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Microsoft's Windows 10 November 2019 Update goes live, but you have to seek it out

Microsoft is pushing its Windows 10 November 2019 Update out for people who want it via Windows Update.

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The Full Nerd special episode: AMD's Rob Hallock on 3rd-gen Threadripper, Ryzen 9 3950X, and more

In this episode of The Full Nerd, AMD's Rob Hallock joins us to dig deeper into the company's beastly new chips, from the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X to the 32-core 3rd-gen Threadripper 3970X

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Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the entire United States

Microsoft's augmented-reality version of Minecraft is now yours to try out for iOS and Android.

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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

NordVPN has good performance, great features, and suits novices and power users alike. But who is running the show down there?

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Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

We name the top free and paid Mac antivirus products to root out malicious software and prevent infections.

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Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need for Speed this generation, but the formula's well-worn

Need for Speed: Heat is probably the best series reboot EA's put out this entire console generation, but it arrives as the open-world racing formula is running out of gas.

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Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Disney+ versus Netflix: Why the two streaming services couldn't be more different

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The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service plans

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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If you're not seeing the new Google Assistant on your Pixel 4, here's how to fix it

Even of you have the Google Pixel 4, the new Google Assistant might still be in hiding. Here's how to find it.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL review: Peppy quad-core performance, but a cheap display

This bargain-priced laptop puts up impressive performance numbers, but make sure to get one with an IPS display rather than the iffy TN variety.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Nest: Which of the two big smart platforms is right for you?

The choice between Amazon Alexa-powered Echo devices or Nest gadgets with Google Assistant can be a tough one. We'll help you pick.

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Innr Smart Plug review: A cheaper way for Philips Hue users to take control of their “dumb” lights

Small, sturdy, and reliable, the Innr Smart Plug makes for an inexpensive alternative to the new Philips Hue Smart plug.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Hotspot Shield 2020 review: New owners, fantastic speeds, slightly better privacy

Hotspot Shield is still the speediest VPN we've seen, but the privacy policy could be better.