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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Nike gets into smartwatch software with Samsung Gear S app

The Nike+ Running app will let users track their routes and get “cheers” from Facebook friends while leaving their phones at home

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Having problems updating Windows 7? Try changing DNS settings

A number of people have reported issues updating their Windows 7 machines to solve the latest Microsoft update snafu. But there might be a relatively simple fix.

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Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor preview: Killer of orcs, controller of minds

Lords of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor doesn't truly feel like Lord of the Rings, but the lore is there and it's still a blast to play.

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1

Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.

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Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

A September announcement seems likely, but a 2014 launch doesn't

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IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

IDC lowers its tablet shipment growth forecast as smartphones, wearables and PCs jockey for buyer attention

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Nokia's Here Maps is coming to Samsung Galaxy phones

The Here beta is part of a licensing deal to tie people into Samsung's Tizen-powered Gear S watch.

on greenbot.com

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Intel turns its attention to desktop performance, unveils 8-core Haswell-E processor

Aimed at gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts, new chip boasts 2.6 billion transistors; supports DDR4 memory.

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Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.

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Pixlr's free photo editor goes native on Windows and OS X

Native Windows and Mac versions arrive, but the full-featured editor is still online-only

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Hands-on: Chrome beta gets guest mode and a new profile switcher

You've been able to switch profiles and add a guest mode for months, but now Google is bringing the process front-and-center in the latest beta build of Chrome.

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CryptoWall ransomware held over 600K computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The gang behind this dangerous ransomware program has earned US$1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said