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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

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Ubisoft scrambles to fix Assassin's Creed: Unity's atrocious performance issues

Both PC and console versions hit by bizarre bugs, yet Ubisoft strangely calls out AMD problems in particular.

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How to encrypt sensitive data? Put it in an encrypted container

We all have files that we'd rather not share with hackers and thieves (and maybe even our spouses). Here's how to put them in a place where no one else can open them.

TechTip: Controlling your Samsung device with your computer

If you think controlling your Samsung device with your computer might be easier and more efficient, I'll teach you how in today's Techtip. Follow me on Twitter @nickjb

Facebook pushes for more payments, more targeted ads with new privacy policy

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Users have a week to comment on the proposed changes

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Warner Music strikes deal in China to stem piracy, spur sales

Chinese Internet giant Tencent will distribute music from the U.S. record company

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Nvidia's GRID cloud PC game-streaming service takes on Sony's PlayStation Now

Nvidia's GRID cloud gaming service will be available free, but only to Shield tablet and handheld game console users in the US.

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Toshiba image processor can spot pedestrians in the dark

The driver-assistance technology works as well as similar systems for daytime use, Toshiba said

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Sony's PlayStation Vue cloud TV service wants to kill your cable box

It will only hit limited markets and devices in 2014, but beginning next year Sony intends to be at the forefront of the cord-cutting revolution in the United States.

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Comcast could deliver its new Xfinity X1 TV independent of its Internet service. But it won’t

Cable giant says it can deliver all its TV services from the cloud, but don’t expect to see X1 on anyone’s pipes but Comcast’s.

Panasonic recall for overheating laptop, tablet batteries tops 300,000

Lithium-ion batteries overheated and in some cases caught fire in Japan.

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No, you can't seize country TLDs, US court rules

That's good news for those who worry about the power the U.S. government has over the Internet

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: A potential Surface Pro 3 killer with a fancy new hinge

It's the thinnest convertible laptop to date with a beautiful screen, and packs Intel's new Core M chip too.