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Why GDC 2015 will be a glimpse into PC gaming's future

SteamVR, DirectX 12, glNext, Nvidia...something. This year's GDC is a doozy. Here's the lowdown on what to look out for next week as the conference kicks off.

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Fresh from $532.9M win, Smartflash sues Apple again

The patent company's focus in the second lawsuit is on Apple's newer products like the iPhone 6

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They're official: 'Ride-share' and 'unboxing' added to Oxford dictionary

The new terms arived in the venerable dictionary's latest quarterly update.

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For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

Java-based product can be integrated into existing enterprise systems

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Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

Twitter has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.

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Pizicato lets starving musicians set up virtual tip jars

Could donations be the answer to music’s sustainability problem? Pizicato thinks so.

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IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile and analytics

With a $4 billion investment, Big Blue aims to deliver $40 billion in annual revenue by 2018

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LTE can mooch off of Wi-Fi spectrum with new Qualcomm chipset

The company will demonstrate chipsets for using unlicensed frequencies on an LTE network at MWC, it said.

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GOP strikes back: Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.

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Microsoft's vision for the future: Smart bracelets, holograms, and adaptive wall displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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Facebook improves tool for suicide prevention

Facebook is adding better information to users who might need help.

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Google shares code to help server software digest HTTP/2

The software, called gRPC, is based on HTTP/2, an updated standard for transmitting Web pages and apps over the Internet

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Plague: The Network spreads your social posts like an infectious outbreak

The latest anonymous social network turns information sharing into a game right out of the apocalypse.