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Three essential tools for solving the worst Wi-Fi headaches

Wi-Fi is great, except when it's not. Here are three tools that will make your wireless life easier.

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Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

Texas-based TrackingPoint is now accepting Bitcoin for weapons purchases. It's not the first time you could buy guns with Bitcoin, but it might be the first time you could do it legally.

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Minecraft creator cancels Oculus Rift port talks after Facebook buy

The creator of Minecraft says any hope of bringing the popular world-building game to the Oculus Rift is out now that Facebook bought Oculus VR.

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How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.

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How to use Tumblr's new two-factor authentication

Tumblr joins a large number of online services that are making it harder for hackers to break into your account thanks to two-factor authentication.

on techhive.com

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Basecamp falls to blackmail-fueled denial of service attack

Your data is safe - you just can't access it.

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Hands-on: Link Bubble rethinks in-app Android links to save you serious time

A new Android app borrows Facebook's Chat Heads idea and puts it to good use to save you time.

on greenbot.com

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How to quickly convert old Google Drive Sheets to the new format for offline editing

The new Google Sheets is rolling out to all, but to use its biggest feature you're going to need files created by the new web app.

New Google Sheets with offline editing rolling out to all

The offline editing version of Google Sheets that first appeared in December is now rolling out to all Google Drive users.

Microsoft tweaks privacy policies after email spying backlash

To track down a Windows 8 leaker Microsoft peeked inside a blogger's email account. Now the company says it wants to make it harder to do that again.

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Skype for Android update promises aggressive battery life savings

Skype just released a new version of its Android app that promises to make it easy to keep Skype running without taxing your battery.

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Move over Morpheus: Microsoft reportedly developing Xbox VR headset

The battle for fooling your eyeballs continues.

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5 tips to make Windows 8's Metro UI more practical and less irritating

The desktop may be the UI of choice for most Windows users, but what do you do when the modern UI makes more sense?

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How to use the new, productivity-boosting Google Docs and Sheets add-ons

Google recently added a new add-ons store to Docs and Sheets. Here's how to install third-party apps in your account.

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Popcorn Time returns under new management

Popcorn Time, the "Netflix for pirates," is back after the original team gave up on the project, presumably due to legal pressures.