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Instagram will roll out an algorithmic feed, but promises not to ruin everything

With Instagram embracing algorithms, another social network says goodbye to reverse-chronological order.


Mac and Windows users threatened by rampant .om domain 'typosquatting'

Typing .om instead of .com in a URL could lead to malware for Mac and Windows PCs.


Twitch kicks off new Food channel with massive Julia Child cooking marathon

Julia Child gets a four-day French cooking marathon on Twitch. Can she top Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting?


Skype for the Web now lets you call non-Skype users

Some Skype credit and a web browser is all you need now to save money on international calls.


PlayStation Vue streaming plan goes nationwide by cutting broadcast channels

Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming-TV bundle costs $10 more than Sling TV, but it includes way more channels.


Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade push is in full swing, though users say they never got the memo.

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Valve's SteamVR will let you play existing 2D games in a virtual home theater

SteamVR’s Desktop Theater Mode will put you on a virtual living room for playing 2D Steam games.


Rise of the Tomb Raider patch adds DirectX 12, fancy new Nvidia VXAO tech

Nvidia sneaks VXAO lighting tech into Rise of the Tomb Raider’s DirectX 12 PC patch.

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New movies at home on launch day: Is avoiding the theater worth $50 per film?

Screening Room looks to bring first-run movies straight to the living room, but at a high price.

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Epic’s Tim Sweeney takes another stab at Windows 10's walled garden

Epic head Tim Sweeney returns with a more substantial take on how to keep Windows open.


4K Roku TVs start shipping, but the screens are small

Best Buy’s Insignia brand is first out the gate with 43-inch and 50-inch Roku 4K smart TVs.

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Zotac's mightiest mini-PC packs a GTX 980 for gaming and virtual reality

Zotac has crammed a GeForce GTX 980 into a “VR-Ready” miniature gaming rig.

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AMD XConnect aims to make external graphics cards for laptops much more reliable

AMD XConnect brings driver-level external GPU support, planting the seeds for supercharged gaming laptops.

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Ad nauseam: Inside streaming video’s repetitive ad problem

Why do Hulu and other streaming video services show the same ads over and over?


DirecTV sets up the first UltraHD TV channel in the United States, starting with the Masters golf tournament

DirecTV goes 4K on a single channel, as the era of live UltraHD broadcasts begins with a whimper.