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U.S. bans using Galaxy Note7 phones on planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered that Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones can only be carried by crew and passengers on planes if the phones are switched off and are not connected to charging equipment.

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5 more Firefox add-ons that boost browser productivity

Keep tabs on all your email accounts, track your web surfing, and more with these customizations.

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Facebook, Google gather questions for presidential debates

Here we go: technology and social media companies have been tapped to help the American public engage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the three debates.

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Don't pardon Snowden, lawmakers tell Obama

U.S. lawmakers are trying to stifle any hope that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will receive a pardon. On Thursday, the House intelligence committee sent a letter to President Obama urging him to treat Snowden as a criminal.

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XYZprinting announces $290 desktop 3D printer

XYZprinting today announced its least expensive 3D printer, the da Vinci Mini 3D printer, which the company said is aimed at all skill levels.

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Flash isn't dead quite yet, though Adobe prepares to 'decommission' a download page

Adobe appeared to be preparing for the end of consumer distribution of its Flash Player, but a company representative said that it was simply updating its Web pages.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall is official through the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The CPSC notes there have been 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns.

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The FBI could have saved money with this iPhone 5c hack

The FBI may have paid a small fortune to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. But a security researcher has demonstrated a way to do it for less than $100.

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As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud -- both on-premise and off-premise -- is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are having vendors customize their hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.

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Report: LG, Huawei, and Moto won't release new Android Wear watches this year

Smartwatch demand is waning, which is giving companies pause about again refreshing their lineup before the holiday season.

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PSA: Grab all of Battlefield 4's expansions for free through next week

With Battlefield 1 just over the horizon, EA and DICE temporarily slash prices all the way down to "free" for Battlefield 4 DLC. "Buy" it now, keep it forever.

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Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management

Companies will now be able to cryptographically validate the identity of Chrome OS devices connecting to their networks and verify that those devices conform to their security policies.

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Chromebooks are getting pressure-sensitive touchscreens

Chrome OS’s source code reveals support for pressure-sensitive screens similar to the 3D Touch screen on Apple's iPhone.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue service

HBO and Cinemax are finally embracing standalone streaming subscriptions and coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue serivce.

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Google Photos 2.0 drops in new album sorting options

A few other changes make their way into the latest version, though we're still waiting to edit profile pictures like you can on iOS.