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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.

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Someone crammed Windows 95 onto Android Wear, because why not?

Give smartwatches another 10 years, and maybe they'll run Crysis.

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8 Android Wear tweaks that Google should steal from third-party apps

There's no reason the following functions couldn't be built into Android Wear itself.

Dubai detectives will use Google Glass facial recognition tech to ID criminals

Google's ban on Glass facial recognition gets sidestepped by the police.

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Roku hops on the screen mirroring bandwagon, adding feature for Android, Windows

Screen mirroring is now available as a beta feature for Roku's Streaming Stick and player products, striking back at Chromecast and Airplay competition.

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Netflix continues assault on movie establishment with four new Adam Sandler films

Feature film push continues as Netflix tries to beat the theater system

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LG might bring WebOS to smartwatches

Palm's aging operating system could get yet another shot at relevance