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Netflix tests bite-sized video clips for brief mobile viewing

Netflix isn't going after YouTube, but the company is testing out short clips suited for watching on the go.

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Spotify video ads inbound: Watch a 30-sec mobile ad, get 30 minutes of nonstop music

Spotify is all about audio, but soon ads on the streaming service won't be.

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Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum aims to sweep Roomba under the carpet

Watch out iRobot! After a decade and a half of research Dyson finally has an answer to the Roomba.

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Smile! HTC's Desire 820 packs selfie-friendly 8 megapixel front camera, 64-bit processor

It's not a top-tier phone, but if you're hoping to get a 64-bit phone before Android L drops, the Desire 820 is your best bet so far.

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Live streaming NFL games coming from Fox Sports, but with caveats

Got a cable subscription? Then you can stream a whole bunch of football online this season.

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Samsung unpacks powered-up Galaxy Note 4, curved-edged Galaxy Note Edge

We knew the Galaxy Note 4 was coming and Samsung finally figured out what to do with its curved edge display.

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Asus Memo Pad 7 mixes a quad-core Intel chip with a look inspired by 'stylish clutch bags'

Asus announced a new Memo Pad 7 at IFA Berlin on Wednesday, we've got all the details.

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Asus reveals the ZenWatch, a premium-styled Android Wear watch with a pedestrian price

We knew it was coming and now Asus has shared details with its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch.

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Spotify's Chromecast-like Spotify Connect feature coming to smart TVs

Spotify's Chromecast-like multi-room listening feature is coming to Philips' smart TVs, and more Spotify Connect announcements are scheduled for next week's IFA trade show.

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Samsung outs the Gear S, a curved Tizen smartwatch that doesn't need your phone

Also revealed: The Gear Circle, Bluetooth headphones that double as a necklace.

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This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free

If you have a killer idea for a project, that is.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing battery life issues, you may have a faulty device. Check with Apple to see if you're eligible for a free replacement power pack.

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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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