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How to escape that forced Windows 10 upgrade you mistakenly agreed to

After surprising many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with a forced upgrade, Microsoft says there's still an escape hatch. Here's how it works.

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Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again

Alternative keyboard for iPhone has a helpful one-handed mode and support for swipe typing.

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This ping pong robot can be programmed to be the perfect partner

Practice makes perfect. But for a collaborative sport like ping pong, it’s not always easy to find the perfect partner, so two brothers solved this problem by building the “Trainerbot.”

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Consumers are more nervous than excited about self-driving cars

Google, Uber and Tesla may be giddy about the prospect of self-driving cars, but U.S. consumers aren't convinced that the technology is safe or that they need it.

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The OnePlus 3 will first go on sale from a virtual reality storefront in space

The company built a LoopVR headset to promote the launch, though any VR gear will work for the virtual buying experience.

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Google's Trust API pushes password-free login capability for Android apps

Project Abacus uses machine intelligence to verify your identity based on your unique usage patterns.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

How to go back to Windows 7 or 8 after an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft's pushing Windows 10 onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs even if you didn't consent to it. Here's how to get your computer back to normal.

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From bad to worse: The sad reality about Windows Phones

Windows 10 Mobile is still under active development, but nobody's buying—and Microsoft seems to be okay with that.

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A recently patched Flash Player exploit is being used in widespread attacks

It took hackers less than two weeks to integrate a recently patched Flash Player exploit into widely used Web-based attack tools that are used to infect computers with malware.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

on techhive.com

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How to manage Windows 10's People app

Windows 10 comes with a contacts app, but it's not entirely clear what you can do with it

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Why Oculus's bitter DRM arms race exacerbates the Rift's disappointing launch

Oculus VR's DRM-laden solution to a hack that let players use Oculus games on the HTC Vive is the latest in a long series of mis-steps by the one-time VR leader.

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Linksys WRT routers won't block open-source firmware under new FCC rules

While Linksys takes action over FCC rules, TP-Link and others take the easy route, blocking third-party firmware on their routers.

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Fair or fowl? We rank all 16 Angry Birds games

Sixteen?! Rovio's franchise goes under the microscope as it hits the big screen.

on greenbot.com