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Have you seen the Apple Watch's "Us" ad? Messaging is a huge component of the Apple Watch — so much so that it dedicated a hardware button for quickly communicating with your closest friends. To that end, I convinced my significant other, a pair of Apple Watches in tow, to see if we could move all our digital communication (or at least all our phone-based chatting) to the Watch.

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Here has attracted suitors including German automakers and Uber, but Nokia says it needs more time to determine whether a sale makes sense.

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Microsoft's focus on productivity is bearing new fruit. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed today that the company is now working on a cloud clipboard app called OneClip. The One branding alone jibes with Microsoft's cross-platform outlook. Like OneNote, OneDrive, and now even Office, OneClip will work on Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.

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Thirty-five years ago Pac-Man was released in arcades, rapidly becoming one of the greatest and oddest pop culture touchstones of its era. People got really excited about what looked like a half-eaten pie taking pills. You could celebrate this anniversary by singing the unofficial Pac-Man song, playing the original game in your browser, or watching the trailer for that Adam Sandler Pixels movie. Some of those options are surely better than others.

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How annoying is it when you buy something online or in a store only to find out that it went on sale a few days later? Many stores have policies that offer to refund shoppers when this happens, but by and large, consumers don’t know about these policies or don’t bother to keep track of sale prices in order to take advantage of them. Now, however, there’s a free service that does the heavy lifting for you, promising to automatically get you a refund if there are coupons you missed or if the price on something you purchased drops after you buy it. In short, you’re crazy if you don’t sign up for this service. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon

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Behind the scenes with the actors of "Tomorrowland" and how filmmakers incorporated tech such as jet packs and other innovations into the film.

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The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to 9to5Mac, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old devices, including the iPhone 4S and iPad mini, neither of which handles iOS 8 very well. Apple is reported to have built a "core version" of iOS 9 that's designed for these older devices.

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The IndyCar racing series is running the 99th Indy 500 this year, and it could be one of the fastest races ever. But all that speed has led to some pretty spectacular crashes in practice. We went to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see what it's like to ride in one of these stunningly powerful machines.

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Last summer, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was barred from competing against other women because of a testosterone policy. Track’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), told her that she could only return to the sport after she lowered her natural testosterone levels to ones that were beneath the IAAF’s guidelines. "You have women with naturally high testosterone who all of a sudden find themselves unable to compete in the category they have always competed in," says Katrina Karkazis, a bioethicist at Stanford University.

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Microsoft is forging ahead with a work-assistant application which seemingly will be called "Office Now," which is designed to make performing work-related tasks simpler.

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Sony's sold-off PC brand has released several devices in Japan, but this will be its first to hit North America.

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How muscular is Mario Andretti’s neck? Did he have to do some special driver workout to keep it in shape? I mean, he retired a while ago, so does he still do it now?

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9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been all over iOS 9 leaks this week and he’s back with a new report today that outlines more features the new software will deliver. In the preface to his article, Gurman makes clear that this is not going to be the most exciting iOS release. In fact, he says that Apple is putting most of its work into adding stability improvements for the platform, which went through several less-than-stellar releases with iOS 7 and iOS 8. That said, he did highlight three features we can expect to see at WWDC this year. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why The first feature is something called Rootless

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A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday. Stolen data from some 3.9 million members of Adult FriendFinder was leaked by hackers, according to an investigation by Britain's Channel 4. The report said the leaked data included the sexual orientations and preferences of users, and whether they are seeking extramarital affairs.

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Snapchat is specifically looking for people who want to help cover the 2016 election. "We're looking for political junkies and news aficionados to join our team in NYC to help review Snaps that are submitted to Our Story events, and cover the 2016 presidential race and other news events for Snapchat," reads the position's description. When not assembling stories with user-generated photos and video clips, the content analyst will "snap the excitement of the campaign trail — the candidates, the characters, the drama," according to the posting.

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At the Apple WWDC, taking place June 8-12, developers will get a chance to discover the newest features for Mac OS and iOS. The latest mobile operating system is expected to highlight home automation and offer, for the first time, split-screen support. According to 9to5mac.com, Apple first wanted to improve the stability and optimize the performance of its mobile operating system before introducing new features.

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Each and every day, we alert our readers to a selection of apps from the App Store that are free to download for a limited amount of time, but the official promotions run by Apple are rarely interesting enough to deserve a post of their own. This week is different though, as Apple has put 25 great apps and games on sale for $0.99 a piece, and we figured we’d highlight a few of the best. MORE DEALS: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time Enlight One of the most popular photo editing apps on the App Store. 80% off its original price of $4.99. Download Enlight Living Earth A neat clock and weather app that presents a live 3D simulation

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Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named "god mode," it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use Netflix in your browser: scrolling through the company's ever-growing list of movies. Inside Netflix, though, god mode was old news.

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All indications are that When Marnie Was There will be the last Studio Ghibli feature film for a long time, if not forever. On the surface, When Marnie Was There has few of the hallmarks of Ghibli’s best-known films, and it doesn’t reach the creative heights of Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, The Wind Rises) or Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) greatest achievements. When Marnie Was There opens in the tradition of similarly subdued Ghibli movies like Only Yesterday and Whisper of the Heart, placing its main character in a hyper-detailed, authentic depiction of a modern Japanese city.

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The car-hailing service is reportedly looking to boost its relations with banks in anticipation of an IPO and doesn't need the cash for day-to-day operations.

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While everyone's device usage habits are different, my iPhone 6 is now getting nearly though two days on a charge. What's changed? Adding an Apple Watch.

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Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different. Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) While pundits continued to argue over whether or not Apple was too late in launching the iPhone 6

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