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Amazon’s giving away $140 worth of apps today only, so get downloading

Already having kicked off its Valentine's Day sales, Amazon is at it again by offering $140 worth of apps for free. Since these apps are part of the retailer's "Free App of the Day" promotion, they'll only be free for a short amount of…
Computing

Dell’s new Chromebook, Latitude laptop and Venue tablets are made to last

Dell has a new portfolio of education-centric machines to showcase, the most intriguing is a new, rugged Chromebook 11 and its Windows counterpart. This systems are joined by two new Venue tables, one running Android, the other Windows 8.1…
Home Theater

Score a free Roku or Fire TV streaming stick with 3-month Sling TV package deal

Dish's Sling TV Internet TV service continues to add new devices, landing on Amazon's Fire TV in a new bundle pack that will save you some serious green.
Computing

Get ready to welcome Intel’s slimmer, faster Core M chips in the second half of 2015

Intel is prepping a Core M processor upgrade based on the next-generation Skylake micro-architecture. Slim designs and energy efficiency remain the primary goals, and Intel hopes the new chips will let PC tablets match the thin profile of…
Mobile

Oppo looks to the future for U.S. launch, will focus on cool design and clever cameras to standout

Oppo, the exciting smartphone company behind unusual smartphones including the N3 with its rotating camera lens module, sees even more innovative camera tech as one of the driving forces behind its future phone releases.
Wearables

HTC may snub Android Wear with its first wearable and support iOS, too

HTC is reportedly gearing up for an exciting 2015 with a new flagship phone, Under Armour smartwatch, and now a non Android Wear wearable. The device, code-named PETRA, will run HTC's own RTOS and feature smart fitness tracking.
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The results are in: Smartphone kill switches decrease thefts by as much as 50 percent

Smartphone kill switches seem to be working, as thefts drop in New York, London, and San Francisco. Many tech companies are following in Apple's footsteps by adding a kill switch, including Samsung, Google, Qualcomm, and more.
Wearables

Not too shabby: 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

While it's not the mind-boggling number some might have expected, 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches shipped last year, according to research firm Canalys. Considering Android Wear officially launched last June, this is not that bad of a…
Mobile

Newsweek’s Twitter account hack sent threats to the Obama family

Cyber Caliphate, a group of alleged ISIS supporters, compromised Newsweek's Twitter account and posted some disturbing messages, including threats to the Obama family.
Mobile

Unlocking your phone is legal again: What you need to know

Thanks to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act having been signed into law, it is now legal once again to unlock your phone. Here's everything you need to know.
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Ikea wants you to use its emoticons so you don’t break up in its store

It's a pretty well-worn joke that shopping at Ikea destroys relationships. You'd think Swedish meatballs could heal everything, but instead the furniture-maker just released relationship-saving emoticons.