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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to Live video

Facebook's new Masks feature for iOS is timed around Halloween, but it's really a jab at Snapchat.


Twitter kills Vine

After Twitter failed to find a buyer, it's killing Vine and laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

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T-Mobile is offering $325 to anyone who brings a Pixel to its network

Be aware of the fine print, as you'll need to sign up for an unlimited plan and your reward payment is spaced out over 24 months.


LampChamp light-socket USB charger review: It’s kinda handy

This gadget turns most any lamp into a readily accessible USB charger.

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No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked

A security researcher has devised a method of hijacking a wide variety of radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and other devices that use a popular wireless transmission technology.

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FCC tells Internet providers to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has passed rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties.

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Microsoft's $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

Microsoft revealed an army of VR headsets launching alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update. Here's everything we know so far.


Verizon buys Vessel, promptly shuts the YouTube rival down

The non-amateur hour version of YouTube is going away, and current subscribers will get a refund for all of October.

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A Paint 3D preview is already available for Windows Insiders

Microsoft is making a preview edition of the new Paint 3D available for download right now if you're a Windows Insider.

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Everything Microsoft revealed: Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update and more

Microsoft announced a slew of new goodies at its Windows event in New York. Catch up on everything from the Surface Studio all-in-one to the Windows 10 Creators Update here.


Friday's DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.

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How to keep your Linux PC safe from exploits

The 9-year-old Dirty COW vulnerability was recently fixed, if you're running a patched kernal. Here's how to know if your Linux is safe.

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11 things Android phone makers should copy from the Pixel

Google is setting the bar high for its Android partners. Here are a few things Samsung, LG, and others can learn from it.



Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far

Watch out, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue: More bundles are coming from AT&T, Hulu, YouTube, and possibly Amazon.

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Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.