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Linux Mint 18 is here, but Linux Mint 17.3 users can't upgrade just yet

The first new major release of Linux Mint in two years features Ubuntu 16.04 underpinnings and a host of new features, while work on Linux Mint 18.1 is already underway.

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Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Seriously, Sony? The Xperia X Performance performs well enough, but it's absolutely not worth its outrageous price tag.

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5 handy mobile Dropbox features you need to try

Scan receipts directly from Dropbox, create and edit Office files, trade comments with collaborators, and more.Dropbox app with a passcode.

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Moshi Avanti headphones review: These cans deliver dulcet tones in a compact, lightweight package

The mobile-accessories company scores a hit as it expands into the personal audio market.

Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

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Discount on Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significant Pre-Prime Day discount of 14% off

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Omni Hotels was hit by point-of-sale malware

Omni Hotels & Resorts has reported that point-of-sale systems at some of its properties were hit by malware targeting payment card information.

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Facebook clarifies live video policy, will allow graphic video streams in some cases

Facebook will allow violent or graphic video streams that document live, newsworthy events, the company announced Friday

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Skype's bot invasion continues with group chats

Want to have a group trivia contest on Skype? the communication service announced a set of updates to its bot functionality on Friday that will let users bring digital quizmasters and other automated conversation participants into group text conversations.

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Sideloaders beware: a Pokemon Go knock-off contains malware

The hit game Pokemon Go could end up becoming bait for hackers wanting to take over your phone.

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Gaming desktops with AMD's Radeon RX 480 are on sale for under $800

Desktops with AMD's $199 Radeon RX 480 graphics card are becoming available, a month after the GPU was announced.

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Cybersecurity firms step up intel sharing despite issues of trust

The war against the cyber criminals won’t be won alone. To keep the hackers at bay, more security vendors have been trying to foster cooperation, and share data on the latest threats – even as it might spark concerns over trust and competition.

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This week in games: Free PC games, free PC games, and more free PC games

Plus: Pokemon Go, new Overwatch characters, Halo Wars 2, and more. This is your games news for July 4 through 8.

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Gigabyte's newest Brix system will expand tiny gaming-PC options later this year

With discrete graphics and a quad-core processor, Gigabyte's next Brix Gaming mini-PC will provide gamers seeking a compact but higher-performing system an alternative to Intel's NUCs. And it's not the only new member of the family.

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68% off Carllte Omnidirectional Condenser Lapel Microphone - Deal Alert

Extra long 59-inch cable with TRRS 3.5 mm Jack fits most phones, tablets and computers with professional grade construction and crystal clear voice reproduction without batteries or external power.

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How to find out everything Google knows about you in the new My Activity dashboard

Google has consolidated the data it has on you into an easy-to-use interface to find, browse through, or delete your digital history.