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Samsung teams with Oculus for Gear VR, a wire-free mobile VR headset (with a catch)

Now you can walk in other worlds when you're walking through the real world... if you have a Galaxy Note 4.

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Asus outs svelte, aluminum Zenbook UX305 and the EeeBook, a $199 Chromebook killer

The two new laptops unveiled at Asus' IFA event couldn't be more different.

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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What Verizon exclusive? HTC's Windows Phone-powered One M8 is coming to AT&T and T-Mobile

Turns out the Verizon exclusive for the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 isn't so exclusive after all.

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USB Condom promises to protect your dongle from infected ports

The cutely named device is designed to protect against juice-jacking.

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15 simple, secret Windows tips and tricks designed to save you time

These small, yet obscure Windows tips and tricks can make a big difference in your workflow—and save you tons of time in the process.

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Amazon's $970 million buy gives Twitch the best of both worlds: Money and freedom

Amazon offers Twitch major league resources AND continued independence -- a combination that likely wouldn't have been possible if the video streaming site was bought by YouTube.

Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7

After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon. Unless Microsoft, as widely anticipated, announces Windows 9.

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Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

A Windows 9 technical preview will likely be available to give developers and enthusiasts a chance to try out the operating system's new pro-desktop features.

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Uber launches API to enable seamless ride hailing from within any app

The new Uber API takes the ride-sharing service one step closer to the ubiquity it's striving to achieve.

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

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The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

Hacked planes. Unstoppable, utterly malicious flash drives. Hotel automation gone crazy. These are the 10 most terrifying security stories out of the premier hacker and security conferences in Las Vegas.