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10 real emergencies solved by your phone

By 'real emergencies' we mean 'totally trivial first world problems,' of course.

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Bet you didn't know Excel could do: graph paper, address labels, award certificates

Excel does just as well as Word in creating and customizing these useful office supplies. Here's how.

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Windows 10's inquiring minds: How Hello and Cortana get to know you very, very well

Tell Cortana about yourself so she can search better for you. Teach Hello what you look like for instant logins. These services are useful--if you give them your data.

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Windows 10 is already installed on 14 million devices

Microsoft wants to have the operating system on 1 billion devices in a few years.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

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Fight! Custom Radeon Fury, GTX 980 graphics cards brawl for PC gaming supremacy

The AMD Radeon R9 Fury flew past the stock GTX 980 in benchmarks. How does it compare against a similarly priced custom version?

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Amazon Echo review: Betcha can’t buy just one of these voice-activated connected-home controllers

The Echo is so awesome might want one in every room of your home.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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The big three record labels threaten to boycott YouTube, according to reports

The labels apparently feel they’re getting a raw deal from the video-streaming service.

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Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

Mozilla's Chris Beard calls setting Edge browser as default a "dramatic step backwards".

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Meet Aquila, Facebook's unmanned Internet drone

The aircraft is designed to provide Internet access to people in underserved areas, Facebook said.

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Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink: Most 2016 Volkswagen cars will have all three

The company's new MIB-II infotainment system will be compatible with all three smartphone-car interfaces. The first floor models will arrive in dealerships next week, VW says.

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Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Users and reviewers complain of bugs, but overall impressions of the operating system seem favorable

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Google+ is no longer required for beta testing Android apps

Android developers now have several new options for how they roll out pre-release apps to test groups.