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How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing

Here's how to take advantage of Bing's new personalization feature to get timely news and weather updates on Bing.com

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' is here as Canonical's latest LTS release. It's more about stability than new features, but still begins a new era for Ubuntu.

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

In the future, Chrome OS users may unlock their PCs just by having their smartphone nearby.

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VPN provider proves OpenVPN private keys at risk from Heartbleed bug

It was suspected that OpenVPN private keys could be at risk from Heartbleed, and now a personal VPN provider in Sweden says it has proven it.

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Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

Bing.com is getting Google Now-ish with new personalized cards on the Bing homepage.

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LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach

For almost an entire year beginning in March 2013, malicious attackers may have been harvesting customer information including credit card data, LaCie says.

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Windows 8.1 Update tip: Clean up that disk space now

Now that you're used to the new Windows 8.1 Update, it's time to clear up some space on that hard drive.

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Look at this: The first 4K laptop, Toshiba's Satellite P55t, coming soon

Yes, it's the first, and for just $1,500 or so, and you, too, can stare at a zillion gorgeous pixels. But gosh, that's a lot to cram on a 15.6-inch display.

TrueCrypt for Windows: No major flaws found in first phase of security audit

The popular open-source encryption program has "no evidence of backdoors or intentional flaws" that could be exploited for surveillance.

Three essential 'hardware' tools every PC user needs

You won't need them every day, but when you need them you really, really need them.

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Stop using that Vaio Fit hybrid! Sony warns of fire risk

Sony is getting out of the PC business soon, but there's still time for one last product glitch.

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

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Windows XP is still running thousands of websites worldwide

It's not just diehard individuals clinging to XP. More than 6,000 websites worldwide still use it, and nearly a third of those are in the United States.

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The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe

Heartbleed is a devastating bug that shatters online encryption efforts. But don't freak out! Here's how to stay safe from the horrid Heartbleed vulnerability.