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US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms.

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Wolfram's Mathematica 10 connects math to the cloud

The first version of Mathematica built around the Wolfram Language is equally at home with basic functions, machine learning, and even programmatic access to external hardware.

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Google, Dropbox band together to fight patent trolls

A new group seeks to provide its members insulation against attacks by patent trolls

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IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment

IBM is also looking ahead at a world in which computer chips don't have silicon.

Hot Deals: Inspiron One 2020 for just $450, 4K HDTV for $300, and more

LogicBuy is a day early with a bunch of great deals to help you celebrate the holiday, including a 47% discount on an Intel Inspiron One 2020, a toy helicopter of your favorite movie villain, and more.

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Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

The market reached its healthiest point in two years, but is still in decline, IDC finds.

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains

Microsoft "regrets any inconvenience" caused by service outages, the company said.

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Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises

Microsoft is including a new service for its storage appliances to back up data on its Azure cloud

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How to reset your Android Wear watch to factory settings

Is your shiny new smartwatch not working quite right? Here's how to give it the 'ol factory reset!

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What to look for in your new PC

Our guide walks you through the basics of PC selection, helping you choose the ideal device to suit your needs.

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MediSafe adds Android Wear support to remind you to take your pills

The first health app for Android Wear lets users shake their watch to report back that they took their medicines as instructed.

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Grim Fandango remaster confirmed for PC (of course)

While Sony stole sole mention in the original launch announcement, Manny's classic journey through the Land of the Dead is not a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

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Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

Civil rights and privacy groups question the alleged email surveillance after a news report.

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Android screen mirroring via Chromecast turns TVs into road-warrior productivity tools

Now you can project a phone or tablet's display onto an HDTV, providing another option to increase productivity for mobile workers.

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Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

The CRM Online government cloud will be tied to ones for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365