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Instagram goes algorithmic, will try to guess what you want to see in your feed

The social network's new feed, which will put posts it thinks you'll be most interested in at the top, will begin rolling out to users over the next month.


Facebook begins removing chat from its mobile site, nudges users toward its Messenger app

The social media company appears to be gradually moving all mobile website users to its standalone Messenger app for iOS and Android.


Oculus software update breaks Revive hack, locks games down to only Oculus VR hardware

The update breaks a hack that allowed Oculus games on non-Oculus headsets, but is the company really reneging on a promise, as some have suggested?

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Now any Windows 10 user can complain to Microsoft using the Feedback Hub

Previously only for Windows Insider testers, the Feedback Hub is now available for free from the Windows Store.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update will double the number of Start menu ads

Microsoft plans to double the number of promoted apps that appear in the Start menu with this summer's big Windows 10 update.

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AdBlock, AdBlock Plus arrives for Windows 10 Insider users

If you're running Windows 10 Preview build 14332, you can use these two popular ad-blocking extensions for Microsoft Edge.

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Someone got Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch, because of course they would

Windows 95 on an Apple Watch isn't exactly practical, but it looks like a fun way to relive the 90s on your wrist.

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Android N: All the little things in Google's latest version

Take a quick tour of what’s new in the developer preview of Android N.


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Microsoft adds Android Wear support to Outlook for Android

The latest update lets you view notifications, read new emails, and reply to messages from the comfort of your wrist.


San Francisco wants Uber and Lyft drivers to get business permits

San Francisco is sending letters to over 37,000 ridesharing drivers to notify them of the city's business permit requirement.

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Nuu X4 review: Low-end, even by low-end standards

The X4 will cover your basic smartphone needs, but little else.

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Researchers: Attackers could use holes in Firefox add-ons to target your PC

Researchers from Northwestern University discover how an attacker could write a Firefox add-on that takes advantage of security holes in other Firefox add-ons to do its bidding.


What's that emoji mean? It all depends on the device you're using

That emoji you see on Android may mean something completely different to an iOS user, according to a research study.

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UC Irvine gets into the esports game with a gaming arena and scholarships

The university will build an esports arena and livestreaming studio, and offer scholarships to competitive gamers starting this fall.

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Add-ins are coming to Microsoft Office for Mac

Office for Mac's forthcoming add-in support is one of a number of new add-in features coming to Microsoft's productivity suite.