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Facebook Messenger may again handle SMS messages on Android

Messenger also now supports multiple accounts at once, so you don't have to constantly sign out to switch profiles.

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New Chromebook won't break with 365-pound person standing on it

CTL's NL6x Extra-Rugged Chromebook for Education can withstand drops and bumps.

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New SourceForge owners kill contentious DevShare bloatware program

SourceForge wants to be a trusted repository of open source software. Its first step is killing DevShare, the revenue sharing bundleware program.

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Dish defangs its AutoHop ad-skipping technology for Fox shows

Dish’s ad-skipping AutoHop tech gets a seven-day delay for primetime Fox programming.

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Uber has to refund those so-called Safe Ride fees

You could get a little money back because Uber's driver background checks aren't really "industry leading."

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Foursquare wants to send you food and groceries when you don't feel like checking in

Don't just order takeout via Foursquare, pick-up a six pack and paper towels as well.

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Super-fast 10TB Intel SSDs could be on the horizon thanks to new Micron chips

Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron.

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Google VR may ditch the smartphone with motion-tracking standalone headsets

The secret to Google’s VR plans could be energy-efficient chips with motion detection.

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un hates freedom, loves his Macs

Walled gardens abound in North Korea.

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How to make File Explorer's Favorites/Quick access section work for you

Windows’ File Explorer is not just a portal to your filesystem; it can be an effective productivity tool with a little customization.

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Apple's iPhone sued for infringing touch feedback patents

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches

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10 ways you show someone you care (with your smartphone)

Forget candy and flowers. Letting someone use your portable battery pack to charge their phone, when your phone is also running low, is true love.

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Switching from Mail to Airmail on iOS: 7 tips to get started

Learn how to customize Airmail's sidebar, choose your own swipe actions, "snooze" messages, and more.

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Brompton S6L folding bike review: Here's your edge in the urban rat race

Handmade in England, the Brompton S6L has a cult following, and here's why.

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What's up, Docs? We focus our streaming spotlight on documentary films this week

We can also recommend several other movies that have a sense of reality all their own.

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