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Reality-checking HTC Vive and SteamVR: 4 crucial questions for the virtual reality headset

The Vive headset marks HTC and Valve's first foray into virtual reality. Can it compete with Oculus Rift and Samsung's GearVR? The devil's in the details.

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Five Android 5.0 Lollipop annoyances Google should fix immediately

Google still has a little work to do if it wants Lollipop to live up to its potential

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App developers should be upfront about ads and making you pay

Pulling a bait and switch with monthly fees and advertisements isn't cool.

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Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.

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Clockwise Podcast: Chromebooks, ebooks, Surface ads, and broken TVs

The days of electronics repair are over! Plus, Microsoft's aggressive Surface ads, the true value of an ebook, and a visit to the land of Chromebooks. With guests Jason Cross and Melissa Riofrio.

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4 ways Google should immediately fix Hangouts for Android

Hangouts feels like a last minute thought, so we came up with a few ways Google could put a little more care into it.

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Clockwise Podcast: Big iPhones, not-so-smart watches, Kickstarter and T-Mobile

Do we want bigger iPhones? What makes a "smart watch" truly smart? Is T-Mobile CEO John Legere's act running thin, or is it an act at all? Is Kickstarter completely broken when it comes to marketing tech products? We attempt to answer...

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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Clockwise Podcast: Big watches, Aereo, mullets and extras

On our first birthday we celebrate by talking about wearables being too big, pondering the technology mullets of tomorrow, measuring the worth of video extras, and pouring one out for Aereo. With Chris Breen and Flo Ion.

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Wearables Right or Wrong? Android Wear redefines what a smartwatch OS should be

In Episode 7 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips sets his crosshairs directly on Android Wear, Google's new OS designed just for wrist wearables.

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Clockwise Podcast: Facebook makes us sad

This week on the podcast born on the 10th of July, we discuss podcasting, Android Wear smartwatches, Apple's new pricing strategies, and Facebook toying with your emotions. Plus we fire up the barbecue grill for the long holiday...

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TVs, watches, Glass, and the Smartphone Cold War

We discuss the aftermath of Google's IO developer conference, including smartwatches, Android TV, the absence of Google Glass, and the Google/Apple cold war. With guests Jason Cross and Susie Ochs.

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5 iOS 8 features Apple obviously borrowed from Android

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there and iOS will do anything it can to try to eat Android up.

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If this is Android TV, color me unimpressed

One of the largest software companies in the world can't come up with anything better than a Roku?

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How Samsung can still win the looming smartwatch wars in an Android Wear world

Google's smartwatch OS looks breathtaking, but there's still a path for Samsung's Gear devices to capture the public's imagination.

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I just wrote the press release for LG's Google Now watch. Now they just need to make it

Hey, Google: Keep it simple, make it cheap, and go with the strengths that got you here in the first place.

6 ways Samsung needs to update the Galaxy Gear for Mobile World Congress

Critics hated the Gear, but it's not too late for Samsung to absolve its smartwatch sins.

Parsing Google's Glass etiquette: What those do's and don'ts really mean

You're an Explorer now, son. You have new responsibilities, and it's time to take them seriously.

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One flap down: 4 other apps we'd like to see join Flappy Bird in oblivion

Flappy Bird has disappeared from online app stores. Why stop there?

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Google Glass traffic school

A driver gets pulled over and cited for using Google Glass while driving. But are phones and wearables like Glass fundamental no-go areas for drivers, or could they actually improve driver safety?

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