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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.


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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.


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.


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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.

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping trolls: A new timeline quality filter that discards nasty tweets in your notifications


How to use Firefox's new experimental feature to outsmart error 404s

Mozilla recently added a new Test Pilot feature called 'No More 404s' that's helpful for anyone who runs into dead webpages while doing research online.


Nvidia's new $200 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB challenges the Radeon RX 480 head-on

Nvidia's cut-down GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is priced the same as the AMD Radeon RX 480, but claims better performance.

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Uber's self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber wants to be first to market with driverless cars and replace its human-powered fleet of drivers with robots.

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HDHomeRun rekindles the Xbox One's DVR dream

Still want some kind of DVR functionality on the Xbox One? Silicon Dust's DIY solution (and a healthy investment in hardware) can help.



Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups starting in October

Starting from a fresh install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will soon be much easier.