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Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video streaming

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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Sling TV adds a multi-stream “beta” bundle with Fox channels and regional sports

Sling TV subscribers have some tough decisions to make with the service's new multi-stream bundle.

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EU privacy regulators: Commission ‘could do better’ on Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer arrangement is better than its predecessor, Safe Harbor, but still not good enough, European Union data protection authorities said Wednesday.

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Microsoft's Project Madeira turns Outlook into a small-business productivity hub

Call it one-stop shopping. Project Madeira is aimed at all the businesses that can't afford enterprise-class applications, offering scaled-down versions within Outlook.

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Microsoft upgrades Skype for Business for Android, iOS with screen sharing and more

Skype for Business updates its Android and iOS apps, bringing useful upgrades to both platforms.

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Facebook Messenger snags Dropbox integration for in-chat file sharing

Dropbox just made it easier to share videos, images, and files inside Facebook Messenger.

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Box goes international with AWS and IBM-powered Zones feature

Box is trying to make it easier for companies outside the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements about whether their data is stored with a new feature that lets them pick a variety of new countries in which they can house their data.

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Microsoft Outlook users with Office 365 get a security perk: Unsafe email warnings

Microsoft will flag suspicious email (and greenlight those it deems safe) as part of a new Outlook technology called Safety Tips.

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'May I help you, human?': This robot wants to help you shop

SoftBank's Pepper robot may still be the better-known contender, but a new humanoid device from Hitachi aims to be the in-store sales rep of the future.

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Beyond bitcoin: 5 things you need to know about blockchain technology

Talk of blockchain technology is everywhere, it seems -- but what is it, and what does it do?

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Hulu heads to cable boxes for convenience at a cost

Through a deal with Cablevision, Optimum TV subscribers can now flip over to the Hulu channel on their cable boxes.

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Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

The days of go-go, double-digit growth for tech are long gone and do not appear to be on the way back anytime soon.

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Newegg customer service comes to Facebook Messenger

Newegg is moving to Facebook Messenger to answer all your questions and concerns about graphics cards, RAM, and motherboards.

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IBM's Power chips hit the big time at Google

Google and Rackspace are designing a server based on IBM's upcoming Power9 processor, a sure sign that Intel is no longer the only game in town for cloud service providers.

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Facebook adds reactions, events support, and filters to live video broadcasts

Facebook Live video broadcasts are getting reactions, filters, groups and events support, and more.