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CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Fitbit's brand-new Charge 2 and Flex 2 step up fitness tracking

The Charge 2 scores your heart health and helps you relax with deep breathing, while the Flex 2 goes from the swimming pool to an evening out.

INTERNET

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Microsoft makes it easier to report hate speech on Xbox and other services

Microsoft now has better ways to report hate speech—as well as to request that content be reinstated.

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Philips Hue motion sensor makes smart home lighting even more convenient

In October, you can stop turning on the lights like a sucker and just keep walking.

HARDWARE

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Cutting-edge quantum dot tech hits PCs in Samsung's curved FreeSync monitors

Samsung is rolling out its first quantum dot PC monitors.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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See you on the 7th: Apple's iPhone event is confirmed

Mark your calendars for Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific for the unveiling of the iPhone 7.

MOBILE

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The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay and its ins and outs, plus an up-to-date list of Apple Pay-ready stores and apps. The latest? Now you can pay at Chick-fil-A.

HARDWARE

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Apple updates macOS Sierra beta (yes, again)

Sierra dev beta 8 and Public Beta 7 are now available.

HARDWARE

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Report: Apple could release new Macs in October

The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac updates we've been waiting for could be getting close, and Apple is reportedly planning new software features for the iPad Pro.

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.