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Report: Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR

Even though the Nexus 6P is the recommended test device, not even that will make the cut when it comes time to certify Daydream-ready phones.

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Five to Try: Google opens its Science Journal, and Brothers is a beautiful adventure

Load up on fresh Android apps and games for the weekend ahead.

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Makani energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Makani's energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy using less materials.

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35% off Omron 10 Series Bluetooth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor - Deal Alert

With Bluetooth Smart, you can wirelessly connect to your online dashboard for a digital record of your blood pressure readings. That way it's easier for you to track your progress and take the right steps to manage your heart.

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Android device updates: Verizon's HTC 10 is getting camera improvements and bug fixes

Also, Nvidia's Shield LTE Tablet and T-Mobile's Galaxy S5 are finally getting Android Marshmallow after a lengthy wait.

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Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Malware links suggest that North Korean hackers might be behind recent attacks against several Asian banks, including the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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Fearing forced Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical updates instead

Microsoft's overly aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push is encouraging users to disable Windows Update, leaving their PCs at risk of malware infection.

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Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign

Skype has fully embraced Google's Material Design aesthetic and is easier to navigate in landscape mode.

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New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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Powerful gaming PC backpacks are becoming a thing as VR craze swells

Don't like being tethered to a PC for VR? Tether the PC to you.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 launches with limited stock, no custom-cooled variants

The next generation of graphics cards began with a whimper on Friday as the GeForce GTX 1080 launched with only reference models in limited availability.

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Explore Cortana's skill set: 4 useful but lesser-known tricks

Cortana isn't all about calendar appointments, reminders, and jokes. Microsoft's digital assistant is capable of all sorts of tricks.

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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10 struggles iPhone users will never understand

A phone that’s more than two years old? The horror!

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PCWorld Show Episode 18: Windows 10's upgrade tricks, Windows Phone's death rattle, Twitter's big changes

In PCWorld Show Episode 18, PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Brad Chacos, and Gordon Mah Ung reveal Windows 10's deceptive upgrade scheme, debate whether Windows Phone really is dead now, and help Gordon understand what Twitter's changed about its service.