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The Full Nerd Episode 5: Kaby Lake-X, the best new budget graphics card, and one honkin' hard drive

Gordon, Brad, and Alaina run through the latest rumors about Intel's new desktop CPUs, Brad reveals which GPU hits the sweet spot, and Seagate's hard drive sees 10TB.

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This week in games: Dark Souls III player replaces all textures with a crab image, and more

Plus Rick and Morty finally did it—meaning the duo's coming to virtual reality—and Battleborn is only $15. This is gaming news for July 18 - 22.

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This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

Tinder users beware. The popular dating app generally doesn’t verify user accounts, but that hasn’t stopped spammers from pretending to offer the service.

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EU dual-use tech ban plan could classify smartphones as weapons

European Union plans to extend export licensing of so-called "dual-use" technologies to include cyber-surveillance tools could put the brakes on sales of smartphones.

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Gaming desktops with AMD Zen chips will be hard to come by this year

If you're expecting widespread availability of gaming desktops with AMD's Zen chips by year end, don't hold your breath.

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How and why to verify your Twitter account

You can finally request that coveted blue verified Twitter badge that has eluded you for seven years. Here’s why and how you should get verified and let your followers know you are the real deal.

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A hackable election: 5 things you need to know about e-voting machines

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

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Verizon will cut off unlimited data users who use too much unlimited data

Verizon is forcing heavy data users to get off its unlimited plan or get off the carrier's network entirely.

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Redbox Digital starts selling videos in small scale test

Redbox is back with its second attempt at a digital platform. This time the company is reaching for sales and rentals, not subscriptions.

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The easiest fix for missing green check marks in OneDrive

The green check marks let you know which files are synced. But Windows has a limited number of icon overlays for installed programs. Here's how to make sure they appear in OneDrive.

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Free your files! No-cost decryption tools released for two ransomware programs

Security researchers have released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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You have a deadline: Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29

Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29. Are you ready? Here's what to expect and how to get ready for it.

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Pokémon Go launches in Japan with McDonald’s as first sponsor

Pokémon Go has launched in Japan with a new revenue stream -- corporate sponsorship from McDonald’s.

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Surprise! Nvidia reveals a new Pascal-powered Titan X and it looks like an utter monster

The new Titan X based on Nvidia's cutting-edge Pascal GPU may be the first graphics card capable of no-compromise 60fps gaming at 4K resolution.

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Salesforce to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.