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4 ways PC gamers think Steam could fix the paid mods debacle

Not everyone wants to tear down Steam after its messy venture into paid mods. Here are some more constructive solutions from the community.

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Roku PSA: Here’s how to tell the new Roku 2 and Roku 3 from the old versions

They have the same names and nearly identical designs, but there's one sure way to make sure you get the right version.

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Signs of the first Windows 10 Lumia phone emerge

Microsoft won't sell its first flagship Windows 10 phone until at least this summer, but maybe we'll hear about it sooner.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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What everyone's getting wrong about Google's Project Fi: Saving money isn't the point

Cheaper service isn't the primary goal with Google's new wireless plans. It's more about providing better connectivity.

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Acer back-to-school Windows lineup includes $249 Aspire R 11 tablet and Aspire E laptops starting at $599

Acer isn't waiting for Windows 10 to unload its latest laptops and 2-in-1s.

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking.

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Verizon's 'Custom TV' skinny bundles: More flexibility, same old gotchas

Verizon tries to win over cord cutters by breaking up its channel bundles, but watch out for the fine print.

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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.

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Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge

Executing the troubled laptop was 'glorious,' but most definitely illegal.

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SiliconDust is building a cheap TiVo alternative, based on its HDHomeRun product line

Upcoming DVR software promises to record and stream TV shows to networked devices for $30 per year.

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Microsoft backs Apple Watch with PowerPoint and OneDrive apps

After giving lots of love to Android Wear, Microsoft sets sights on Apple's smartwatch.

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Xbox Avatars app for Windows 10 lets you tweak your 'toon

Microsoft is bringing an Xbox Avatars editor to the Windows 10 Technical preview, hinting at a big return for the cartoon creations.

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Former Windows Phone designer defends Windows 10's big, controversial changes

The sad truth for Windows Phone fans is that the old design didn't work, according to a former Office for Windows Phone designer.

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Wink smart hubs knocked offline, require fix after borked security update

The downside of smart homes has become painfully clear to some Wink owners, whose systems got knocked offline over the weekend.