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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.

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome

Chrome users can just head to Netflix’s site to start streaming.

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Android Wear companion app hints at volume control and other goodies

An upcoming firmware update could bring lots of new capabilities to Google’s smartwatch platform

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Ads are coming to Snapchat

But Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel says they'll only appear in the new Stories feature at first.

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HTC Desire 610 review: A budget phone without a purpose

Compared to other mid-range phones, HTC's offering brings nothing to the table.

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Fitbit says no to Apple's HealthKit for now

One of the most popular health tracking platforms has no plans to integrate with iOS 8.

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HTC admits building a smartwatch, but says it won't be ready until 2015

“It ended up just not being ready,” a company executive said.

Internet TV from Dish and Sony isn't looking so cheap anymore

Sony's TV package could cost over $60 per month, while Dish's low-cost plan may exclude basic channels

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Samsung Gear S smartwatch gets Opera Mini, adding to its list of big-name apps

If Opera Mini's willing to squeeze itself from smartphone size to 2-inch smartwatch size, it's a good sign for the app ecosystem of a watch that's not even out yet.

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Tzukuri's smart sunglasses send alerts when you've left them behind

The solar-powered beacon pings paired iPhones over Bluetooth LE, and the Kickstarter-funded project plans to launch an API to add more functions.