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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

The MIT C-MOD Fusion Reactor Project

MIT has been developing a small fusion reactor prototype, three of which could power the City of Boston if they were fully built.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen being investigated in the US for patent infringement

As car automation technologies like navigation and infotainment systems emerge as the next big opportunity for the automotive industry, patent disputes similar to those seen in the smartphone business have not unexpectedly surfaced in the industry.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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VR headset shipments are about to skyrocket

This will be the year millions of gearheads put on VR/AR headsets to explore their alter-egos, play games or watch 3D content.

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Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

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Malwarebytes still fixing flaws in antivirus software

Malwarebytes said it may take three to four weeks to fix flaws in its consumer product found by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy.

US Customs is seizing thousands of hoverboards

In the last few months, US customs officers have seized thousands of counterfeit and potentially dangerous hoverboards

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Yahoo to slash jobs and close web properties in major turnaround plan

Yahoo will cut 15 percent of its workforce and close some online services in a major turnaround plan announced Tuesday.

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Thousands of hoverboards seized by US customs

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has seized tens of thousands of hoverboards in the last month in a crack down on a hot holiday gift that's been held responsible for several home fires.

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Google’s OnHub Wi-Fi routers take a novel approach to guest networks

With Guest Wi-Fi, Google OnHub users can control exactly which devices visitors may access.

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Screen set-top box and apps enforce the 'screen time' rules you set for your kids

Using software agents and a set-top box, Screen limits the time your kids spent watching TV and using computers, tablets, and phones to what you want.

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain access to the service and have it automatically activated.

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Turns out machine learning is a champ at fixing buggy code

Here's yet another new application of machine learning: MIT has developed a system for fixing errors in bug-riddled code.

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Dell will ship XPS 13 Developer Edition "Project Sputnik" Linux laptops with Skylake chips

Super-thin "Project Sputnik" XPS 13 laptops from Dell with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Skylake chips are around the corner.

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Report: Samsung Gear 360 VR camera to accompany Galaxy S7 launch

Samsung's head-first jump into virtual reality continues with a new gadget that could help fill the VR content gap.

Glowforge printer cuts and etches patterns into almost any surface

This CO2 laser printer can cut and etch patterns into almost any type of material, from metal to leather to paper.

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.