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Sony recalls Vaio Flip hybrid after reports of fire and melting

After selling off its Vaio unit in February and issuing an overheating warning for the Fit 11A in April, Sony is recalling the Vaio Flip over a similar issue.

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Get tough on stubborn programs with Revo uninstaller

Sometimes you just can't get the job done with an app's built-in tools. That's when you may have to turn to a third-party uninstaller.

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Vaio brand relaunches in Japan

After Sony sold off its PC business in February, the longtime PC brand is back, but only in Japan.

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Samsung's introduces the shrunk-down (but still sensor-packed) Galaxy S5 mini

There's no U.S. date yet, but the S5 mini is rolling out in global markets to the coming weeks.

on greenbot.com

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.

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Security-focused Blackphone ships, stuffed with encryption and anonymity tools

The creators of the Blackphone are bringing an end-to-end encrypted smartphone to anyone with $629 in their wallet.

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10 critical security habits you should be doing (but aren't)

Staying safe these digital days takes more than antivirus. Here are 10 fundamental things you do to protect your PC and other devices.

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Aereo investor says 'It's over now' after devastating Supreme Court ruling

Aereo may want to fight on, but if the company does it will have to look extra for future cash infusions.

on techhive.com

The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

on greenbot.com

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I'm getting 1TB on OneDrive, now what?

Wondering what you'll do with all that OneDrive storage from Microsoft? Here are some ideas using IFTTT to help get you started.

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Updated Google Search app lets you 'OK Google' from any screen

With the new Google Search app you'll be able to search with your voice anytime your screen is on--including from the lock screen.

on greenbot.com

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Roku remote control apps hit Windows and Windows Phone

Forget about those third-party apps, Roku's official remote control solution for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone is finally here.

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Barnes & Noble plots new chapter by splitting Nook, retail store businesses

Barnes & Noble says, once again, that it's time for the company's retail shops and the Nook to split.

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Oculus buys Carbon Design, the team behind the Xbox 360 controller and original Kinect

Oculus just picked up a respected hardware design team as the company moves toward launching its first mass market VR headset.

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Starting Monday, some Sony TV owners will be able to play PS3 games without a console

Sony is expanding its PlayStation Now service on Monday to the first of several devices that will get the game streaming service in the coming months.

on techhive.com