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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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TCL P-series Roku smart TV review: Dolby Vision hits the mainstream

Support for Dolby Vision elevates the TCP 55P607's image chops.

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LaCie Porsche Design Type-C Mobile hard drive review: Style for miles and clever setup

LaCie's Porsche design USB hard drive is handsome, a good performer, and features a clever setup routine that lets you use both FAT32 and the native file system of your computer.

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WD My Passport 4TB review: A good budget choice that's just a little slow

The WD My Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drive offers what most people want: fast performance with small files and copies, and a budget-friendly price. It lags while copying large files, though.

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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

From apps and data, to calendar and contacts, to photos, mail, and more, here's a quick and painless guide to backing up and moving all your stuff to a new Android phone.

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Google pretties up Google Play movies and TV shows with HDR

Now you'll be able to buy HDR versions of some Google Play movies and TV shows, but you'll need a compatible device to enjoy them.

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Newegg has an LG 2560x1080 display for $110 today

If you're in the market for a new display on the cheap check out this 25-inch 2560-by-1080 display at Newegg for $110.

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67% off BioShock: The Collection for PlayStation 4 - Deal Alert

BioShock: The Collection retells the epic journeys of the BioShock universe beautifully remastered in 1080p.

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37% off DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo Label Printer and Mailing Scale - Deal Alert

This label maker is an all-in-one kit with everything you need to address, weigh and stamp your mail. Thermal printing technology is silent and never needs ink, toner, or ribbons. 300 dpi resolution 55 labels per minute print speed.

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Gigabyte Aero 15 Review: A near-perfect power user's laptop

Gigabyte's Aero 15 is almost the perfect combination of performance, weight, and battery life.

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PureGear PureSwitch review: A HomeKit-only smart plug with a high-speed USB port

It’s a little more expensive than its features warrant, but it’s well designed for what it does.

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Google Photos: 5 awesome features you should be using

Simple photo back-ups are only the beginning. It's time to unlock all the machine-learning power that Google Photos has within.

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Mingis on Tech: How linguistics can help catch cyberattackers

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

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The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have been targets of hackers, including Yahoo, JP Morgan Chase and TJX. Watch as we detail the top 15 breaches and their overall impact on customers or employees.

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Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

How to create a Windows 10 recovery USB drive

The ability to make a recovery disk or USB drive is one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.