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All-touch BlackBerry Leap launches with $275 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor.

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iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Victims are lured through text messages to a fake iCloud login page

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Cutting the final cord: How wireless power and wireless charging works

We routinely stream music and video through the air without wires. We’ll soon be able to do the same with electricity.

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Meet Vulkan, the powerful, platform-agnostic gaming tech taking aim at DirectX 12

Vulkan, the built-from-scratch OpenGL successor, aims to give game developers far more control over PC hardware, unlocking new levels of performance. Think of it as an open-standard counterpart to Microsoft's Windows-only DirectX 12.

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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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Why computers still struggle to tell the time

As more industries demand sub-second accuracy, computers struggle to maintain precise time. Why? It's complicated.

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

The vulnerabilities affect eight router models, the company said.

AMD's Mantle 1.0 is dead; long live DirectX

AMD said it won't release a public software development kit for its graphics API as DirectX12 and the next-gen OpenGL releases approach.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Bill Gates is the world's richest man, yet again

Forbes magazine ranks Gates the world's richest man again for 2015, although the list now includes executives from Uber and Snapchat.

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In 2016, Nissan promises cars that can drive themselves in traffic jams

No more stop and go, at least if you buy a Nissan. The company's first self-driving cars will come out next year, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said.

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Tinder's paid version charges older people more

Tinder Premium will also remove yet-to-launch ads. But the service will also charge more for, well, more mature users.

How fast are Intel's new Atom X5 and X7 chips? This fast! (video)

Inte's new Atom X5 and X7 has enough graphics performance to chew through RealRacing 3 with ease.

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IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

The latest fruits of its partnership with Apple target finance, retail, and airline industries.

Your next Android phone may come with Waze preinstalled

Offering Waze as a default installation gives Google an easy way to gain wide exposure for its social traffic application.

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Report: Microsoft's Spartan browser due in next Windows 10 preview

It sounds like you'll be able to play with the new Microsoft Spartan browser sooner rather than later.