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Land's End, from the creators of Monument Valley, coming exclusively to Samsung Gear VR

Land's End will drop you inside of a dreamy, puzzle-filled land much like Monument Valley.


Samsung's 950 Pro SSD marries V-NAND and NVMe for ludicrously fast speeds

In October, Samsung will roll out V-NAND flash M.2 sticks with 256GB and 512GB capacities. If that sounds nice, just wait until you see what's coming in 2016.

showdrive ShowDrive aims to combine broadcast DVR with cloud storage

Over-the-air DVR could be built directly into smart televisions if has its way.

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$1 million bounty dangled for Apple iOS 9 jailbreak exploits

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition company, promises to pay $1 million to researchers who provide it with an exclusive, browser-based and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system.

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is shutting down

Oyster clams up just as e-books hit a growth plateau.

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Actiontec announces network range extenders based on MoCA 2.0, 802.11ac

Channel bonding enables the latest multimedia-over-coax standard to deliver throughput up to 1Gbps.

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US, China appear close on cyber economic espionage deal

China and the U.S. appear close to a ground-breaking agreement on cyber espionage that could be signed later this week when President Xi and President Obama meet in Washington.


Nvidia hits gaming milestone: True desktop performance in a laptop with GeForce GTX 980

With Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 980 (that's right, no 'm') the company promises desktop performance in a laptop. Read on to find out how Nvidia made it happen.

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Must-see PC: Digital Storm's gorgeous, exotic Aventum 3

Digital Storm's Aventum 3 features liquid cooling and power connectors integrated into the case itself.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 launches with a focus on helping people work together

Microsoft's venerable Office productivity suite has been a key component of most major companies' workflows for years, if not decades. On Tuesday, the company released the next major update for the suite.

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US Congress members urged to embrace encrypted apps

Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

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LTE standard for Internet of Things machines gets the green light

The 3GPP has agreed to set a standard for a form of LTE that can connect millions of small, battery-powered IoT devices like sensors and meters.


Bitcoin's big challenge: Building value after the hype

Two years ago, it seemed nothing could go wrong for bitcoin. But the currency is now worth much less than it used to be. What's next?

Critical Flash Player updates patch 23 flaws

Adobe Systems released new updates for Flash Player to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.