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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.

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Uber slashes prices in 48 cities to brighten the winter blues

It's going to get cheaper to take an Uber ride in 48 cities across the U.S. this winter, and that's a good thing for both customers and drivers, Uber says.

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Windows 10's new Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

You know what Windows 10 needs? More Cortana. It's already reportedly coming to your taskbar, and now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital personal assistant in your address bar too.

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Samsung's ludicrously fast PCIe SSD uses almost no power in standby mode

Samsung's SM951 is a whopping FOUR TIMES faster than a traditional SSD.

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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LG's new smartwatch runs webOS, not Android Wear

LG is already making Android Wear devices, but the company hopes it can also make a few webOS wearables as well.

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These stylish headphones hide a secret: They're a discrete mobile theater with video

The final prototype of the Avegant Glyph is at CES. This mobile theater looks like a pair of headphones that fit over your eyes Geordi LaForge style.

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Palm lives! TCL to revive the classic brand

Palm is coming back to life after China-based TCL purchased the brand name from HP.

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Attention audiophiles: Neil Young's high fidelity Pono Player hits stores Monday

It's finally here audio fans: Neil Young's fancy high-resolution audio player the Pono is landing on store shelves.

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Razer's new Nabu X smartband ditches the original Nabu's screen--and half its price

Razer's Nabu smartband is getting a younger sibling at half the price. The OLED-less Nabu X goes on sale in February for $50.

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Android Auto and CarPlay are coming to Volkswagen cars later this year

Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.

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Netflix users worry about potential VPN ban

Netflix doesn't do much to stop people from accessing Netflix over a virtual private network, but that may soon change.

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Withings introduces $150 Activité Pop, a smartwatch with analog style

If you want to look good while tracking your steps, the new Activité Pop may be the smartwatch for you.

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8 easy digital resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2015

Forget going to the gym. Getting your digital life in order is just as important--and far, far easier.