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SOFTWARE

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New Windows 10 Insider preview build brings bug fixes and a ninja monkey

Faster updates will mean fewer big changes between future preview builds, Microsoft says.

SOFTWARE

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Vaio's sleek debut Windows 10 phone is all business

The reborn Vaio isn't just about PCs anymore.

SOFTWARE

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Why your Facebook News Feed is filled with Friends Day videos

Facebook has declared its 12th birthday "Friends Day." It's a good excuse to look at old photos.

INTERNET

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Meet Frinkiac, an amazing search engine dedicated solely to Simpsons quotes

Enjoy this tribute to one of TV’s most quotable shows before it’s inevitably shut down.

INTERNET

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Google Chrome will flag deceptive download buttons in ads as a security threat

In another move to make browsing on the web safer, Google will start penalizing sites with ads that have deceptive download buttons.

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Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Users can now stream any song, artist, album, or playlist to Amazon’s connected speaker, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

MOBILE

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Apple Pay is now accepted in 2 million locations, with more retailers coming soon

Apple Pay has reached 2 million locations worldwide, and is still growing—Crate & Barrel, Chick-fil-A, and Au Bon Pain are joining soon.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Apple, don’t make the smaller iPhone a second-class device

Why not offer a 4-inch iPhone with the latest features?

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

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.