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IDF 2016: Powerful chips, robot brains, and super-fast data lasers

PCs may not be the sole focus at IDF anymore, but Intel's annual event still highlights the future of technology.

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Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather than as independent contractors.

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The NSA's hoard of cyber weapons makes some experts nervous

The disclosure this week of a cache of files supposedly stolen from the National Security Agency has put a spotlight on secret cyber weapons the NSA has been holding -- and whether they should be disclosed.

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Here's the hardware one world champ uses for gaming domination

This week on Hardcore Hardware, five-time world champion Counter Striker: GO player Stephanie Harvey tells us what it takes be a winner.

Hardcore Hardware: Pro-gaming bootcamp with missharvey

This week, pro-gamer missharvey swung by Hardcore Hardware to give us the details on her gaming hardware and straight-up school Gordon in a game of Counter Strike.

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Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation being the most impressive.

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Netatmo Welcome review: Support for door/window sensors is great, but this camera's facial-recognition feature still falls short

While this security camera successfully takes the creep factor out of home monitoring, its marquee feature feels like a work in progress.

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A new algorithm can hide messages in your favorite dance music

It's long been known that secret messages can be included in music through techniques such as backmasking, but now a Polish researcher has developed an entirely new approach.

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HipChat beats Slack to the punch with group video calling

It just became easier for HipChat customers to get some face time with each another whenever they want it. The company launched new group video calling functionality on Thursday that lets up to 10 other people share a virtual face-to-face meeting.

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DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case, with DDR5 memory now under development.

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Microsoft's attempts to steal Evernote users moves to the Mac

Microsoft is now giving Mac users an easy path to get their notes out of Evernote and into its OneNote note taking service. The company announced a OneNote Importer beta on Thursday, which lets users copy their notes over from one service to the other with a few clicks.

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50% off Vimtag VT-361 Pan&Tilt HD WiFi Video Security Camera with Night Vision - Deal Alert

This full-featured camera broadcasts over wifi allowing you to view from multiple mobile devices, and records to micro SD. Remote pan/tilt, 2-way voice, and night vision capabilities included.

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Sage data breach highlights the risk of the insider threat

A suspect in the recent data breach at Sage, a U.K. provider of business software, has been arrested. On Wednesday, police in London detained a company employee.

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50% off Anker Compact Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Small enough to store in your glovebox, but able to jump start your 3L gas or 2.5L diesel, 12V engines around 15 times with 400A peak current. 2 USB ports for mobile device charging as well.

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Google Now features are making their way into Chrome for Android

The dev channel's new tab page includes recommended articles and recent bookmarks laid out in the familiar stream of cards.