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The Switch is a mix of Nintendo's past consoles

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

Nintendo Switch is a home console for the road

Nintendo's Switch console can be hooked up to a TV, played as a handheld device, or used without even looking at a screen.

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Performance-boosting Game Mode discovered in new Windows 10 preview build, confirmed by Microsoft

An early version of Windows 10's expected Game Mode has made an appearance in Build 15007, and Microsoft executives have confirmed it will formally roll out soon.

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Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot.

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INU is a pricey personal scooter for the urban consumer

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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This week in games: Half-Life 3 un-confirmed, Oculus braces for a fight with Bethesda

Plus: New trailers for Torment: Tides of Numenera and Resident Evil 7, Halo Wars 2 announces a Blitz mode open beta, Dishonored 2's finally adding mission select, and more. This is gaming news for January 9 through 13.

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Snapchat just got way easier to use thanks to a new search bar

Confused by Snapchat? This app update is designed to simplify snapping.

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How to add, remove, and manage accounts on your Android phone

The Accounts tab in Settings gives you the power to wipe accounts from your phone and stop battery-killing apps from syncing.

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Use Your Timeline as a diary in Google Maps

5 ways Google Maps can make your next weekend trip better

Find a scenic route, pinpoint the perfect local restaurant, keep an automatic diary of your stay, and more.

The INU is a high-end scooter for the stylish urbanite

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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How to watch all of the NFL playoff action and the Super Bowl without cable

Options abound for checking out all the championship action on whatever screen you choose.

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After MongoDB, ransomware groups hit exposed Elasticsearch clusters

After deleting data from thousands of publicly accessible MongoDB databases, ransomware groups have started doing the same with Elasticsearch clusters that are accessible from the Internet and are not properly secured.

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Google's adding native Chrome support for FLAC lossless audio files

Google's Chrome browser will be able to play FLAC files by the end of January—as will Firefox.

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EFF warily applauds the Windows 10 Creators Update's privacy concessions

Recent concessions by Microsoft in the data its Windows 10 "phones home" to company servers won cautious praise from one critic this week.

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

Robots should one day have rights as "electronic persons," Members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday -- but not until the machines are all fitted with "kill" switches to shut them down in an emergency.

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Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.