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Prepare for faster, safer web browsing: The next-gen HTTP/2 protocol is done

This is the first major change to one of the backbones of the web in over 16 years.

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Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

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Stop your flash drive from yelling about fake problems every time you plug it in

Do you get an annoying warning every time you plug your thumb drive into a PC? Here's how to fix that.

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Grid game-streaming service will hit 40 titles the same day as Nvidia's mysterious event

Nvidia's Grid PC game-streaming service has doubled the size of its library in a few short months.

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Sling TV to add a movies-on-demand package via Epix

While pricing hasn't been announced, adding movies on demand renders Sling TV a direct competitor Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.

How a new Chrome extension from Dropbox makes Gmail more productive

There's an interesting new extension for Chrome that puts Dropbox on par with Google Drive in your Gmail window.

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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers.

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Connected homes can be easy targets for hackers, says cybersecurity firm

Security-as-a-Service provider Synack tested more than a dozen connected-home devices and found that nearly all could be breached without much effort.

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Microsoft beefs up Office Online with new features, streamlined interface

For the new year, Microsoft is adding a few nice touches to Office Online including extra features and an improved interface.

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Fitbit rash complaints start popping up, again

The problem doesn't appear to be as widespread as it was with the Force, but a number of users of the Fibit Charge and Surge are complaining of rashes after wearing the activity trackers.

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These upgrade kits swap out your laptop's old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Got a gaming laptop and wishing you had one of the latest Nvidia GPUs? There just might be hope for you if you're not afraid of a little thermal paste.

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BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

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Target pulls the plug on its digital video service less than 18 months after launch

The 'let's build-it-from-the-ground-up' approach just didn’t work for the big retailer.

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Wear Buhel ‘Soundglasses’ and you’ll hear music and phone calls right through your skull

These high-tech sunglasses combine Bluetooth with bone-conduction technology to replace earbuds and headphones.

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Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).