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Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record $905,000

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the estimate.

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German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

The publishers probably won't get any money from Google, the German antitrust authority said.

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Chromebooks may not ship in the numbers that Windows PCs do, but the popularity of laptops running Chrome OS is growing fast.

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Nvidia brings one of the the GTX 980's best new features to older graphics cards

Neat software trick mimics 4K-quality graphics on 1080p displays.

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Do the research before you upgrade your RAM

Adding more RAM can speed up your PC and allow it to run more powerful programs. But you need to know how much RAM your system can take, and what kind to buy.

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Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Attackers could hijack subdomains pointed by companies at external services they no longer use, researchers say

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More Beats than Spotify: Microsoft to kill free Xbox Music streaming

Subscribers will be able to rock on past December 1, but Microsoft's pressing Stop on non-paying listeners. We explain why--and where you can turn to for free tunes from here.

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Why Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn's humble changes are the calm before the storm

The latest Ubuntu release is here, and it's not especially exciting -- but that's because massive changes are brewing on the horizon.

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Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over

It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

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Papers, Please creator's new game invokes Mac Plus era

Return of the Obra Dinn transports you to 1808. You're an insurance adjustor for the East India Company. And it's all done in 1-bit graphics.

Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over

It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

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Apple ending SSL 3.0 push notifications in wake of severe POODLE vulnerability

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down SSL 3.0 for good.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Absolutely stellar

The space-themed Beyond Earth is polished, deep, and addictive—what more could you want from a Civilization game?