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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

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Cortana takes the fight to Alexa with the Microsoft Home Hub
— 9:16 AM on December 5, 2016

Until now, Microsoft has been relegated to bit player status in the emerging digital home assistant sector, with the lion's share of attention going to...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft's Windows 10 VR headsets won't require a high-end rig
— 9:02 AM on November 22, 2016

Microsoft announced a partnership earlier this fall with companies like Asus, Lenovo, and HP to bring cheaper virtual reality headsets to the market, along...

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Apple puts its AirPods in the oven a little longer
— 9:00 AM on October 27, 2016

There's less than a week left before Apple is set to ship its AirPods, the company's upcoming wireless earbuds. Our friends over at

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable
— 4:30 PM on October 26, 2016

Everybody wants to rule the VR world, and Microsoft is no exception. Sony, Oculus, and HTC all have headsets on the market promising the full...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Samsung goes to the AI assistant party with Viv
— 12:00 PM on October 6, 2016

Samsung has decided to join the AI assistant party with its purchase of California-based Viv Labs, whose staff includes members of the team that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Personal tech

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SteelSeries Arctis headsets make gamers' voices heard
— 9:00 AM on October 5, 2016

Peripheral designer SteelSeries is known for the sleek, stylish designs of its gaming gear. Today the company announced its new Arctis line of headsets, continuing...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming Personal tech

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Google gets serious about hardware with its Pixel phone
— 1:09 PM on October 4, 2016

If you've been following along Google's history of hardware, you could probably describe it as "checkered." The colorful company has made excellent devices like some...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Razer revamps Kraken headsets with big drivers and metal bodies
— 9:30 AM on September 30, 2016

Razer is revamping its line of Kraken headsets in time for this fall's big rush of games. The company's engineers are bringing bigger audio...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

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GoPro's foldable Karma Drone is ready for take off
— 6:45 PM on September 19, 2016

As far back as a December 2015, GoPro posting teaser videos for the Karma drone. And what a tease it was. After nine full...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Personal tech

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U.S. Note 7 customers must wait patiently for replacements
— 12:31 PM on September 19, 2016

Korean electronics giant Samsung plans to resume sales of its maligned Galaxy Note 7 phablet in its home country beginning on September 28, but American...

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Report: Microsoft has no immediate plan for Band 3
— 9:09 AM on September 14, 2016

Apple is still carrying the torch for wearable technology, but the current generation of Microsoft's Band fitness devices might be the last. According...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Tim Cook pulls his cuff back to show off Apple Watch Series 2
— 3:24 PM on September 7, 2016

The nascent smartwatch market still has yet to really take off, but that's not stopping Apple from spearheading the movement. The company has unveiled the...

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MasterPulse Over-ear headset can be both open and closed
— 9:06 AM on August 24, 2016

Along with the MasterMouse Pro L we covered yesterday, Cooler Master is also releasing a new headset: the MasterPulse Over-ear. Cooler Master

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Updated Samsung Gear VR takes some important steps forward
— 1:47 PM on August 2, 2016

Along with the new Galaxy Note7, Samsung also revealed an updated version of its smartphone-based Gear VR headset at the Unpacked event this...

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Rumor: Google shames partners into updating Android
— 7:00 AM on May 27, 2016

It's no secret that non-Nexus Android phones have a reputation for receiving OS updates late, if at all. Failing to address this issue has left...

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Report: Windows Phone market share drops below 1%
— 9:10 AM on May 24, 2016

Here’s a line you may have read before: Windows Phone had a pretty rough time of it last quarter. While the underdog smartphone OS has always...

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Onkyo's DP-X1 makes high-end audio portable
— 11:33 AM on April 27, 2016

Luxury audio hardware aficionados, rejoice. Onkyo is releasing its DP-X1 portable digital audio player. No longer do you have to suffer through the noise...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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