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During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

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Microsoft won't hit its deadline for 1 billion Windows 10 devices

Last year, Microsoft announced that it planned to have a billion devices running Windows 10 by the middle of 2018. Now, the company is saying that was too ambitious.

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This week in games: CS:GO implodes, Overwatch adds a sniper mom, and Pokémon Go to the polls

Plus: System Shock Remastered hits its Kickstarter goal, Beastmen come to Total War: Warhammer, and more. This is your gaming news for the week of July 11 - 15.

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Samsung may place a $450m bet on electric cars and batteries

Samsung Electronics is on the verge of making a substantial investment in BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of electric cars and batteries.

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Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better

Privacy-minded people have long relied on Tor for anonymity online, but a new system from MIT promises better protection and faster performance.

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Another near-final Windows 10 build adds an Amazon extension to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has released Build 14390 of Windows 10 with just one noteworthy feature: an Amazon extension for the Edge browser. Microsoft also exhorts its beta testers to root out remaining bugs in the code.

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This fake Pokemon Go game will secretly drive porn ad clicks

A newly discovered fake Pokemon Go game will actually lock your phone and then secretly run in the background, clicking on porn ads.

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After conquering the iPhone, chip designer ARM chases supercomputers

ARM -- the company whose CPU design is in Apple's iPhone -- dominates mobile devices, and it's now going after the fastest computers in the world.

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Politics' hot new trend: live streaming everything

Both the Republican and the Democratic national conventions this summer will be live streaming their events. It's all about reaching more viewers, as well as preaching to the party faithful.

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Google Play Music update adds small interface tweak, prepares for bigger things

You may only notice the new play buttons on lists, but the latest code has references several upcoming features.

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US pumps $400 million into next-generation wireless research

The U.S. National Science Foundation will spend more than US$400 million over the next seven years to fund next-generation wireless research in an effort to bring super-fast mobile service to the country.

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Microsoft starts downsizing free OneDrive accounts from 15GB to 5GB of storage

OneDrive users have begun receiving notifications from Microsoft that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB.

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In Nice attack, government's official terror alert comes too late

"Take cover," the French government warned people in Nice via its official terror alert app, hours after the immediate danger had passed.

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Dish's new voice remote lets you change channels with natural language

Dish has a new remote that lets you control your set-top box with your voice.

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.