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Customize album covers and content with Google Photos 1.2 update

You can now write up a brief description about any of your saved pictures.

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Researchers disclose four unpatched vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer

The reports contain limited information, making exploit development hard and unlikely

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Nvidia tosses a free copy of Metal Gear Solid V in with GeForce graphics cards

Hopefully this bundle turns out a bit better for Nvidia and its customers than that Batman: Arkham Knight bundle.

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Sling gets sued over Slingbox desktop ads

Sling's attempt to extract more money from customers through advertising could come at a cost.

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100 petabytes: How Google’s huge freebie promotes its Nearline cloud backup service

Google, with its sights fixed firmly on Amazon, is using this freebie--and the promise of faster service--to lure corporate customers.

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Pebble Time firmware update gives you more control over the watch's look and feel

Pebble is still working on getting its latest OS to run on older watches like the original Pebble

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WordPress gets critical patch for nasty XSS flaw

WordPress 4.2.3 fixes a cross-site scripting flaw that could be used to compromise websites

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New Moto X may fix your low-light selfie problems with front-facing flash

Leaked pictures also indicate Motorola found a way to integrate the fingerprint sensor into the bottom speaker.

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Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.

Chrome 44 brings the Physical Web to iPhone, iPad

Don't download the app for your smart device. Check if it has Physical Web support first.

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Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.

PCWorld News

Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor

Cisco is selling its Connected Devices business -- yet at the same time counting on connecting billions of devices

PCWorld News

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 23

Qualcomm plans reorg... pressure grows on Apple Music probe... Microsoft fights revenge porn