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The free Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, and who should pass

With the end of the free upgrade offer looming, we answer the question everyone's asking: Should you upgrade to Windows 10? (Spoiler: It depends on what you're using now.)

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Xiaomi's first laptop is the Mi Notebook Air, a $750 MacBook rival

China’s Xiaomi has entered the laptop market with new, lightweight notebooks that run Microsoft’s Windows 10.

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Phone hacking: What the FBI won't reveal could hurt users, experts argue

Now that the FBI's proven you can hack into an iPhone, the question is whether that vulnerability should be revealed to protect users--or kept secret so it can be used again. Here's what experts argued at a recent Congressional meeting.

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Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will stretch into July 30, thanks to time zones

Thanks to time zones, Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will extend into July 30 for most of the world. Procrastinators in New Zealand will get tons of extra time, while those in Hawaii get a raw deal.

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How to take control of your Android notifications

It’s time to reign in how often your phone pesters you.

on greenbot.com

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Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones review: As exquisite as they are expensive

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones have an uncanny knack of pulling out every last detail from your music.

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What Microsoft is taking away from Windows 10 in the Anniversary Update

Updating to a new build of Windows is always a give-and-take process. Here we focus on the taking with the Anniversary Update.

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Qualcomm agrees to pay $19.5M to settle charges of bias against women

Qualcomm has agreed to pay US$19.5 million to settle a gender discrimination class action lawsuit that alleged that women at the company get lower pay and have lesser chances of promotion under its current programs.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana is here to stay in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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The best Pokémon Go map grabs data directly from the Pokémon Go servers

Pokévision may be the best Pokémon Go map, as it apparently taps the Niantic API itself to provide a real-time feed of what Pokémon are spawning in Pokémon Go, and exactly where.

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Why hackers love health apps

Hackers love health apps because their popularity has outpaced the industry's ability to safeguard them. Technology experts discussed the privacy and security risks at a House hearing July 14 with the Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

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WD preparing to ship flash chips with a whopping half a terabit of capacity

Western Digital is now manufacturing 3D-stacked NAND flash chips that have 64 layers, 16 stories higher than its previous 48-layer technology -- meaning its 33% more dense.

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Vizio acquisition by Chinese TV and content powerhouse LeEco could shake up U.S. market

The $2 billion purchase of Vizio makes LeEco the number-two player in the U.S. smart TV market, and provides an opportunity for its many content holdings.

on techhive.com

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Intel slated to show off its version of the HoloLens next month

Intel seems to be developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, known as Remote EyeSight, and we may see them at the company's developer show next month.