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Expedia to begin accepting Bitcoin for hotel reservations

Bitcoin's march towards the mainstream continues.

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6 E3 'Day Zero' revelations guaranteed to make PC gamers smile

A deluge of computer-focused announcements at E3 promise that PC gaming will enjoy more of the limelight than ever before.

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New Doom game inbound: Check out the dark and scary first trailer

Doom is being rebooted, and its hellish first trailer will have your trigger finger itching for a BFG.

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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'Designed by Razer' brings Razer's enthusiast aesthetic to top PC cases

Razer's teaming up with top case manufacturers to release enthusiast-ready PC cases clad in Razer's trademark aggressive design.

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Sony's cute little PlayStation TV microconsole is coming to the U.S. for $99

It may be called PlayStation TV, but this itty-bitty console is all about playing games.

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23 PC gaming gems hidden among the consoles at E3 2014

There were a ton of PC games on display at E3 2014's press day, if you realized that the "exclusive" in "Xbox exclusive" or "PlayStation exclusive" doesn't apply to PC games.

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Meet Alienware's Alpha console, a Steam Machine without SteamOS (for now)

Even though Valve's SteamOS has been delayed, Alienware's Steam Machine hasn't. Here's all the details about Alienware's $550 Alpha console.

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Gaming gear onslaught: 6 major pre-E3 hardware announcements

E3 hasn't even started and big gaming hardware news is already flowing.

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HP's keyboard with integrated Leap Motion gesture controls to start selling separately

Previously sold only with select HP computers, the company's Leap Motion keyboard will be available to buy as a standalone keyboard later this June.

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

If your gaming rig and home network are up to snuff, you can stream Steam games to another PC (including Macs and Linux machines) or Windows tablet and play in other parts of your abode. Here's how to set it up.

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Free game alert: Sniper Elite V2 free on Steam for one day

If you act fast, this WWII sniping game can be yours for the low, low cost of nothing.

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Meet the future of computing: 10 killer hardware advancements from Computex 2014

From new chips to super-fast storage and amazing connectivity improvements, the future of computing was unveiled at Computex.

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The Asus RT-AC3200 router: 6 antennas, 802.11ac speed, and loads of Wi-Fi boosting tech

Asus says the RT-AC3200 is the world's fastest consumer router.