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Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.

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72 hours with CarPlay: Test-driving the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

CarPlay is awesome, as long as Siri can hear you. But Pioneer's touchscreen just isn't very good.

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Google Play Movies & TV comes to Roku set-top boxes

Roku just made it a whole lot easier to watch Google Play content on your TV.

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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.

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Just for fun: Show us your best QuickType poetry

Let Apple's keyboard's artificial imagination soar, and you never know what the next verse may be.

Rumor: Apple will unveil new iPads at an Oct 16 event

Are we just under two weeks away from another batch of Apple announcements? Some signs point to yes.

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Five things Apple should fix in the next Apple TV update

Family Sharing and Beats Music are nice and all, but Apple needs to go a lot further to make Apple TV as easy to use as Roku and Fire TV.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

Perfect party games to break the ice at any gathering

What's a party without a good game? Heads Up! and SnapDare are sure to bring big laughs.

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Playing Favorites: Hands-on with Rdio's redesign

Rdio rolled out a fresh new design, but the stripped-down navigation works better on the mobile apps than the desktop.

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Trick-happy Ollie breaks the app-controlled robot speed barrier

Hands on and wheels up with the souped-up, tube-shaped, fun-to-drive Ollie, the little brother to Sphero.

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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

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WallyHome review: Sniffs out water leaks all over your home

Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.