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Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.

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Podcast 477: Hello iPhone, good-bye Watch

Glenn sold his Apple Watch, and Susie bought a new iPhone. Time to talk about what a weird process that's becoming. Elsewhere, Amazon and Microsoft mess up, and content blocking gets messy.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.

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Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.

HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle on the controversy over 'Steve Jobs'

The new film's writer and director also talk Tim Cook, Steve Wozniak, and why the world needs more movies about Apple.

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Tested: 8 third-party leather bands for the Apple Watch

Before you drop $150 on Apple's luxurious leather loop, check out these third-party options in exotic leathers and colors.

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Verizon will use its mobile supercookie to target customers with AOL ads

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.

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How to substitute Amazon or others for iCloud Photo Library

Apple gears its system around Photos syncing to iCloud Photo Library, if you choose that option. What if you want to use Amazon (or Dropbox or Google) instead?

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Apple’s new two-factor authentication bumps up security and ease of use

Apple is slowly rolling out a revised system to let you use a second factor with iCloud and other services that use an Apple ID.

Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

Surface Book hands-on: Microsoft's first laptop is simply amazing

No one expected the Surface Book, and what they got was a true flagship for the Windows ecosystem. We got a firsthand look at this standard-setting laptop,

Robohon robot doubles as smartphone

Sharp's cute robot is on show at the Ceatec electronics show outside Tokyo.

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The Week in Mac apps: Moxtra makes team communication easier

In this week's roundup of new Mac apps, we bring you great tools for managing your time and communicating with your team, software for getting focused, and much more.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

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Report: Apple will reveal a 4K 21.5-inch iMac next week

Rumor has it that the new iMacs could be in stores as early as Tuesday, October 13.

Surface Pro 4: What you need to know

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 has a new keyboard and is 30 percent faster than Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft Surface Book: What you need to know

The Surface Book is Microsoft's first convertible computer and will start shipping October 26, 2015 and start at $1,499.

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Twitter makes current events easier to follow with Moments

With new CEO Jack Dorsey at the helm, Twitter is rebooting.


Headline news: Accuracy need not apply

If it bleeds six colors, it leads.

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the identities of its users, and curtails free speech."