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Google adds pop-up website bios to search results

A new feature dishes out details about major sites before you follow that link.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to hold live chat on Thursday

Hopefully this Twitter-tinged session is more illuminating than Snowden's first Q&A session.

Metro apps infiltrate the desktop in leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 images

Images from a prolific Windows leaker show Metro apps pinned to the desktop taskbar.

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How to create and manage multiple user profiles in Chrome

If your house's PC has several users, creating user profiles in Chrome can make for hassle-free personalized browsing.

Three-year, 27,000 drive study reveals the most reliable hard drive makers

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? Backblaze's vast server farms may hold the answer.

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MOG dies so that Beats Music may live

The streaming music service backed by industry insiders like Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor is finally here.

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Ouch: HP brings Windows 7 'back by popular demand'

What's old is new again on a handful of HP desktops and laptops.

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Teach your laptop to treat a secondary monitor as the primary display

Bigger screens make for better browsing, but programs open on your primary display by default. Here's how to teach your laptop to open programs on an external monitor

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Code suggests more fitness tracking features headed to Android

Code for an unannounced Android Fitness API suggests that Google is looking to jump on the activity-tracking trend sweeping tech.

Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.

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Spotify dumps monthly listening limits for freeloaders everywhere

Everyone, everywhere can listening to as many free tunes as they want with Spotify, if they do it through the web client.

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Forget badBios, NSA turns to pirate radio to target air gapped computers

It sounds like the plot of a summer blockbuster, but the New York Times reports that the National Security Agency can actively nab data and install malware on non-networked computers.

How to easily swap files between your PC and Android device with AirDroid

No wires, no headache: Every Android owner should check out AirDroid.

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Latest Chrome build brings all of Chrome OS to Windows 8

The latest version of Chrome is a Trojan horse for Chrome OS.