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Sorry Nokia, the ‘nostalgia tech’ market died out long ago

Snake was never cool, actually.

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Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel, and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save...

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Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror-finish that surrounds the device giving it a sparkly appearance that seems destined to require lots of polishing.

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Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium brings 4K HDR video and a super slow-mo video mode that's sure to be a fun favorite among users.

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OK Google, when will my phone get Google Assistant?

Google is bringing Assistant to more Android phones starting this week. Will your device be one of them?

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HMD's new Nokia 3310 turns back the clock -- and turns heads

Nokia licensee HMD Global launched a (slightly) modernized version of the Nokia 3310, a rugged, beloved feature phone first introduced in 2000.

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

There have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the right recipe and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when its phone debuts...

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the last decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones -- all ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley start-up reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers...

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71% off Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Deal Alert

Also designed to be water resistant, this highly rated speaker's list price has been slashed 72%, down to just $37.99 on Amazon.

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35% off Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter - Deal Alert

Step on the deck and go with Razor Hovertrax 2.0, the world’s smartest self-balancing electric scooter. Intelligently-engineered with EverBalance technology, Hovertrax 2.0 is the only board that auto-levels for a safer, easier mount...

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What Google’s lawsuit against Uber means for the future of self-driving cars

Uber is being sued for stealing important documents and schematics created by Google sister company Waymo. It's a big setback for self-driving car tech.

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34% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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Three easy to use activity trackers

CIO contributor Jim Martin tries out three of the easier to use fitness trackers for those who want something that doesn't require a steep learning curve.

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50% off Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF79 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor - DealAlert

This 34-inch 21:9 curved monitor with a panoramic view, cinematic WQHD resolution and rich sound is discounted 50% making this a solid deal on the U3415W.

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5G will help autonomous cars safely cruise the streets

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work...

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Bill Nye-backed startup uses particle accelerator to make solar panels 60% cheaper

Startup Rayton Solar is running a crowdfunding campaign to attract investors to its proton accelerator technology used to more efficiently slice off silicon for solar panel production, making the manufacturing process 60% cheaper.

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75% off Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker - Deal Alert

The PT-D210 makes it easy to create great-looking labels for your home and office. With convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames and templates. Plus, you can preview your work on the display. The unit...

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