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Super slick new Kangaroo mini-PC gets more powerful hardware, but BYO software

The Kangaroo Plus is a mightier miniature PC than its predecessor, but no longer includes Windows 10.

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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too much on alternative mechanisms for legalizing such transfers, Europe's data protection authorities warned Wednesday.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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Fitbit slims down with fashionable new Alta fitness tracker

The $130 fitness band puts a stylish spin on activity-tracking.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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Socat vulnerability shows that crypto backdoors can be hard to spot

The Socat networking service used a non-prime number for its key exchange mechanism, potentially allowing attackers to eavesdrop on encrypted connections opened with the tool.

The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Custom Web browser from Comodo poses severe security threat, researcher says

A customized version of Google's Chrome browser developed by security vendor Comodo has a jaw-dropping flaw, according to a researcher.

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KDE Neon offers the latest and greatest KDE software on a stable Ubuntu base

It's not a Linux distribution, but it's practically a new Ubuntu flavor.

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen being investigated in the US for patent infringement

As car automation technologies like navigation and infotainment systems emerge as the next big opportunity for the automotive industry, patent disputes similar to those seen in the smartphone business have not unexpectedly surfaced in the industry.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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VR headset shipments are about to skyrocket

This will be the year millions of gearheads put on VR/AR headsets to explore their alter-egos, play games or watch 3D content.

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Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.