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The Fitly SmartPlate may not be quite as dumb as other smart tableware

Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eating in every meal. But will it really work?

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Abandoned Windows Media Center users will get a DVD playback option in Windows 10

Windows Media Center won't survive the upgrade to Windows 10, but DVD playback will.

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New Apple TV might have a touch pad remote

Apple will reportedly trade the remote's ultra-svelte figure for one that supports touch controls.

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We shall be released: The best moves newly available on Netflix and other streaming services

Music, laughter, and other dizzy, crazy stuff in 9 streaming films.

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Secure your home network—and every device attached to it—in 3 simple steps

If major companies can be breached, is there anything home users can do to escape the same fate? Plenty, say security experts.

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Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

As the music industry tires of Spotify freeloaders, Apple may be pushing labels to kill off unpaid streaming.

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New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

Some of the recipes in the new IFTTT Alexa Channel for Amazon's Echo are insanely useful, tying the hub into various other services. Some are just plain weird.

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Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Let the OttoPlay Chrome extension decide

OttoPlay offers a traditional channel surfing experience, but for Netflix and YouTube videos.

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Tesla Powerwall is a big rechargeable home battery with benefits

The $3000-and-up battery pack can cut down energy costs or take you off the grid completely.

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Oomi’s connected-home system gains remote monitoring and ingress sensors

Fantem’s Oomi connected home security and management system has acquired a new accessory for detecting entry via your home’s windows and doors. The company has also partnered with Nettalk for an optional remote monitoring and emergency system.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 1

Oracle shrugs off Salesforce rumors...House OKs plan to stop NSA phone dragnet...why Ford's CEO is wary of Apple and Google

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No, Tidal didn't raise its App Store prices, but it does have a perception problem

The latest Tidal flare-up drives home just how negative perceptions of Jay-Z's streaming music service have become.

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Free Windows 10 IoT preview released for Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino partnership revealed

Microsoft releases new software aimed at controlling robots, smart homes, and other small hardware projects. But it's far from a full-blown version of Windows.