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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for $1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said.

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Google, what are you doing? Motorola ex-prez now new hardware chief

Google hires Motorola ex-president to lead a new centralized hardware team. This is BIG BIG news -- it hints at Google's plans for Nexus, ChromeOS, the living room, and even the ludicrous Google Glass...

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Facebook in the zone: 5 things it’s doing right

With all the positive news that came out of Facebook's earnings call, the social networking giant has hit the zone.

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73% off Tribe Premium Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband - Deal Alert

Tribe's arm band averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 4,700 reviewers on Amazon, and with the 73% off discount it can be purchased now for just $7.98.

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Snapchat speed filter just the latest sign of the distracted driving problem

Driver distraction is becoming a major problem. What can we do?

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PCWorld Show Episode 14: Apple tanks, Intel reinvents and web pages bloat

Jon, Mark and Gordon discuss whether the end is nigh for Apple, just how much it hurts for the PC to get tossed under the bus by Intel, and strange-but-true: This web page probably took more space than Doom did.

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Samsung's Gear 360 VR camera goes on sale Friday -- in Korea and Singapore

Samsung’s Gear 360 camera will go on sale online on Friday, the company announced at its developer conference in San Francisco.

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PCWorld Show Episode 14: Intel Throws PCs Under the Bus

That thing rolling over the PC? It's Intel's bus

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HTC doubles down on virtual reality with new Vive X accelerator

HTC announced it will lead a $100 million virtual reality accelerator fund to cultivate the VR ecosystem by supporting startups.

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Up to 30% off Amazon Kindle and Fire Tablets - Deal Alert

Through May 7, Amazon has discounted various models of Kindle and Fire Tablets.

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Is Facebook playing catch-up with possible camera app?

Facebook may be developing a stand-alone camera app, but industry analysts say it's likely too late for the company to displace Snapchat, the highly popular photo-messaging app.

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Nokia dives into digital health

With the $191 million acquisition of France's Withings, Nokia is back in the consumer gadget space and diving deeper into digital health.

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Save $105 on iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot - Deal Alert

The highly rated Roomba 880 cleaning robot is currently discounted $105 and can be purchased via Amazon for $594.99.

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Fitness watch faceoff: Fitbit Blaze vs. Fitbit Surge

Which Fitbit is a better all around fitness watch, Blaze or Surge? How does each option compare to the popular Apple Watch smartwatch? This hands-on video answers these questions and more.

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55% off Wansview Wireless IP Security Camera - Deal Alert

This unit feature Full HD, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision. Averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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Drone deliveries are arriving at a golf course in Japan

Online retailer Rakuten will start a drone delivery service at a golf course in Japan

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Review: The Moleskine Smart Writing Set turns written words into digital data

Moleskine, the high-end notebook vendor, has packaged a 'smart' pen with a specially imprinted paper notebook that lets you transfer your written notes to your mobile device.

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How the smartphone is being reinvented (in 7 cases)

Smartphones are reaching the limits of innovation. Now they're being transformed by their cases.

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