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Risen 3 review: Menial labor drags down this pirate adventure

Risen 3 is like opening a bag of chips, only to find that 90 percent of it is full of air instead of chips. And then eating those chips anyway because you're hungry.

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Frustration-free USB Type-C cable is ready for production

Device makers may now start designing for a new class of fully reversible USB cables.

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Sierra lives: King's Quest reboot on the way

Plus...Geometry Wars? Once thought dead, Sierra's back in a new role: Activision's "indie incubator."

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How to securely overwrite deleted files with a built-in Windows tool

When you delete a file in Windows, you're just removing the pointer. The data is still there. Here's how to make sure that data is gone, baby, gone.

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Splunk digs deeper with Stream app for network monitoring

App for Stream expands on data collection and analytics

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Igloo adds task management to enterprise social suite

It's the latest among several ESN vendors to add this feature

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Report: Moto G successor to ship on Sept. 10

The low-cost sibling to the Moto X may sport a 5-inch screen and be on store shelves soon.

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Upcoming Xbox One updates include TV streaming to mobile devices

Ahead of Gamescom 2014, Microsoft tipped some big home entertainment improvements that are coming to the Xbox One.

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Alienware Alpha, the not-a-Steam-Machine gaming rig, is available for preorder today

Plus: We get a look at the Alpha's console-like user interface, which allows you to run the whole system without ever seeing Windows 8.1.

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Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to release more Lumia phones, including the long-rumored "selfie" phone.

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Word wranglers: 5 apps that make writing easier

Whether you prefer typing or writing by hand, alone or in collaboration, these apps will help you get the words on the page.

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How to install a new hard drive in your desktop PC

Don't be afraid of cracking open your desktop PC's case. Installing a new 3.5" hard drive is a basic task anyone can accomplish.

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Chinese smartphone vendors meld tech savvy with low prices to win home market

Both Lenovo and Xiaomi are outselling Samsung in the Chinese smartphone market