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Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

Surface Book hands-on: Microsoft's first laptop is simply amazing

No one expected the Surface Book, and what they got was a true flagship for the Windows ecosystem. We got a firsthand look at this standard-setting laptop,

Robohon robot doubles as smartphone

Sharp's cute robot is on show at the Ceatec electronics show outside Tokyo.

Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

Surface Pro 4: What you need to know

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 has a new keyboard and is 30 percent faster than Surface Pro 3.

Microsoft Surface Book: What you need to know

The Surface Book is Microsoft's first convertible computer and will start shipping October 26, 2015 and start at $1,499.

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

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Panasonic shows world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.

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TiVo Bolt review: The best DVR gets better

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a cable-TV devotee, this is the DVR you should be using.

Surface Pro 4: Hands on with Microsoft's category-creating productivity tablet

PCWorld's Mark Hachman takes us on a guided tour of Surface Pro 4.

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IP camera makers pressure researcher to cancel security talk

An upcoming talk covering security problems in Internet-connected cameras has been canceled after opposition from some manufacturers.

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Google Play Movies & TV app now helps you binge watch your favorite shows

The version 3.9 update also gets cozier with Roku streaming devices thanks to some easier setup options.


Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.


Philips Hue gets HomeKit support, though you’ll need a new hub for it

Philips Hue smart bulb users can tack on HomeKit support for $40.

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SanDisk builds tougher flash storage for Internet of Things devices

SanDisk introduced a line of heavy-duty, long-lasting flash storage cards for connected industrial equipment in the Internet of Things.

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A new HDMI certification program will make it easier to avoid crappy cables

Certified cables will have gone through expanded cable speed tests at an HDMI-authorized testing center to certify that they are capable of delivering bandwidth of 18Gbps, and that they radiate very little EMI.

Xbox One

Cortana coming to the Xbox One in 2016

Microsoft's digital assistant arrives on the Xbox One in 2016, but Xbox One Experience Preview testers will get to try it later this year.

youtube kids update

YouTube Kids adds new playlists, a walkthrough for parents, Chromecast and Apple TV support

There are new collections from National Geographic Kids, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and Kid president for you and the kiddies to enjoy.

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Spotify expects to have close to 100 million users by year’s end

Listeners have been flocking to the streaming-music service in record numbers.

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Android TV gets HBO Now and Showtime as Google reveals more apps, smart TV partners

Android TV gets more apps and smart TV partners.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

This vigilante virus protects you against malware attacks, quotes Richard Stallman

Symantec has discovered malware that infects routers and Internet of Things devices, then cleans out any existing malware and locks the devices down against future attacks.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.