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Google reveals Athena, a Material Design-inspired revamp of Chrome OS

All we have is a single screenshot, but it raises some big questions.

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Dude, you're getting a Dell, with Bitcoin

Dell's the latest big-name seller to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon.

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Microsoft lays off 18,000, including half of Nokia, in largest-ever job cuts

Half of the recently acquired Nokia employees are being let go.

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Chromebooks beyond the cloud: Everything Chromebooks can do offline

From productivity to playtime, offline Chromebooks aren't the useless hunks of plastic that they used to be.

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Amazon testing Netflix-style $9.99 'Kindle Unlimited' subscription for ebooks

But remember: All-you-can-eat subscriptions are only appetizing if there's delicious stuff in the buffet.

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Bring back the classic Gmail experience with Old Compose

This superb extension ditches the contentious floating windows of today's Gmail and brings back the Gmail experience you've used for years.

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Listen to the Comcast customer service call from hell

You didn't think you'd be able to cancel your Comcast subscription that easily, did you?

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Leaked screenshots reveal massive Material Design overhaul for Play Store

But will the focus on big, beautiful images come at the expense of user experience?

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Don't panic! The end of mainstream support doesn't mean the end of Windows 7

Windows 7 still has years of life ahead before it follows Windows XP into the graveyard.

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'We help people get stuff done': New Microsoft CEO dumps device and services focus, embraces productivity

Well, that didn't last long. In a long letter to employees, Microsoft CEO downplays Steve Ballmer's devices and services focus and names productivity as the company's core.

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Microsoft gives away nearly 300 free, tip-packed ebooks and resource guides

The tips and tricks in this absolutely gratis treasure trove can help you master Windows 7, Windows 8, Office, Sharepoint, and more.

Former Mozilla CEO would've transformed Firefox into a pro-privacy anti-Chrome

Short-lived Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich says Firefox's key to success lies in differentiation, starting with Google's gobbling of your personal info.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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Lose days of your life to these 13 deep and meaty PC games

These majestic games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.