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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.

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Xiaomi says US Mobile sold its phones without permission

The carrier has since backed off, but not before selling at least some of the phones through its online store.

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Madden, Bing pick Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50

Electronic Arts' Madden 16 football simulation, as well as Microsoft's Bing algorithm, both have picked the Panthers to win the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Microsoft recalls Surface Pro AC power adapters over fire, shock hazard

The potential for the power cords on some Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to cause fire and electric shock has led to a recall.

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Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate faces a lawsuit over allegedly high failure rates in 3 TB consumer hard drives.

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A third of all PC gamers on Steam use Windows 10

Steam users are moving towards Microsoft's latest operating system in large numbers, but Windows 7 still reigns supreme.

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Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data, study finds

Some of the more popular wearables from Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin don't just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you too.

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AMD launches first ever Excavator desktop CPU, whisper-quiet Wraith cooler

AMD continues its push for affordable computing supremacy with two new processors and the launch of new, near-silent coolers.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.

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Dish Hopper 3 caters to TV enthusiasts with split-screen 4K viewing, 16-channel DVR

Dish has just launched its Hopper 3 set-top box for serious DVR junkies.