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This week in games: The Division holds a beta test, Dangerous Golf gets explosive

Plus: a new Conan-based survival game and a trailer for Dying Light's massive "expansion."

Boeing's 737 Max has successful first flight

Boeing's newest airplane, the 737 Max, completed its first test flight on Friday. It begins a testing program that, barring any problems, should see the first 737 Max delivered to launch customer Southwest Airlines in 2017.

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Five to Try: Metamorphabet mesmerizes, and Lonely Planet curates handy travel guides

Check out the week's biggest Android app and game releases.

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Google Calendar spreads international cheer with holidays for 54 new countries

The 'Smart Suggestions' service now works with 30 different languages, enabling more users to quickly add new events.

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Where Starry Internet dreams of a gigabit, others have found a harsh reality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that broadband networks are growing too slowly to meet the country's needs. A startup called Starry launched this week promising to roll out broadband faster using wireless, but the track record for companies doing that isn't good.

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OneNote for Mac gets new ability to insert shapes, search capabilities

Microsoft updated its OneNote notetaking software on Friday, releasing a handful of updates primarily aimed at improving the experience of using the product on the Mac.

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Monster gaming laptop from CybertronPC packs the latest desktop hardware

Plugging high-end gaming desktop hardware into a laptop may be a crazy idea, but CybertronPC has pulled it off.

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Buying a Refurbished iPad is Actually a Good Idea

Apple's online store is currently selling iPads at a discount. The catch? They're refurbished. Should you buy one? We say yes.

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PCWorld Show Episode 1: Digging deep into the vast Surfacegate conspiracy

Welcome to our new long-form video show. In our very first episode, Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips dig into Surfacegate, incessant mobile device leaks, and teeny-tiny phones.

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Hoping to land this year's 'hottest job'? Here's what you need to be a data scientist

Now that "data scientist" has been named this year's hottest job, it's only natural to wonder if you've got what it takes to fill it.

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Bombshell review: More "bad" than "badass"

Anemic guns, shoddy platforming, and a mountain of bugs make Bombshell hard to recommend.

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Cisco patches authentication, denial-of-service, NTP flaws in many products

Cisco Systems has released security patches for flaws affecting a wide range of products, including for a critical vulnerability in its RV220W wireless network security firewalls.

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Safari's now the only major browser supporting Do Not Track on iOS

Due to the limitations Apple puts on third-party web browsers for iOS, Chrome and Firefox effectively can't offer Do Not Track on the mobile platform.

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Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Control Center

This is Verizon's Super Bowl command room -- a temporary, purpose-built nerve center in the shadow of Levi's Stadium that pulls in data from permanent and temporary base stations to ensure the network keeps running.

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Motherboard makers race out BIOS updates to squash show-stopping Skylake bug

ASRock and Gigabyte already have fixes available to stop Skylake systems from crashing while running complex workloads

Inside Verizon's Super Bowl Command Center

More than 100 engineers will make sure the tweeting, sharing and streaming works without a hiccup

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HP and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi team up on a crystal-laden smartwatch for women

It won't run apps, but you'll look very stylish receiving incoming call alerts.