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HP rolls out patch to stop keylogging bug in some laptops

Consumers with HP laptops that have been accidentally recording their keystrokes can easily address the problem with a patch from the PC maker.

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A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

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HPE is bringing Optane storage to Unix servers

In the next year or two, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will add support for Intel Optane storage to its latest Unix servers.

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Google wants to solve the Android update problem once and for all with Project Treble

Google has provided a sneak peek at Project Treble, a major new Android O feature that aims to make it easier for manufacturers to deliver updates to their phones.

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This week in games: Square Enix abandons Hitman, Assassin's Creed rumors point to Egypt

Plus: Someone beat Prey in 20 minutes, Need for Speed confirmed for 2017, Mass Effect also put "on hiatus," and Strafe's launch trailer is even better than the game itself. This is gaming news for May 8 through 12.

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Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

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Sam's Club has the iPad on sale for up to $71 off

The deal is just for Wi-Fi-only iPads, but it's a nice last-minute option if you're still on the hunt for a Mother's Day gift.

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Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn

A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions to show a real-world look at where you need to turn.

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A ransomware attack is spreading worldwide, using alleged NSA exploit

A ransomware strain appears to be spreading worldwide, by leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency.

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The nasty new Jaff ransomware demands $3,700 payments

Attackers behind the highly successful Locky and Bart ransomware campaigns have returned with a new creation: A malicious file-encrypting program called Jaff that asks victims for payments of around $3,700

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How to play the Quake Champions open beta this weekend

Quake's back for the modern era, and Quake Champions is holding an open beta this weekend. Here's how to play.

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Here's what your PC needs to run Windows 10's Mixed Reality VR

Windows 10's Mixed Reality experiences are almost here. If you plan on hooking one of these headsets into your PC, here's what it'll need.

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Paradox teams with Tropico's devs for Surviving Mars, lends a hand on BattleTech

At PDXCon, Paradox unveiled a new Europa Universalis IV expansion, a Mars survival game with Tropico's developers, and that it's now publishing BattleTech.

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Germany will allow self-driving, but not driverless, cars on its roads

Add Germany to the list of places where businesses can test their self-driving cars on the open road -- as long as they have a driver sitting at the wheel ready to take control at any time.