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A Facebook account is no longer needed for Messenger

Now you can sign up for Facebook's messaging service with just a name and phone number.

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Slack rides high on early valuations

The team messaging site now boasts 1.1 million daily active users

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IFTTT's new Android battery channel gives you more control over charging and power usage

New battery-saving features include the ability to disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi automatically when you're low on juice.

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Google brings Broad Institute's genome analysis kit to the cloud

The institute's software will be free for non-profits and academic researchers, but everyone will pay to use Google's cloud platform

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Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs

The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives and other methods.

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The Ola smart biometric entry lock eliminates the need to carry your smartphone or memorize a passcode

Just press your pre-registered finger on the fingerprint scanner (yelling ‘open sesame!’ while doing so is optional).

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US lawmakers back Amazon.com's bid for .amazon domain

Amazon.com's bid for what's known as a gTLD has been blocked by some countries in the Amazon region.

PCWorld News

Pressure mounts in EU to treat Facebook and Twitter as critical infrastructure

The move would subject them to the rules on network protection and data breach notification as banks and energy networks.

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Amazon turns on HDR video streaming, but only for high-end Samsung TVs

The impressive tech delivers blacker blacks and bursts of beautiful brightness, but Amazon's support is just a baby step towards mass adoption.

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More Fallout 4 bundles with real-life Pip Boys going on sale later this week

Should you preorder video games? No. Will you? Probably. And Bethesda's got a wearable with your name on it.

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Hulu to sell Showtime's streaming service at a discount

Starting in July, $17 per month gets you a smattering of cable shows and one premium pay TV channel.

PCWorld News

House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

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Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.