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The free Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, and who should pass

With the end of the free upgrade offer looming, we answer the question everyone's asking: Should you upgrade to Windows 10? (Spoiler: It depends on what you're using now.)

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Xiaomi's first laptop is the Mi Notebook Air, a $750 MacBook rival

China’s Xiaomi has entered the laptop market with new, lightweight notebooks that run Microsoft’s Windows 10.

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Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will stretch into July 30, thanks to time zones

Thanks to time zones, Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will extend into July 30 for most of the world. Procrastinators in New Zealand will get tons of extra time, while those in Hawaii get a raw deal.

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Phone hacking: What the FBI won't reveal could hurt users, experts argue

Now that the FBI's proven you can hack into an iPhone, the question is whether that vulnerability should be revealed to protect users--or kept secret so it can be used again. Here's what experts argued at a recent Congressional meeting.

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What Microsoft is taking away from Windows 10 in the Anniversary Update

Updating to a new build of Windows is always a give-and-take process. Here we focus on the taking with the Anniversary Update.

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Qualcomm agrees to pay $19.5M to settle charges of bias against women

Qualcomm has agreed to pay US$19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class action lawsuit that alleged that women at the company get lower pay and have lesser chances of promotion under its current programs.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana is here to stay in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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In light of increased cyberattacks, White House sets defense plan with FBI in charge

It’s still unclear if Russian hackers are trying to meddle with the U.S. election. But the growing number of major cyber attacks is causing the U.S. government to coordinate a better response.

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The best Pokémon Go map grabs data directly from the Pokémon Go servers

Pokévision may be the best Pokémon Go map, as it apparently taps the Niantic API itself to provide a real-time feed of what Pokémon are spawning in Pokémon Go, and exactly where.

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Why hackers love health apps

Hackers love health apps because their popularity has outpaced the industry's ability to safeguard them. Technology experts discussed the privacy and security risks at a House hearing July 14 with the Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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WD preparing to ship flash chips with a whopping half a terabit of capacity

Western Digital is now manufacturing 3D-stacked NAND flash chips that have 64 layers, 16 stories higher than its previous 48-layer technology -- meaning its 33% more dense.

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Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads

Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture.

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Vizio acquisition by Chinese TV and content powerhouse LeEco could shake up U.S. market

The $2 billion purchase of Vizio makes LeEco the number-two player in the U.S. smart TV market, and provides an opportunity for its many content holdings.

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.