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Amazon's cloud is flying high, but profits disappoint overall

Profits from Amazon's cloud division jumped 69 percent last quarter, but the rest of its business fared less well.

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Tinder now lets you upload photos directly, instead of importing from Facebook

The mobile dating app also upgraded its messaging feature to support GIFs and bigger emoji.

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Report: HTC's One M10, codenamed Perfume, to lead company's latest comeback effort

Hardware leaks indicate it might be HTC's most advanced phone yet with a Quad HD display and a laser-assisted, 12-UltraPixel camera.

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Apple just updated retired OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the first time since 2013

Apple on Wednesday released an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

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Increasingly popular "hot patching" update tool for iOS apps puts users at risk

An increasing number of iOS application developers use a technique that allows them to remotely modify the code in their apps without going through the official app store's review process, an action that poses security risks for users.

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An invite is no longer required for the OnePlus X

You can now get your hands on a pretty solid budget phone for $249.

ISS astronauts remember Challenger disaster

Astronauts on the International Space Station remember the loss of seven colleagues on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 30 years ago on Jan. 28, 1986.

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Naysayers eat their words as Google's AI masters ancient game of Go

They said it couldn't be done, but this week Google's AI technology proved them wrong by mastering the ancient Chinese game of Go roughly a decade earlier than anyone expected.

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Google will mark non-encrypted websites with a scarlet letter

Google Chrome can mark unencrypted sites with a red "X," but only as an optional feature for now.

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Google finally killing off MyTracks, a service rendered obsolete by Google Fit

You have until April 30 to move on with another service before MyTracks stops working.

The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

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Verizon told to remove huge Super Bowl ad in San Francisco

Verizon has been told it must remove huge ads that are blanketing two sides of a building in downtown San Francisco a stone's throw from the city's Super Bowl celebration.

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Get set for a choice of flagship smartphones with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip

Smartphones will get 4K video playback and unprecedented LTE and wireless speeds with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820. Many flagship handsets with that chip will be announced soon.

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Circuit City stores are coming back in 2016

Circuit City is coming back later this year, but as a "small box" retailer with drones, 3D printers, and other electronics.

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GOG gets into early access games with 14-day refund policy

GOG's "games in development" early access program includes DRM-free downloads and rollbacks to previous versions.

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Apple recalls international AC wall plug adapters due to risk of electric shock

U.S. adapters aren't affected, but Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit is.

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Plays.tv Chrome extension makes capturing and sharing epic Twitch clips easy-peasy

Plays.tv wants you to easily grab cool moments from Twitch broadcasts and share them on its site, but it's not yet clear how Twitch will react to the idea.