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GOG gets into early access games with 14-day refund policy

GOG's "games in development" early access program includes DRM-free downloads and rollbacks to previous versions.


Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 firmware updates hit without battery-draining sleep fix

Microsoft delivers Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 firmware update, but remains silent on battery drain issues.

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Why cord cutters shouldn’t live in fear of broadband data caps

An optimistic outlook on Internet data limits, overage charges, and the potential threat to streaming video.


Flash video is 'on life support,' but big sites won’t let go

A new report says Flash will mostly disappear within two years. Will Hulu and other major streaming sites budge?

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'Doctor Who' is departing Netflix, at least in the U.S.

Netflix and Hulu will lose 'Doctor Who' on February 1.

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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.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.