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Google showcases top Material Design apps at I/O

Along with handing out awards for its design language, Google is pushing it further into Android Auto and Cardboard, and Android TV.

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Google's Smart Lock password manager automatically signs you into apps

The new feature will come through Google Play Services, which means you won't have to wait for Android M to check it out.

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Tor connections to hidden services could be easy to de-anonymize

It's safer to access Internet websites over Tor than hidden services, researchers said.

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Google's Project Jacquard to make smart fabric for smart clothing, Levi's first official partner

Google showed off futuristic smart fabric at its I/O conference in San Francisco, called Project Jacquard.

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Intel reportedly close to purchasing Altera for $15 billion

The merger talks were revived after Altera reported weak first-quarter earnings.

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Valve accidentally tips Steam Summer Sale start date on Russia's Facebook equivalent

Ready your wallets. Fix bayonets. We're going once more unto the breach in search of cheap games.

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Ultra-popular Hola VPN extension sold your bandwidth for use in a botnet attack

If you use Hola to route around regional restrictions. You might want to think twice about that.

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How Google took a page from Apple to secure Android Pay

Android Pay is incredibly similar to Apple Pay, and not just the name.

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Windows 10 will reportedly be finished in July, just like AMD's CEO said

Microsoft has yet to make an announcement, but apparently the operating system is still slated for a late July release.

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Seven things Google is doing to please developers

The company's upcoming developer offerings include an upgraded IDE with C/C++ and automated app testing

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AMD's Radeon beta drivers greatly improve Witcher 3, Project CARS performance

The Catalyst 15.5 beta drivers for AMD Radeon graphics cards are being released after a delay—and accusations of Nvidia wrongdoing.

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Acer's army of new PCs includes laptops, desktops, and a Chromebox

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop

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Windows takes early lead over Android in Cherry Trail tablet battle

Acer said it will launch a tablet with Cherry Trail later this year