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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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How to stream NCAA March Madness to your favorite devices, mobile or otherwise

Whether you have an Apple TV, Chromecast, or some other streaming hardware, we lay out the best scenarios for catching all the March Madness.

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Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office: Which suite rules productivity on your Android tablet?

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of each to help you decide which apps to use for getting work done.

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Ikea's newest furniture can charge your phone wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Grab $6 in Google Play credit through your Chromecast

Google's intent is to encourage you to rent a movie for Valentine’s Day, but it’s good for any content in the Play Store.

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The 10 best widgets for your Android tablet

Instead of filling your tablet screen with a row of icons, bring it to life with these cool widgets that put information and utilities touch away.

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Google TV leaves the stage, as spotlight now shifts to Android TV

Google’s newest effort at conquering the living room, Android TV, will run on all of Sony’s new smart TVs.

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Amazon announces 13 new Prime Video shows to debut on January 15

And it's bad news for X-Files fans as creator Chris Carter’s drama ‘The After’ didn’t make the final cut.

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How to DJ your New Year's Eve Party using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.

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10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music

Disney movies, music videos, and kid-friendly programming can be easily shared right to your television with these apps.

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Meet Blueshift Hydrogen, the supercapacitor-powered Bluetooth speaker that may outlive you

Blueshift's new crowdfunding campaign aims to launch a slew of new speakers and accessories, all rocking environmentally conscious, open-sourced designs.

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How to get instant scores and sports updates with Google Now

Forget fumbling through ten different sports apps and use the power of Google instead so you don't miss a play.

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TiVo's Android app now lets you stream recorded TV shows

You can now watch your backlog of programming on your Android phone or tablet.

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How to create custom maps with Google's MyMaps

The rebranded MyMaps app will step up your cartographic skills.

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HTC 'ReCamera' to challenge GoPro

The company is moving beyond phones and making a play for the active camera market.