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Facebook adds restaurant reviews from actual food critics

In this post-Yelp era, everyone's become a food critic. But now Facebook is looking to showcase reviews from people who actually get paid to eat for a living, above the crowdsourced noise.

SOFTWARE

iPhone 6S will reportedly include new Force Touch feature

Do you wish you could do more than just swipe and tap on your iPhone screen? If the rumors are correct, pretty soon you will be able to interact with the iPhone in another cool way.

MOBILE

4 leaked Microsoft apps reveal an exciting, intelligent future for productivity

Call them the "mash and slash" Office apps. A new wave of productivity apps from Microsoft appear to have either one of two goals: mash together two or more Office apps, or strip down an existing Office app to its bare parts.

BUSINESS ISSUES

Uber saga continues as black cab drivers prepare for London protest

Today's protest is the latest in a series of strikes from London's black cab drivers.

HARDWARE SYSTEMS

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

As the cost of Intel's NUC kits keeps inching lower, putting a custom mini-PC in the living room is looking a lot more tempting.

INTERNET

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Logitech adds connected-home features to its Harmony Hub product line

Any Logitech Harmony remote that's compatible with that company's Harmony Hub can now control a host of connected-home devices, thanks to a free software upgrade that's available now. If you own a Harmony Ultimate Home, Harmony Smart Control, or Harmony Smart Keyboard, you just gained all the smart-home features found in the Harmony Home Hub.

SOFTWARE

4 leaked Microsoft apps reveal an exciting, intelligent future for productivity

Call them the "mash and slash" Office apps. A new wave of productivity apps from Microsoft appear to have either one of two goals: mash together two or more Office apps, or strip down an existing Office app to its bare parts.

BUSINESS ISSUES | SOFTWARE | HARDWARE SYSTEMS

What Jony Ive's new job means for Apple design

Without designer Jony Ive, Apple as the world knows it wouldn't exist. Macs, iPhones, and iPads certainly wouldn't be as iconic without Ive's industrial magic. The Cupertino company has always prized Ive's skills, but now the former senior VP of design is joining CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the C-suite as Apple's first ever Chief Design Officer.

SOFTWARE

Uber's driverless car goes for a spin

Uber has begun testing a driverless Ford in its autonomous transport technology hub in the states.

SOFTWARE

Cortana comes to iOS and Android as Microsoft builds a bridge to Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out a red carpet for iPhone and Android users, giving them a standalone version of Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant and some help syncing their data to Windows PCs.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.