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Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu: A look back at a Linux flagbearer

Founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the first public release of Ubuntu – version 4.10, or “Warty Warthog” – on Oct. 20, 2004. Here's a look back at the history of Ubuntu, one of open-source software’s biggest public standard-bearers

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Battlefield 1 review: Satisfying chaos, solemn silence

Battlefield 1's solemn campaign and over-the-top multiplayer may feel like polar opposites, but the complete package is all-around excellent.

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Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Marketing companies are targeting children worldwide on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an "unfair and deceptive" business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Intel asserts trademark rights against John McAfee

Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse consumers or dilute the brand.


3 handy image tools you can use in File Explorer

File Explorer's Manage tab for photos has some quick-and-easy photo-management tools for Windows 8 and Windows 10 users.

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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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13 super-scary movies to stream for Halloween

Some of the best horror movies of all time are available for streaming online. Watch them if you dare.

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Interview: Sid Meier reflects on 25 years of Civilization

Civilization VI launches today. We caught up with Sid Meier to discuss the iconic Civilization series' 25 year legacy.

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Samsung releases super-high-capacity 8GB DRAM

Samsung today announced a new 8GB DRAM package with 10-nanometer-class process circuitry that has twice the capacity and twice the speed of DDR4 DRAM used in PCs.

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Ex-NSA contractor hoarded two decades' worth of secrets

The former National Security Agency contractor suspected of stealing U.S. hacking tools allegedly was found hoarding two decades' worth of classified materials.

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Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft

Microsoft's ongoing move to the cloud paid off once again over the past quarter, as strong growth from Azure and Office 365 offset declines in the PC market.

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Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app

Microsoft Japan and Shiseido have teamed up with an app that overlays virtual makeup on your Skype for Business calls.

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Google Keep adds app shortcuts, pinned messages in update

Keep continues to grow into a more comprehensive service for keeping track of all those random thoughts and ideas.

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Razer's revamped Blade Pro laptop marries a GeForce GTX 1080 with 4K G-Sync

With a Core i7 and a GTX 1080, the new Razer Blade Pro is finally worthy of its name—but its price tag might give you pause.