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Neato Robotics’ new Botvac Connected robot vacuum sports lasers and Wi-Fi

Lasers map the area to be cleaned, while Wi-Fi connectivity lets users control the robot from anywhere using a smartphone.

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Wikipedia bans 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

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Your brand new phone could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

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Samsung's circular Gear S2 smartwatches run Tizen

Samsung showed off its latest foray into the smartwatch market today, announcing the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic--smartwatches with circular screens that run its Tizen software platform.

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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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Sick of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

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How to use OneNote to share notebooks, lists and more

Now that all Windows users have Microsoft accounts, sharing notes with family and colleagues is easy to set up.

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How to liquid-cool your graphics card in 20 minutes

Closed-loop liquid cooling can be yours for cheap, but read this first to make sure you and your GPU are up for it.

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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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Western Digital My Cloud update adds phone backup, shared albums with friends

Western Digital has updated the My Cloud OS that its backup devices use, and bumped up the capabilities of its My Cloud Mirror NAS drives, too.

Help your GPU beat the heat by easily liquid cooling your GPU

You don't have to Mario to liquid cool your GPU. This week on Hardcore Hardware, we show you how cool off that hot card

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Supporting Linux wasn't 'worthwhile,' says creator of one of 2015's best PC games

On the plus side, Obsidian says actually creating a Linux port of Pillars of Eternity wasn't difficult.

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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas. Kids at a local event in the Texas capital said the car looked like "the future."

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Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents, U.S. ITC rules

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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Google life sciences group to wage war on diabetes

Google may still be working on a name for its recently spun off life sciences group, but the division already has a foe: diabetes.