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August smart lock turns the Apple Watch into a set of house keys

The smart door lock app joins a growing roster of connected home controls for Apple’s wearable.

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AT&T starts bundling mobile service with DirecTV mere weeks after takeover

Because this is TV we’re talking about, new subscribers get a way better deal than loyal customers.

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Android TV FAQ: Everything you need to know about Android for your living room

Still got questions about Android TV? Allow us to clear up the confusion.

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Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home

Ring provides home security through a video peephole, letting you see who's at the door whether you're inside the house or 100 miles away.

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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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The Ring Video Doorbell helps keep robbers always guessing

Despite intermittent reliability problems, Ring is a promising smart-home gadget that bridges the gaps between doorbell and security camera.

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Wi-Fi sensibility: Not really risky, but not really needed

Windows 10 lets you share Wi-Fi network access with contacts in a seemingly secure manner, but it opens all Wi-Fi networks to the potential of unwanted use.

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Comcast-owned NBC stations say 'no' to Sling TV ads

Sling's mockery of “Old TV” might have hit too close to home for the cable-TV giant.

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Sharp TVs won't be made by Sharp anymore

The Sharp TV brand isn't going away, but the company is shutting down its manufacturing plant and licensing the name to Hisense.

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Amazon Echo review: Betcha can’t buy just one of these voice-activated connected-home controllers

The Echo is so awesome you might want one in every room of your home.

This cloud helps Special Olympics track data for 4.8 million athletes.

The Microsoft Cloud gives Special Olympics instant access to key performance and health data for every athlete, no matter where they are. Microsoft Azure and Office 365 help streamline the management of 81,000 events across 170 countries each year. So the focus can be on changing the lives of athletes, and that’s the true victory.

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The big three record labels threaten to boycott YouTube, according to reports

The labels apparently feel they’re getting a raw deal from the video-streaming service.

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Report: Get ready for a new Apple TV this September

According to a new report, Apple is finally—finally!—going to unveil the next generation Apple TV this fall.

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Microsoft's Groove Music hits Android, the web, and Sonos

Xbox Music is almost gone for good, and its replacement is looking a lot better.

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Spotify gets the IFTTT treatment

Most of Spotify's If This Then That recipes will be familiar to users of the recently launched Deezer IFTTT channel.

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6 ways to watch televised news without paying for cable or satellite TV

You don't need an expensive channel bundle to stay informed. These online alternatives cater to every interest with nonstop streaming coverage.