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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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Lost thumb drives bedevil U.S. banking agency

A U.S. banking regulator says an employee downloaded a large amount of data from its computer system a week before he retired and is now unable to locate the thumb drives he stored it on.

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Mozilla promises a next-gen Firefox engine that will deliver huge improvements

Mozilla says the new Project Quantum engine at the heart of its Mozilla web browser will be "blazing fast," both for web browsing as well as apps.

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This week in games: Gwent's beta, Evolve's end, and Michael Phelps meets Call of Duty

Plus: Battlefield 1's zeppelins spiral out of control, Cities: Skylines blows it all up with meteors, and more. This is gaming news for October 24 through 28.

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Go PC! 5 killer MacBook Pro alternatives for disappointed Apple fans

Looking for an alternative to Apple's new MacBook Pro? Check out these pretty, powerful PC laptops.

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New Windows code injection method could let malware bypass detection

Security researchers have discovered a new way that allows malware to inject malicious code into other processes without being detected by antivirus programs and other endpoint security systems.


AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems

It's deal time! With its next-gen Zen chips just around the corner, AMD wants to unload AM3+ motherboards, and PCs that use them.

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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.

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Titanfall 2 review: Prepare for more mech-dropping, wall-running action

Titanfall 2 has more to offer than the original, including a full singleplayer campaign. But is it better? And can it survive, sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty?


PlayStation Vue launches on Android TV, with Windows and Mac support on deck

Android TV users can now get PlayStation Vue on their device of choice.

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How to customize Windows 10 colors

You can tweak the built-in Windows 10 color palette quite easily; you just have to know where to look!

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'Celebgate' hacker sentenced 18 months for stealing nude photos

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on charges of hacking the Google and Apple email accounts of over 100 people including celebrities, and getting access to nude videos and photographs of some people.


Personal data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors breached

The Australian Red Cross said its blood donor service has found that registration information of 550,000 donors had been compromised, which the agency blamed on human error by a third-party contractor.

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Min Vid Test Pilot experiment gives Firefox a YouTube picture-in-picture mode

Min Vid for Firefox puts your YouTube videos in a mini-player that runs on your desktop.

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Five to Try: Facebook's Lifestage is for the kids, and Oh… Sir! lets you hurl savage insults

Social sharing, serious slams, and plenty more in this week's app selection.