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Nokia Here Maps is heading to Windows 8.1 to fill in Bing's mapping gaps

Recent enhancements include high-resolution satellite views.

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Nvidia Shield's 'GameStream' PC streaming is a tantalizing taste of the future

Nvidia's superb Shield handheld lets you play your PC games anywhere in your house - with a few caveats.

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Chromebook usage: Still a tiny splash in the vast PC pond

Chitika says Chrome OS makes up 0.2 percent of desktop Web use in North America.

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Surface 2 with LTE imminent as FCC gives approval

The wait is almost over for those who'd rather not tether.

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Steam's Linux game count explodes in one year, big publishers still absent

333 games available, mostly from independent publishers and developers.

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Belkin fixes WeMo security holes that gave hackers access to home appliances

Your light switches and thermostats are safe, for now.

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Android mirroring could make its way to Chromecast

Just don't expect to play Flappy Bird on the big screen.

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Microsoft dabbles in digital discounts with $20 off 'Ryse: Son of Rome' for Xbox One

“Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we’re testing some,” says Microsoft exec.

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Can 200 million licenses be wrong? Windows 8 hits major milestone

License sales lag behind Windows 7, but are ahead of Windows Vista.

Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

Microsoft swears it's into PC gaming as Windows evangelist abruptly says 'Game over'

Jason Holtman, who helped build the popular Steam PC gaming service, leaves Microsoft after just six months.

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MightyText's amazing app for texting from a PC or tablet rolls out 'Pro' features

$30 per year service adds bulk messaging, scheduled messaging and more.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Everything we know so far

The first major update to Windows Phone in a year and a half shows how it's moving closer to Windows RT and even taking cues from Android.

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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

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AMD Radeon R7 250X promises 1080p gaming for $99

Decent framerates and low prices combine for a "good enough" desktop graphics card.