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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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Report: Google to unveil Pixel phones, Google Home, Daydream VR, and a 4K Chromecast on Oct. 4

The report echoes earlier rumors that Google is dropping the Nexus branding and will further push its services into virtual reality, the smart home, and television.

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Everything you need to know about wireless charging

No smart home would be complete without wireless chargers to keep the batteries your smart devices topped off. We'll help you choose the right standard.

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How to activate Cortana voice recognition on your Xbox One

Cortana on Xbox isn't as powerful as Amazon's Echo, but it will make your entertainment system smarter.

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LG announces the V20, a phone squarely targeted at audiophiles

The phone promises 'concert-like audio', though the challenge will be getting buyers to care in a crowded smartphone market.

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Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding in equalizer settings

The leap to version 1.0 is also bringing several performance and playback improvements to Apple's streaming service.

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T-Mobile bulks up Binge On with ABC, Fox Now, Apple Music, and more

The latest additions will please those who regularly use the streaming service, though Binge On isn’t without a legion of critics.

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Report: YouTube is plotting an online TV service with ESPN, CBS, and ABC to launch next year

NBC, Fox, and Viacom are also in talks for a $35-per-month streaming service, though many details are far from settled.

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YouTube is bringing live broadcasting for all to its mobile apps

Google's video service is jumping into a space that's exploded in popularity thanks to Periscope and Facebook Live.

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Android TV's universal search feature finally works with Netflix

Firing up the latest episode of Orange is the New Black will be just a voice search away.

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How Wayfair and Lowe’s will tap Lenovo’s Tango phone to spruce up your space

The augmented reality smartphone, coming later this fall, will let you see how purchases will look before you buy them.

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Logitech Harmony app arrives with smart controls for Android TV

Your TV can become the master control center for all your home's smart devices.

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Sprimo Air Purifier promises to put you inside a protective bubble of clean air

This slick appliance's efficacy claims are based on its design, which cleans only the air that's likely to enter your lungs.

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Google Play Movies update inches closer towards shared family library

It may not be long before you can open up your purchased TV shows and movies to a select group of friends or family members.

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Report: Android TV remote control app will transform your phone into a gamepad

This could be a boon for multiplayer gaming on Android TV, as everyone will only need a smartphone to get in on the action.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android device

If you want to stream the big game to your Android phone, tablet, TV, or Chromecast, here's what you need to do.