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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 launches with limited stock, no custom-cooled variants

The next generation of graphics cards began with a whimper on Friday as the GeForce GTX 1080 launched with only reference models in limited availability.

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Explore Cortana's skill set: 4 useful but lesser-known tricks

Cortana isn't all about calendar appointments, reminders, and jokes. Microsoft's digital assistant is capable of all sorts of tricks.

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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PCWorld Show Episode 18: Windows 10's upgrade tricks, Windows Phone's death rattle, Twitter's big changes

In PCWorld Show Episode 18, PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Brad Chacos, and Gordon Mah Ung reveal Windows 10's deceptive upgrade scheme, debate whether Windows Phone really is dead now, and help Gordon understand what Twitter's changed about its service.

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10 struggles iPhone users will never understand

A phone that’s more than two years old? The horror!

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

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The Full Nerd Episode 1: Intel's Skull Canyon NUC and GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080

The Full Nerd goes official, with Gordon Mah Ung, Alaina Yee, and Brad Chacos at the mics. Tune in every two weeks for unapologetically nerdy hardware discussion.

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Goosebumps and ghost-monkeys, streaming this week

Twelve new and notable streaming movies pack satisfying thrills and food for thought within the framework of their lurid genres.

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May's mighty new PC hardware: Mammoth graphics champions and freakishly specialized chips

From the GeForce GTX 1080 to Google's mysterious new tensor processor unit, some interesting new PC hardware reared its head in May.

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Windows 10 Build 14352 lets Windows Insiders run two antivirus programs on their PC

Windows 10 Build 14352 adds several features, including the ability to ask Cortana to play specific songs. But the niftiest feature is a way to run two antivirus programs on your PC for double the defense.

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Shoot an atom into silicon, and you may have the beginnings of a quantum computer

Take one atom of the element antimony, use an ion beam to shoot it into a silicon substrate, and you just may be on your way to building a working quantum computer.

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The Backpack PC is a portable VR rig that leads MSI’s VR and gaming lineup at Computex

MSI's Backpack PC highlights the company's lineup of virtual reality and gaming PCs at Computex. As the name suggests, it'll let you break free of that display-cable tether by carrying your VR rig with you.

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Report: Google may publicly shame phone makers who deliver tardy Android updates

Google has collected plenty of data about who is naughty and nice, and it may be about to make some of it public.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.

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The Moto Z will launch with swappable 'MotoMods'

It seems more companies are getting into the modular game, as Lenovo looks to make a splash with its newest Moto-branded flagship.