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4K Chromecast Ultra details leak ahead of Google event

The Chromecast Ultra is expected to cost $69 when it rolls out after Google's hardware event on October 4.

HARDWARE

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Razer’s DeathAdder Elite upgrades the ever-popular gaming mouse's capabilities

A couple of upgrades for the DeathAdder's tenth anniversary.

INTERNET

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OneDrive's file placeholders will return to Windows 10 as On-Demand Sync

Windows 10 users are getting OneDrive placeholders with a new name: On-Demand Sync.

MOBILE

​Apple Maps tunnel navigation can be disastrous

Bug can end navigation before you reach destination

MOBILE

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Pokémon Go Plus improves the grind, but it can be obnoxious

Boosting inventories and hatching eggs faster: it's like a wearable cheat code.

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Roku reboots its entire lineup with five all-new Express, Premiere, and Ultra models

The streaming pioneer is retiring all of its current set-top boxes, but will keep the portable Roku Stick. Its top two new products will deliver 4K video and HDR decoding.

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft-Nissan partnership treats cars like PCs

With Microsoft striking deals with Nissan and Mercedes, it appears that "cloud first, mobile first" includes cars.

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.

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.