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2015's best memes and viral videos, from Left Shark to cats with cucumbers

What do llamas, a rat, peas, and pyramids have in common? They're all part of 2015's hottest, most viral online happenings.

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Get a peek at the White House's holiday decorations with this 360-degree VR tour

The virtual tour, posted on YouTube, lets you get about as close to the White House's holiday displays as you can without actually going to DC.

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Report: OneDrive placeholders may return in Windows 10 'Redstone'

Microsoft removed Placeholders from the original Windows 10 release because it caused user confusion, according to the report.

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Apple reportedly pushing iPhone 6s through popup App Store ads

iPhone owners report seeing full-screen ads for the iPhone 6s appear in the iOS App Store app.

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Elon Musk and Silicon Valley masterminds join forces to keep robots from killing us all

OpenAI is a new non-profit research company that wants ensure that artificial intelligence works for us, not against us.

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Android A to Z: A glossary of Android jargon and technical terms

Do you know your ARM from your API from your ADB? We clear up the sometimes confusing terminology in the world of Android.

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Your guide to the Google Play app: How to get more from Google’s store

Find deals. Enable parental controls. Learn about app permissions. Wrangle the Google Play store with these tips.

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How to permanently delete games from Steam

Don't want that game you hated to continue cluttering up your Steam library? You can now do away with it for good.

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Microsoft Research 2016 predictions: More online video, new processor tech

Microsoft researchers give their best guesses as to what 2016 will bring. (Spoiler alert: Flying cars are still a no-go.)

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Firefox reverses course, nixes in-browser ads

Mozilla says it's getting out of the ad business so it can "focus on content discovery."

Hackers target toy maker VTech, make off with customer data

Hackers made their way into VTech's Learning Lodge app store customer database, according to the company. As many as 4.8 million parents—and 200,000 kids–may have been affected.

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Cortana for iOS beta arrives (but it isn't for everyone)

Only 2000 testers will be able to use the beta of Microsoft's virtual assistant for iOS. The rest of us will have to wait until the official public release.

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Some Starwood hotels hit with credit card-stealing malware

The infection affected point-of-sale systems at 54 Starwood-owned hotels and resorts since late last year.

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Microsoft removes standalone download of November Windows 10 update

If you want the November update for Windows 10, you can no longer use the Media Creation Tool to get it—Windows Update is the only option.

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Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

Attention Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.