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Apple Watch: Everything Wrong with It, According to Early Reviews

Apple is set to kick off pre-orders and begin in-store tryouts of its new wearable tech, the Apple Watch, on Friday. It’s impossible to know whether the device will take like most Apple products of late and fly off the shelves, be dead on arrival, or fall somewhere in between. We do have early reviews, however. Early reviewers are saying …

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Dropbox and Microsoft Let You Edit Office Files From The Browser

Last fall, Microsoft and Dropbox partnered up on Office integration. Now, the companies are taking their partnership a little further. The two announced a new integration that allows users to edit their Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents in Dropbox using Office Online on the web. “This means that users don’t need the desktop versions of Microsoft Office, and can even …

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HBO Is Now on Sling TV, Just in Time for Game of Thrones

Cordcutters rejoice. If you’re looking for a (legal) way to watch Sunday night’s Game of Thrones premiere, you now have another option. Last week Dish’s live TV platform Sling TV announced that it would soon be offering HBO to subscribers of its basic package – for an extra $15 per month. Today is the day. HBO is now live on …

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Apple: We’re Going to Run Out of Apple Watches

According to Apple, Apple Watch demand is sky-high. Apple has confirmed reports that it’ll only accept online pre-orders for the new Apple Watch – none in-store. Apple says it expects demand will exceed supply at launch. “We are excited to welcome customers tomorrow and introduce them to Apple Watch, our most personal device yet. Based on the tremendous interest from …

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Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’

After Amazon unveiled its Prime Air drones in 2013, Netflix released a parody video showcasing its own vision for drones, which would see the devices delivering DVD envelopes. Now, Netflix has a new video lampooning the Apple Watch: Like the Netflix drones, the Netflix watch also makes an appearance in the restroom. I guess Netflix doesn’t envision the Apple Watch …

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Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at consumers’ attitudes toward the use of drones for product delivery, which may give us an idea of how people will …

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Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at all the new, racially diverse emoji coming to your Apple devices. Now, with today’s release of OX X Yosemite 10.10.3 …

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Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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Google Moderator Is About To Go Away

Google is shutting down Google Moderator, a tool it launched for presenters in in 2008, aimed at helping them prioritize questions for Q&A sessions. Since then, it has evolved to become a way to prioritize other ideas as well. For example, Google itself recently used it to ask webmasters what kinds of features they’d like to see added to Webmaster …

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Imgur Embeds Now Credit Original Poster, Offer More Detail

Imgur is debuting richer embeds today, one that the image-sharing service says “gives you full attribution and copyright control over your content when it’s shared outside of Imgur.” When you embed content from Imgur, it’ll now come with more detail. This includes the image caption, view count, comments, a nice little Imgur logo, and, most importantly, attribution to the original …

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Arrested Development Season 5 Confirmed by Brian Grazer, Says 17 Episodes in the Works

It looks like we’re going to get another full season of Arrested Development after all. Speaking to Bill Simmons on his B.S. Report podcast, executive producer Brian Grazer confirmed that they are going to do 17 more episodes of the cult classic, which as of season four is a Netflix original series. “I love Arrested Development,” says Grazer. “But it …

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HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV, a reliable internet connection, and $15 per month to spare, you can now access HBO. HBO NOW, the cable subscription-free streaming service first announced in March at Apple’s Watch event, is now live. You should be able to download the app from the App Store, although some people are reporting …

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