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Amazon Echo now knows NFL scores, movie showtimes thanks to recent update

Amazon has continuously bolstered the Echo's capabilities since it released the voice-controlled virtual assistant to the general public last summer.

How to enter Windows 10 Safe Mode

Safe mode is like your bomb shelter when Windows 10 explodes, but it takes a few extra steps to get into it. We'll show you how it's done.

How to make a Windows 10 recovery drive

The time to make a Windows 10 recovery drive is before your PC dies. Grab a USB drive—you might need a big one!—and we'll show you how it's done.

Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

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Netflix's VPN blocking begins with a skirmish down under

The Netflix clamp down on region jumping via virtual private networks is underway with customers in Australia among the first to experience issues.

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The best new movies now streaming evoke worlds of yesterday and tomorrow

Movies newly available for streaming this week include two great short films, as well as some longer favorites--including 'Straight Outta Compton.'

HTC Under Armour Health Kit Review

The UA Band is a part of the UA HealthBox.

Iris scanning simplifies cash aid for Syrian refugees

The United Nations is using an iris-scanning biometric ID system to streamline the delivery of money to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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Baseball fans win concessions in online blackout settlement, cord cutters don't

Sports fans can rejoice that their favorite out of town team won't be blacked out any more, but only if you're a cable or satellite TV subscriber.

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Facebook sets up real-time 'Sports Stadium' for live chats and scores during big games

Facebook wants to grab the large audiences that American football attracts, and has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, which it describes as a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with friends and the world.

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Puro Labs Bluetooth headphones review: These cans promise protection from noise-induced hearing loss

We audition the kids' and adult models and dig both of them.

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Curious about HDR? Here's everything you need to know if you plan to buy a TV in 2016

What TV buyers need to know before buying into HDR

Who's going to benefit from the tech revolution?

Top tech CEOs spoke about how they think the world will benefit from the coming tech revolution at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.

Winging it with the Chroma and Dragonfly drones

Computerworld Contributing Writer Mike deAgonia takes an up close look at two new quadcopter drones.

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ESPN president says Apple is 'frustrated' by streaming TV service

Apple wants to revolutionize TV, but even ESPN execs realize that nailing down deals networks with is a struggle.

Mingis on Tech: Drones on the rise, Detroit on the move -- to Silicon Valley

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and reporters discuss all things drone ("selfie drone," anyone?) and why auto makers are partnering with Apple and Google.

Hands-On: How Intel Authenticate will replace the password

Intel has quietly built what it calls Authenticate technology into its Skylake with vPro chips for businesses, combining multiple means of authentication for greater security.

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Which streaming music service is best for your Android phone?

Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music: We put the top apps through their paces and pick the best on-the-go option.

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Brinks Home Security Array smart deadbolt recharges its battery with solar power

The new lock connects directly to your Wi-Fi router, eliminating the need for a hub or bridge.

Hubo the robot meets the rich and influential

At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, the DARPA-winning Hubo robot impressed attendees with its moves. Its presence highlights a future question for the global economy.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.

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The Internet of Very Cold Things: Sigfox extends its low-power radio network to Antarctica

Sigfox, operator of a low-power wide-area radio network for the Internet of Things, expects to be connecting objects on every continent by year-end, and has just checked off the most challenging of those: Antarctica.

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VLC for Apple TV review: Goodbye format woes

If there’s a codec VLC doesn’t support, we haven’t found it.

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6 free home-inventory apps that will help cover your assets

If you’re paying for homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, these tools will help you recover the value of insured possessions lost due to theft or disaster.

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Honeywell's Lyric thermostat gets smarter with SmartThings support

Honeywell’s Lyric smart thermostat warms up to third-party platforms after initial cold shoulder.