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How to speed up Windows 10 boot times with Fast Startup

Shave seconds off Windows 10 startup times with this one simple setting.


Skype is abandoning its smart TV apps

Microsoft discontinues Skype for TV because hardly anyone used it.

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Amazon staffs up for virtual reality video push

Amazon VR job posting: “The future will not be limited to passive 2D experiences.”

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Verizon's 'Supercookie' FCC settlement requires opt-in for some tracking

Verizon's settlement with the FCC required user opt-in for some Supercookie tracking, but users must still opt out for total privacy.


Internet Archive brings hundreds of classic Apple II games to your web browser

Classic Apple II games and programs hit a milestone at the Internet Archive. Who’s up for some Lode Runner?

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Microsoft will soon explain how Universal Xbox apps work

With Xbox One, Microsoft's Universal apps are about to expand beyond Windows in a major way.

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Facebook Messenger platform push continues with Spotify integration

Sending Spotify songs to Facebook Messenger friends will soon be just a few taps away.

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Epic CEO accuses Microsoft of turning PC gaming into a walled Windows Store garden in weakly argued rant

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says Microsoft wants to monopolize PC gaming, but leaves out the evidence.

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Nest throws its support behind Amazon Echo and reportedly won’t try to compete

Amazon and Nest make nice: Echo and Fire TV users will soon get to set thermostat temperature by voice.

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PlayStation Vue streaming TV gets $10 cheaper as ESPN and Disney channels arrive

Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming service gets Disney/ESPN channels and a price drop, but has a tough road ahead.


Echo Dot and Amazon Tap bring Alexa's voice smarts to cheaper hardware

With Amazon Tap and Echo Dot, Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant hits the road and hooks up with external speakers.

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Cord cutting: Bona fide movement, or simple hype?

A Netflix exec knocks cord cutting as “great rhetoric to sell ads and generate readership.” Is he right?


Sling TV’s newest channels aren’t on cable

With Newsy and Flama, Sling TV continues to dip its toes into Internet video.


Samsung’s fancy curved monitors are the first with FreeSync over HDMI

Samsung FreeSync-over-HDMI monitors make AMD’s variable refresh rate tech more accessible.


Spotify’s new Fresh Finds feature tells you what the cool kids are listening to

Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlists dig through music blogs so you don’t have to.