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Steam updates user reviews to better reflect recent updates

The long arm of the Internet gets a bit more nimble as Steam introduces a section for recent reviews and a new 30-day aggregate score.

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Hulu confirms plans to stream live TV and dabble in documentaries

Hulu’s answer to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is coming in 2017

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Google turns on HTTPS for all Blogspot blogs

All blogs hosted on Google's blogspot.com domain can now be accessed over an encrypted HTTPS connection.

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May the Fourth be with you: 4 Star Wars tech tributes you can actually use

These 4 May fourth tech tributes will add a little extra fun to Star Wars Day.

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Google dreams of injecting electronics into eyeballs

Google’s crazy intra-ocular device patent promises assisted vision and augmented reality.

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5 secure habits for privacy-obsessed PC users

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world.

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BlackBerry's BBM for Android and iOS adds video chat

BBM on Android and iOS now has video chat.

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Critical flaws in ImageMagick library expose millions of websites to hacking

A tool used by millions of websites to process images has several critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise Web servers.

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Roost goes from selling a smart smoke-alarm battery to selling smart smoke alarms

It's the first residential smoke alarm capable of detecting natural gas as well as carbon monoxide, smoke, and fire.

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Microsoft's Solair acquisition could expand its Internet of Things services

Microsoft dove deeper into Internet of Things technology on Tuesday with the acquisition of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform.

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Google, Fiat Chrysler team up to build self-driving minivans

Alphabet's Google Self-Driving Car Project has teamed with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to work directly for the first time with an automaker on developing autonomous vehicles.

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You can play with IBM's quantum processor for free

A quantum computer for the people isn't just a theoretical dream; IBM is trying to make it a reality.

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Ads mislead over broadband Internet access pricing, regulator warns

Pricing in ads for broadband Internet access is too often misleading and needs tighter regulation.

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Opera releases the browser it's trained to kill ads in Android and Windows

Opera now offers ad blocking as part of its "stable," generally available browsers for Windows and Android. Expect dramatically faster page loads, though at the expense of the sites serving them to you.

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India has shot down Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones

India reportedly has rejected Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, a blow to the company’s hopes for growth there.