and AirPlay

This $35 dongle from Google will connect to your HDTV via HDMI and stream video from the Web to the TV at your instruction.

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Leap Motion first impressions: There's work to do

The $79 gesture input device isn't quite done cooking yet. Perhaps, when they throw in some best-practices for app developers, it still might get there.

Dish Network wants users to move beyond scrolling through channel guides to find good TV

Dish Network moves beyond its traditional channel guide to app-based program selection via its Hopper DVR.

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Stores turn to Wi-Fi to track shoppers' comings and goings

More brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking shoppers who come into their stores by using Wi-Fi signals to figure out how long shoppers stay, where they look, and whether they wind up at a cash register.

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Deus Ex: The Fall jams jailbreakers, already fixed by hackers

Eidos attempted to stymie pirates of its new Deus Ex: The Fall by disabling the game's weapons on jailbroken devices--but clever hackers have already figured out a way around it.

Ex-Disney boss: Hulu's eventual sale could kill day-after episodes

Former Disney chief Michael Eisner has warned that Hulu being up for sale could mean the demise of shows streaming online the day after they air.

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Best Buy brings Pebble smartwatch to stores this weekend

Pebble arrives at Best Buy on June 7 for $150 -- the same price as pre-orders from Pebble's website.

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Apple in-app purchase settlements now available for claiming

Earlier this year, Apple settled a class-action suit over in-app purchases; affected customers can now register to receive their share of the settlement.

Evernote adds two-factor authentication, other security features after hack attempt

Evernote is taking a few big steps to help users lock down their accounts, including optional two-step authentication.

Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

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Google Drive gets automatic offline sync in Chrome

Google Drive users no longer have to worry about accessing their documents without an Internet connection--as long as they’re using Google’s Chrome browser

Spend wisely: $15 checks for iPhone 4 'antennagate' settlement roll in

For all the pain and suffering over the iPhone 4's somewhat minor antenna issues, anguished users are finally getting their closure in the form of $15 settlement checks.

Hands on: Twitter Music finds fresh tunes, but lacks crucial features

Twitter Music is finally here, bringing along a slick interface, excellent music discovery chops, and—alas—a very short memory.

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Microsoft adds two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure

If you're an active user of Outlook, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, or other Microsoft services, you may want to add two-step verification for an extra layer of security.

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