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After CIA leak, Intel Security releases detection tool for EFI rootkits

Intel Security has released a tool that allows users to check if their computer's low-level system firmware has been modified and contains unauthorized code.

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Microsoft's .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3

Microsoft's .NET Core is now making its way to Raspberry Pi developer boards, and an official .NET 2.0 Core is coming from the software company later this year.

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Intel's Core i3 NUC has dropped to $220 today

Newegg's sale on Intel's Skylake Core i3 makes for a good, affordable HTPC—or just a simple, easy way to get your feet wet with PC building.

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Facebook’s Messenger Day is yet another Snapchat clone—but with a twist

Messenger is the latest Facebook property to integrate Snapchat-style slideshows, but this time they’re intended to help you meet up with friends in real life.

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WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with Apple, other tech companies

Apple will know exactly what exploits the CIA used to hack its iPhones. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will share the code with tech companies so they can patch flaws in their devices.

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Google's Jamboard will cost $5,000 and ship to the US in May

Google is getting ready to put its smart whiteboard on sale. The company announced Thursday that the Jamboard, its big touchscreen that’s designed to serve as a digital collaboration space for business users, will be available in May.

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Google updates Allo with another feature that isn't SMS integration: Android Auto

An update to the Google Allo app lets you view and respond to your messages through Android Auto's hands-free interface.

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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday.

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Google's new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

Google launched a bundle of big data features on Thursday, including one that's supposed to ease the preparation of data for machine learning applications.

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Google announces three new cloud regions, contract discounts

Google announced Thursday that it’s launching three new data centers in California, Canada, and the Netherlands, in addition to a suite of pricing changes.

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Google responds to Pixel microphone issues with official replacement program

In a post on the Pixel Phone Help board, a Google employee says that users experiencing issues with the microphone can request a replacement unit.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War's unique Nemesis system makes battles even more personal

Take Shadow of Mordor's unique Nemesis System, apply it to literally everything you can think of, and you have the conceit for upcoming sequel Shadow of War.

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Assange: CIA had lost control of its cyberweapon documents

Information about purported CIA cyberattacks was "passed around" among members of the U.S. intelligence community and contractors before it was published by WikiLeaks this week, Julian Assange says.

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Now you can dive into Facebook 360 videos with your Gear VR

Facebook launches a new 360 app that will run exclusively on Galaxy phones using Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR.

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Texas hospital struggles to make IBM's Watson cure cancer

If IBM is looking for a new application for its Watson machine learning tools, it might consider putting health care providers' procurement and systems integration woes ahead of curing cancer.