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Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers. And Netgear won't have a fix until the third quarter!

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Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

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Dropbox evolves into a universal app for Windows PCs, phones, and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

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Microsoft will charge for Windows 10 upgrades after one-year freebie offer lapses

It's official: If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 without spending a dime, you'll want to do so in the first year after it launches. Afterwards, it'll cost money.

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with massive online battle royale

You've been training all your life, and the time to shine is now with Microsoft's solitaire tournament.

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Microsoft taps 'Mass Effect' visionary Casey Hudson to oversee HoloLens, Xbox games

Hudson, who's worked on the games "Mass Effect" and "Star Wars:The Old Republic," will likely be tasked with convincing third-party studios to create HoloLens games.

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Backup and Restore feature returns in leaked peek at Windows 10 build 10123

Microsoft may backtrack on Windows 8's file backup solution, giving users more control over which files they can flag for safekeeping.

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Nvidia says its GeForce drivers are Windows 10-ready

The operating system isn't ready yet, but Nvidia's drivers are—good news for gamers looking to upgrade their systems in a few months.

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Microsoft will bypass carriers, push Windows 10 updates directly to phones

Microsoft's update policy for Windows 10 mobile devices is a break from the fragmentation of the Android world.

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It's official: Windows 10 will not be free for pirates

Sorry, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you'll need an authentic, genuine version of either Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, Microsoft said Friday.

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Hands on: Windows 10 Mobile Build 10080 leaps forward in productivity, fun

While it's still far from perfect, Microsoft's first official "Windows 10 Mobile" build adds Office and Xbox apps, and previews its latest music and movies apps.

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Major Windows 10 phone build adds Office apps, new Store, Music, Xbox apps

Build 10080 of Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is a big one, with numerous apps, including Office, added to the phone.

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Microsoft's time-accelerating Hyperlapse tech is now an app for Windows phones, Android

Move over, Instagram. You can now shoot smooth, accelerated videos with your Windows or Android phone.