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Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

By January 24, 2015

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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

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It's Apple's fault Nexus 6 has no fingerprint sensor, ex-CEO says

Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside says that his company had plans to add a fingerprint sensor to the Nexus 6 but that Apple acquired the company it was hoping to partner with.

By January 26, 2015

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Apple's HomeKit rollout to require Apple TV for remote Siri control

Excited for Apple HomeKit-enabled smart home devices? Better get excited for Apple TV, too, because you'll need it to use one of HomeKit's coolest features.

By January 8, 2015

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Chips promise more security for credit cards, but signature still required

Safer, chip-enabled credit cards are coming to the US before the end of 2015, but it will be years before tougher, PIN-based security will be used nationwide.

By November 17, 2014

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Adjust Google Play to require a password for every purchase

Update your password requirement on Google Play to discontinue the 30-minute grace period for purchases.

By July 31, 2014

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Facebook requires standalone Messenger app for mobile chat

Facebook ends mobile messaging on its main app worldwide, prompting users to download its standalone chat app.

By July 28, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Microsoft strikes back

Microsoft is looking for love, your love, and it might just get it. Also, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gets more money, and BlackBerry CEO John Chen makes a ridiculous request. All that and more in this look back at the week in tech.

By January 23, 2015

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Real names not required on Google+

Google reverses its stance on real names for its social network, Apple joins forces with former foe IBM, and Amazon tinkers with a Kindle Unlimited subscription service.

By July 16, 2014

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Real names not required on Google+

Google reverses its stance on real names for its social network, Apple joins forces with former foe IBM, and Amazon tinkers with a Kindle Unlimited subscription service.

By July 16, 2014