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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.

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Corsair's Flash Voyager GTX is basically a full SSD disguised as a pocketable flash drive

Corsair's Flash Voyager GTX flash drive may fit in your pocket, but it's packed with big-time storage and blazing-fast transfer speeds.

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Why the biggest problem with Steam Machines are the Steam Machines themselves

Valve's vision for PC gaming in the living room is inspiring indeed, but faith alone won't will make Steam Machines a success.

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Free game alert: The PC version of Battlefield 3 is 'On the House' for one week

Yes, that's free as in beer, but you need to download it through EA's Origin gaming service.

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Asus' audacious PadFone X phone/tablet hybrid priced at $199 subsidized, preorders open June 6

Asus' PadFone line is finally coming to U.S. shores, and AT&T's opening pre-orders on June 6.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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How to change your eBay password

Attention eBay customers: The auction site was hacked, and hacked hard. Here's how to change your eBay password, which you should do RIGHT NOW.

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Why Microsoft couldn't fully realize its Surface vision until Surface Pro 3

For the first time in the Windows 8 era, all the pieces are finally in place to build a Surface tablet to match Microsoft's overarching vision.

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Surface Pro 3 by the numbers: a deep dive into configuration details

Here are all the Surface Pro 3 hardware specs you need to know, including configuration and price options.

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Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 embraces the Surface line's Ultrabook-esque roots more than ever before.

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Verizon activates 'XLTE' network in 260 cities to turbocharge 4G speeds

Don't let the name fool you: XLTE isn't new technology, but the marketing term hides some very tangible real-world benefits.