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AMD preannounces lower revenue due to poor demand for its APUs

Fewer customers than expected have bought AMD's APUs (combining a CPU and a graphics chip), forcing AMD to rely on sales of lower-margin products to survive.

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Instagram bumps up photo resolution to 1080 pixels

Photos had been limited to 640 pixels since the company's launch in 2010

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Microsoft's new Tossup app tries to simplify getting friends together

The new Tossup app from Microsoft Garage is designed to make it easy to poll your friends.

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Microsoft renames Xbox Music Groove Music, drops Xbox branding from video store

Xbox Music doesn't require an Xbox. Obvious, right? The renaming may help, but the service could also use a lot more subscribers.

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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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Google self-driving cars had two accidents in June, both caused by non-Google humans

In both incidents, a self-driving test car was rear-ended at a stop light. No injuries occurred.

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Microsoft offers researchers $500K to work on HoloLens

A new program will set up five qualified teams with a grant and a pair of HoloLens development kits.

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Bing Maps preview offers new, more useful card motif

A unique "Along Your Route" feature in the new Bing Maps tracks points of interest along your commute or road trip, and there's a whole wealth of information that's now at your fingertips.

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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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Linux Mint 17.2 launches with big Cinnamon and MATE desktop improvements

While Ubuntu's looking ahead to the future, Linux Mint's focused on making the traditional desktop experience better than ever.

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BlackBerry Venice: Android's looking even more likely

An unconfirmed image of BlackBerry’s next smartphone shows a full suite of Google apps.

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Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload.

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Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming this week

You can get Intel's PC dongle with Windows, but if you prefer open source, the Ubuntu version is coming soon.

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With Windows 10 RTM looming, Microsoft posts version comparison

Microsoft may be on the cusp of handing a finished version of Windows 10 to PC makers, just a few weeks ahead of the operating system’s official launch.

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LG's ultra-thin touchscreen panels will enable lighter, thinner notebooks

LG's AIT panels are coming to a notebook near you.