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How to use Readism for Chrome to better manage your online reading time

A new Chrome extension tells you how long it will take you to read that New Yorker article—and whether you can finish it before the afternoon staff meeting.

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Microsoft locks down Cortana: Blocks integration with other browsers, search engines

Only Microsoft's Edge browser and Bing will be allowed to perform searches made through Windows 10's Cortana, Microsoft said Thursday.

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Retro Tech: Vintage muscle machines that pushed the limits

These classic PCs pushed the boundaries of computing power when they were new.

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Phone hackers for hire: A peek into the discreet, lucrative business tapped by the FBI

When the FBI paid someone to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it didn’t just deftly bypass Apple’s objections. It also made the public aware of the business side of hacking—a business that is apparently as lucrative as it is discreet.

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Searchers, slackers, and survivors, streaming this week

No fewer than 12 new and notable movies are now available online—from award-winning The Revanant to the $7,000 indie flick that made Robert Rodriguez a Hollywood name.

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OneNote gets easy video embedding and many more new features

Microsoft announced a veritable bonanza of new features for its OneNote note taking software across multiple platforms on Thursday. Here's the breakdown.

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Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Many alternative mobile operating systems like Firefox have fallen by the wayside while Android and iOS continue to dominate, but Samsung's Tizen has survived.

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Uber might charge you extra for making your driver wait

Uber's pilot program will charge passengers a per-minute waiting fee after 2 minutes, or a $10 no-show fee after 5 minutes.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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YouTube's Content ID program finally provides for ad revenue during disputes

It's not a full solution to Content ID's woes. More like a leaky bandage. But that's better than nothing.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.

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Google Photos for Android promises you'll find pictures faster with new search bar

The update also allows you to customize automatically generated movies with your own music, photos, and videos.

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ISIS cyberattack capabilities are unorganized, underfunded—for now

The U.S. and its allies should be concerned about cyberattacks from ISIS-affiliated groups, but the hackers are poorly organized and likely underfunded, at least in the short term, according to a new report.

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Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

A new computer on a USB stick with Google's machine-learning software could give drones and robots the equivalent of a human eye, and add new smarts to cameras.