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Linux gaming rising: 25 killer PC games that call Linux home

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Google's future campus looks like a sci-fi utopia

Plans call for moveable lightweight structures and translucent canopies

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Following Softcard, Bank of America pulling Windows Phone app

Bank of America is pulling its Windows Phone and Windows 8 app this weekend, following Google's decision to axe its Softcard payments app for the platform.

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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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This week in games: Kanye West makes a video game, Dying Light sells adult diapers, and more

Plus Google goes to work on Skynet for real, Fast and the Furious gets a video game, and brutalities return to Mortal Kombat. This is gaming news for the week of February 23.

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VLC 2.2 for Windows: Hands-on first impressions

This latest version delivers lots improvements you can’t see, and a few you can.

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AT&T Moto X scores the latest build of Lollipop to lead our Android device update roundup

Nvidia is also pushing out a fix for its Shield Tablet, fixing some color reproduction issues.

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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Microsoft's Excel-friendly Android virtual keyboard packs a 10 digit number pad

This single-use keyboard puts a 10-key area on the right side of the keyboard, simplifying the process of entering in a long list of numbers.

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Sexy times are back on Blogger

Blogs with adult content will be kept in the public realm, Google said, reversing an earlier decision.

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Google may liberate Photos and Hangouts from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints at further unbundling of services from Google's floundering social network.

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Sony-less Vaio is jumping into Android phones

The new owner of Sony's once-iconic Vaio brand is unveiling its first device March 12.

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Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco

It only took an embarrassing adware scandal that put millions of PCs at risk, but Lenovo just had a revelation: People just want clean Windows.

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Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.