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Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New fuel cell products hope to succeed where others have failed, all to give users some extra smartphone juice when they need it.

Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints

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After updating BitTorrent's uTorrent, some users reported that mining software had appeared on their PCs without their consent

Hands-on with Sony’s new Project Morpheus

Sony's upgraded virtual reality headset has a bigger, faster screen and high-resolution OLED display. Project Morpheus is set for release in the first half of 2016.

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Steam Machines revealed: Full details and pictures for every model

Valve's Steam Machine lineup is as varied in hardware as it is in price. Here's everything we know about all 15 models announced thus far.

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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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This insane military laser weapon burned a hole through a truck a mile away

It may not be the Terminator's phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range, but a successful test of the Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser has proven it could clear out rush-hour traffic in record time.

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Microsoft's Office 365 reportedly being bundled into Samsung KNOX for Android

Now that the legal enmity between Microsoft and Samsung has ended, it's opened the door for greater collaboration, it seems.

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Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation.

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Mantle is a Vulkan: AMD's dead graphics API rises from the ashes in OpenGL's successor

Obi Wan said it best: 'If you strike me down, I'll become far more powerful than you'll ever imagine.' That's happened with AMD's API Mantle which died at 1.0 but has risen as the new Vulkan API.

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Samsung to dial back blistering pace of smartwatch releases

The company is pausing at just the right time to see how the Apple Watch performs before the masses.

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Samsung's high-tech doghouse has an automated feeder, tablet TV, and hot tub

With so many companies building smart home for humans, it's about time someone thought of the pets.

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PC gamers won't pay to play Xbox Live games online, and console owners are FURIOUS

Microsoft's Larry Hyrb tweeted the news at us this week, and console owners are getting pretty upset about it.

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Galaxy Note, HTC One variants land Lollipop in this week's Android update roundup

Waiting is never easy, but at least more of the top flagship phones are finally getting their taste of the latest version of Android.

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SoftKinetic 3D camera brings new level of interaction to VR​

SoftKinetic’s depth-sensing camera attaches to the Oculus Rift headset and lets you use your actual hands in a virtual reality game.

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Cinder Sensing Cooker uses rocket science to prepare smarter meals

This smart precision appliance promises to never overcook or undercook your meats and vegetables.

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Five takeaways for CIOs from this year's MWC

IoT, security and more affordable smartphones were all hot topics