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How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo

In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of the parent organization, Hewlett-Packard. At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.

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The average ransomware payment has skyrocketed to over $1,000

The hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average fee to free computers hit with the notorious infection rose to $1077, about five times higher than in 2016, Symantec found.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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The SteelSeries Qck Prism is the first dual-sided RGB mousepad

The SteelSeries Qck Prism is a RGB light-laden mousepad no matter which side you flip it to.

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Amazon wants to put a smart, Alexa-powered camera in your bedroom with Echo Look

The $200 Echo Look contains a hands-free, LED-lit camera that will take photos on command and analyze the stylishness of your outfit.

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Nvidia's offering three free VR games if you buy a GTX 10 Series card and an Oculus Rift + Touch

If you're upgrading your PC for virtual reality before mid-June, this promotion gives you three free games to start with.

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Call of Duty: WWII returns the series to Normandy and Germany on November 3

Ten years on from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the series finally goes back to World War II to tell a Band of Brothers-style tale for a new generation.

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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the Internet, marking a major milestone in the country's communications evolution and promising faster access to Google's services for Cuban users.

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Google cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions

An update rolling out to Google Home this week will let you get step-by-step instructions for more than 5 million recipes from Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Food Network, and others.

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises

Manually installing the Windows 10 Creators Update could introduce hardware compatibility problems, Microsoft warns.

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New Chrome feature lets you watch Chromecast holdouts like Amazon Video on your TV

Services like Amazon Video that don't support the Chromecast are now watchable thanks to this experimental Chrome browser feature.

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Huawei and Google supercharge Android with a new Raspberry Pi-like board

Prepare to run Android at blazing fast speeds on a new Raspberry Pi-like computer developed by Huawei.

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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Russian hackers use OAuth, fake Google apps to phish users

The Russian hacking group blamed for targeting U.S. and European elections has been tricking victims into handing over login credentials with fake Google security applications.