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This gizmo knows your Amex card number before you've received it

A device built by legendary hacker Samy Kamkar calls into question the security of payment cards as the U.S. continues to grapples with card fraud.

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Kindle vs Fire: How to choose the right Amazon e-reader

So you’ve narrowed the e-reader field to Amazon’s lineup. We’ll help you pick the right model for your needs.

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Microsoft's November Windows 10 screwed up some users' privacy settings

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that an update to Windows 10 changed some users' privacy settings accidentally.


It's cloud soon gone, HP aligns with Microsoft Azure

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is partnering with Microsoft to offer its Azure public cloud services to customers, filling a gap after HPE decided to scrap its own cloud services early next year.

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9 killer gifts for PC gamers

Give your gamer something more than a Hot Pocket and Mountain Dew this holiday season.

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Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

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After a lapse, Intel looks to catch up with Moore's Law again

For Intel, the temporary inability to keep up with Moore's Law -- the foundation of its business -- was a minor embarrassment, but the company is trying hard to catch up.

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HP bows out with a 9 percent drop in sales

It was an inglorious ending but not a surprising one: The former Hewlett-Packard Co. logged an 9 percent drop in sales for its last quarter before the split, perhaps a sign that it's better off in two pieces.

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12 travel-friendly tech gifts you'll want to take with you

The travel-friendly tech in this gift guide can save your favorite frequent flier some stress on their next trip. Whether it's a clip-on camera accessory or a great organizer, it's all worth taking with you.

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Here's what all those strange emoji on your phone really mean

Few people know that emoji were created by NTT DoCoMo in 1999 for its I-mode service, and many still exist that refer to Japanese food, culture, society and holidays. Here's the story behind some key emoji.

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5 high-tech toys to delight kids of all ages

Let's face it—you're going to have as much fun with these toys as your kids will. And that's just fine.

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And then there were two: Another dangerous Dell root certificate discovered

After Dell confirmed that one of its support tools installed a dangerous self-signed root certificate and private key on computers, users discovered a similar certificate deployed by a different Dell tool.

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Google's Internet-spreading Project Loon balloons now fly for three months straight

Google is succeeding in keeping high-altitude balloons aloft in the stratosphere for more than three months at a time -- a key goal in its ambitious Project Loon program to deliver Internet from the sky.

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Business wearables are a juicy target market for HP

HP Inc. is shying away from the consumer wearable market, but sees an untapped opportunity in wearables for businesses.

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5 awesome gifts for smart-home enthusiasts

Armed with this gift guide, you can transform an ordinary house into a smart and secure home for the modern age.