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7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential.

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QSAN XCube XT3002T NAS review: Classy, clean, and fast—but better suited to the enterprise

Network-attached storage has a place in the home, and this box covers all the basics in style, but it's missing a few features consumers will find essential.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users

Plex is the most powerful over-the-air DVR for cord-cutters, but it's not the easiest to use.

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Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

Amazon’s Echo had a long head start with Vivint, but this is the first time the service provider has included smart speakers in its packages by default.

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Adobe, Microsoft join to put PDF document creation into the Office ribbon

Only business users or consumers willing to pay for two subscriptions will benefit from this partnership, though. But an upgrade to the free Adobe Scan app is worth your time,

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Google's new Podcasts app offers the bare-minimum Android listening experience

Google has finally released a standalone podcasts app, but don't expect it to blow you away with features.

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Get A Lifetime Code Avengers Pro Subscription For Over 90% Off

A lifetime subscription to this popular coding instruction bundle is just $79.99.

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Rock out this summer with $110 off the awesome Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker

Amazon is selling the Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker in Deep Radiance for a low price of $140.

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Amazon’s one-day sale on this 27-inch iMac gets you glorious 5K Retina for $850 off

For $1449, you can get a 2TB 27-inch iMac (2015) at Amazon today.

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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

Need a quick and easy way to back-up your personal files in Windows 10? Give File History a try.

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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love.

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The best GPS trackers for kids: Locate your little ones with ease

Our top picks allow you to easily keep tabs on the munchkins in your life.

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TruSense GPS Pendant review: This GPS tracking device for the elderly needs a mobile app

The TruSense GPS Pendant is an affordable way to monitor an elderly loved one, but the lack of an accompanying mobile app is a frustrating omission.

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AngelSense GPS review: A durable, accurate tracking device tailored for special-needs kids

AngelSense GPS offers constant tracking, easy two-way calling, and frequent location alerts for the guardians of special-needs children.