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Hands-on with HP's Stream 11, the $200 Windows laptop that wants to kill Chromebooks

HP and Microsoft have created a Windows laptop that's as small and cheap as a Chromebook. Is that an accomplishment? Mark Hachman dives in to find out.

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Android Lollipop's default encryption devastates storage performance, tests show

Is your new Nexus 6 not as snappy as it should be? The default encryption feature may be to blame.

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Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise commodity-priced laptops and tablets, while the biggest-ticket items may be in the smallest packages: smartphones.

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USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

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Purism Librem 15 Linux laptop blends high-end hardware with totally free software

Purism wants your help making an uncompromisingly high-end Linux laptop with uncompromisingly free software inside.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display wins 'best of the best' for color accuracy

Display analyst Ray Soneira says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the most color-accurate display of many of the recent flagship smartphones and tablets.

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Samsung plans to slash its smartphone lineup by nearly a third in 2015

As profits plummet, Samsung's rethinking its 'more is more' approach to smartphones

Landing on a comet, Obama backs net neutrality, simulator trains surgeons- World Tech Update

This week on WTU the European Space Agency lands a probe on a comet, Samsung unveils "Project Beyond" 3D camera for virtual reality and President Obama makes his strongest statement yet on net neutrality.

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Android Lollipop over-the-air update, factory images now available for Nexus 5, 7, 9, and 10

Not to be outdone by Motorola or LG, Google has begun updating the latest Nexus devices to Android 5.0

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Some LG G3 phones will get Android Lollipop this week, while Nexus owners wait

LG's Lollipop will be limited at first, but others should get it 'in the near future.'

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Dell to put depth-sensing 3D cameras in more Android, Windows devices

The first tablet with a depth-sensing 3D camera is expected out by the end of the month, and Dell has more to come.

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HP's Omen laptop seeks gaming cred with hot hardware that runs cool

HP says dual fans and a huge bottom vent let the Omen go full-bore with its core i7 CPU and Nvidia GTX GPU. But will it make Razer or Alienware fans think twice?

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MSI fit a full mechanical keyboard in its new GT80 Titan gaming laptop

Say goodbye to scissor switches and hello to Cherry MX Browns on this unique MSI laptop.

NASA rocket explodes, HP reimagines the desktop, Microsoft’s new wearable- World Tech Update

Coming up on WTU this week, the unmanned Antares rocket explodes on liftoff, HP unveils a double touchscreen PC called Sprout and Microsoft enters the wearables race with a fitness band.

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Supremely svelte Oppo R5 claims 'world's thinnest smartphone' crown

But a package that tiny requires compromises, as it has paltry storage and no headset jack.