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How real people help Cortana, Siri, and other virtual assistants feel alive

The responses from virtual assistants are far more human than most of us assume. In fact, every response is carefully crafted by a person or a team of people.

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Harvard study refutes 'going dark' argument against encryption

A study from Harvard released Monday largely refutes claims that wider use of encryption in software products will hamper investigations into terrorism and crime.

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5 ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 update problems

Windows 10 automatically updates itself…unless it doesn't. When you hit a wall, it's time for some detective work.

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We've officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

As the pace of hardware innovation slows to a crawl, manufacturers must turn to real-world problem-solving to get consumers excited again.

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Google's Chrome Web Store lists malicious Chrome apps ahead of legit extensions

The Chrome Web Store is more interested in pushing Chrome apps than giving users the best search results.

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Google's Project Skybender uses drones to bring super fast Internet to the skies

High above the New Mexico desert, Google is experimenting with new wireless broadband tech that could one day replace LTE.

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Today's your last day to claim your free 15GB of OneDrive storage

Act today, or your free OneDrive account will get cut from 15GB of storage to a paltry 5GB.

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Best home theater in a box: Take the guesswork out of pairing a surround-sound system with your TV

We review systems from Orb Audio, Onkyo, and Yamaha, each priced less than $1000.

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Orb Audio Complete Home Theater System review: A pint-sized, upgradeable music and home-theater marvel

Astonishingly good sound for the price, even though the A/V receiver is a bare-bones model.

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Onkyo HT-S7700 review: An easy-to-set-up home theater in a box with Dolby Atmos

This home theater in a box includes just about every modern feature you could want in a budget-priced system.

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Yamaha YHT-5920UBL review: If streaming audio is your focus, this home theater in a box has you covered

This well-priced product will sound better than your HDTV’s built-in speakers, but it's certainly not a high-end system.

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Report: Amazon wants to take on Spotify with a new music streaming service

The music service is in the early stages of development, but it would offer far more music than Amazon's existing Prime Music streaming service, the New York Post reports.

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Obama administration pushes for more computer science education

The United States may direct billions of dollars funding towards teaching America's youth computer science, if President Obama has his way.

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Forget about LTE hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in your business

Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years.

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Watch: Boeing's new 737 Max has first test flight

The new airliner is scheduled to be delivered in 2017, 50 years after the Boeing 737 debuted