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The Humble 2K Bundle's dirt-cheap lineup of superb PC games isn't humble at all

There are gaming bundles and then there are gaming bundles. The Humble 2K Bundle offers a ton of killer games for just $15

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.

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The history of ransomware: How PC hostage-taking has evolved over the years

See more than 20 variants of these attacks through the years.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, abandoning older operating systems on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud.

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IBM's Watson AI just landed a new job: helping Macy's shoppers

On Wednesday, retail brand Macy's announced that it's testing out a new mobile service that lets in-store shoppers ask Watson for help.

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8 insider tips to help you become a Pokémon Go master

Grab Pikachu as your first Pokémon, choose your ‘eeveelution,’ and reclaim your phone’s battery life with these Pokémon Go tips.

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PowerDVD 16 gains 360-degree video playback: Here's how it works

The best retail video player has a new feature, and it's very cool.

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Businesses are rushing into IoT like lemmings

Two-thirds of companies are now using or planning to use IoT, according to a global survey by research firm Strategy Analytics. That’s up from just 32 percent last year.

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Now you can ask Twitter directly to verify your account

Twitter opens up the verification process for everyone.

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OurMine is now hacking into Minecraft accounts

The same hacking group that took over Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter account has now found a way to break into accounts connected to the hit game Minecraft.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, but phone sales plummet

Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

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Myst spiritual successor Obduction delayed days before scheduled release

A mere week before Myst spiritual successor Obduction was scheduled to release, Cyan's delayed it until August.

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Facebook pitches laser beams as the high-speed Internet of the future

Facebook says it has developed a laser detector that could open to airwaves to new high-speed data communications systems that don't require dedicated spectrum or licenses.

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Here's all the gear you need for a Pokémon Go adventure

Pokémon Go is hotter than a Charizard right now, but the game asks a lot from people who want to play actively. It’s a huge battery hog, and long play sessions require a lot of physical endurance. Here’s what you need in your Go bag to make your time in the field last, based on my year of experience playing Ingress, its predecessor.

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Acer quietly ships Liquid Jade Primo Windows phone to Microsoft stores

Surprise! Microsoft is now selling Acer's Liquid Jade Primo Windows phone online and in its physical stores, after there was some question whether it would even ship to the United States.