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This week in games: BioShock remastered, System Shock rebooted, and more

Plus Doom adds a "Classic Weapon Placement" option that puts guns in your mouth and Layers of Fear gets an expansion. This is gaming news for June 27 - July 1.

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Five to Try: Her Story commands attention, and Google launches VR Expeditions

Enjoy the holiday weekend by checking out some new Android apps and games.


PCWorld Show Episode 21: The Windows 10 upgrade gets serious, AMD's RX 480 is fast and cheap, and suing Apple is easy, right?

The PC world is popping in Episode 21 of the PCWorld Show. Windows 10's free upgrade ends soon, and Microsoft settles one user's beef for $10,000. AMD's $200 graphics card is a steal and a half. Finally, a Florida man seems to think getting $10 billion out of Apple will be a piece of cake. Editor in chief Jon Phillips, executive editor Melissa Riofrio, and senior editor Brad Chacos hash it out here.

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Report: Specs leak out for HTC-built 'Marlin' Nexus phone

This flagship offers a bigger screen, higher resolution, and larger battery capacity in comparison to the smaller "Sailfish" model.

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These solar road panels could turn our world into Tron

Soar Roadways has developed a modular system of solar panels which the company says can make roads safer and much more efficient.

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New Satana ransomware encrypts user files and master boot record

Attackers are developing an aggressive new ransomware program that encrypts both user files and the computer's master boot record (MBR), leaving affected machines unable to boot into the OS.

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Firmware exploit can defeat new Windows security features on Lenovo ThinkPads

A newly released UEFI exploit for Lenovo ThinkPad laptops could disable low-level Windows security features like Secure Boot, Virtual Secure Mode and Credential Guard.

This company hopes the road ahead is paved with solar panels

Solar Roadways is an Idaho startup that's developed a system of modular solar panels, which they hope will one day power cities, recharge your car, and make roads safer.

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Android device updates: Shield Android TV gains Plex server support, HTC pledges Nougat updates

There's a lot packed into the Shield Android TV update, including support for Netflix HDR streaming, Vudu 4k videos, and other performance improvements.

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End of an era: Linux distributions will soon stop supporting 32-bit PCs

Linux 32-bit support is going away. According to developers, it's too much hassle to support, for a decreasing numbers of users. “I know some people passionately enjoy their old 32-bit hardware, but I think now’s the time to consider letting it go,” said OpenSUSe's Richard Brown. sparkling water

Use Apache Spark? This tool can help you tap machine learning

Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises' most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool for Apache Spark aims to put machine learning within closer reach.

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Android N name revealed: It's Nougat

After many months of simply calling it 'Android N,' Google has revealed the name of its latest sweet treat.

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Intel tunes its mega-chip for machine learning

Intel wants to take on Google's Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia's GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips.

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First hints of the new Google Assistant appear in update to the Google app beta

You can now turn off the local trending searches if you'd rather not have your search experience cluttered up with headlines.


Facebook's beefing up its huge army of Messenger bots as Google and Amazon catch up

Facebook still dominates the bot wars, with more than 11,000 bots Facebook Messenger bots ready to answer your questions. Soon they'll be able to send you GIFs, too. But Google and Apple are coming up fast.

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How to ban the sites you hate from Cortana's top headlines

Like Cortana but hate that it always surfaces news from a certain site? Now you can dump that site thanks to a new Cortana feature.


Is this the future of Windows 10 Mobile? NuAns is pitching its Neo phone on Kickstarter

Is anyone interested in a Windows 10 Mobile device that's not a Lumia? We'll soon find out thanks to a Kickstarter campaign from NuAns.