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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Brace yourselves: The Clippy jokes are coming.

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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How to run Windows programs in a browser tab for free

Need to make a quick photo edit in Irfanview or zip some files? Cameyo can help you get that done.

First 64-bit Firefox build released, promising speed boost and beefier web gaming

Mozilla follows Internet Explorer and Chrome in shipping a 64-bit browser, though it's only in the Developer Edition for now.

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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.

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Volvo cars will start talking to each other about road hazards

Cars will warn other cars of road dangers thanks to a cellular connection.

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Hands-on: Sony's gorgeous Xperia Z4 Tablet is exactly why it shouldn't stop making mobile devices

We sincerely hope the rumblings of a Mobile Division sale aren't true, because Sony continues to demonstrate that it can put forth some really fantastic design.

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Bombshell preview: 3D Realms' first action RPG is big, dumb, and explosive

3D Realms' new game is big, dumb, and explosive—exactly what you'd expect from a prominent developer of first person shooters. Except this isn't an FPS.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Pebble Time gets its Steel variant, with a bigger battery to match

If you didn't like the look of Pebble's new smartwatch, a stainless steel version will set you back just $70 more.

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All-touch BlackBerry Leap launches with $275 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor.

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iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Victims are lured through text messages to a fake iCloud login page

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Cutting the final cord: How wireless power and wireless charging works

We routinely stream music and video through the air without wires. We’ll soon be able to do the same with electricity.

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Meet Vulkan, the powerful, platform-agnostic gaming tech taking aim at DirectX 12

Vulkan, the built-from-scratch OpenGL successor, aims to give game developers far more control over PC hardware, unlocking new levels of performance. Think of it as an open-standard counterpart to Microsoft's Windows-only DirectX 12.

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Why computers still struggle to tell the time

As more industries demand sub-second accuracy, computers struggle to maintain precise time. Why? It's complicated.