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Google quietly discontinues the Chromebook Pixel 2 without replacing it

The Chromebook Pixel 2's reign is over, and it's not clear what will replace it.

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Laptop speed boost: Blazing-fast SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives by 2018

A report by market research firm DRAMeXchange says that by 2018 half of all notebooks sold could be rocking SSDs instead of hard drives.

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Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.

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Cutting-edge quantum dot tech hits PCs in Samsung's curved FreeSync monitors

Samsung is rolling out its first quantum dot PC monitors during IFA Berlin this week including a 34-inch beauty with 100Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support.

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Now you can play Solitaire and more in Google search

Now you can play Solitaire, tic-tac-toe, and flip a coin directly inside Google search

Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is having problems accepting USB connections from Amazon Kindle e-readers.

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How to stop OneNote from inserting web source links automatically

OneNote has this annoying habit of automatically pasting source links into your notes. Here's how to stop that.

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HP's new privacy protecting laptop screen thwarts would-be spies

HP's new SureView feature is supposed to make it easier to keep your private information private while in public.

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Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make iOS more social

Apple wants to make iOS devices more social, but there aren't any finished features yet.

on macworld.com

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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Opera's free VPN app expands to Android

Opera's free VPN for all is now on Android with added features including a Wi-Fi network security test.

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The Echo's rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon

Amazon's rumored music streaming service is all about hooking in to the rest of the Amazon universe.

on techhive.com

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Microsoft bloatware is coming to Motorola phones

Microsoft's patent cross-licensing juggernaut continues with a new agreement with Lenovo.

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How to rearrange the quick-actions tiles in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft's quick actions tiles are a convenient way to get at key system settings. Here's how to organize them to your liking in the Anniversary Update.

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is breaking webcams

Tweaks in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update are breaking webcams left and right.