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Sights of IFA 2015

Here's a look at some of our favorite memories from the mammoth European consumer electronics show that saw countless new gadgets.

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Does Apple still care about the enterprise? Just enough

Music, television, fitness, and fashion have grabbed Apple's attention, but it hasn't forgotten about business needs


Intel's drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi, IFA preview - The Wrap

Intel invests in drone technology, Google responds to the European Commission, the FAA approves faster in-flight WiFi and we give you a preview of the IFA consumer electronics show coming up next week in Berlin.

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Apple fail: Lessons from the Music mess

Confusing your self-interest with your customer’s interest is not how you deliver greatness

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Boob tube to brain drain: TV's long, strange trip

Is watching TV too demanding? Has 'Downton Abbey' drained your life force? Rejoice, for the BBC may have invented the couch potato's dream device


Top 3 gaming trends from E3 2015

We chatted with Lewis Ward, gaming research director at IDC, about three key trends from E3 that will change gaming.

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Top techie Father’s Day gifts

The Apple Watch, a home security system, gadgets for the grill, and 'Star Wars'-themed headphones all make the list of great Father’s Day buys

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7 things we’re looking for at Google I/O 2015

Here's a look ahead to next week’s Big Google Thing in San Francisco

Intel's Compute Stick goes on sale for $149 with Windows 8.1

A Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux will go on sale this summer for $110

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Drones behaving badly: Dark skies ahead

Technical advances -- and questionable use -- are fast accelerating the need for policies regarding the unmanned future of our skies

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Apple Watch, MacBook ship times slip even more

Most Apple Watch orders wll now ship in June; MacBooks are pushed out 4-6 weeks

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Apple wants you to buy an Apple Watch online after you try it on in-store

Apple Stores are getting makeovers to prep for Apple Watch appointments, but buying a watch online will be your best bet

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3 lies about Google Glass

The conventional wisdom about Google's experimental smart glasses project is all wrong. Here's why


Reality check: Apple Watch vs. Pebble Time (vs. no smartwatch at all)

We compare the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time on features like screen quality, battery life, functionality, and price. Both work with iOS, but that's just about all they have in common.

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Apple Watch: A Nano by another name

With its patented sleight of hand, Apple turns your old MP3 player into your new, more expensive smartwatch. Get yours today!

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Why is Apple avoiding wireless charging?

The list of smartphones that offer wireless charging is enormous, but Apple shunned the technology with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Google's new Chromebook Pixel features excellent battery life, USB Type-C ports

Google's new Chromebook Pixel may look identical to the first generation, but a pair of USB-C connectors and a Broadwell processor inside take the Pixel into the modern era. Still, what do you do with it?

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Real wireless charging might finally be here

A new approach from Wi-Charge based on infrared beams truly delivers power at a distance

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