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This week in games: Twitch bans AO games as Hot Pockets head to virtual reality

Plus: 2K teases a new AAA project named 'Advent' and we're pretty sure it has nothing to do with that Orson Scott Card game Advent Rising. This is gaming news for the week of May 25.

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Facebook finally adds support for animated GIFs

For years the social network opted not to host animated gifs out of fear that it would make the platform "too chaotic." But as gifs become a more integral part of the web, Facebook has finally caught on.

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Google's researchers just stole I/O with smart pants, a password killer, and the most secure SD card ever

After a fairly straightforward keynote, Google’s advanced research division shows off wrist-worn radar, touch-sensitive fabric, and a new plan to kill passwords.

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Five to Try: Google Photos gets smart and unlimited, plus Periscope's easy video streaming

Also Inbox by Gmail opens up wide, and a new Tomb Raider game hits Android.

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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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With Android Pay on the way, Google Wallet pivots to focus on personal money transfers

Now in the shadow of Android Pay, Google is rebuilding Wallet's mobile apps to target the new direction.

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Google showcases top Material Design apps at I/O

Along with handing out awards for its design language, Google is pushing it further into Android Auto and Cardboard, and Android TV.

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Google's Smart Lock password manager automatically signs you into apps

The new feature will come through Google Play Services, which means you won't have to wait for Android M to check it out.

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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Google's Project Jacquard to make smart fabric for smart clothing, Levi's first official partner

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco, called Project Jacquard.

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Tor connections to hidden services could be easy to de-anonymize

It's safer to access Internet websites over Tor than hidden services, researchers said.

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Valve accidentally tips Steam Summer Sale start date on Russia's Facebook equivalent

Ready your wallets. Fix bayonets. We're going once more unto the breach in search of cheap games.

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

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How Google took a page from Apple to secure Android Pay

Android Pay is incredibly similar to Apple Pay, and not just the name.

How to view recent webpages when you're offline

Need to see that New York Times article again, but you just lost your Internet connection? If you've got Chrome or Firefox you can still get to it.