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Samsung trademarks 'Gear VR' as reports of Galaxy-focused virtual reality headset swirl

A trademark application by Samsung adds some fuel to the fire.

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Amazon's Android Appstore is headed to BlackBerry 10 with 200,000-plus apps

Blackberry 10 users will have easy access to more than 200,000 apps this fall.

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10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

Nest Protect back on sale with a $30 price cut, but without troublesome Wave feature

The smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector now costs $99.

Microsoft's anti-Android patent trove revealed by Chinese government

Freely available documents describe 310 patents that Microsoft thinks it can use against Android vendors.

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How to use your XBox One controller for your PC games

Here's how to download Microsoft's recently released Windows drivers for its Xbox One controller. Now the device can pull double duty as game input for both the console and your PC.

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Chromebooks get offline playback for Google Play Movies & TV

Users can now download movies and TV shows through Google's Chrome Web Store app.

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PC support for Xbox One controller has arrived

Existing Xbox One controllers can plug into PCs with any MicroUSB cable

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Samsung to make Nook-branded Galaxy Tab for Barnes & Noble

Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will arrive at Barnes & Noble stores in early August.

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Next-gen tech from Asia: The best PCs, tablets, chips and more from Computex

Fresh from Taipei, Computex shows you what's going to be on store shelves this holiday and back-to-school season. Here's a sneak peek at the biggest things coming.

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Windows Start Menu may not return until next year

Microsoft could hold back the pop-up Start menu for the next major version of Windows.

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Windows 8.1 finally overtakes Windows 8 in usage share

Microsoft's latest operating system is on the rise, but so is Windows 7

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Windows XP registry hack keeps security updates rolling for the dead operating system

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, thinks you should just upgrade already.

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Tech giants throw money at OpenSSL in response to Heartbleed

Crucial open-source projects including OpenSSL will get at least $5.4 million in funding over three years.

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Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

HP will keep pushing PCs with Beats integration through 2015.