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Char-Broil Simple Smoker review: Better than any barbecue (but the app sucks)

It doesn’t entirely live up to its promise to take the guesswork out of smoking your food, but the results are delectable nonetheless.

Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

What Is Social Engineering?

CSO presents an animated explainer on how data criminals exploit human psychology to gain access to a company's data, rather than by hacking or technical measures.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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Domino’s Pizza announces ordering via Amazon Echo, painstakingly avoids mentioning the Super Bowl

Amazon Echo and Domino’s: Finally, your $180 talking cylinder lets you order a cheap pizza.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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The cord-cutter’s guide to watching Super Bowl 50

Watching the Super Bowl without cable TV will be easier and better than ever in 2016.

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

US Customs is seizing thousands of hoverboards

In the last few months, US customs officers have seized thousands of counterfeit and potentially dangerous hoverboards

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Google’s OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networks

With Guest Wi-Fi, Google OnHub users can control exactly which devices visitors may access.

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

Glowforge printer cuts and etches patterns into almost any surface

This CO2 laser printer can cut and etch patterns into almost any type of material, from metal to leather to paper.

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Dish Hopper 3 caters to TV enthusiasts with split-screen 4K viewing, 16-channel DVR

Dish has just launched its Hopper 3 set-top box for serious DVR junkies.

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Rachio launches its second-generation smart sprinkler controller

The new product boasts some design improvements, but not a lot in the way of new features.

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Sunbrite SB-4670HD review: In snow, rain, or heat; you can watch the Super Bowl from anywhere on this outdoor TV

This thoroughly weatherized display proved tough enough to survive a rare California hailstorm and tornado warning, too.

Skip the waiter and order with this Bluetooth mat

Bluetooth wireless range, speed to continue improving

Bluetooth speeds will continue to grow in the coming years.

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This bird could be a drone's worst enemy

When it comes to the problem of stopping errant drones, there's been a number of high-tech solutions. From radio jamming to laser beams to nets launched by other drones, but a group in The Netherlands is proposing a low-tech solution that's much more elegant.

Space laser communications satellite launches

The first node of the European Data Relay System is in orbit, promising much faster relay of important scientific data

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Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV

Channels for Apple TV now timeshifts up to 30 minutes of live television from HDHomeRun tuners.

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Best home theater in a box: Take the guesswork out of pairing a surround-sound system with your TV

We review systems from Orb Audio, Onkyo, and Yamaha, each priced less than $1000.