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Leaving unpowered SSDs in a warm room can kill your data fast

Unlike mechanical hard disk drives, solid state storage drives may lose data if left alone for too long, especially in warmer environments.

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OneDrive roadmap reveals offline mobile viewing and 'next-gen' desktop sync

Having won the war on cloud storage pricing, Microsoft turns its attention to ease-of-access.

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Swatch says it can solve the smartwatch battery problem

The Swiss watchmaker promises a “revolutionary” battery that lasts six months on a charge. Can it actually deliver?

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Nintendo plans 5 'hit,' long-lasting smartphone games by March 2017

Instead of flooding the smartphone gaming market with Mario and Zelda, Nintendo says it's picking its battles carefully.

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Windows 10's new Edge browser: More details about what to expect post-launch

Microsoft still has a lot of work to do on its browser overhaul. Here are the features it's promising after launch.

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Spotify's next jam could be streaming video, report says

After dominating the streaming music business, Spotify is reportedly wooing web video creators and mainstream media companies.

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Flickr puts a spit-shine on its mobile apps and uploader

If you're not using Flickr's free terabyte of photo storage, will a slicker design and new features sway you?

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Tesla takes 38,000 Powerwall home battery reservations in 1 week

CEO Elon Musk calls consumer demand “staggering,” but expects utilities and business to be the biggest customers.

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Alcatel Idol 3 review: Not a bad phone for not a lot of cash

At $250 unlocked, the Idol 3 costs less than half the price of a high-end smartphone. But it's not half-bad.

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Windows Media Center is dying. Here's how the Xbox can replace it

Microsoft will leave its living-room software behind when Windows 10 arrives. Now it's up to the Xbox to do what the PC never could.

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Comcast makes a bigger smart home push with more devices, developer tools

Subscribers will be able to control their smart homes through Comcast's mobile apps, voice control remote, and X1 set-top box.

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Pebble Time on track for May shipping, but with some features missing

Pebble's second smartwatch clearly isn't the typical Kickstarter project, given that it's actually going to ship on time.

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Abandoned Windows Media Center users will get a DVD playback option in Windows 10

Windows Media Center won't survive the upgrade to Windows 10, but DVD playback will.

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Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

As the music industry tires of Spotify freeloaders, Apple may be pushing labels to kill off unpaid streaming.

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Don't know what to watch on Netflix? Let the OttoPlay Chrome extension decide

OttoPlay offers a traditional channel surfing experience, but for Netflix and YouTube videos.