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Powerline Ethernet adapter roundup

The essential guide to powerline Ethernet adapters (including

Powerline Ethernet adapters that use your home's electrical wiring are great supplements to Wi-Fi networks. We sort through the standards, HomePlug and, and review 12 models.

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Yahoo mulls sale of core Internet business

Yahoo's board may be considering this week the sale of its core Internet business, after an activist investor demanded that the company explore the sale of its core search and display advertising businesses.

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Toy maker VTech says breach hit 6.4 million kids' accounts

Educational toy maker VTech said Wednesday that 11.6 million accounts were affected by a mid-November cyberattack, including those of 6.4 million kids

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DARPA eyes faster design of military chips

The U.S. military's research division has kicked off a project to accelerate its design of custom chips, so the latest semiconductor technologies can be used more quickly in defense applications.

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YouTube enters Apple’s top-grossing app charts on the back of its subscription offering

Red offering is off to a pretty solid start, judging by the app’s entry into the Apple App Stores' top-grossing app charts.


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Yes, you can stream games from the Xbox One to the Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens program manager shows that streaming the latest Halo game from the Xbox One works just fine, but it's not quite the immersive experience you might have hoped for.

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Adobe isn't killing Flash, just changing the name of the tool that makes it

Adobe is changing the name of Flash Professional to Animate CC to remind you that it supports modern formats too.

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Zuckerberg to give away 99% of his fortune, or about $45 billion, to new charity

The Zuckerberg Chan Initiative will focus on personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.


HP exits low-cost tablet market in product shakeup

HP is scrapping its low-end tablet lineup to focus on detachables, hybrids and business tablets.

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Free game alert: BioWare's Jade Empire is the latest Origin On the House freebie

It's not nearly as popular as Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, or Dragon Age. But for free? Great deal.

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Cortana now gets business data from Microsoft's Power BI service

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company's business intelligence and analytics software.

Google's killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04, and Debian 7

Google's killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux machines, but don't worry: You have options.

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Lenovo's new ThinkPads include a 2-in-1 Yoga designed for digital ink masters

Lenovo has three new workstations coming in 2016 including a new Yoga aimed at sketchy types.

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Microsoft launches a contest: Give us your great HoloLens app idea, and we'll build it

Microsoft wowed tech enthusiasts with its HoloLens augmented reality headset, and now it's looking for software to run the hardware. The winner of the contest, which runs through early January, will be able to interact with Microsoft developers as they turn the idea into an app.

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AMD's beta drivers help with Just Cause 3 PC performance issues, says Square Enix

Nvidia users, look for the new driver update released this morning and then cross your fingers until they go numb.