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Instagram updates private photo messaging to be more like Snapchat

Instagram Direct, the app's private messaging feature, now lets users reply back and forth using photos.

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Google reveals playful new logo in major redesign

The new, built-from-scratch typeface is designed to scale better across multiple screen sizes and platforms.

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Windows 10 usage off to a fast start, Edge not so much

Microsoft’s new operating system has a stronger launch than Windows 7, but Edge usage is trending in the wrong direction.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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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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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic—yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

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Google Maps update gives navigation screen a travel-friendly makeover

Version 9.14 gives you more details about your planned route and makes it easier to change up where the navigation will take you.

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Nest thermostat retooled with a bigger display, furnace monitoring

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services, while Netflix makes excuses.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an "industry first," but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

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15 quirky, fun indie PC games that blew us away at PAX

Some of the best and brightest indie gaming gems were on display at PAX 2015.

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Steam's selling all four Mad Max movies alongside new Mad Max game

Avalanche's new game isn't the only Mad Max title coming to Steam today: All four movies did, too.

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Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

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PayPal launches PayPal.me, a person-to-person payment service

Want to send money to a friend in Canada or Sweden without leaving home? PayPal.me is your answer.