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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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Fitbit slims down with fashionable new Alta fitness tracker

The $130 fitness band puts a stylish spin on activity-tracking.

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Apple might show off iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 at March 15 event

A spring Apple event is reportedly in the works, though details aren't yet confirmed.

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Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Bluetooth speeds will continue to grow in the coming years.

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iPad Air 3 rumors: Everything we know so far about Apple's next tablet

A few iPad Pro features are coming to the Air, but still no word on Pencil support.

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Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds

One Comcast customer has a Raspberry Pi complain to the company every time his fast connection becomes too slow.

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Boeing's 737 Max has successful first flight

Boeing's newest airplane, the 737 Max, completed its first test flight on Friday. It begins a testing program that, barring any problems, should see the first 737 Max delivered to launch customer Southwest Airlines in 2017.

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Wireless charging reportedly coming to next year's iPhone

Apple is exploring technology that would wirelessly charge your phone from a distance.

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

Why the Surface Pro 4 beats the iPad Pro in the enterprise

CIO.com's Sarah White pits the Surface Pro 4 vs. the iPad Pro to see which device offers the functionality business users need.

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Podcasts come to Apple TV with tvOS 9.1.1 update, addressing a known gripe

The new Apple TV software also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Hubo the robot meets the rich and influential

At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, the DARPA-winning Hubo robot impressed attendees with its moves. Its presence highlights a future question for the global economy.

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Apple patents a Watch band that doubles as a case, a stand, and a Mac accessory

Apple is dreaming of a Milanese Loop band that can attach magnetically to your Mac or fridge.

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Integrated CPU graphics are catching up with discrete graphics cards, says Intel

If you're a casual or mainstream gamer, you don't need a discrete graphics card, Intel says.

Audi h-tron quattro unveil

Audi unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell powered h-tron quattro concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016.

Lexus LF-FC North American unveil

Lexus unveiled its LF-FC hydrogen fuel-cell concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 11, 2016, and set a target for a production model.

Ford takes self-driving into the snow

Detroit has at least one thing Silicon Valley doesn’t: snow. And Ford is taking advantage of that to test how its autonomous vehicles perform when they can’t see lane markings.

Audi targets the moon with lunar rover

Audi's lunar rover debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 11, 2016.

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Best frenemies: How Ford SYNC 3 works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Google and Apple's products are rivals to SYNC 3, but Ford still went to the effort to make it seamless to use them with other SYNC features.

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The coolest camera gear of CES 2016

New cameras and other photography-related gadgets that will be hitting the market later this year.

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iPhone 7 will feature new wireless EarPods by Beats

The rumored Beats wireless earphones will come with a charging case but not Scarlett Johansson talking in your ear.

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Drones, VR, connected cars - The Wrap, CES 2016

On The Wrap this week, we take a look at the best of CES including virtual reality, the latest drones and connected cars ... and Nick says goodbye after 8 years of bringing you the latest tech news.

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Keurig meets Blue Apron in Cooki, the robot chef you won't believe is real

Maybe no one needs a robot chef, but the food Cooki makes isn't half bad.