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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.

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Launch of Valve and HTC's Vive VR headset (mostly) delayed until 2016

After saying the Vive would launch in time for the holidays, HTC and Valve now say availability for the headset will be very limited until 2016.

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6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know

Nope, you can't pinch your iPhone's display to get to the home screen, nor can you swipe directly through your open apps—but you can if you're an iPad user. Read on for six gotta-know, only-for-iPad gestures.

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Chrome will start freezing non-vital Flash elements on web pages soon

Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing starting Sept. 1, a move it decided on earlier this year to improve browser performance.

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Apple, Samsung battle to the end over damages payment

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.

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Mirrativ app can live stream anything on your phone

Mobile gaming giant DeNA has released Mirrativ, a live streaming app that allows any content on a smartphone screen to be broadcast.

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Facebook hits milestone: One billion people logged in on Monday

Facebook said it had 968 million daily users in July.

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Windows 10 build 10532 is here, with revamped menus and a few big bugs

Hope you weren't using Windows Hello. Or 64-bit Chrome. Both of those are broken in this build. But at least you can send your feedback straight to Twitter.

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Mobile credit reader for iOS devices brings Apple Pay to small retailers

A partnership between Apple and a credit card processing company could add local retailers to list of merchants that accept Apple Pay.

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Facebook to crack down on pirated videos

Facebook is improving its technology to better identify videos uploaded to its site without the permission of copyright holders.

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Acer founder Shih says company would 'welcome' a takeover

Acer honorary chairman Stan Shih said that the company would welcome a corporate takeover, but buyers wouldn't be getting much.