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FCC to take aim at outrageous cable-box costs

An FCC proposal could bring relief from cable box rental fees by opening pay TV programming to more devices.

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Crazy ultrawide displays from Samsung and LG stretch to epic lengths

Ultra-wide displays from LG and Samsung could finally replace your multi-monitor setup.

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Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard will have a one-handed mode that Windows 10 phones lack

Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS might make Windows phone users jealous with a more natural layout for thumb typing.

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Security-camera snooping made easy, thanks to the Shodan search engine

Shodan exposes IoT security woes with a dedicated filter for vulnerable camera feeds,

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Windows 10's Cortana will remind you to keep promises made in emails

Make a promise via email? Microsoft’s virtual assistant will follow up so you don’t forget.

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Curious about HDR? Here's everything you need to know if you plan to buy a TV in 2016

What TV buyers need to know before buying into HDR

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Microsoft could give Windows on ARM another chance

You'd think Microsoft would be running the other way after Windows RT's failure, but the company mentions low-power ARM chip support in a new job listing. Support may arrive with this year's Redstone update.

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Here are the most malware-ridden cities in America

Little Rock, Arkansas tops the list of U.S. cities most infected by malware.

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Bitcoin is a failed experiment, says major Bitcoin developer

Mike Hearn, a major Bitcoin developer, says the cryptocurrency is a failure on the brink of technical collapse.

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Nest thermostat software bug chills users once again

A faulty Nest thermostat firmware update made batteries drain and home temperatures drop.

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The Airtop is a beastly gaming rig with no fans whatsoever

The Airtop from Compulab is a silent, fanless PC that still packs an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 graphics card.

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Cord-Cutter Confidential's predictions for 2016

After a big year for cord cutting, here's what to expect in 2016.

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HBO to get new episodes of 'Sesame Street' months before they run on PBS

The streaming service's Kids and Family sections provide fast access to Sesame Street and other family-friendly fare.

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Remix OS's desktop-friendly flavor of Android hits PCs with mouse support and windows

Remix OS for PC goes where stock Android hasn't with windowed apps, a taskbar, and proper mouse support.