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What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year

Next January, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But relax. That won't be end of the popular operating system.

Mozilla accidentally left email addresses, passwords of 97k Bugzilla users out in the open

It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month, but the passwords were encrypted.

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Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

Prompted by numerous customer complaints, Microsoft says it is cracking down on Windows Store apps that attempt to deceive you into downloading them.

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Samsung outs the Gear S, a curved Tizen smartwatch that doesn't need your phone

Also revealed: The Gear Circle, Bluetooth headphones that double as a necklace.

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How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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HTC One Remix review: A pricey mid-range phone that's worth the splurge

It's pricier than some other mid-range devices out there, but you can hardly tell with all the premium features it's packed with.

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The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

These 10 laptops, gaming notebooks, and Ultrabooks are the best portable PCs we've seen this year.

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6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using

Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

The best laptops of 2014

Three business laptops—including one 2-in-1 model—top our list of the best notebook computers of 2014. But the year isn't over yet.

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LG reveals the round-faced G Watch R, the most stylish Android Wear watch yet

LG's second Android Wear smartwatch couldn't be a bigger departure from its lackluster, utilitarian G Watch.

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Sensor-packed Butterfleye camera wants to be the eyes into your home

This smart surveillance camera monitors your home, using video analytics and sensors to decide when to record and when to turn itself off.

Clockwise Podcast: Cut all the cords!

Topics include streaming TV without cable, Internet trolls, ditching iTunes, and revising Windows. With guests Roman Loyola and Brad Chacos.

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PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent.

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Microsoft republishes pulled Windows update, but still recommends a registry hack

Microsoft gives the green light for users to download an update that it had asked users to uninstall a week ago. But it's not as simple as all that.

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Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement

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Security vulnerabilities on the decline but risk assessment is often flawed, says IBM

The number of vulnerabilities could reach a three-year low in 2014, but correctly assessing their risk can be hard, IBM researchers said