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Google reveals playful new logo in major redesign

The new, built-from-scratch typeface is designed to scale better across multiple screen sizes and platforms.

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Nest thermostat retooled with a bigger display, furnace monitoring

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services, while Netflix makes excuses.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an "industry first," but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Apple’s rumored original programming push included bid for Top Gear stars

Apple could prop up its streaming video offerings by producing new movies or TV shows, but not anytime soon.

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Neato Robotics’ new Botvac Connected robot vacuum sports lasers and Wi-Fi

Lasers map the area to be cleaned, while Wi-Fi connectivity lets users control the robot from anywhere using a smartphone.

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Western Digital My Cloud update adds phone backup, shared albums with friends

Western Digital has updated the My Cloud OS that its backup devices use, and bumped up the capabilities of its My Cloud Mirror NAS drives, too.

Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Sling TV's live television streaming lands on Amazon's Fire tablets

Dish Network's revolutionary Sling TV video service keeps expanding its wings.

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LG SmartThinQ sensor makes old appliances Internet-aware

LG makes a sensor for dumb appliances, and it's not as silly as it seems.

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New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

Amazon Echo update adds support for multiple accounts, BART departure times for San Francisco residents.

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Epix's big-name movies are leaving Netflix for Hulu

Epix is leaving Netflix by the end of September for the greener shores of Hulu land.

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Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

On the upside, it’s a very good performer. On the downside, it makes all networking decisions for you.

In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.