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Bill Gates tells Reddit about his mysterious 'personal agent' project at Microsoft

If it isn't Cortana, then what is it? The man who built Microsoft didn't elaborate, but he did have some cautionary words for the development of artificial intelligence over the next 30 years.

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Watch the snow pile up in Boston in this awesome 2 minute video

Thirty inches of snow, forty hours, all in two minutes. Watch the East Coast blizzard dump snow on IDG's Boston headquarters.

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Microsoft OneDrive adds super-intelligent searching of document text, photos

Microsoft's OneDrive now sifts through your cloud documents to better find the ones you're looking for. It also adds an attractive Albums feature for photo management, and camera backup for your DSLR, too.

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Samsung Gear VR hits Best Buy with litany of health disclaimers

Your muscles, joints, or skin may hurt. It will make you dizzy and possibly ill. Have fun!

Key Considerations for Extending Unified Communications to Mobile Users

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Nvidia plans GeForce GTX 970 driver update for memory performance concerns

The GeForce GTX 970 has an unorthodox memory design that can affect performance in odd situations. Nvidia's planning a driver update that should alleviate the issue.

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Alienware Alpha price cut could signal big changes for the former Steam Machine

Is Alienware trying to shut down the Alpha or prepare for its successor? The company wouldn't say, but the upcoming Game Developers Conference could affect the timing.

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Leaked: HTC One M9 could have a second phablet-size model with a home button

Or is it a fingerprint reader? Either way, it'd be a first for HTC phones. That, plus the superthin bezels also leaked, could bring the phones into parity with the iPhone 6 product line.

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Protecting your business: A guide to liability, security, and responsibility for freelancers

As a freelancer, properly securing sensitive data can make or break your business and your future.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.

FCC warns against Wi-Fi hotspot blocking and hints at further crackdowns

After shutting down Marriott's attempt to block personal hotspot use, the FCC says it's looking into more violations elsewhere.

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Misfit moves beyond fitness with home automation and smartphone controls

The $50 fitness band will soon let users control lights, locks, thermostats and more straight from the wrist.

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How Google's supercharged Chromebook Files app will blend offline with online

Google's rethinking the way it approaches files--both online and offline--with upcoming changes to the Chrome OS Files app.

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Blackphone's super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device