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'Imitation Game' and 'Men, Women and Children' lead tech-focused films of 2014

"The Imitation Game" opens the 2014 London Film Festival, heralding a number of movies exploring our complex relationship with technology.

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2,400 Phones 4U staff lose their jobs as networks circle

Roughly half of Phones 4U's staff are to be laid off, while EE, Vodafone and Dixons Carphone snap up other stores.

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Podcast: iPhone 6 is here, but do we need Apple Pay?

As the iPhone 6 lands and Phones 4U folds, we ask if we even need that Apple Pay thing America is making such a fuss about.

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Can the iPhone 6 replace your gaming handheld?

Living with the iPhone 6, Part 3: in which Scott Stein sizes up the iPhones against his favorite portable game consoles and finds some interesting conclusions.

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Apple may change Beats brand as it spins up music service

There are conflicting reports about what Apple will ultimately do with Beats Music, with Recode reporting a potential name change, and TechCrunch calling for the service to be scrapped completely. Apple says TechCrunch's report is inaccurate.

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VW revs up Beetle with R-Line trim

The Beetle R-Line gets the same engine and transmission choices as the 2014 GTI, but suspension tuning keeps this icon back from being a real hot hatch.

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Wink Relay marries light switch and smart home control center

If it works as advertised, the Wink Relay in-wall control panel might just deliver the convenience and ease of use we've been hoping to see in the DIY connected home.

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Google+ accounts no longer needed for new Gmail users

People signing up for Gmail can now say "no thanks" to Google's social network -- one of many moves the search giant has made in the past few months regarding Google+.

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Motorola Moto X hits all the right notes

If you liked the first Moto X as much as we did, you'll love the premium enhancements of this year's metal-rimmed model.

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4 stars Excellent

Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.

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Best PC games for your Windows 8 2-in-1 hybrid

That 11-inch hybrid may not have a powerful graphics card, but it can still handle some of our favorite PC games.

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This pricey Technivorm coffee maker delivers masterful brews in style

$300 is a lot to splurge on a drip coffee machine, but the Techivorm Moccamaster KBT 741 makes a brew worth every drop.

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Dropcam and Nest products now work together in perfect harmony

Thanks to a new product collaboration, your Dropcam camera now "Works with Nest."

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Hands-free video in an ultrasmall package

The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p video camera that's small and light enough to be your constant companion.

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3.5 stars Very good

The car vent mount that can handle phablet phones

Kenu added width to its Airframe smartphone car vent mount, accommodating larger phones and cases.

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How to hide (but not delete) a photo in iOS 8

Learn how to hide and unhide photos, plus where hidden photos are in the Photos app on iOS 8.

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Intel's wireless charging bowl coming by year's end

CEO Brian Krzanich reveals origin of the charging bowl for smartphones and electronics but is mum on an expected price.

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Tablets with the highest-quality screens

One of the key features about a tablet is its display. These are the tablets worth looking at.

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This TV has the best picture we've ever seen

With its bright whites and perfect black levels, the LG 55EC9300 lives up to the promise of OLED with the best picture quality of any TV we've ever reviewed.

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4 stars Excellent

All the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases

With Apple unveiling a new iPhone -- or iPhones, a slew of new iPhone 6 cases are already on sale on Amazon. Here's a look at some of the more promising ones.

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Porsche BlackBerry is a luxury Q10 (pictures)

The Porsche Design P'9983 by BlackBerry is a Qwerty keyboard-packing BlackBerry Q10 with a fancier body and a higher price.

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HTC engineers already working with Google on Nexus 9, report says

A new report says HTC is set to make the new Nexus 9 despite a lack of experience in building tablets.

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A stranger in my bed: Testing the Wakie app

Crave's Michael Franco spends a week getting woken up by people from all over the world, and the results are eye-opening.

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iPhone 6 review

It's got a bigger screen and works with Apple Pay. It lacks a battery boost, but it's thin and pocketable. For many people, the iPhone 6 may be the Goldilocks phone.

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4.5 stars Outstanding
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