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Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy

Q&A: For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its backstory, year one, and the path ahead.

Dear piracy apologists, It's not cool to download unreleased films

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip

The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.

EA gaming subscription service coming to Xbox One
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim
Microsoft's China offices raided over antitrust allegations
​Soon, you too will be able to learn Dothraki

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Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, same prices

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Comic-Con 2014: Legos, superheroes, and nerds unite (pictures)

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Chinese phone makers gain amid smartphone surge

IDC report shows shipments for market leader Samsung slipped during the second quarter while Huawei's nearly doubled.

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EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One

Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console.

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Man who filmed himself driving car from passenger seat gets convicted

A 20-year-old Spanish man thought it'd be fun to post the video to YouTube. It wasn't.

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Store and dispense baking ingredients with a kitchen gadget that takes the hassle out of converting weights and measures.

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Fox's Bill O'Reilly: Gadgets got Obama elected

The Fox News presenter says iPads and the like made it easier to present a candidate's image that was "false" to narcissistic young people.

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A major British broadcaster has invested in a Silicon Valley virtual reality startup developing the next generation of entertainment.

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