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Opera Max now reduces data use from streaming music apps

Opera Max for Android app promises to halve data consumption from Pandora, Slacker Radio, and YouTube Music.

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest OS missteps

Windows at 30: Microsoft’s biggest blunders

The first three decades of Windows has brought unparalleled frustrations -- and an undying hope that the next version will be the best one yet

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People Power looks to adapt its DIY home-security system for 21st Century elder care

The company is launching a crowd-funding campaign to port its existing platform into a system that will enable seniors to remain in their own homes longer.


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Austrian supreme court to decide whether Facebook privacy class action can go ahead

Max Schrems is suing Facebook in Vienna for breach of EU privacy laws -- and is seeking permission from the Austrian supreme court to turn his case into a class action


Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and more all have Star Wars themes letting you show if you've conquered your fear or let hate consume you.

Reddit will honor 'Do Not Track' requests from visitors

Reddit has decided to honor 'Do Not Track,' a feature that will ensure that it does not download third-party analytics on to browsers that enable the option.

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Many routers, modems, and other devices ship without adequate security tests

An analysis of hundreds of publicly available firmware images for routers, DSL modems, VoIP phones, IP cameras and other embedded devices uncovered high-risk vulnerabilities in a significant number of them.

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Half of all enterprises to start Windows 10 rollouts in the next year

Gartner expects that half of all enterprises will at least begin their roll-outs of Windows 10 by January 2017, according to a report the analyst firm released Monday.

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Some Starwood hotels hit with credit card-stealing malware

The infection affected point-of-sale systems at 54 Starwood-owned hotels and resorts since late last year.

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Microsoft removes standalone download of November Windows 10 update

If you want the November update for Windows 10, you can no longer use the Media Creation Tool to get it—Windows Update is the only option.

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How to watch Intel's Extreme Masters San Jose e-sports tournament through the eyes of the pros

Intel's big Extreme Masters San Jose tournament kicks off this weekend, and a partnership between ESL and Raptr's Plays.TV wants to put you in the shoes of all 60 professional GS:GO and League of Legend players.

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Drone registration recommendations handed to FAA

A mandatory consumer drone registration system looks set to be in force before the end of the year after an industry task force delivered its proposals for the system on Saturday.

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Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

Attention Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.

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Facebook starts testing long-awaited Work Chat app for businesses

Facebook quietly released a new Work Chat app that connects its popular consumer messaging service to its privately-available work social network.

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Intel taps former Qualcomm exec to run PC, IOT and software businesses

Poaching for top executives is common among chip rivals, and Intel has nabbed a top Qualcomm executive to run its PC, mobile, IoT and software businesses.