Facebook ‘Hello’ Will Get You Talking on the Phone Again

Facebook ‘Hello’ Will Get You Talking on the Phone Again

Facebook’s new app takes the service’s comprehensive access to your contact information and crams it into a delightful dialer.

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LED Bulbs Are Now Two for $5—Officially Too Cheap to Ignore

LED Bulbs Are Now Two for $5—Officially Too Cheap to Ignore

A new 60-watt equivalent LED bulb from Philips could be what finally convinces you to upgrade your lamps.

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Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

Wink’s Outage Shows Us How Frustrating Smart Homes Could Be

The recent failure of a popular connected-home controller reminds us that the smart home of the future won’t be immune from the testiness that plagues any technology.

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Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands

Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands

Microsoft partnership with open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS makes one thing very clear: Android’s not just for Google anymore.

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The Piracy ‘Problem’ With Periscope Really Isn’t One

The Piracy ‘Problem’ With Periscope Really Isn’t One

Devoting serious resources to Periscope and Meerkat piracy is like swatting away a ladybug in a room full of vipers.

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