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Microsoft carves out room for Xbox amid productivity push

But how committed is Microsoft in the long-term, now that its focus has shifted?

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

Samsung’s Gear VR headset reportedly on track for IFA 2014 reveal

New image render reveals red headset with a touchpad on the side.

Sprint reportedly tests tiered family data plans

The third-place carrier may take part in the mobile data price wars after all.

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First Android Wear smartwatches shipping now as war for your wrist winds up

Google's bid for wearable tech dominance has begun as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live start shipping.

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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

“3D Touch” Windows Phone and Surface Mini rumors reemerge

"McLaren" handset may let users see more information by floating a finger over the screen.

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Samsung dumps Media Hub, sends users to M-Go

The electronics giant promises "exciting new video products" to come as it shutters its current service.

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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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