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Intel venture capital funds target Chinese startups in wearables, IoT

Intel is investing in companies that develop smartwatches, iris readers and communication equipment

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New Windows 10 Technical Preview build includes notifications among 7,000 new changes

Build 9860 of Windows 10 adds new notifications capabilities via the Action Center, as well as the ability to sign up for more frequent build updates.

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Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3

Google is on track to spend more money this year attempting to influence lawmakers than any other tech company.

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Nokia Here Maps Beta now available for anyone with Android 4.1 or above

Check out the offline navigation feature for real-time directions while disconnected from your network.

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Five Free Mobile Apps Every IT Professional Needs

Embracing the shift to apps can help your IT team stay up to date with any issue.

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How the FIDO Alliance's U2F could simplify two-factor authentication

A USB key drive or other small device could become a convenient, yet safe, authentication tool, through an open security standard backed by Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and others,

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary review: Haunted by the past

Unless you're allergic to pixel art or Tim Curry makes you violently ill, you're better off experiencing the original than this competent-but-sterile 20th anniversary remake.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

Mac and Linux users, prepare for launch and intergalactic warfare.

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ESL eSports gives Xbox One some gaming tournament cred with new app

The new ESL app adds Xbox One games to its game competitions, setting the stage for FIFA soccer tournaments alongside PC games like Defense of the Ancients 2.

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This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

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Songza's curated song lists now available in Google Play Music

Get suggestions for pumping up the energy or a soulful afternoon, but only if you're an All Access subscriber.

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I’m wearin’ it! Survey shows users would buy wearable tech from McDonald’s

We’re not sure exactly what that would be, but it was the most bizarre result from a wearables survey that showed predictably high interest in Apple Watch.

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Google's guide for switching from iPhone to Android locks you into its cloud

The newly published tutorial sucks you into Google services - all of which work on iOS if you ever want to switch back.