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4 ways Google should immediately fix Hangouts for Android

Hangouts feels like a last minute thought, so we came up with a few ways Google could put a little more care into it.

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Our favorite iOS Apps, August edition

What iOS apps are Macworld's staffers loving this month? Check in with Serenity Caldwell, Dan Frakes, and the rest of the crew.

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The HTC One (M8) smartphone gets MirrorLink compatibility for safer car use

Your phone and your car’s display, happy together. Soon, you’ll be able to plug the HTC One into a MirrorLink-compatible car and use the phone’s interface and specially designed apps without dangerous distraction.

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Shield Tablet review: The best tablet for gamers, but not for everyone else

Nvidia scores with the highest-performaning Android tablet, but non-gamers may find it hard to live with some of the tablet's annoyances.

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20 essential Roku channels for dedicated couch potatoes

Roku boasts more than 1500 channels, but that's overkill by far. Install these 20 and you will never, ever run out of stuff to watch.

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Move fast and break bread: The strange new world of meal-sharing

I shared meals cooked by strangers and didn’t die. Thank you, technology.

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.

Study: Virginia has the fastest Internet in the US

Broadband Internet speeds can vary widely from state to state according to research from Broadview Networks.

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The Week in iPad Cases: In the saddle

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features sleek designs, the highest-quality materials, and some great ways to keep your tablet safe wherever you go.

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

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With Amazon Wallet, the company gets to see what you still buy in the real world

For now, the app just stores gift cards and loyalty cards. But we think the company eventually wants to run every transaction through your Amazon account.

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Missing Pieces: A fish plays Pokemon, Mario Kart becomes Mercedes Kart, and more must-know games news

Plus a military dictatorship bans a dictatorship simulator and someone sues Sony over 1080p resolution—this is your must-know gaming news for the week of August 4.