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Intel, Microsoft renew 'Wintel' partnership with Project Evo and VR specs for PCs

Microsoft and Intel will team up on "Project Evo" to help future computers better understand the world around them. Plus: The two companies release hardware specs for new PCs designed for virtual reality.

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9 free 'round-the-clock streaming apps for low-effort TV watching

Want to just turn the TV on and turn your brain off? These apps make most of the viewing decisions for you.

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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy, which gains the most from the new Bluetooth 5 specification, can now go as fast as 2Mbps (bits per second)

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A Turkish hacker is giving out prizes for DDoS attacks

A hacker in Turkey has been trying to encourage distributed denial-of-attacks by making it into a game, featuring points and prizes for attempting to shut down political websites.

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Qualcomm's new chip may be too late as ARM server market fades

After more than half a decade in the making, ARM server chips should have struck gold by now, but they haven't. ARM servers were projected to be approaching a double digit server market share, but they still are virtually non-existent.

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Democrats unveil bill to probe Russia's role in alleged election hacks

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a government probe into whether Russia may have interfered with the presidential election by hacking high-profile political targets.

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Halo 5: Forge's multiplayer is now more accessible on PC with a new custom game browser

Halo 5: Forge launched over the summer and brought Halo multiplayer to PC—but only if you had friends to team up with. The new server browser should fix that issue.

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Amazon replaces cashiers with AI and computer learning

Amazon is opening up a brick-and-mortar store in Seattle that allows customers to purchase items by simply picking them up.

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Ubisoft's 30th anniversary putters across the finish line with free copies of Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III a.k.a. "How America's triumph in the Revolutionary War was actually predicated on teenage angst."

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Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams

Slack and Google have vastly deepened their partnership roughly a month after Microsoft announced its competitor to the popular enterprise chat service.

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Fitbit scoops up rival fitness tracker maker Pebble

Fitbit, the maker of popular fitness trackers, has acquired assets owned by rival Pebble, including key employees and intellectual property related to software and firmware development.

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Google trims the size of app updates with new data-saving technique

Play Store updates to use new file-by-file patching technique to keep downloads lean.

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Latest Android security update fixes Dirty COW, GPS vulnerabilities

The monthly Android security update released this week fixes the serious Dirty COW privilege escalation attack that could allow malicious apps to take full control of devices.

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YouTube's top trending videos for 2016

Here's a look at the weird, wonderful, and mundane from YouTube's top trending videos of 2016.

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10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.