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Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own

Comcast's "Watchable" streaming service should begin arriving on cable boxes soon—but non-subscribers will be able to access it, too.

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Windows RT 8.1 will get the Start menu too, Microsoft says

Windows RT users won't get Windows 10, but Microsoft isn't leaving out of the cold entirely.

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How to customize Windows 10's Action Center

Here's how to tweak exactly which notifications and quick access settings appear in Windows 10's new Action Center.

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Hacked electric skateboards could send riders flying

Two security researchers recently showed how electric skateboards can be hacked—and how riders could get seriously injured in the process.

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How to customize Windows 10's Start Menu

Windows 10 comes with a new Start menu, complete with a new bag of tricks. We'll show you how to master it.

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Supplier woes suggest Apple Watch sales aren't great

According to analyst Mark Li, sluggish shipments from one of Apple's Watch suppliers indicate that Apple's newest product isn't selling as well as expected.

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Leaked image shows Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus

A purportedly leaked press image shows a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge and a refreshed Galaxy Note.

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Don't get fooled into clicking phony Windows 10 upgrade emails

Fraudulent emails encouraging you to upgrade to Windows 10 will drop ransomware, not Microsoft's new OS, onto your PC.

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Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs should arrive by mid-August

The company expects to take pre-orders for PCs equipped with Windows 10 on launch day, but shipments won't begin for a couple weeks.

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Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 will receive security fixes for ten years

The company will offer "mainstream" support for its upcoming OS until 2020 at the earliest, and extended support until at least 2025.

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Oops! Cortana for Android leaks out early

A beta of Microsoft's digital assistant for Android surfaces before its official launch later this month.

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New Twitch for Android lets you watch all the streams from all the places

A pop-out player lets you continue watching streams on your Android phone, even as you switch from app to app.

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FTC ponders App Store's 30% take from streaming rivals after Apple Music launch

The US Government may investigate whether or not App Store policies gives Apple Music an unfair advantage, according to Reuters.

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Disney gets sick of selfie sticks, bans them from its parks

The ban takes effect at Disneyland and Disney World—and at Disney's Paris and Hong Kong locations—next week.

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Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter

Despite her criticism of Apple's handling of royalties during Apple Music's trial period, Swift remains bullish on the service's potential.