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Cable-free HBO Now streaming service may debut in April for $15 per month

HBO's streaming service is just about ready to go and will reportedly be called HBO Now.

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OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

NLPRank performs language and network analysis on new domains to identify suspicious ones

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Haiku Deck's Zuru tool uses AI to help you create PowerPoints fast

Haiku Deck Zuru scans your PowerPoint and tries to help you find a sharp, attractive relevant layout, and do it fast.

Nvidia unveils $199 Shield set-top box

The Nvidia Shield console is a 4K Android TV box that streams full PC games from the cloud. It launches in May along with the new Grid game-streaming service.

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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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Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by 20 percent

'This is like getting free hardware,' said a Microsoft graphics program manager.

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Rock Band 4 exists, and it's coming by the end of the year

We met with Harmonix at GDC to hear about the future of Rock Band--namely, that there is one. And it's coming soon.

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Microsoft opens Xbox One to app devs as part of Windows 10's cross-platform push

The move is part of a broader push to make applications run across all devices in the Microsoft universe.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 5

China defends surveillance plan... Apple's plans for larger iPads put off... IBM buys AlchemyAPI... and more tech news

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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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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.

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No reduced tax rate for e-books, top EU court rules

Value-added tax on e-books must be charged at the full rate, not the reduced rate for paper books, the CJEU ruled

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Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 will support MirrorLink as Android Auto alternative

MirrorLink's the alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Getting these fancy phones shows how it's doggedly keeping up with the main players.

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China aims to help local Internet firms cross into the global market

China is implementing an "Internet Plus" plan to promote its local IT industry

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Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story

Details like what it'll cost and how long it'll last are important, but the big question remains, simply, why.

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Oculus dethroned: Valve's SteamVR is the new virtual reality frontrunner

Well, among virtual reality developer kits, that is.