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FBI calls for new wiretap law covering social media

Terrorist recruiters are increasingly turning to social networking tools to gain new converts.

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Prototype of HP's futuristic 'Machine' coming next year

The prototype will use DRAM, however, not the memristors HP originally envisioned.

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Synaptics thinks we want a touchpad on our spacebar

Synaptics said that the SmartBar is now available for purchase, and companies like Thermaltake are shipping keyboards based upon it.

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Denon adds a sound-bar and subwoofer to its HEOS wireless multi-room audio lineup

New speakers from add a home-theater zone to HEOS networks.

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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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Jay Z tries to grow Tidal with a desktop app

Students can also get a discount on the paid music streaming service.

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Chipmakers giving home networks a gigabit boost

Broadcom, Marvell and Qualcomm are working on new chipsets.

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Origin EON15-X review: You'll find a desktop CPU in this laptop, and that's a good thing

If you can't get your portable computing on with anything less than 4GHz, Origin PC has the answer: a laptop with a Devil's Canyon chip inside of it.

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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Quanta's Compute Plug is a Windows 10 PC in a wall wart

Small-form-factor PCs like the Quanta Compute Plug and the Foxconn Kangaroo have an 'anything goes' air about them, as we wait for Windows 10.

AMD's HDMI-compatible FreeSync display teases buttery-smooth gaming for the masses

Variable refresh rate technology has so far been limited to high-end monitors with DisplayPort connections, but at Computex, AMD revealed a FreeSync monitor running over HDMI.

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New touch-to-search feature brings rapid search to Chrome for Android

You can now quickly tap into Google's search prowess for individual words and phrases.

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Apple TV will serve as hub for remotely controlling HomeKit devices

Siri can be used to issue many commands, but unlocking doors isn't one of them

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Google Maps now shows real-time transit updates in three U.S. cities, more on the way

The transit options are also rearranged to call out recommended routes based on your location.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service will be an Apple exclusive at launch

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.