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Linux gaming rising: 35 great games for Steam Machines and Linux

It's taken a long time and the promise of SteamOS, but more and more big-name games are finally becoming Linux natives. Here's a sampling.

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Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD review: Convenient form factor, fast reads, slow writes

The Visiontek USB 3.0 Pocket SSD is great for distributing the same data across multiple computers, but is little better, and a lot more expensive, than a hard drive for backup.

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7 exciting smartphone trends to watch in 2016: VR, super-fast LTE, and more

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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Crafty exploit kit secretly avoids Linux PCs to thwart security researchers

The developers of the Neutrino exploit kit have added a new feature intended to thwart security researchers from studying their attacks.

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UN panel backs WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, but he may not go free

A UN panel has ruled that the time Julian Assange has spent cooped up in the London embassy of the Ecuador government amounts to arbitrary detention by the U.K. and Sweden, but it is unlikely that the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website will walk away free soon.

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Dridex banking malware mysteriously hijacked to distribute antivirus program

An unknown person -- possibly a white hat hacker -- gained access to some of the servers that cybercriminals use to distribute the Dridex online banking Trojan and replaced the malware with an installer for Avira Free Antivirus.

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10 reasons to ditch SMS for over-the-top messaging apps

All the cool kids are using Line and WhatsApp. What’s your excuse?

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Canonical delivers on convergence with the Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

Canonical's first Ubuntu tablet ever can run your Linux desktop applications.

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Credit card extended warranties and electronics: How a little extra hassle can save lots of money

How a credit card can save you from paying for extended device warranties.

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How to make Windows 10 faster: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.