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Report: Sprint to charge $10 per month for Samsung Gear S data plan

The luxury of using a smartwatch in place of your phone may not come cheap, as carriers look to cash in.

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Qualcomm pushes 4K video streaming with prototype TV dongle

The chip maker is keen on 4K video, but needs manufacturing partners to get on board

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Fitbit Surge leak reveals a fitness-focused 'superwatch'

Report claims $250 Fitbit Surge will have a bigger screen and GPS.

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Watch makers will get to tweak Android Wear... eventually

Google takes a slightly softer stance toward OEM customizations in its newest products

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Univision joins HBO and CBS in hugging cord cutters

The Spanish-language network giant will join CBS and HBO in adding a standalone streaming video service.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones

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Fitbit Charge reportedly adds new features and addresses that nasty skin rash problem

Leaked fitness band details show a larger display and optional heart rate monitor

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HBO shoots back at Netflix with plans for standalone streaming video service

HBO's new standalone streaming video service will launch in 2015, but details are scarce.

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Nearly 1 in 4 millennials have cut the cord or never had cable

Instead of paying a huge TV bill, young viewers are doing just fine with Netflix and Amazon

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Omate Lutetia is the rare smartwatch that's just for women

Beaded bands bring a more feminine look to the male-obsessed smartwatch market.

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Google Express adds more cities, a monthly service charge, and booze

The search giant gets serious about same-day delivery.

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HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan

If you can live with the substandard camera, the Desire 816 offers a lot of screen for less money

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Microsoft's latest Android Wear app tries your finger for smartwatch typing

Typing on a small screen: Nightmarish. Writing one letter at a time? Doable, if not especially fast. That's the goal with Microsoft's experimental app.

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Dropbox desktop bug sends some users' files to the trash

One more dispatch from the “don't go all-in on cloud storage” department

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Enough with the non-existent wearables already

What's wrong with wearables? Not enough of them are real products, and many may never be. And if there's one thing a new market doesn't need, it's vaporware.