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10 times when texting is better than calling

If you can’t say it in 140 characters, do you really need to say it at all?

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How to stop ransomware: Backup can protect you, but only if you do it right

No one wants to give hundreds of dollars to extortionists. But if you take the right precautions beforehand, ransomware probably can't hurt you.

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Buster Keaton and ballot boxes, streaming this week

Celebrate this election season with two movies that revel in the dark side of politics, plus documentaries, martial arts, good ol' fashioned physical comedy, and more.

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Samsung's Raspberry Pi-like Artik 10 is priced higher than Pi at $150

Samsung's Artik 10 developer board will compete with Raspberry Pi 3, but not on price.

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Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

The mobile enterprise got another boost on Thursday with the announcement of a brand-new partnership between Apple and SAP.

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PCWorld Show Episode 15: Phone-cam fight, laptop showdown, and a Burning Man for the 1 percent

Flo refs a phone-cam fight, Gordon taunts fanboys, and we all discuss a fully catered desert tech-fest for elites.

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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

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Google looks beyond Cardboard for the future of VR

The head of Google's virtual reality efforts likened the push into VR to building a new style of operating system from scratch.

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5 products Intel could cut in its reshuffle

Intel had some wild product ideas that were duds, like the OnCue TV streaming service, WiMax, and smartphone chips. More products are likely to be axed as the company looks to a post-PC world.

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Netflix isn’t big on virtual reality for the obvious reasons

Netflix: Virtual realty has too few users, and isn’t conducive to binge-watching.

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Soon you'll 'tap and save' with upcoming gift card features in Android Pay

The latest update indicates that you'll be able to redeem rewards and coupons without the need to navigate the Android Pay interface.

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Craig Wright backpedals, refusing to prove he's Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Yeah, Wright. After publicly claiming he was the elusive Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright suddenly says he can't handle the pressure to provide further proof.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

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Windows 10 adoption hits 300 million as Microsoft warns the free upgrade will end soon

Microsoft says that if you haven't upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 by July 29, expect to pay more than $100 to eventually do so.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.