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More Steam Summer Sale gems: 15 great games under $5

During Valve's Steam Summer sale, a veritable legion of top-notch PC games can be yours for under $5 a pop.

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60 turns with Civilization VI: 3 key tweaks will change how you conquer the world

We spent 60 turns with Civilization VI, and it's no mere Civ V reskin.

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Intel may sell off the security division it built around McAfee

Intel is considering selling its security business as the company tries to focus on delivering chips for cloud computing and connected devices, according to a news report.

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Hidden gems of the Steam Summer Sale: 10 delightful games under $10

If you're looking to try something new during the Steam Summer Sale, these 10 excellent games sell for less than $10 each.

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Here's how NASCAR is digitizing race day

When cars leave the starting line at Sonoma Raceway in California on Sunday for the start of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, they'll be taking part in the launch of a product designed to help NASCAR officials monitor and manage the 110-lap race.

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This week in games: Doom's demo lives on, Watch Dogs 2 ditches Ubisoft's towers

Plus: Eve Valkyrie gets a Star Wars-esque trench run, and Beyond Good and Evil 2 is STILL on the way. This is your gaming news for the week of June 20 through 24.

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The 'summer of AI' is here, this startup chief says

Vicarious is drawing from neuroscience, deep architectures, and generative probabilistic models to create technology that requires "orders of magnitude" less training than traditional machine-learning techniques do, it says.

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10 great Steam Summer Sale game bundles that will save you even more money

Sure, games are cheap during Valve's Steam Summer Sale. But they're even cheaper when you buy them in bulk.

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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning

The Defense Department's research and development arm wants to put computers to work in the complex task of creating models for machine learning.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

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Steam Summer Sale kicks off with huge discounts on PC games and hardware

The Steam Summer Picnic Sale has all the usual steep game discounts you expect, plus some sweet deals on Steam-related PC hardware.

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BitTorrent Now is a radically different take on traditional media streaming apps

BitTorrent Now lets you stream or buy music, movies, and art on iOS, Android, and Apple TV.

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Zapier's automation tools integrate with Excel to make spreadsheets less tedious

The company uses IFTTT-like recipes to help automate everyday tasks like filling out Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, with the goal of saving time (and employee sanity) within businesses.

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Escaped robots, 'electronic persons' and safety threats, oh my!

There's been a compelling story in the news over the past week or so about a robot that apparently longs for freedom. Last week it was filmed disrupting traffic in Russia after it reportedly escaped the confines of its laboratory home; this week, reports suggest that it has escaped a second time, and may be dismantled as a result.

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Dropbox is changing its free tier with a major update

Dropbox made some major changes to its free tier on Wednesday, including support for read-only folders and a change to automatic photo uploads that requires users to download the Dropbox desktop app.