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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.

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'Golden keys' that unlock Windows' Secure Boot protection discovered

Windows devices have a new threat thanks to a Secure Boot policy that leaked online.

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A Google Now dashboard pops up, teasing another hub for your Google services

With Android Nougat and new Nexus phones around the corner, Google is hard at work ramping up its digital assistant.

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Microsoft buys Beam's livestreaming tech to grab a chunk of the e-sports market

Microsoft said Thursday that it has acquired game livestreaming service Beam, a deal that allows the company access to the lucrative streaming and e-sports markets.

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This new R extension gives data scientists quick access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R extension called CognizeR.

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LG announces the V20, a phone squarely targeted at audiophiles

The phone promises 'concert-like audio', though the challenge will be getting buyers to care in a crowded smartphone market.

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Samsung is bringing its Game Launcher to the Galaxy S6 and Note 5

The feature neatly tucks all your games into one folder and includes several add-ons to record gameplay, shut off alerts, and save you power.

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Worlds Adrift hands-on preview: Systems, sky pirates, and hilarious surprises

We go hands-on with the absurdity of Worlds Adrift for the first time and find out it actually has quite a bit in common with Bossa's other game, Surgeon Simulator.

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HP's affordable Stream laptops upgraded for fresh fight against Chromebooks

There are now three HP Stream laptops to choose from including two 11-inch models and a 14-inch notebook. The new laptops start rolling out in September.

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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.

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Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

Twitter is not liable for providing material support to ISIS by allowing its members to sign up and use accounts on its site, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

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Free Hulu is gone, but its spirit died six years ago

The free version of Hulu is dead, but the content lives on elsewhere.

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Ecuador says Swedes will question Assange at its UK embassy

Ecuador has granted a request from Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where he has been holed up for over four years.

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IoT is now growing faster than smartphones

If there were any doubt that IoT is for real, one fact ought to dispel it: For the first time, U.S. mobile operators are adding IoT connections to their networks faster than they’re adding phones.

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In terms of spam, Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton hands down

As the U.S. presidential election nears, Donald Trump is emerging as the clear winner -- when it comes to his name appearing in spam.