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Your PC boots, gets to the Windows desktop, then freezes. Now what?

It might take some sleuthing to find out what's freezing up your computer, but these tips will help.

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PayPal launches PayPal.me, a person-to-person payment service

Want to send money to a friend in Canada or Sweden without leaving home? PayPal.me is your answer.

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Meet Robin: Nextbit’s attempt to drag Android into the cloud era

Nextbit wants to woo customers with a phone that never runs out of storage space.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Witness: The Mad Max game runs well on PCs

Witness: The PC version of Mad Max is all shiny and chrome, optimized to Gastown and back.

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Nest thermostat gets bigger display, can monitor furnace health

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.

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Neato Robotics’ new Botvac Connected robot vacuum sports lasers and Wi-Fi

Lasers map the area to be cleaned, while Wi-Fi connectivity lets users control the robot from anywhere using a smartphone.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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Wikipedia bans 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

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Your brand new phone could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

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Samsung's circular Gear S2 smartwatches run Tizen

Samsung showed off its latest foray into the smartwatch market today, announcing the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic--smartwatches with circular screens that run its Tizen software platform.

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Sick of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

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How to use OneNote to share notebooks, lists and more

Now that all Windows users have Microsoft accounts, sharing notes with family and colleagues is easy to set up.