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I dumped all of Google's messaging apps for Pulse. Here's how (and why) I did it

I'm tired of waiting for Google to figure out what it wants to do with its suite of messaging apps, so I dumped them all for Pulse. And I've never been happier.

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3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04

The latest version of Ubuntu doesn't have a long list of upgrades for the desktop, but these three features are worth checking out.

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Dell XPS 15 vs. MacBook Pro 15: Fight!

We pit Apple's redesigned MacBook Pro 15 against Dell's upgraded XPS 15 to see which of these quad-core workhorses is the best. The answer may not surprise you.

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Local channels in streaming bundles: Why they're hard to get, and how that's changing

More details on local stations coming to streaming bundles like DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue.

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How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo

In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of the parent organization, Hewlett-Packard. At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.

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The average ransomware payment has skyrocketed to over $1,000

The hackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average fee to free computers hit with the notorious infection rose to $1077, about five times higher than in 2016, Symantec found.

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How to find out your Uber rating

Are you a 5-star passenger? Finding out is now just a tap away.

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How Excel can help with metric and American Standard conversions

Excel can streamline your global activities if you set up functions to convert metric to American Standard, and dollars to euros.

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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The SteelSeries Qck Prism is the first dual-sided RGB mousepad

The SteelSeries Qck Prism is a RGB light-laden mousepad no matter which side you flip it to.

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Amazon wants to put a smart, Alexa-powered camera in your bedroom with Echo Look

The $200 Echo Look contains a hands-free, LED-lit camera that will take photos on command and analyze the stylishness of your outfit.

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Nvidia's offering three free VR games if you buy a GTX 10 Series card and an Oculus Rift + Touch

If you're upgrading your PC for virtual reality before mid-June, this promotion gives you three free games to start with.

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Call of Duty: WWII returns the series to Normandy and Germany on November 3

Ten years on from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the series finally goes back to World War II to tell a Band of Brothers-style tale for a new generation.

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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.