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Pure URL simplifies web addresses for safer surfing

The Pure URL extension for Chrome and Firefox makes web addresses that appear in your browser easier to read and less of a potential security risk.

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Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

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Flaws found in thermostats underscore smart device security risks, Cisco says

Cisco warned on Monday of serious flaws it found in an Internet-connected thermostat control, which it said are typical among products of vendors who aren't well-versed in network security.

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How to properly clean and sanitize your smartphone

Your phone goes everywhere with you. Do you have any idea how many germs are crawling all over that thing?

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8 ways to tame your data-hogging Android phone

Keep wireless overage charges at bay by mastering Android's robust cellular data tools and tweaking data-hogging streaming apps.

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How CPUs work: A closer look at exterior processor design

It's what's inside that counts, but the exterior design of computer processors is pretty important, too.

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QNAP TAS-268 review: Can this Android-powered NAS box rival a Roku?

Qnap delivers a streaming box on steroids. But it's not the easiest device to set up, and it's light on apps for tasks other than media streaming.

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Facebook faces restrictions in France on data transfer to US, tracking of users

The French data protection authority has ordered Facebook to stop some transfers of personal data of its users to the U.S. and to change the way it handles the data of users and non-users visiting its website.

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It's official: Intel shuts down the cheap overclocking party by closing Skylake loophole

Say goodbye to that overclocking loophole in "non-K" Skylake CPUs. An update from Intel will shut it down, ending the cheap overclocking party.

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Firewatch review: Lots of smoke, but no spark

Firewatch is full of excellent dialogue, breathtaking moments, and stunning vistas, but ultimately amounts to nothing much at all.

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Bing Predicts begins March Madness early with NCAA tourney invitation predictions

Microsoft's new site uses its Bing Predicts methodology to predict whether a given university will be invited to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

Instagram has officially made it easier to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log in every time.

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PSA: Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you perform an account security checkup

Just as it did last year, Google will throw some more server space your way as part of Safer Internet Day.

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Doze Mode and App Permissions are also headed to Android Wear with Marshmallow update

Motorola revealed these and other details in an announcement about the newest software for the second-generation Moto 360.

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The Surface Pro shares the Denver Broncos' moment of triumph at Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.