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Gmail makes it easier to unsubscribe from bulk email

It's not the most exciting feature in the world, but Gmail's new unsubscribe link will be useful for taming the amount of mail hitting your inbox.

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Windows 9: Goodbye, Charms bar, hello virtual desktops?

The Windows 9 reports keep filing in and boy oh boy does this upcoming release sound the like modern OS Windows fans have been waiting for.

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More Moto 360 details revealed: Wireless charging dock, heart rate monitor, more

Wondering what the Motorola's anticipated smartwatch is going to be like? Italian tech blogger Luca Viscardi dishes out some tasty details.

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Meet the Ironman One GPS+: Timex's quasi-smartwatch doesn't need your phone

Timex is ready to get into the smartwatch game with an effort targeted at runners. But this is no Android Wear device. It's barely even a smartwatch.

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Google Search: 5 of the most useful instant answers

Google isn't just a search engine it's also an answer machine. Here are five key queries you may find helpful on a day-to-day basis.

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Some Windows Phone 8.1 Update downloads halted by errors, missing drivers

This doesn't seem to be affecting a ton of people, but some Windows Phone users aren't going to be able to take advantage of Microsoft's recent developer preview.

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

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LG issues update to stop G Watch charging pin corrosion

Some LG G Watch owners are complaining of problems with their sweat corroding their smartwatches corroding pins. LG is trying to fix that with a new software update.

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How to use Chocolatey: A delicious Windows package manager

Get a taste of automated app installation with this sweet command-line tool.

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HP's luxury smartwatch focuses on fashion, supports both iOS and Android

Don't expect this smartwatch to be an Android Wear device, but if you're concerned about looks HP's watch will be one of your best bets.

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Mysterious Google Barge headed for the scrap heap

After teasing us for months, Google appears to have scrapped its mysterious barge technology showcases.

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10 great Rainmeter skins for productivity

This interactive desktop customizer can help you keep an eye on your inbox at a glance, easily access your favorite apps, and more. Use these cool designs as inspiration to create your own.

Netflix, AT&T hammer out interconnection deal to boost streaming video speeds

Netflix is quickly racking up interconnection deals with the major U.S. ISPs in 2014. AT&T is the latest to grab a chair at the Netflix interconnection buffet.

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Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

Pushbullet is great for quick and dirty file swapping between your Windows PC and Android, even if it doesn't give you full access to the file system like AirDroid does. You can even get notifications from your Android device in Windows, too.

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Meet Microsoft's Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1

Microsoft has announced its own Raspberry Pi look-alike, but don't expect a cheap price for this Windows flavored tiny PC.