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3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative

The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade.

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Samsung SmartThings vulnerability lets hackers make their own house keys

Samsung’s SmartThings smart home hub deals with its second security flaw in six months.

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Hulu may be planning a Sling-style live TV streaming service to take on cable

Hulu is doing a middling job combating Netflix. Now, it wants to try its hand at taking on Sling TV.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

Autonomous trucks hits public roads

Six groups of trucks just took part in the EU Truck Platooning Challenge, an international test of autonomous truck driving technology.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.

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Alexa everywhere: Triby is a portable speaker with Amazon smarts

The Triby portable speaker is the first non-Amazon device with Alexa onboard.

PCWorld Show Episode 14: Apple tanks, Intel reinvents and web pages bloat

Jon, Mark and Gordon discuss whether the end is nigh for Apple, just how much it hurts for the PC to get tossed under the bus by Intel, and strange-but-true: This web page probably took more space than Doom did.

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TV networks’ response to unlocking the cable box highlights everything that's wrong about cable TV

The FCC’s open set-top box plan aims to improve the viewing experience, so of course TV networks hate it.

Mingis on Tech, Episode 12: All about the Surface Book (and the importance of ports)

If you're eyeing a Microsoft Surface Book, or want to make sure your next laptop is future-proof, this episode's for you.

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Philips Hue smart lighting gets a new app with more features

Geofencing is one of the more notable additions; users can also assign multiple lights to rooms, so that all the lights in a room can be controlled at once.

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

Comcast has increased its broadband data caps to a terabyte per month, the company said Wednesday. But company executives seem to think that everyone will be subject to them before long.

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Dyson hopes you'll blow $435 on its high-tech hair dryer

Dubbed the Supersonic, Dyson says its new design is quieter and gentle on hair.

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Samsung’s Artik 10 module gains a key feature: Eyesight's Singlecue gesture control

Running on local hardware, versus relying on servers in the cloud, should make Eyesight’s computer-vision tech faster and more reliable.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

Tap, swipe, type: Android TV gets an iOS app for when your hardware remote goes missing.

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Samsung's Artik 10, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, will ship next month

Samsung will start shipping from next month the eight-core Artik 10 board computer, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3.