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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Twitter introduces 4 big changes that will make tweets much easier to send and read

Twitter's giving you more room to work in 140 characters, and tweaking replies so they're easier to use.

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

A new ransomware program called DMA Locker has reached maturity and shows signs of being distributed in widespread attacks.

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Windows hardware demands are going up for first time in seven years

Now Microsoft is recommending 2GB of RAM instead of one to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10.

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Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 add heart sensors, and Pebble Core stands in for your phone

Pebble gets serious about fitness, with two new smartwatches that track your heart rate. And the Core boasts GPS, 3G, and extra storage when you want to leave your smartphone behind.

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Total War: Warhammer review: Variety and Vampire Counts breathe new life into Total War

After a dismal couple of entries, Total War: Warhammer proves that maybe all the series needed was ten-foot bats and skeleton cavalry.

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How to copy links from Windows Store apps to your clipboard

A little app called Share Via Clipboard takes the frustration out of copying links or other content from Windows Store apps.

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Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but promises changes anyway

Facebook denied any evidence of ‘systematic political bias’ in the stories included in its Trending Topics feature, but promised changes in its processes.

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The legal mumbo jumbo on popular mobile apps can take over 24 hours to read

Have you ever been turned off by the lengthy “terms and conditions” and privacy policies of mobile apps and other online services?

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Aquanta and its smart water-heater controller are back with new promises to slash your energy bill

Like the Nest thermostat, Aquanta’s water-heater controller learns your usage patterns and will heat water only when you need it.

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How to add a second number to your Android phone

Ditch the dual-phone hassle by assigning yourself a second phone number, complete with texting and other services.

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How to get special characters using Alt key codes or the Word Symbols library

Alt key codes give you access to hundreds of special ASCII characters, from accent marks to tiny icons. We show you how to use the Alt codes and also Word's Symbol library.

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Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again

Alternative keyboard for iPhone has a helpful one-handed mode and support for swipe typing.

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How to escape that forced Windows 10 upgrade you mistakenly agreed to

After surprising many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with a forced upgrade, Microsoft says there's still an escape hatch. Here's how it works.

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This ping pong robot can be programmed to be the perfect partner

Practice makes perfect. But for a collaborative sport like ping pong, it’s not always easy to find the perfect partner, so two brothers solved this problem by building the “Trainerbot.”