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Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Sony says The Interview will still be released, but not necessarily on Crackle

The studio says it didn't crack under pressure from hackers, and says it's exploring alternatives to a theatrical release.

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Snapchat cracks down on Windows Phone imitator apps

Snapchat doesn't offer an official Windows Phone app yet, but it's asked Microsoft to remove the unofficial ones, some of which have proved risky to users.

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Google+ Photo app helps shaky, washed-out video with Auto Enhance

Google extends its one-click enhancement features to video, adding a little more incentive to store your memories in the cloud.

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Helpdesk Skills: Not sounding phony on the phone

Over-scripting customer service calls can turn them into something a support session should never be: robotic. Here's how to keep the humanity in support calls.

Use third-party ink at your own risk

You may think you're saving money on ink by buying third-party supplies, but expect some hassles.

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Here's a wearable for couch potatoes: KipstR pauses or records TV for snoozers

Aw, you fell sleep watching your favorite program? Virgin Media's KipstR checks one more first-world problem off the list.

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Jawbone and Big Ass Fans harness the Internet of Things to give a better night's sleep

Jawbone fitness trackers to exchange data with Big Ass Fans' smart ceiling fans.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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Eliminate travel frustrations with these free Android apps

Whatever your itinerary, these resources can save time, money, and maybe even your sanity.

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Chromebooks rising, SteamOS stalling, Linux's civil war: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of the year

The anything-but-Windows PC ecosystem is vast, and it saw some tremendous upheaval in 2014—some good, some bad.

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Microsoft’s close call, 2014: The 10 wins and 9 fails of a company racing to transform itself

Microsoft barely made it through 2014 on the positive side, as the company absorbed Nokia's phones and Mojang's Minecraft, introduced Cortana, and put out fires in Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Relive the saga with us here.

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10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music

Disney movies, music videos, and kid-friendly programming can be easily shared right to your television with these apps.

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Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

President Obama stops talks of "cyberwar" in its tracks; North Korea denies links to Sony hacks.

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'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

Goolge experiments with bringing spoken commands and questions to Chromebooks, and Dev Channel users can take it for a spin.