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US warns 'significant number' of major businesses hit by Backoff malware

Backoff malware is stealing credit card details, according to a cybersecurity alert

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Report: Samsung to announce Galaxy Gear 3 next month

If you're keeping score, this would be Samsung's sixth smartwatch since last September

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World Tech Update: Ballmer bids farewell

Also this week, hackers steal data on 4.5 million U.S. hospital patients, Sprint launches a bezel-free smartphone, and a Silicon Valley hotel tries out a robot bellhop.

Google acquires Gecko Design to help with crazy Google X 'moon shots'

Gecko's designers will join Google X, which works on new products like Glass

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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Missing pieces: Wasteland 2's release date, how to go hands-on with Civ: Beyond Earth, and more must-know games news

Plus Firaxis hosts its own Civilization-based conference, World of WarCraft gets a discount, and Super Meat Boy Forever.

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Dirt cheap Windows PCs already hitting the streets, with help from Microsoft

PC makers are selling laptops with Microsoft's royalty free Windows 8.1 with Bing OS starting at $249

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Google Search for Android now understands multiple languages at once

Google's search on Android works with up to five languages simultaneously without needing to constantly mess with the settings.

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Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Asus Chromebook C200 review: Long battery life helps this $249 model stand out

Low-cost Chromebooks have fairly little to brag about. The Chromebook C200 is typical in many ways, but its stamina in our tests makes it one of the better choices in this price range.

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Behold @evleaks' 'retirement gift': A crystal clear Moto X+1 leak

The latest images come from evleaks' Evan Blass, who says they are his 'retirement gift.'

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Microsoft Miracast dongle spotted at FCC ahead of Lumia event

Is Microsoft going after the Chromecast/Apple TV crowd with its own screencasting dongle? Looks like it.

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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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Your living room is vulnerable to cyber attacks

A Kaspersky Labs researcher hacked his own home and found a number of serious security concerns.

Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7

After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon. Unless Microsoft, as widely anticipated, announces Windows 9.

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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.

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