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AirPods: Just as bad as you thought they’d be

No matter how much you love Apple gear, you’re going to have trouble loving AirPods.

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Fitness features Fitbit needs to add to new Zip, One and Surge trackers

Following the release of Fitbit's new Charge 2 and Flex 2 trackers, the company's aging Zip, One, and Surge devices seem due for significant updates. These suggested enhancements would vastly improve all three of Fitbit's...

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iOS 10 slower off the uptake mark

At the 12-day mark, iOS 10 accounted for 41.9% of all iOS editions detected by Mixpanel, significantly lower than the 52.4% accumulated by iOS 9 last year at the same post-release point.

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Declutter your phone for a cleaner, faster Android experience

You can spend less time swiping and searching for apps if you follow our guide for a more Zen-like setup.

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Apple Watch Series 2 review: A faster, brighter fitness machine

Apple's second-generation watch doubles down on fitness with GPS, water-resistance, a dual-core processor, and super-bright display.

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Apple Watch Series 2 review: Pretty close to perfect

The second-generation Apple Watch is a fitness fanatic’s dream, with swim workouts, GPS, and fast-loading apps.

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802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

802.11ad offers the possibility of extremely fast wireless speeds over short distances – but experts differ sharply on its eventual role in the enterprise. The differences center on whether 802.11ad will be used in the same way as...

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Quick take: The iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black really shines

While the iPhone 7 is essentially all new under the hood, aesthetically, the new kid on the block is the Jet Black model.

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Why you want Google's Allo

Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 19th - September 23rd - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 19th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Well, I never! iOS 10's voicemail transcription has a potty mouth

Anyone who has looked at automatically-generated subtitles on YouTube can tell you that asking a computer to describe what a human says can lead to hilarious results. Now, Apple has brought that to iOS 10 with support for transcribing...

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Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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Why 90% of customers still want their Note7

There's some debate about whether the number can indeed be that high, and what happened to the other 10% of Note7 users -- if they've already gone to another device or just opted not to do anything at all.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review

The top three reasons why Charge 2 is Fitbit’s best activity tracker yet.

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Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.

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Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Acer bets big on a Windows phone as your next PC

Acer's Liquid Jade Primo smartphone goes all in to replace your PC, bundling a phone, keyboard, mouse, and dock together. We put that daring concept to the test.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo’s latest Windows convertible, offers an excellent 14-in. display, a pressure-sensitive stylus and the ability to take on a variety of forms.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review: This activity tracker goes the extra mile

With notifications, deep breathing, sleep tracking, and heart rate monitoring, the Charge 2 has everything you could want in a tracker.

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