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Want smart-home devices to get along? Get the industry to do it first

IoT may simplify home automation, but not without a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

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Makey Makey Go can make a button out of Jell-O

The $19 invention kit translates contact with everyday objects into button or keyboard presses.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 1

Oracle shrugs off Salesforce rumors...House OKs plan to stop NSA phone dragnet...why Ford's CEO is wary of Apple and Google

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Free Windows 10 IoT preview released for Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino partnership revealed

Microsoft releases new software aimed at controlling robots, smart homes, and other small hardware projects. But it's far from a full-blown version of Windows.

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Sony's crowdfunded MESH kit brings maker movement spirit to the connected home

Sony values user feedback far more than the trivial sums it raises on crowdfunding sites.

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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.

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Lenovo builds robot for selfies

The Fiebot robot is more like an adjustable tripod to take selfies. But who cares? Because selfies, right?

Witricity's wireless charging beams power through wood, stone, and even your head

This technology can charge computers and electric cars alike.

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CES 2015: A sneak peek at the glitz, gadgets, and madness

PCWorld walks the CES 2015 show floor before the show opens for business, giving you a sneak peek of what everyone else will see.

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Samsung dangles a free year of Netflix to lure phone, tablet, and 4K TV buyers

You also get a 12-month pass to the company’s Milk Music service when buying a Galaxy Note 4, S5, Galaxy Tab S, or 4K TV.

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Withings introduces $150 Activité Pop, a smartwatch with analog style

If you want to look good while tracking your steps, the new Activité Pop may be the smartwatch for you.

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Moto 360 app lets users build their own watch faces

An upgrade to Motorola's Connect app lets Moto 360 users choose their own dials, tick marks and background images. The company's working hard to help its watch stand out amid mounting competition.

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Asus ZenWatch will cost $199 when it launches at Best Buy November 9

The retro-styled Android Wear timepiece will be one of the lower-priced models available--and, based on what we've seen so far, a classier competitor to the Samsung Gear Live.

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LG's G Watch R lands on Google Play atop the Android Wear heap

Android Wear's king of the hill goes on sale for $299, but don't rule out the Moto 360 just yet.