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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark, an Alina spinoff

Spark is installed by a script written in AutoIt and scrapes card data from the memory of POS terminals

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Valve's Steam Controller looks less revolutionary with every redesign

'Hey Gabe, why don't we just make an Xbox 360 controller?' says some guy at Valve, presumably.

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.

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U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

As the U.S. frees its service providers to invest, Cuba may not play ball

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LG preps webOS 4K TVs with souped-up performance

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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Amazon Prime Now delivers your order in an hour, but only in Manhattan for now

Need some paper towels, an Apple USB cable, and a Frozen DVD in the next hour? If you're in Manhattan, Amazon can do that for you.

Amazon promises one-hour delivery in Manhattan, more locations on the way

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The super-fast shipping costs $7.99, while people willing to wait another hour won't have to pay extra

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Hands-on with Evolve's singleplayer mode and terrifying third monster

Evolve's about two months from release, but it still has a few surprises in store. Chief among them? A "singleplayer mode."

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV. The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

World Tech Update- Sony pulls ‘The Interview,’ Skype Translator debuts, Navy tests shark-like drone

This week on WTU, Sony drops ‘The Interview’ after terrorist threats, Skype Translator lets users have live conversations in different languages and the Navy tests a drone shaped like a shark.

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge