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Office Web Apps cuts through clutter with a new look and helpful feature-finder tool

"Tell Me" is kind of like Clippy, but actually useful.

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Chrome exploit can secretly listen to oblivious users

A Web developer has detailed how Chrome's speech recognition feature can be exploited to keep listening in on your conversations.

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Intel's itty-bitty NUC mini PC fattens up for full-sized storage options

The latest Next Unit of Computing is still tiny, it's just not as tiny as it was before.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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Verizon Edge trade-in plan now lets you swap phones every month (with a catch)

Verizon tweaked the trade-in timing of its Edge plan, but the cost is still sky-high.

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HP Chromebook 11 with 4G LTE pops up at Best Buy

It's unclear when this Chromebook will be more widely available, but expect online sales to begin soon.

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Lose the Force, Luke: Fitbit hands out refunds to Force users with rashes

A small number of Fitbit Force users have developed blisters or nasty rashes. Should you be worried?

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Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.

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Winamp escapes death sentence thanks to Radionomy

That sound you hear is Winamp continuing to whip the llama's ass.

Dying BlackBerry recommits to the physical keyboard

BlackBerry rededicates itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to get out of a death spiral.

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SimCity offline mode no longer impossible, coming soon

Remember when SimCity's creators insisted that an offline version of the game couldn't be done? Neither do SimCity's creators, apparently.

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What's Acer thinking? Its new all-in-one PC uses Android, not Windows

Acer looks like it's willing to try anything as it rolls out an Android-based all-in-one PC for $1100.

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Microsoft quietly upgrades the Surface Pro 2's processor

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.