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New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

On Tuesday, the cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. They’re focused on helping customers get increased use of Amazon’s cloud services, and getting partners to invest further in AWS.

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Intel races to put autonomous cars on streets with new driving group

As the PC market levels out, Intel believes it has a big future in autonomous cars.

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How to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offline with PlayOn Cloud

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services.

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Update to Office 365 eliminates the hassle of large attachments in Outlook

Microsoft has made public a small collection of its November updates for Office 365, including many collaborative features.

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Report: Google on pace to sell 3 million Pixels by the end of the year

A Morgan Stanley estimate says Google should sell another 5 to 6 million next year, though Samsung remains the smartphone sales king.

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LeEco continues LePush into U.S. with Amazon, retail partnerships

The China-based Android phone maker looks to increase visibility and kick start sales.

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A new rating system will tell you if SD cards are capable of running mobile apps

The SD Association announced a new "app performance class" that will give buyers more knowledge about what to put inside their phones.

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UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

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Swiftkey's refreshed hub boosts privacy, speed

Clipboard, new languages and Incognito mode give third-party keyboard app an array of desktop-caliber features.

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Senators plan last-ditch push to curb U.S. law enforcement's hacking power

Unless Congress takes 11th-hour action, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies will gain new authority this week to hack into remote computers during criminal investigations.

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Amazon's next-gen Echo may be a giant speaker with a touchscreen

Amazon's next-gen Echo may be one part high-quality speaker and one part high-quality tablet.

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Watch Dogs 2 PC impressions: A smooth-running romp through meme-filled San Francisco

After the ultra-dour death march of the original Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 targets San Francisco and a more light-hearted feel. Even better? The PC version runs smoothly...most of the time.

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the public cloud with the goal of simplifying hybrid IT management.

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Hands on: AT&T's DirecTV Now service provides a reason to cut cable TV

I cut cable TV earlier this year and switched over to online streaming services. I've tried Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue, but will switch to AT&T's new DirecTV Now service after it starts streaming on Nov. 30.