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Summary: CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what’s ahead.
Pebble's Time Steel impresses, Apple refaces its online store experience, a nasty Firefox flaw gets patched and TIME magazine's Oculus Rift cover draws some much-needed criticism.
Microsoft charges $15 for a program to play DVD movies on Windows 10, but you can get free programs to do the same thing. Also, Facebook jumps on the Periscope trend with celebrity live streams, and businesses can chat with you on Facebook's Messenger.
Epson introduced a new printer line that won't need ink for about two years at a time. That sounds insane, but what's the catch?
Microsoft announces new features coming to Xbox One, including the ability to record TV shows. Also, the company opens up Xbox Live to HoloLens programmers.
Limits on choice mean the new shopping gadget won't click for everyone. Bridget Carey explains how the buttons work, and the rule changes for sharing your Prime perks with others.
Our greatest security weaknesses are revealed at the annual BlackHat and DefCon conferences, where hackers gather to show off their most compelling work. Meanwhile, Facebook prepares to fly its own drones.
Samsung's next flagship phone may come in a few flavors, and Polaroid is said to be revealing new smartphones next month. Also: we take an early peek at Apple's Photos software.
The CEO of Twitter wants to do more to stop abuse, and the Anthem health insurance hack is an identity thief's dream. In the meantime, look forward to smart Swatches and Apple's next streaming service.
To enforce net neutrality, the chair of the FCC reveals a plan to run the Internet as a utility. Also, Android users need to be weary of adware on Google Play apps, and Instagram begins looping videos.
Reports say Google is working on its own version of Uber while Uber is mimicking Google with its own self-driving cars. Meanwhile, we wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to be revealed next month.
The quirky teen-centric messaging app launched its first video series, Vine makes an app just for kids, and Google Now adds card alerts for Android apps.
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet broadband may not be broadband anymore.
Facebook will target users with real-time ads during the biggame and the FAA warns against flying drones near the stadium on Sunday. Perhaps the next Super Bowl will unleash drones to hunt down drones.
Data Privacy Day brings reflection on our security sins, but it's hard to find a perfect protector of data. Even Blackphone's extra-encrypted SlientText app was found with a security flaw.
Wickr disguises photos shared on Facebook, Twitter adds video and private group messaging, and police speak out against the Waze app's cop-tracking.