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Uninstall preloaded Windows 8 apps in bulk with this program

It's easy to dump all your desktop bloatware in one fell swoop, but what about all those programs you don't need on the modern side of Windows? A new app helps you dump modern apps in bulk.

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The FCC's contentious new 'net neutrality' rules and you: What you need to know

Critics say the FCC is going to ruin the Internet with its new net neutrality proposal.

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7 Internet fakes we wish were real

Spend a little time on the Web, and you'll know better than to trust your eyes. Still, we've come across a few online pranks that we wish were more truth than fiction.

on techhive.com

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In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

The Heartbleed bug was a wake-up call for the tech world: major companies benefiting from open source projects like OpenSSL are better off paying a pittance to support their development.

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The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

We know for certain that the Start menu is coming back to Windows 8.1. But when that will happen is still a mystery that has the rumor mill working overtime.

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Watch out Nexus: Cyanogen-powered, $299 OnePlus One finally revealed in full

We already know a lot about the device, but the OnePlus One smartphone running CyanogenMod is finally here.

on greenbot.com

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Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

Google has a new advertising program that lets advertisers target you based on the apps you use, how often you use them, and the types of in-app purchases you make.

Supposedly patched router backdoor still opens wide for secret 'knock,' says researcher

A security researcher who first discovered a back door in a number of different router models says the patch meant to fix the vulnerability didn't change anything.

Two tricks to take the hassle out of managing Windows 8 Wi-Fi connections

Managing your Wi-Fi connections may not seem all that important...until it is.

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Google reportedly wants to make email encryption easier, but don't hold your breath

Email encryption is a great way to keep snoops out of your private correspondence. Too bad it's not a realistic option as a built-in feature for Gmail.

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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.