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Windows Phone's gutting continues as Microsoft kills what's left of Nokia

Microsoft is laying off another 1,850 staff from its smartphone hardware business, but says it isn't leaving the market completely.

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Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer as encryption debate rages on

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

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The best apps for the Samsung Gear VR

Unsure what to do with that Gear VR headset that came with your new Samsung phone? Wonder no more!

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Why not all Chromebooks will get Android apps

Google's five-year-lifespan policy doesn't necessarily include support for new features.

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5 Firefox add-ons to make you more productive online

Customize your favorite browser with these tools for working more efficiently and squashing distractions.

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Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket III review: This rugged Bluetooth speaker isn't just water resistant, it's fully submersible

With just enough top-end sparkle to keep things clear, the MIni Lifejacket III is the best-sounding waterproof Bluetooth speaker we've heard.

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Asus ROG teases a massive gaming notebook that outperforms Titan X

We'll have to wait until Computex to learn more about Asus's Republic of Gamers gaming notebook that it says is faster than Nvidia's last-generation Titan X.

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Dell's 4-screen multimonitor setup looks like one enormous 43-inch display

Dell's massive 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi-Client Monitor does something special: it combines inputs from four independent devices into one massive 43-inch 4K display, with no ugly bezels getting in the way.

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Google is enabling 'promoted pins' in Maps as part of larger advertising push

Other parts of the new initiative are trying to build deeper links between online advertising and in-store purchases.

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Report: OnePlus 3 specs include 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 16MP camera, Snapdragon 820

The screen resolution disappoints, especially with other high-res options and forthcoming phones this fall with specs to match Google's Daydream VR platform.

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Update to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides lets them automatically save recent files offline

This ensures that your recent work is available for you even if you wander into one of those pesky Internet dead zones.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Twitter introduces 4 big changes that will make tweets much easier to send and read

Twitter's giving you more room to work in 140 characters, and tweaking replies so they're easier to use.

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

A new ransomware program called DMA Locker has reached maturity and shows signs of being distributed in widespread attacks.

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Windows hardware demands are going up for first time in seven years

Now Microsoft is recommending 2GB of RAM instead of one to run the 32-bit version of Windows 10.