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Microsoft shakes up Windows Phone with dual-boot Android hybrids and free licenses

Smartphone buyers may soon have a choice between Android and Windows Phone...in the same device.

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

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Three practical reasons to use your browser's private mode

It's not just for dirty pictures. Incognito mode can also help you access your favorite news sites and keep upcoming surprises away from prying eyes.

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Raspberry Pi gets an audio upgrade via new sound card

Raspberry Pi fans can now get their hands on a $33 Wolfson audio card that improves the board's audio processing chops.

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Popcorn Time transforms movie torrents into Netflix

This surprisingly slick desktop program lets you stream movies via torrent as easily as you stream movies on Netflix.

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One year later, Microsoft Office's collaboration tools are still a work in progress

Office Online and the addition of mobile apps are major improvements, but clunky controls hamper attempts to work together in real time.

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Tailor Windows to your workflow with these two helpful taskbar tweaks

Managed correctly, the Windows taskbar can be the center of your PC's universe. Here's how to seize control.

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Both Satoshi Nakamotos say accused Satoshi Nakamoto isn't Bitcoin's creator

The alleged outing of Bitcoin's mysterious creator becomes even more murky.

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Hewlett-Packard quietly rolls out budget-friendly HP 8 Android tablet

The HP 8 is friendly on the wallet, but you definitely get what you pay for.

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Mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto reportedly found in California

'Satoshi Nakamoto' has allegedly gone from an assumed pseudonym to an identified senior in California.

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How to use Getty's vast collection of newly free pictures on your website

Getty just took the radical step of opening the doors to its deep image collection. Here's how to put the pictures to work on your website.

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Opera for Android adds native WebRTC video chat support

Following in the footsteps of Firefox and Chrome, Opera has jumped on board the WebRTC bandwagon.

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How to use Chrome's coming voice search feature today

The latest Chrome beta build includes voice search capabilities, but an extension can add the functionality to the stable version of Chrome today.

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GameFly experiments with movie rentals

Watch out, Netflix - the biggest game rental service around is experimenting with movies.

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Last Windows 8 mastermind, former Skype CEO leaving Microsoft, reports say

Reports say former Windows 8 co-chief Tami Reller and former Skype CEO Tony Bates are leaving Microsoft for greener pastures.