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Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples have knocked $50 off the Echo

The Amazon Echo is already back on sale.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

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This week in games: Call of Duty WWII's spooky zombies, Doom Guy identity revealed, and more

Plus: StarCraft II adds skins, Observer unveils Blade Runner's Rutger Hauer as the main character, Path of Exile shows off its massive Fall of Oriath expansion, and American Truck Simulator shuts down Pacific Coast Highway.

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Best Buy is currently selling the HDHomeRun Connect for $70

If you want a TV tuner for cord cutting, today's a good day to pick one up.

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Doom's free DLC unleashes hell on hard drives as a ludicrously large update

All of Doom's DLC is free now, but it comes as a ludicrous 34GB update—even if you don't plan to play multiplayer.

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Cord cutting is easier and better than ever, but it’s not the right choice for every TV fan

Cable and satellite TV can be expensive, but don’t feel guilty if you want to keep it.

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True Key by Intel Security review: This password manager wants to eliminate passwords

True Key uses faces, fingerprints, and trusted devices to ensure your login credentials aren't compromised.

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Keeper review: A strong focus on security

You won't find the emphasis on automation of competing password managers, but Keeper will give you peace of mind.

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Microsoft's Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Microsoft calls Windows phone sales "immaterial" during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Instead, Office and cloud sales carried Microsoft to a strong, profitable quarter.

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Best Buy is selling a 2-in-1 Chromebook for $220

The Acer R11 offers both a convertible form factor and support for Android apps—and right now, Best Buy is offering the 32GB model for one of the lowest prices we've seen.

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What to do about the 'Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC' error

Windows PCs with Intel's Clover Trail Atom chips can't upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update.

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What happened to Fling, Amazon's Chromecast clone on Fire TV?

Amazon Fling was supposed to bring Chromecast-like features to Fire TV devices. Two years later, that effort has fizzled.

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Confirmed: Windows 10 may cut off devices with older CPUs

Microsoft has confirmed it won't provide Windows 10 updates such as the Creators Update to hardware that's no longer supported by its manufacturer, a policy that puts all older hardware at risk.

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Intel's 12-core Core i9 might lose the megahertz war to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper

An inadvertent slip of a key Core i9-7920X spec suggests that Intel's next CPU could cede ground to AMD.

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Android O: The Reddit AMA's 8 most interesting reveals

Android O's team of engineers did a Reddit AMA. Here are the most interesting things we learned.