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7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

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MIT unifies Web development in a single, speedy new language

Ur/Web bundles the Web development stack into a compiled programming language

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You can stream 'The Interview' now: Google, Microsoft, Sony make it available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day.

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Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

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Helpdesk Skills: Not sounding phony on the phone

Over-scripting customer service calls can turn them into something a support session should never be: robotic. Here's how to keep the humanity in support calls.

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Google bans annoying user testimonials from Play Store app descriptions

The company may pull apps that don’t start yanking the tributes from their Play Store listings.

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Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

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Amazon Appstore's Christmas gift to users: $220 worth of killer games and apps for free

Grab Five Nights at Freddy’s, Tetris, and some useful apps like Plex to fill up your free time during the holidays.

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Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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Why Internet of Things 'standards' got more confusing in 2014

Multiple industry groups formed in 2014, and there will probably be just as many a year from now.

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Skype group chat hits Word and PowerPoint Online apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.

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Samsung smart TVs will soon be able to play PlayStation games without a PlayStation

Sony is partnering with Samsung to bring its PlayStation Now game streaming service to select Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.

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Did Nvidia infringe Samsung's graphics tech? US trade agency to investigate

ITC decision comes after similar investigation was launched into complaints against Samsung by Nvidia

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Creepy, modular Snake Monster robot mimics a spider

Carnegie Mellon University's latest robot demonstrates the effectiveness of modular design.