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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

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Google Maps' Street View ascends 3,000 feet to the top of El Capitan

Google is looking up, way up with its latest addition to Street View, Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.

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Samsung first 4K FreeSync displays hit streets ahead of AMD's Fury X launch

Samsung has introduced its first FreeSync-compatible 4K monitors in time for AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X rollout.

Stream music from your PC to almost any device with this free tool

Stream What You Hear provides an easy way to stream music from your PC to your phone or TV.

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Google finally makes Undo Send an official Gmail feature

Undo Send has been in Gmail Labs for six years and now it's finally a standard part of Google's email service.

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NASA image gallery offers a peek at more than 100,000 breathtaking space photos

NASA has a new image gallery in partnership with Luna Imaging to explore everything from Apollo missions to the space shuttle.

Bing's new video search puts Google and YouTube to shame

When you're searching for a video, only one site will do: Bing.

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Curb home-energy intelligence system promises to help reduce your electric bill

This little box connects to your circuit-breaker panel and identifies energy hogs in your home.

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Nokia phones could rise again in 2016, CEO says

Nokia itself would not manufacture the phones, though: "We would only design them and license the brand name," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told a German magazine.

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The HoloLens field of view won't be getting any bigger, says Microsoft exec

Microsoft has cut down the field of view for HoloLens since January and it's becoming a distraction.

This Firefox extension kills the pesky problem of noisy web pages hiding in your tabs

If you love to have multiple browser tabs open or despise auto-playing videos this Firefox add-on can help.

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Nexia Home Intelligence says its free service can predict heating-and-air system problems

HVAC monitoring and diagnostic service can help prevent small heating and cooling problems from becoming bigger, costlier ones.

on techhive.com

Reddit defaults to HTTPS as Internet titans rush to embrace encryption

Reddit is the latest site to go all-in on SSL/TLS encryption making it the default for all users before the end of the month.

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Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL, the Windows Phone phablet for the masses, comes to U.S.

The Lumia 640 XL isn't a flagship phone, but it's got a big 5.7-inch 720p display at a good price.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation produces first official case for the micro PC

There's an interesting new case available for the Raspberry Pi 2 that makes it easy to get at your board's innards while still protecting it.