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Google searches for apps now appear in a splashy new layout

The new design is an effort to make it easier to discover and download more apps from the Play Store.

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Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs vie for IFA spotlight

Consumer electronics companies are ready to rumble at Berlin's huge IFA technology trade show.

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Crowd-sourced weather apps claim accuracy, but keep your eye on the sky

As weather apps proliferate, advocates say millions of smartphones and other devices are providing more accurate predictions than traditional models of forecasting.

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Apple is helping the U.S. defense department develop wearable tech

Apple and Hewlett-Packard, among other organizations, will develop flexible, thin sensors that could be placed on uniforms and in the tight spaces on ships or aircraft.

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Researchers find many more modules of Regin spying tool

Security researchers from Symantec have identified 49 more modules of the sophisticated Regin cyberespionage platform that many believe is used by the U.S. National Security Agency and its close allies.

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Dell's first gaming display doesn't really pack G-Sync Gen II, but it still looks nice

Dell said its first-ever gaming monitor packs a previously unannounced second-generation implementation of G-Sync. Nvidia says nope.

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The glaring issue the Windows Store needs to fix if Fable Legends isn't coming to Steam

Microsoft making Microsoft-published games like Fable Legends exclusive to Microsoft's digital storefront isn't an issue. Storage space is.

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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.

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Launch of Valve and HTC's Vive VR headset (mostly) delayed until 2016

After saying the Vive would launch in time for the holidays, HTC and Valve now say availability for the headset will be very limited until 2016.

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6 only-for-iPad gestures you need to know

Nope, you can't pinch your iPhone's display to get to the home screen, nor can you swipe directly through your open apps—but you can if you're an iPad user. Read on for six gotta-know, only-for-iPad gestures.

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Chrome will start freezing non-vital Flash elements on web pages soon

Google will stop some Flash content from automatically playing starting Sept. 1, a move it decided on earlier this year to improve browser performance.

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Apple, Samsung battle to the end over damages payment

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.