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DirecTV promises live 4K channels in early 2016

First came 4K streaming, now comes traditional TV, as DirecTV vows UltraHD channels in early 2016.


UK intelligence service GCHQ is on trial for hacking

GCHQ, the British signals intelligence service, is in the dock accused of hacking computers without individual warrants in order to tap communications.

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Windows 10 usage overtakes Windows XP (by one count)

It took four months, but Windows 10 is now more widely-used than Windows XP by one metric.

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AMD pushes Crimson driver fan speed hotfix after reports of overheating Radeon cards

AMD's new Software Radeon Crimson recently exited beta, and with it came drivers that caused some systems to lock fan performance to 20 percent regardless of the workload.


Microsoft Store kicks off 12 daily deals with a chunky HP convertible

Microsoft's "12 Days of Deals" could be a good time to buy a bloatware-free Windows PC.

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AT&T's raising the prices of legacy unlimited data plans

It's not the $20 that Verizon charged, but AT&T will ask you to pay more for your grandfathered unlimited plan starting in 2016.

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Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its software to take advantage of Microsoft's offerings.

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As Nvidia Shield TV console games fail to appear, Pro buyers get a consolation prize

Nvidia Shield Android TV's biggest console games have been “coming soon” for six months now.

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Samsung appoints new mobile boss to replace J.K. Shin

Samsung Electronics has appointed D.J. Koh, head of mobile research and development, as the new chief of the company's mobile business.


Mozilla seeks a new home for Thunderbird as it focuses on Firefox

The decision follows the Mozilla foundation's move in 2012 not to focus development resources on Thunderbird

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Is Evernote getting out of the retail business?

Two years ago, Evernote shocked the world when the company began selling a whole smorgasbord of physical products. Now, it seems its retail ambitions are winding down.

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The world's mobile bills are getting easier to pay

Mobile broadband has gotten much more affordable in the past year, while wired Internet service has grown further out of reach for some of the world's poorest people, according to the ITU.

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HPE's Synergy is a new type of 'composable' infrastructure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a new type of "composable' hardware that it claims will cut data center costs and slash the time it takes to spin up new applications.

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Hands-on: Adobe’s new Fuse CC lets beginners take baby steps into 3D modeling

Whip up some three-dimensional people almost as easily as creating your avatar in a video game.