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Microsoft is killing Project Spark, its ambitious cross-platform creation game

Microsoft's Project Spark is dead, not just resting.


Acer and Starbreeze will team up to create the ultra-immersive StarVR headset

Acer wants a piece of the virtual reality scene and Starbreeze seems like the perfect partner.

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Nearly 100 classic NFL games headed to YouTube

The NFL and YouTube have a new agreement that brings classic NFL games in full to Google's video site, as well as more NFL content in Google search.

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Windows 10 phones gaining support for fingerprint readers this summer

When the next version of Windows 10 Mobile rolls out this summer it will add fingerprint sensing capabilities to Windows Hello.

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How to bring picture-in-picture mode to YouTube on your PC

A handy Chrome extension lets you continue watching a video while checking out the rest of YouTube within the same tab.

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Latest Windows 10 Insider preview build's small touches add up to a major update

Preview build 14342 is out for Insider users on the fast ring for Windows 10 for PCs. The new build adds desktop notifications for Edge, improved dark theme support, and more.

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Microsoft's killing Windows 10's controversial Wi-Fi Sense password sharing feature

Wi-Fi Sense is gone from the latest Windows 10 Insider build and will probably disappear from your Windows 10 machines this summer.


Attack of the bots! 10 AI helpers you can try today

With everyone from Microsoft to Facebook to Slack singing the praises of bots, it's time you see what all the fuss is about.

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R.I.P. VGA: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 dumps analog support, following Intel and AMD's lead

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 says goodbye to VGA support by ditching DVI-I connections.

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Facebook denies hiding conservative news posts

Facebook says it does not suppress conservative news sources or topics in the face of accusations to the contrary.


How to zoom ahead in YouTube videos with a single key press

Two Chrome extensions give you video player controls for online video sites such as Netflix and YouTube.

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Windows Continuum: What happened when I used a Windows 10 phone as my PC

I went all in on Windows Continuum: One week. One Windows phone and a few peripherals. No PC (gulp), and plenty to do. Here's what happened.


Opera's launched an iOS app to expand its free, unlimited, ad-blocking VPN

After baking the SurfEasy VPN service into the Opera browser beta, the company is going mobile with a free VPN for iPhone and iPad. "We help people to break down the barriers of the web,” said SurfEasy's president.

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You heard it here first: Google will highlight hometown media with Local Source tag

When a local story goes national, a "Local Source" label in Google News will give hometown journalists a chance to shine next to national news juggernauts.


How to keep your PC programs up-to-date with FileHippo App Manager

FileHippo App Manager is a simple utility that tells you when a program needs to be updated.