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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

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French self-driving car goes for a spin around Paris monument

Valeo and Safran expect self-driving cars on the roads by 2020, but on the way they must navigate stop lights, pedestrians ... and cannons.

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Google to bring imaging, sensor technology to the operating room

Google is providing sensor and software technology, not its robotics work

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Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days

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USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

After Apple's introduction of USB Type C in the new MacBook, companies have announced peripherals and cables for the connector.

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Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

Slack has added two-factor authentication as a response.

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This week in games: 3 reasons why mods are the best part of being a PC gamer

Plus Halo comes to PC...sort of, and somebody breaks their Rainbow Six: Siege NDA in order to show you dudes fighting on an airplane. This is all the gaming news for the week of March 23.

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Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

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Big Chrome OS change coming: A launcher overhaul adds Google Now

The Chrome app launcher overhaul puts a greater emphasis on search and contextual information. It's in beta now if you want to try it.

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HTC loses second lead designer in less than a year

Either VP Jonah Becker has gone to greener pastures or new CEO Cher Wang is cleaning house.

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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

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New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

The technology checks if attempts to use certain phone functions are accompanied by natural gestures users are expected to make.

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Nuzzel for Android creates a curated feed of the news your friends are reading

After debuting on iOS and the web, Nuzzel's finally in the Play Store, helping you tame the flood of social media shares.