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This week in games: Batman bows to Twitch, Hideo Kojima shows off space whales

Plus: A developer's game is delayed because the publisher forgot to hit the "Release" button on Steam. It's kind of adorable, really. This is gaming news for July 25 - 29.

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Report: A new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks

The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.

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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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Windows 10 upgrade: Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy

Near the end of your Windows 10 installation, you can choose to let Windows set up some OS features automatically via Express Settings. Some of these settings affect privacy, however, so we'll show you how to tune them to your liking.

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Internet provider-backed groups appeal net neutrality court defeat

Trade groups representing many U.S. ISPs have filed an appeal challenging a court ruling that upheld the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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Virtual reality gets its first dedicated Steam Sale

VR is still a burgeoning technology, but with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in the wild it's still a great time for a Steam sale.

The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Free Wi-Fi is no exception to this adage.

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Nvidia agrees to GeForce GTX 970 false advertising settlement, offers $30 refunds

A proposed settlement for 15 lawsuits seeking class-action status would see Nvidia and friends pay out $30 per card to GeForce GTX 970 owners.

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Google's parent company will work with more auto makers on self-driving cars

Google's recent partnership with Fiat Chrysler to build the company's self-driving car technology into a Chrysler mini van will be the first of many partnerships with auto makers.

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Microsoft will lay off 2,850 more people this year

Microsoft revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this year.

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WikiLeaks' methods questioned by whistleblower Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has censured WikiLeaks’ release of information without proper curation.

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10 ways your phone makes you a better person

Think of all the trees you’ve saved by texting your BFF instead of writing them 1000-page letters.

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Star Trek VI and 11 other movies are now streaming online

Night of the Hunter, the Explorers, Blade II.... Pick your genre, sit back, and enjoy.

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Mass Fidelity Core and Core Sub review: Exceptional Bluetooth speakers

The diminutive Core is one of the best Bluetooth speakers ever. The Core Sub is icing on that sonic cake.