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Windows 10 usage off to a fast start, Edge not so much

Microsoft’s new operating system has a stronger launch than Windows 7, but Edge usage is trending in the wrong direction.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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Samsung to show transparent OLED display at IFA

Samsung has developed a big-screen OLED screen that's transparent, and plans to put it on show at this week's IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic—yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

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Google Maps update gives navigation screen a travel-friendly makeover

Version 9.14 gives you more details about your planned route and makes it easier to change up where the navigation will take you.

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Nest thermostat retooled with a bigger display, furnace monitoring

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.

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Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services, while Netflix makes excuses.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an "industry first," but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

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Ericsson's next-gen LTE targets faster mobile networks and IoT

LTE with faster upload speeds, using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customized for the Internet of Things, are some of the things Ericsson is working on for next year.

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Steam's selling all four Mad Max movies alongside new Mad Max game

Avalanche's new game isn't the only Mad Max title coming to Steam today: All four movies did, too.

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PayPal launches PayPal.me, a person-to-person payment service

Want to send money to a friend in Canada or Sweden without leaving home? PayPal.me is your answer.

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Witness: The Mad Max game runs well on PCs

Witness: The PC version of Mad Max is all shiny and chrome, optimized to Gastown and back.

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Cats get their own Street View tour of this Japanese city

Onomichi in Japan has rolled out a website that lets people virtually wander the city from the perspective of a cat.