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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

My first impression of Android on a Chromebook was positive. But, you do need to be aware of how VPNs are handled, since there are now two different operating systems running on a single computer.

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Majority of U.S. users opt to stay with Galaxy Note7 after recall

Samsung Electronics said that about 500,000 devices, or half of the recalled Galaxy Note7 phones sold in the U.S., have been exchanged through its program.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review: This activity tracker goes the extra mile

With notifications, deep breathing, sleep tracking, and heart rate monitoring, the Charge 2 has everything you could want in a tracker.

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5 high-tech gadgets for an outdoor cookout

These gadgets will make every outdoor event more fun.

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Google Fiber push advances in Nashville

Google Fiber won a victory in Nashville as the city's Metro Council approved an ordinance that would speed up the company's fiber-optic cable installations.

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Why there’s so much fascination with the phantom Apple-McLaren supercar

We want one. Whether anyone makes one is beside the point.

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Sneak peek: 15 gadgets to put on your holiday wish list

Sure, it's the start of fall, but it's never too early to start thinking about what you want for the holidays.

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Review: The CoWatch -- a smartwatch with the voice of Alexa

With its Android-based OS, along with Amazon's Alexa voice control, the CoWatch has a lot of potential -- if it can get past a few issues.

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Google needs solid win with release of smart Allo app

Google this week launched Allo, a smart messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to help users express themselves, accomplish more and find more information within their chats.

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Why Apple should buy McLaren -- even if it won't

Rumor has it that Apple is in talks with British supercar maker McLaren, but both companies are denying those claims. Here's why a deal would work out well for both parties.

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Mingis on Tech: The iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 -- and the gadget guy!

After all the Apple-centric news of late , it's time to get gander at the gadget guy's latest goodies in time to prep for the holiday shopping season.

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Dots are the digital Post-its of the modern smart home

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

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The iPL23 docking alarm clock radio & charging station has been released in white, supports iPhone 7/7+ and has been discounted on Amazon 14% to $59.95.

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Android takes on Apple's tvOS with open-source Poplar developer board

Google's Android OS isn't as popular in TVs as is Apple's tvOS, which powers the Apple TV media box. But Linaro, a non-profit organization that champions Android, wants to change that.

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If you believe the reviewers on Amazon (and there are nearly 36,000 reviews), you may not find a better sounding pair of earbuds at this price, which is just $10.75 with the current 63% discount.

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