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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

Controversial ads slip into Firefox nightly test builds

Mozilla said they would be coming to Firefox back in February. Now, the new ad-infused Directory Tiles new tab page is popping up in Firefox nightly builds.

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What to expect when you're expecting the Moto X+1

Motorola's next flagship phone lands next week. Here's everything we know about it.

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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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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HTC One (M8) for Windows review: a novel new take on Windows Phone

HTC took its flagship Android phone, and swapped in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1. The result is an entirely new flagship that's even more appealing for its novelty factor.

World Tech Update: Google reveals ‘Project Wing’

Google reveals its secret drone delivery program, as Instagram brings Hyperlapse to the iPhone and Microsoft cuts Surface 2 prices.

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Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

Google's unmanned flying vehicles could one day deliver retail items to people's homes

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies

Uber has tried to recruit Sidecar drivers too, the company's CEO said

Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed Edward Snowden, the NSA’s surveillance program and immigration during her appearance at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit.

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5 reasons a small Windows tablet might be in your future

Microsoft is late to a game already owned by iOS and Android, but affordable Windows tablets could shift things in Microsoft’s favor.

Time Warner Cable admits problems accessing Microsoft sites

Time Warner Cable is in the midst of clearing up issues that prevented some of its customers accessing Microsoft sites earlier this week, it says.

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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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Archos preps $149 Windows tablet, new Windows Phone

Archos isn't waiting for the IFA show next week to announce its first products, which includes an intriguingly priced Windows tablet.

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Samsung's Gear S gives the people what (they think) they want

A standalone smartwatch sounds wonderful, as long as you don't think about it too much.

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Preview: 100 turns with Civilization: Beyond Earth

Yes, it's like Civilization V in space, but it's more than that, too.