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Netflix wants to be awesome on phones, with HDR support and mobile-specific video cuts

Netflix will bring HDR content to phones, and it's looking at creating phone-specific cuts of its videos.

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Google's Project Soli gesture control kits will ship later this year

Google will start shipping development kits for its Project Soli wireless gesture recognition technology later this year.

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Microsoft adds in-game chat transcription for Windows 10 and Xbox One

Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One can now transcribe speech-to-text or text-to-speech in Halo Wars 2.

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10 truly wacky wearables and offbeat sensors

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device that uses shock therapy.

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4 of the best Windows 10 app launchers for increasing your productivity

Add one of these to your desktop to more quickly open programs, find important files, search the web, and more.

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The quest for smooth 60-frames-per-second sports in streaming TV bundles

Looking to watch March Madness without cable? When it comes to live sports streams, not all devices and services are equal.

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AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

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US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

In a rare move, the U.S. has indicted two Russian government agents for their suspected involvement in a massive Yahoo data breach. But what now?

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Inside the Russian hack of Yahoo: How they did it

One mistaken click. That's all it took for hackers aligned with the Russian state security service to gain access to Yahoo's network and potentially the email messages and private information of as many as 500 million people.

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The FCC chief's call to action could push 5G along faster

U.S. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world.

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Intel pursuing new chips as it plots a wearables future

Intel also is developing new chips for wearables like Curie, which will be smaller and faster, and enable sleeker wearables.

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Crime ring used Amazon, eBay to sell $12 million worth of stolen printer ink

A dozen suspects are accused of raking in at least $12 million by putting stolen ink cartridges and retail electronics up for sale on Amazon and eBay, New York’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Fossil updates its three Q watches to Android Wear 2.0

If you own a Fossil Q Wander, Q Marshal, or Q Founder, you can now upgrade to Android Wear 2.0 to get standalone apps, cleaner navigation, and enhanced fitness features.

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Newegg is giving away a free graphics card with the HTC Vive

Virtual reality requires upgrading your hardware. If the Vive is your VR headset of choice, this deal can save you close to $200 on an AMD Radeon RX 480.

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Microsoft fixes record number of flaws, some publicly known

Microsoft's batch of security patches for March is one of the largest ever and includes fixes for several vulnerabilities that are publicly known and actively exploited.