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OnBeep Onyx is a tiny, wearable walkie-talkie for your phone

This $99 wearable takes a page from Star Trek to offer eyes-free group communication over any distance.

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Jawbone stays screenless with new UP Move and UP3 fitness trackers

Who's afraid of more advanced smartwatches? Not Jawbone, apparently, as its new trackers stick with simplicity and long battery life over full-blown displays.

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No Fire Phone required: Amazon Prime subscribers get unlimited photo backups

Amazon is making it even harder to pass up its Prime membership, by offering subscribers the same unlimited photo storage it once reserved for those who bought the Fire Phone.

Report: Jawbone will fight back at Fitbit with new fitness trackers

New models may include a $50 clip-on tracker and a $180 band with more sensors than the existing Jawbone UP.

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Google Calendar gets smarter with automatic events, iPhone version coming

Calendar and Gmail become closer companions in the latest update, which also includes a new schedule view and and auto-complete.

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LG G Watch R's $299 price from AT&T will make it Android Wear's most expensive watch to date

AT&T outs the price of LG's ultra-manly smartwatch, and it's high, but still not as high as the Apple Watch at $350. The LG G Watch R will have a November 7 release date.

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Nexus Player review: Google’s third attempt at TV is a fine first draft

Google finally gets the TV box right with the Nexus Player, but it needs a lot of help from developers to reach its full potential.

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RealPlayer Cloud heads to Xbox One to take on Plex's personal video streaming

The new app promises easy video playback in a wide range of formats, but be prepared to pay a subscription.

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HP and Michael Bastian enter wearables discreetly with a stylish, semi-smart watch

The MB Chronowing trades functionality for looks, and will sell for $350.

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Samsung' phone-free Gear S smartwatch gets U.S. launch details, requires a service plan

The standalone smartwatch launches next week after two months of teasing, but service doesn't come cheap.

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

Bootleg recording paranoia reaches new heights as the movie industry places a ban on wearable devices like Google Glass. Not that the battery would last through a full film anyway.

Internet TV services would get a massive boost from FCC's proposed rule changes

A proposed rule change would prevent broadcast stations and cable operators from keeping their content locked up.

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The golden age of cord-cutting is upon us. Don't let scare tactics tell you otherwise

Despite what cable apologists may tell you, a la carte pricing is poised to change everything.

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YouTube considers ad-free video subscriptions, still working on music service

For a price, you may never have to sit through another pesky pre-roll video.