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Here's how to get the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Microsoft has begun rolling out its big Anniversary Update for smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile.

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Suspected spycraft, not hacktivism, swirls around alleged NSA hack

Not even the National Security Agency is immune to carelessness, according to noted leaker Edward Snowden. The agency’s operatives can get lazy, and sometimes they leave behind files inside the servers they’ve hacked.

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ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The chances of Apple using Intel's factories to have its iPhone and iPad chips made have just rocketed up.

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Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’s proprietary wireless signal

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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Ford will mass-produce self-driving cars by 2021—but for sharing, not buying

The automaker plans to develop ride-sharing and ride-hailing buisness to go with the autonomous cars it will build.

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Intel's tiny Euclid computer can be the brains of a robot

A compact computer called Euclid from Intel should make the development of robots much easier.

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Microsoft will bring holographic 'mixed reality' to every Windows 10 PC

Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to the masses with a forthcoming update to Windows 10, in a move to make it easier to use mixed reality hardware on any PC.

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Intel will provide early access to fast Optane SSDs via the cloud

Intel isn't yet shipping its Optane SSDs, but they soon will be available for testing over the cloud.

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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors

Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th-generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.

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Intel's Project Alloy will offer the first open-source, third-party 'HoloLens' headset

Intel's Project Alloy will open-source untethered VR hardware next year, powered by Microsoft, so anyone can build a VR headset.

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Google's Hangouts On Air is moving over to YouTube Live

The deconstruction of Google+ continues, with another key service moving over to a more successful property.

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Google says its databases are enterprise ready

Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses in production.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups starting in October

Starting from a fresh install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will soon be much easier.

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Google launches Duo, its cross-platform answer to FaceTime, for Android and iOS

The no-frills FaceTime competitor is simple to use and gives you a peek at the video right from your lock screen.

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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.