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Samsung is pulling out of the Plasma TV business

LG will become the last major manufacturer of plasma panels--assuming it doesn't also exit the business.

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.

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Gigabyte-gobbling Amazon Fire TV bug burns through data caps

A "mosaic" screensaver feature is to blame, not Amazon's ASAP video caching.

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Microsoft accidentally reveals plans to bring folder support to Windows Phone 8.1

Support could arrive in July or early August as Microsoft tries to reach parity with iOS and Android.

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Some Surface Pro 3 users complain of Wi-Fi woes after first-day firmware update

An earlier patch for critical bugs may have included a negative side effect.

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How Android TV will make Chromecast better

"Cast to Native" will let users beam a video through Chromecast, then control playback with a traditional remote.

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

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Google Glass will get Android Wear notifications

Google's high-tech specs will get the same actionable notifications as its smartwatches.

Google, Verizon break promise of free Chromebook Pixel data

Verizon cuts off data earlier than expected; countdown to class action lawsuits begins now.

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Quirky's Wink wants to be the brain that brings your disparate home tech together

The design firm will launch a home automation company next month, with products in all of Home Depot's U.S. stores.

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Oops! Surface Pro 3 manual confirms Surface Mini's existence

Microsoft's non-existent small tablet makes several appearances and mentions stylus support.

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Stupidly simple app phenomenon Yo got hacked, and hacked, and hacked again

A popular app that took eight hours to make has a few security flaws. Who'd have thunk it?

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Playstation 4 adds pre-loading for pre-ordered games

Users can download games in advance and start playing as soon as they launch.

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Samsung trademarks 'Gear VR' as reports of Galaxy-focused virtual reality headset swirl

A trademark application by Samsung adds some fuel to the fire.