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New Windows 10 screenshots surface as Build 9901 leaks

Cortana, taskbar tweaks, and an updated titlebar for Modern UI apps are among the highlights of the leaked Build 9901.

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Double Fine announces Grim Fandango Remastered release date, Day of the Tentacle revival

Double Fine announces a release date for one LucasArts retro game revival—and introduces another.

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Portland comes down hard on Uber drivers, threatens large fines

Uber drivers operating in Portland, Oregon risk fines up to $5000 as the ridesharing service comes to the city.

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How to set up battery saver mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Battery running dry? Android Lollipop's battery saver feature can help eke it out until you get home.

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Master notifications in Android Lollipop with Notification Priority and Downtime

Android Lollipop's new notifications features can help keep new email messages from disturbing you as you try to fall asleep.

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Sony's e-paper smartwatch prototype has been hiding in plain sight

The group inside Sony that developed the watch featured it in a crowdfunding project, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Prices for AMD's powerful Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card plunge another $200

The ridiculously powerful GPU's prices have dropped steadily after debuting at $1500.

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Samsung wants the ITC to block Nvidia chips in the US

The complaint is the latest in a series of legal maneuvers in a patent fight between the two companies.

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Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble

A robotic security force from robotics company Knightscope helps patrol Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus.

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

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How to turn off automatic app updates on Android and install apps manually

Don't want Android to update your apps behind your back? No problem.

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Volvo gives Google Cardboard new life, uses it to preview new cars

Google Cardboard may be just a novelty, but Volvo shows how it could be put to good use.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Google Play Music subscribers will get free access to YouTube Music Key

Users of Google's other music streaming service will be able to use Google's new music streaming service without paying any additional fees.

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Xbox One November System Update brings custom backgrounds, Twitter integration

The latest system update for Xbox One lets you personalize your Home screen and gives you more interactive TV watching.