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Netflix is dropping star ratings for a simple thumbs up or down

Siskel and Ebert would be proud. Netflix is adopting a simple like/dislike format for user ratings and dumping the stars.

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Google Home stops spouting Disney ads after user outcry

Google Home users got a surprise Thursday when their virtual assistants cheerily mentioned that the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is opening in theaters this weekend. The ad has since been pulled.

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The iPad Pro needs a refresh: Here's what to expect

From processor bumps to a new 10-inch model to a rebranded iPad mini, everything's about to change.

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Siri, Alexa, and robots could change how we talk

Sentient AI and super-smart robots are a long way off, but forgetting how to talk to other humans? That could happen soon.

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Apple’s desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology

The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn’t been updated in three years. Where’s the innovation?

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H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?

It's tax season. Here's a look at four online offerings to help you file with the IRS.

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Canon Pixma iP110 review: This inkjet printer’s portability comes at a price

From black and white documents to color photos, envelopes, and even legal paper, the Pixma iP110 can print almost anything, but ink cartridges and the optional battery are awfully expensive.

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Amazon brings Alexa to its main iOS app to help iPhone users shop and track orders

Siri who? iPhone users can now ask Alexa to track a package or play a Prime video.

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40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Plug in a Wemo Switch, download the free app, and start controlling your lights and appliances from anywhere in the world, right from your phone.

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Don’t shy from secure end-to-end messaging apps in light of recent news

Inaccurate reporting may give the impression that the best apps, like Signal and WhatsApp, have been cracked. They haven’t.

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31% off Luma 3-Piece Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - Deal Alert

Regardless of your home’s size or shape, Luma's WiFi system fills each room with fast, secure WiFi by customizing a mesh network for your home. Set network rules for your home and all of the devices in it. Keep your children safe by setting content filter ratings and monitor their online time.

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75% off Etekcity 4 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 12 AA Batteries - Deal Alert

Whether used for camping, trick or treating, or power outages, this lantern will provide up to 12 hours of bright omnidirectional LED lighting to see your surroundings.

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Obsession: For iPads

Why the heck is Apple still making iPads?!

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10 truly wacky wearables and offbeat sensors

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device that uses shock therapy.

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How to downsample images to keep a photo library manageable

A couple of workarounds for selectively reducing the resolution of your photo imports.