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PCWorld Show Episode 29: Samsung Note7 recall, Google to ditch Nexus for Pixel

Jon, Jason, and Gordon talk about the flaming Samsung Note7, Google's decision to do a Pixel phone, and the remote hack of Tesla.

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This week in games: Blizzard ditches Battle.net, Gears of War 4 adds PC split-screen

Plus: A behind the scenes look at Star Citizen's problem-ridden development and Sniper Elite 4 shows off slow-motion Nazi murderin'. This is gaming news for September 19 through 23.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 19th - September 23rd - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 19th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

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Well, I never! iOS 10's voicemail transcription has a potty mouth

Anyone who has looked at automatically-generated subtitles on YouTube can tell you that asking a computer to describe what a human says can lead to hilarious results. Now, Apple has brought that to iOS 10 with support for transcribing voicemails.

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Google tweets that it's 'whipping up something sweet' in honor of Android's birthday

Android debuted on Sept. 23 eight years ago, though Google has cooked up some type of celebration for Saturday.

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How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon

A new Chrome extension called Falcon lets you find web pages in your browsing history by searching for any word or phrase contained on the page you're looking for.

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Google's Daydream VR platform graduates out of beta

The timing first nicely with the upcoming launch of Google's Pixel phones, which should lead the parade of compatible hardware.

Facebook gambles $16 billion on WhatsApp

Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.