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Nuheara IQbuds hands-on preview: These smart Bluetooth ear buds are about more than music

The IQbuds promise to make it easier to hear in challenging environments; blocking out unwanted noise. We listened to a prototype and predict they'll deliver.

Reviewed: Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition

Gold-colored tech might be the latest trend, but this edition of Dell's popular notebook also features some very nice hardware.

Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

Behind the scenes at Google I/O 2016

Wonder what it's like when Google hosts its annual developer's conference outside? Let us show you.

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SnapPower Guidelight review: Turn your outlet cover into a nightlight, quickly and easily

A cheap and simple improvement would make this product even better.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Hardcore Hardware: HTC's Vive has made me a VR believer

VR is finally here, and it's sure to make you the most popular nerd on the block.

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Sex, lies, and superheros, streaming this week

From Hitchcock to John Hughes to Hou Hsiao-hsien, there are 12 new movies for you to stream online.

The PCWorld Show Episode 17: Google I/O brings Google Home smart hub, Android Auto everywhere and more

Jon, Mark, and Melissa find plenty of consumer news coming out of Google's I/O developer conference: an Amazon Echo knock-off called Google Home, a way to put Android Auto in every car, and a Google Assistant so helpful it even suggests replies while texting.

Windows 10 tutorial: How to uninstall apps and programs

You have two new ways to uninstall programs in Windows 10. We’ll show you how it works.

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17% off Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid - Deal Alert

Meet BB-8 - the app-enabled Droid that's as authentic as it is advanced. Right now you can buy him on Amazon for 17% off his regular list price.

Only the government knows what this top-secret Shuttle look-a-like is doing

It's been a year since the Air Force launched the secret X-37B. There are many theories about why it's up there, but the government isn't saying much.

Sneak Peek at Android Wear 2.0

What's coming this fall in the next major release of Android Wear.

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Nvidia's pricey Shield Android TV adds some value with 4K YouTube and Netflix HDR

Software Upgrade 3.2 to Nvidia's Shield Android TV media streamer will add a number of nifty updates for higher-quality video apps and games. However, it remains pricey compared to a traditional streaming device like Roku.

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Android TV will add new apps and devices as it heads toward Android N

Several key entertainment apps, including ESPN, will arrive on Android TV in the coming months, Google said Wednesday.

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Netflix's Fast.com download tester takes its war against slow ISPs directly to the user

Netflix’s war against poor speeds from Internet service providers (ISPs) has a new weapon: The company's Fast.com utility can tell you the download speed between your home and Netflix's servers.

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Beginning with an assessment of your current IT service offering, you’ll be ready to take the ITIL Foundation exam by course’s end.

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

The biggest reveals of Google I/O 2016

Google made clear its plans to take on Amazon's Echo, go big on VR, and make texting both more expressive and less reliant on thought.

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78% off HooToo 3D VR Virtual Reality Headset - Deal Alert

Turn your iPhone, Android, or other smartphone into a virtual reality viewer. This highly rated VR headset is currently discounted 78% and available now for just $19.99.

How Project Tango brings augmented reality home

Here's what it's like to use Google's augmented reality-enabled platform, Project Tango, in your everyday life.

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Philips’ 4K UHD Blu-ray player goes on sale in June

Hungry for 4K movies, but don’t have the bandwidth or you’re stuck with a too-low data cap? Consider a disc player, instead.

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Amazon adds new Alexa features to Fire TV

Alexa on Fire TV has gradually improved since it first debuted last September; Tuesday's update adds television controls and app-launching capabilities.

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Google announces Google Home, bringing 'OK Google' to your kitchen

Google launches Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor and a showcase for its new Google Assistant conversational-language search.