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Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

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Samsung rebrands its first 64-bit chip to Exynos 7 Octa

It's built for the future of 64-bit devices, supporting high-capacity graphics and more intense gaming.

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Apple's Mac mini finally updated, starting price dropped by $100

Apple refreshes its "most energy efficient desktop computer," the Mac mini.

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Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Apple debuts iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3: Thinner, faster, gold, and with Touch ID

The newest additions to the iPad lineup are incremental upgrades from their predecessors.

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Apple Pay launches Oct. 20 in a play to kill credit cards

Apple's new mobile payment system hits the ground running on Monday with a slew of new partners.

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Steam's biggest free weekend ever lets you play 10 top PC games for nothing

Ten top PC games can be played in full on Steam this weekend, and the titles are being discounted if you want to keep playing when Monday rolls around.

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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Free game alert: Steal a no-cost copy of Payday: The Heist for today only

It's like stealing candy from a baby, if the baby just gave away its candy.

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Utterly crazy hack uses long-distance lasers to send malware commands via all-in-one printers

If you saw it in a movie, you'd never believe it's true. But it is. Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to a scanner via a laser.

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Spec showdown: Google Nexus 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Google and Samsung offer two big phones for people who want high-resolution screens. Here's a quick guide as to how each breaks down.