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How to change Windows 10's default web browser to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera

Windows 10 pulls a nasty trick when you upgrade: It sets your default web browser to Edge, even if you opted for Chrome or Firefox in Windows 7 or 8. Here's how to change it back.

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Into the Stars preview: Call it Space Oregon Trail, call it FTL, call it Ishmael

"It's like playing FTL, except you fly the ship," said some producer, probably.

The Windows 8.1 user's guide to navigating Windows 10

If you're one of those who actually liked the Windows 8.1 interface, here's what you need to know to use Windows 10.

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Microsoft bests Google in patent case appeal

Federal appeals court upholds patent licensing decision that set low licensing rate for Wi-Fi and video-related patents

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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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Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

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Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing.

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IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

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ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web.

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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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Five to Try: Angry Birds 2 finally arrives, and send self-destructing messages with Kaboom

Don't get lost in the Play Store: here are the new Android apps and games you need to check out this week.

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Google adds more privacy controls to its Hangouts app

The update gives you more control over how people can reach you through Google's instant messaging service.

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Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

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This week in games: Kerbal Space Podracer, World of Warcraft expansion talk, Mafia III, and more

Plus Oculus goes Pixar, Firaxicon details, Endless Space 2, and so much more. This is your gaming news wrap-up for the week of July 27-31.

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How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates

Worried about a bad update borking your Windows 10 system? Turn on System Restore so you can roll back to a pre-update state.

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Comcast-owned NBC stations say 'no' to Sling TV ads

Sling's mockery of “Old TV” might have hit too close to home for the cable-TV giant.