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Black Friday deals: 10 tech doorbusters worth fighting the crowds

Most Black Friday 'deals' aren't really deals at all. These 10 tech deals truly are.

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The Tor Project seeks broader public support through a crowdfunding drive

Details were sparse, but the Tor Project's funding drive will likely help improve its technology and make important anonymity tools easier to use and more widely available.

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Fossil's new Android Wear watch is ready for holiday shoppers with $295 price tag

The stainless steel Fossil Q Founder is leading the watch maker's push into the connected device era.


Android TV gets proof-of-concept hack, but don’t panic

Proof-of-concept Android TV hack shows the risks--still mostly theoretical--of smart TVs.

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LG to offer Roku-powered smart TVs

The company says the entry-level TVs are a one-off effort and it has no plans to ditch WebOS.


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AMD's Radeon Software Crimson doesn't live up to the hype on Linux

AMD's vaunted new Radeon Software Crimson delivers improved performance and a slick new interface on Windows, but doesn't offer much for Linux gamers.

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Grove Labs brings its fish-powered smart indoor garden to Kickstarter

Grow your own organic food with the mostly automated Grove Ecosystem, which uses fish poop as plant fertilizer.


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After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

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Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 November update screwed up some users' privacy settings

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that an update to Windows 10 changed some users' privacy settings accidentally.


This gizmo knows your Amex number before you've received your new card

A device built by legendary hacker Samy Kamkar calls into question the security of payment cards as the U.S. continues to grapples with card fraud.

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Pushbullet's CEO explains why the app is shifting towards a paid model

Paying for features that were once free is a bummer, but Pushbullet's Ryan Oldenburg explains why he had to start charging.


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The moocher’s guide to cutting the cord, 2015 edition

How to ditch cable TV: Freeload off a friend or family member.

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Tested: Why the iPad Pro really isn't as fast a laptop

One benchmark makes it look good. A lot of other benchmarks show a different story. Get all the details here.

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iPad Pro review: Why the best iPad yet won't work for everyone

The iPad Pro won't replace my iPhone or my Mac, but it provides a mostly great experience, thanks in large part to the Pencil.