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Tested: DirectX 12's potential performance leap is insane

We put our hands on Futuremark's new API test, which shows off just what DirectX 12 can do in theory.

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HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight, costs $649 unlocked

HTC's One M9 will become available in the US through the company's website on Friday and through carriers on April 10

25 U.S. states oppose sale of RadioShack's customer data

Some states like Texas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have filed objections in bankruptcy court

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Facebook's Like button can still easily be gamed

Many websites are not using updated APIs that would prevent Likes from being easily faked

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The U.S. FTC explains why it didn't sue Google

The agency was responding to charges that it had overruled staff objections

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IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

An industry group's testbed will demonstrate coordination between microgrids and centralized systems

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 16

Facebook accused of stealing data center plan... States object to Radio Shack sale of personal data... EU to probe e-commerce companies

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

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Need a portable pet door? There’s a Kickstarter campaign for that

The Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door is a modular door that renters can fold up and take with them as they switch homes.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Foxconn to enter information security realm with joint venture

Foxconn and Korea's SK C&C will establish a joint venture in May

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Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces