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Google launches stylish $199 Wi-Fi router meant to be shown off

Google is giving the ugly Wi-Fi router a makeover, with its own device that the company claims is easier to use.

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5 must-have back to school laptop accesories

The laptop isn't the only piece of tech a student needs to succeed.

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Back to school: Laptop accessories buying guide

No mom and dad—don't put away the credit card just yet. Here are five vital tech items you should send your kid away to school with.

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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Beats headphones are popular, but if you're concerned about their sound quality, consider an alternative.

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12 must-have gadgets for your new college dorm

Newsflash: You'll be living in a small, shared space, so it's best to pick your gear wisely. But with a few practical items, and a few just-for-fun gadgets, your dorm will be a relaxing place to call home.

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Best Dorm Room Gadgets

Your dorm room will never be a luxury apartment, but a few crucial gadgets can make it a multi-functional space for studying, sleeping, and hanging out.

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New earbuds give you super-hearing

Ready for hearable computing? Startups are rewriting all the rules for what earbuds can do. You heard it here first, folks.

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11 gadgets for the digital nomad

These devices promise to transform a table in any coffee shop into a full-featured office workstation, yet are compact enough to fit into a travel bag.

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11 cool back-to-school tech tools

Equip yourself for a successful year with these campus tech tools, including an innovative note-taking pen, a laptop-friendly backpack and a clever space-saving power strip.

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Back-to-school tech: High-end gadgets and gear

These 12 back-to-school gizmos, including high-end laptops and ultra-portables, as well as techy bags and accessories for audiophiles, will make students actually want to head back to classes ... maybe.

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Go on -- bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm.

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Samsung banks on classy looks, high performance with Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ (With video)

With glass, metal and a number of hardware improvements, Samsung Electronics is hoping to entice consumers to spend big on its latest smartphones with large screens, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+.

LG to launch high-fidelity music download service

LG Electronics is joining the high-quality audio delivery business with the launch of a service that can be used with premium smartphones.

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Wearables smother Swiss watch business, Fossil CEO says

Wearables are reducing interest in Swiss watches, with those highly regarded timepieces losing some of their luster as technology is incorporated into what people wear on their wrists.

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Lenovo-backed ZUK brand takes on the smartphone market

The newly established ZUK brand introduced its first Android phone, the Z1, which will arrive in China later this month, offering strong specs and an affordable price. International launches are expected later this year.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray 4K discs will ship before the holidays

The Blu-ray Disc Association will begin licensing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc technology this month and expects content to be out by the holidays.

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Just what can’t computers do?

They drive cars and play chess better than us. But it’s really the wrong question. As technology takes over more and more spheres of our lives, the question to ask is what it is that humans must do.

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Epson's new printers aim to kill the costly hassle of frequent ink cartridge refills

Epson is bucking the trend of low-priced printers and high-priced ink with a new line of EcoTank printers starting at $380.

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