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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.

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LG preps webOS 4K TVs with souped-up performance

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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Optimize your home network using these tools

Having a speedy home network is much more than just signing up for the fastest Internet. Here's how to avoid network bottlenecks and get the most from your home internet connection.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.

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Hands-on with Evolve's singleplayer mode and terrifying third monster

Evolve's about two months from release, but it still has a few surprises in store. Chief among them? A "singleplayer mode."

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Bring peace to your family gathering with a little Christmas radio on your Android phone

These free apps and podcasts can help you stream both modern and vintage Christmas radio from your phone or tablet.

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How a small business can profit from big data

Big data is no longer just a tool for big companies. Here's how to use analytical tools to take your business to the next level.

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV.The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' release as terrorist threats follow crippling cyberattacks

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault.' It's rattled theater chains enough for them to block the opening of the comedy film.

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Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

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Google may (or may not) release Android 5.1 soon, but either way the OS needs TLC

Think of the Lollipop rumors as a wish list of sorts—almost as if Android users are begging Google to fix what's wrong with Android 5.0.