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How to simplify Facebook's interface on the desktop

Using the Chrome extension Flatbook, you can make Facebook's desktop PC interface a lot cleaner.


More Uber deliveries may be coming from your favorite online services

Uber just announced that its UberRush delivery service is now available to any business, and can be easily integrated into an existing website or mobile app.

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More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly hacked

LeakedSource says it has a database of more than 32 million stolen Twitter credentials. Luckily, checking to see if you're affected is easy.

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Google tests Material Design makeover for Google search on the desktop

The look recently landed on Chrome OS and now Google is aiming its Material Design makeover brushes at its legendary search engine.

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UberPool guarantees you'll arrive on time or get (a small portion of) your money back

Uber will give you a $2 rebate for its carpooling service when you arrive late in an UberPool car.

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New Instagram feature for iOS makes it easier to share photos from other apps

Instagram recently added sharing extensions functionality to its iOS app. Now, you can share photos from third-party apps directly to Instagram.

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Xbox One games may come to Windows 10 PCs

A new report says Xbox One games may one day be playable on Windows 10 PCs.

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How to use Cortana and Lenovo's ReachIt to find files strewn across your digital life

Lenovo's Reachit integrates with Cortana to search your local hard drive and various online accounts.

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AT&T's 5G ambitions expand, adding Middletown, NJ to its trial sites

5G isn't ready yet, but AT&T is aggressively leading its development for the next big leap in cellular technology. Middletown, NJ will be its next city to test the new technologies 5G will need.


Gigabyte just showed an eGPU with Thunderbolt/USB-C for easier laptop external graphics

The first generation of eGPUs had proprietary connectors that limited their reach. A new crop of models with Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C could help eGPUs become a viable product.

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Now HoloLens lets you check your mail in a wall-sized mixed reality version of Outlook

Now you can check your email or make a calendar appointment without removing Microsoft's augmented reality headset.

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Valve's Steam Machines aren't gaining steam, but they inspired wonderful creations

The Steam Machine is an interesting concept, but it's not the device PC gamers are looking for.

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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu

Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.

Synaptics's low-cost USB fingerprint reader could bring Windows Hello to old PCs

Your five-year old laptop may be able to use Windows Hello relatively cheaply if Synaptics has its way.

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New Windows 10 Mobile preview brings phone notifications to your PC

It landed on Android first, but now Cortana on the latest preview build of Windows 10 Mobile can send app notifications to your computer.