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5 things to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The U.S. presidential campaign has shined a spotlight on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal that’s simmered on the back burner for years.

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Tech industry desperate for US action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade deal supported by many U.S. tech companies, is on death row, with both major party presidential candidates opposed.

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Hangouts on Air disappears from Google+ on September 12

Google+ Hangouts on Air is dropping the "plus," and Google's flailing social network.

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Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon speech recognition by 24 percent

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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Cerber ransomware rakes in cash by recruiting unskilled hackers

A ransomware strain has been making a pretty penny by opening its doors to unskilled hackers and then sharing the profits.

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How to get to Firefox's 'about:' pages the easy way

Firefox's 'about:' pages open the door to settings changes, UI customization, performance info, and more. Here are two easy ways to reveal all the available options.

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Hands-on with Asus ROG G752 and GeForce GTX 1070 (or holy crap this thing is fast!)

It's no joke, you can now get GeForce GTX 980 ti and original Titan X performance in a laptop! We see how it's done in the Asus ROG G752.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 for laptops break the mobile mold

Nvidia gives laptop gaming gets a huge boost with GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 GPUs as fast as their sibling desktop versions.

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Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

Salesforce has acquired business intelligence and analytics startup BeyondCore, as part of its strategy to make its software more intelligent.

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Software-defined storage hits the bargain rack

On Monday, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise extended two of its storage product lines into more affordable territory, in one case adopting an ARM processor to help cut the cost of a system.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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Microsoft ships Windows 10 Minecraft for the Oculus Rift, promises it's less barfy

Microsoft's beta of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift includes an "emergency stop" button that pushes out of the VR mode.

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TmaxSoft is using clear licensing to woo Oracle database users

It's no secret that Oracle's aggressive licensing tactics can be a source of considerable pain for its customers, and that's just where TmaxSoft is betting it has an edge.

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NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the NSA and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder.

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Intel is leaving PCs behind to highlight VR and IoT at IDF

Attendees at Intel's IDF won't be wowed with blazing laptops and desktops with the latest PC processors. Instead, Intel will provide an insight into VR, internet of things and data-center strategies.