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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Get the latest monthly security patch and squash bugs.

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Google's Trusted Contacts pings your loved ones when you need them most

New Google app lets you find your friends, family during an emergency.

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Chrome 55 pushes Flash into the background

Chrome 55 is here with the promise of defaulting to HTML5 instead of Flash for most of the web—though as far as we can tell that's not quite the case.

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Lenovo promises 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year

Motorola looks to expand the capability of the Moto Z with a family of add-on adapters.

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Microsoft pauses Windows 10 previews to shift to radical new update system

Microsoft puts Windows 10 Insider preview builds on hold as the company transfers the Insider program to the Unified Update Platform.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

Research by team of engineers reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note7's case, not the batteries, was the problem.

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Oculus Touch controller review: Putting virtual worlds at your fingertips, with caveats

Review: Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL

We delve into the Excel Date & Time functions EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INT. All are handy for going back and forth in time on retirement dates, expiration dates and more.

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Apple's 'excited' about self-driving car potential

Apple has said in comments to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is “excited” about the potential use of automated systems in many areas, including automobiles.

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How to collaborate on a document in Dropbox Paper

If you haven't tried Dropbox's writing tool, here's how to get started.

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8 apps to help you take the stress out of holiday travel

Here are some apps and services that can reduce some of the misery that accompanies keeping track of all those details.

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Support open-source projects this giving season

There's a long tradition of donating to charities during the holidays. Open-source projects, which freely provide so many useful tools, are a deserving cause. Here are a few suggestions of how you can show your gratitude and give back.

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How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware

Windows 10 actually has the ability to install just the OS without any additional software, which is great news for those with prebuilt systems laden with unwanted software.

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The Full Nerd episode 12: The best PC hardware, laptops, and games of 2016

PCWorld's Full Nerd podcast names the best CPUs, graphics cards, laptops, games, and more of 2016.

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How Windows 10's data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft's security

Here's what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft -- at least for enterprises.