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Antivirus is dead, says maker of Norton Antivirus

...but that's not quite true.

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Free game alert: Dead Space is 'On the House' on Origin, but act fast

EA's giving away its classic space horror game Dead Space for free to kick off Origin's new 'On the House' initiative.

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Microsoft's Reading List, Movie Moments apps hit Windows Phone 8.1, fit right in

Reading List and Movie Moments are both great fits for Windows Phone and add to Microsoft's 'One Windows' vision.

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Google Drive presentations gain Chromecast support

Forget the living room: Google's cheap wonder-dongle now fits into school rooms and offices, too.

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Ask Cortana anything: Sassy answers to 59 burning questions

If nothing else, the digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 proves she’s more fun than Siri and Google Now put together.

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Canonical's audacious Ubuntu for Android project isn't quite dead, but it is in limbo

The audacious 'One device to rule them all' project may be headed for the bush leagues, supplanted by Canonical's own Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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16 powerful browser extensions that bend the web to your will

The so-called "Open Web" is full of artificial limitations. These extensions blow them away.

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Watch out Google Hangouts: Skype rolls out free group video calling

Talking to a bunch of your buds just got a whole lot less costly for Skype users.

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The phone is the key to everything: Microsoft now owns Nokia's device business

Nokia's phones are now Microsoft's phones as the push towards Windows Everywhere continues

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With this phone, I thee wed: How the Nokia-Microsoft union changes everything

Nokia's devices are Microsoft's now. But Nokia brings a lot more to the union, including design and app smarts that Microsoft dearly needs.

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Lost Andy Warhol art recovered from 1980's Amiga floppy disks

And it all started with a YouTube video.

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Meet Project Naptha, an amazing Chrome extension for modifying text in web images

Project Naptha makes fiddling with text in web pictures as easy as fiddling with text in Word docs.

You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

A horde of @aol.com email zombies have risen, and they're hungry for SPAAAAAAAAM.

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It's official: Nokia's phone business will become Microsoft's on April 25

After a long wait and regulatory delays, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business will close on Friday, April 25.

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How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps

The Windows 8.1 update made Microsoft's Metro vision much more PC-friendly, but the newly universal desktop taskbar can block the UI in Metro apps. Here's how to make it stop.