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5 things we think we know about Amazon's 3D smartphone

After years of rumors, Amazon finally looks set to launch its first smartphone that includes a futuristic 3D display.

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Touchable Office suite headed to Android before Windows 8, report says

Windows 8 users, it seems, have a long wait ahead of them before they'll see a Metro version of Office.

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How to tweak File Explorer and customize your Windows experience

Windows offers a ton of options to get the built-in File Explorer to behave exactly how you'd like.

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Moto X-like hands-free mode coming to all Android phones, says report

Google's hotword detection is a great feature, but the stock version built into Android is limited. That may be about to change says a new report.

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So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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A beginner's guide to BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool

Now that TrueCrypt is seemingly gone, here's how to get started with BitLocker, the encryption tool Microsoft built right into many versions of Windows.

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AT&T releases rugged, shock-resistant Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Forget the leaks, the real deal is finally here at AT&T. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is now available for purchase.

on greenbot.com

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Soon you'll be able to pay your Dish TV bill with Bitcoin

Because that's what everyone has been asking for, right?

on techhive.com

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Google shows off Android Wear integration for Nest, Google Calendar, more

Tired of waiting for Android Wear devices to hit store shelves? Us too. Check out these notification images in the meantime.

on greenbot.com

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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

Google starts blocking browser extensions found outside Chrome's Web Store

After warning Chrome users in November, Google has begun blocking non-Chrome Web Store extensions from being installed on Chrome for Windows.

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3 time-saving Chrome extensions that maximize your Google search efficiency

Even master searchers can benefit from these search tools for Chrome.

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Cookies open Wordpress accounts to easy hijacking

If you use WordPress.com, don't log in to your account over an open Wi-Fi connection. You might regret it.

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Spoiler Alert: LG spills all the beans for G3 ahead of launch

We all know the G3 is debuting on Tuesday, but now we pretty much know exactly what to expect.

on greenbot.com

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Quad-core, $100 HP 7 Plus joins HP's growing army of budget Android tablets

You've seen the $169 Slate 7 and the $89 Intel-based Mesquite. Now meet the $100 7 Plus.

on greenbot.com