Ian Paulian@ianpaul.net, PCWorld

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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Wavelength wants to make sharing digital movies as easy as sharing physical DVDs

Wavelength relies on a loophole in UltraViolet's terms to let you legally share your digital movies with others.

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Google beefs up Translate app with Word Lens integration, better conversation mode

The new Google Translate app is rolling out now with Word Lens features and an improved real-time conversation mode that could rival Skype Translator.

The one way to upload folders to OneDrive in-browser

If you'd rather not copy entire folders to the cloud using OneDrive integration on the desktop, be warned: Browser support is a bit hit and miss.

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Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app lands on iOS

Google's always handy Chrome Remote Desktop app is now available on iOS.

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Macmillan titles come to Oyster and Scribd's e-book subscription services

More than 1,000 titles from Macmillan and its imprints are coming to Oyster and Scribd on Tuesday.

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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.

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Uber slashes prices in 48 cities to brighten the winter blues

It's going to get cheaper to take an Uber ride in 48 cities across the U.S. this winter, and that's a good thing for both customers and drivers, Uber says.

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Windows 10's new Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

You know what Windows 10 needs? More Cortana. It's already reportedly coming to your taskbar, and now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital personal assistant in your address bar too.

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Samsung's ludicrously fast PCIe SSD uses almost no power in standby mode

Samsung's SM951 is a whopping FOUR TIMES faster than a traditional SSD.

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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LG's new smartwatch runs webOS, not Android Wear

LG is already making Android Wear devices, but the company hopes it can also make a few webOS wearables as well.

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These stylish headphones hide a secret: They're a discrete mobile theater with video

The final prototype of the Avegant Glyph is at CES. This mobile theater looks like a pair of headphones that fit over your eyes Geordi LaForge style.

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Palm lives! TCL to revive the classic brand

Palm is coming back to life after China-based TCL purchased the brand name from HP.