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Windows 10: The 10 coolest features you should check out first

From Cortana to the fancy new Start menu, you won't want to miss these Windows 10 features.

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Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

The company's shares on Friday traded as much as 77 percent above the set IPO price.

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Microsoft Cortana on the PC: She's not fully alert in Build 9926 of Windows 10

We go hands on with Cortana in Build 9926 of Windows 10, and find the digital assistant is disappointing compared to what's installed in Windows Phone.

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China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

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How to install the Windows 10 Preview: Everything you need to know

Try the Windows 10 beta safely: Here are the hardware requirements, and how-to's for preparing virtual machines and partitioned hard drives.

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Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

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Five to Try: Limit app obsessions with QualityTime, or start one with Dragon Quest V

Our weekly column highlights the new Android apps and games you need to download right now.

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US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

Encryption can still stymie government snooping, says famous NSA leaker Edward Snowden

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This week's game news: Sid Meier's Starships, elders play GTA V, and more

Plus: If you got trapped in an alternate dimension for the last ten years of your life, good news! You're being compensated with a statue.

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook

New Chromebook developer mode tools enable booting from USB and SSH access.

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HTC teaming up with Under Armour to build fitness tracker, report says

The new band could be introduced alongside the HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in March.

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Sony delays earnings report in wake of hack attack

Damage to its network systems means some data won't be ready, it says.