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Google cooks up a tasty update to Home with step-by-step recipe instructions

An update rolling out to Google Home this week will let you get step-by-step instructions for more than 5 million recipes from Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Food Network, and others.

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Don't install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own, Microsoft advises

Manually installing the Windows 10 Creators Update could introduce hardware compatibility problems, Microsoft warns.

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Scanner Sombre review: A weird and unsettling glimpse into darkness

Introversion's Prison Architect follow-up is a highly experimental art piece about navigating a dark cave with a handheld LIDAR scanner. Scanner Sombre's weird and unsettling, if ultimately a bit one-note.

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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps

A new option in the Google Maps beta lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.

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New Chrome feature lets you watch Chromecast holdouts like Amazon Video on your TV

Services like Amazon Video that don't support the Chromecast are now watchable thanks to this experimental Chrome browser feature.

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Huawei and Google supercharge Android with a new Raspberry Pi-like board

Prepare to run Android at blazing fast speeds on a new Raspberry Pi-like computer developed by Huawei.

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How to stop websites from asking for your location in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Browsers can supply your location when you permit it. If you have no plans of ever permitting it here's how to turn that feature off.

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Samsung DeX review: 7 productive days using the DeX dock and a Galaxy S8+ as a desktop PC

Offering a full HD desktop with resizable windows, Samsung's dock turns the Galaxy S8 and S8+ into a surprisingly able PC replacement.

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12 free utilities that can give you more control over your PC

There are a slew of free third-party utilities for Windows that let you monitor and manage all aspects of your PC.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. HDHomeRun with Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.

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Word newsletter tutorial: Using page layout features for professional results

Word makes it easy to create a newsletter using the Page Layout tools. Make columns and multipage layouts, add images and more. Here's how.

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Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift

Microsoft has cut off nearly 40 percent of its existing user base of phones from the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. The alternative: run the beta OS.

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Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google says it's actively looking for, and trying to bury, fake news in its search results, using feedback mechanisms in autocompleted searches and Featured Snippets.

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Google tweaks Android Messages to make it easier to start a one-on-one conversation

The latest update to Android Messages brings a useful interface tweak that eliminates the extra tap to start a solo conversation and adds a new group messaging button.