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Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.

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Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless review: The Brits have done it again

It’s one of the best single-cabinet stereo speakers in the world, and you no longer need to be an Apple user to enjoy it.

The Ford Edge: Exploring high-tech driving aids in my new robot friend

Lane-keeping assistance. Blind-spot warnings. Automatic perpendicular parking. Can Ford's latest high-tech driving aids make a believer out of a high-performance driving enthusiast?

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Linksys WRT1900ACS review: The best router for most router enthusiasts

There are more powerful (and more expensive) routers on the market, but this one delivers the best bang for the buck for most connected homes.

Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.

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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.

HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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HomePlug AV2 MIMO stretches the definition of ‘standard’ to the breaking point

The latest version of the powerline networking standard is fast only if all the adapters you deploy are based on the same chipset.

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.

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The Kuna smart porch light pulls double duty as a Wi-Fi security camera

This outdoor light fixture is also a weatherized intercom with a built-in alarm to deter intruders.

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.