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The Windows Control Panel will eventually be killed, says Microsoft

Better get used to the Settings app now, because it could completely replace Control Panel in the future.


Firefox will stop supporting plugins by end of 2016, following Chrome's lead

Chrome recently dumped plugin support, now Firefox has finalized its plans to do the same.

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iPhone 6s chips from TSMC and Samsung have similar battery life, says Apple

Some benchmark tests show weaker battery life in Samsung’s A9 chip, but Apple claims those tests are misleading and unrealistic.

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LogMeIn buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.


BlackBerry CEO may kill off BlackBerry phones if they don't make money next year

Will we see the end of BlackBerry phones before 2016 is out? Maybe, but the company could try its hand at Android handsets first.


How to add tabs to File Explorer in Windows

The Clover 3 extension adds tabs to File Explorer in Windows to make file management easier.

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U.S. will not seek legislation against encryption

The U.S. administration will not seek legislation at this point to counter the encryption of communications by many technology services and product vendors, but will work on a compromise with industry, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.

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Apple removes apps from App Store that could spy on your data traffic

Apple on Thursday removed several apps from its store that it said could pose a security risk by exposing a person's Web traffic to untrusted sources.

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New California law requires warrants for access to private communications

California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a digital privacy bill that protects people from government access to private electronic communications without a warrant.

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Many vulnerabilities in older Huawei 3G routers won't get patched

Huawei doesn't plan to patch more than a dozen models of 3G routers that have severe software vulnerabilities.


Android TV: Is Google’s other living-room platform at a dead end?

Chromecast is a great product backed by a strong vision. The same can’t be said for Google’s other streaming-video platform.

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15 times when people totally judge you for using your phone

Checking your phone in a movie theater? We see you, and we do not approve.


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10 enthralling visions for the future of computing

They're coming, sooner or later, into our computing future: Virtual and augmented reality, gesture and facial recognition, holograms and more. Look forward with us to the best things in store, sooner or later.

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The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

Virtual reality is a bold new frontier, and a lot of big-name players want a slice of the pie.


Netflix prices creep up again

Developing original TV programming like ‘House of Cards’ costs big bucks, and the streaming giant wants its customers to help with the financing.