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Valve pulls the plug on paid mod program, says it ‘missed the mark pretty badly’

In response to user feedback, Valve has turned off paid mods for Skyrim after just a few days, and is issuing refunds to anyone who purchased a mod.

Gaming

Madman cuts open Surface 3 Pro to install new 1TB solid state drive

Jose Malagon is a man who knows what he wants, and knows how to get it. When the Surface Pro 3 didn't have enough space, he broke out the drill and gave an upgrade most people thought impossible.

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Calm down! Like dogs, the first Intel RealSense games can sense your fear

Intel's RealSense system not only senses gestures like Kinect, it can detect your pulse to read your emotions, opening the door for games that know when you're scared -- and respond accordingly.

Gaming

Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Chromebox will have you hotswapping all day

Lenovo's new ThinkCentre Chromebox is sure to turn heads with its small form-factor, lightning quick specs, and modular design which enables it to easily pop into any of Lenovo's new Tiny-in-One base stations.

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Three years after the announcement of Steam for Linux, the platform is still growing

After three years of working on Steam for Linux, there are over 1100 titles, and a whole lot of momentum, even if SteamOS isn't quite there yet.

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Thermaltake water-cooling radiators wipe the sweat off your computer’s brow

Moving heat from your watercooling loop to the radiator may be a bit easier than usual with Thermaltake's new ranges, which use a high quality brazing technique to improve uniform heat absorption.

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Is it Daenerys, or Daeneres? Microsoft Word knows, even if you don’t

Not sure how to spell the name of your favorite Game of Thrones character? That's no problem, as long as you use Microsoft Word. The popular word processor knows most of the series' major characters and locations.

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Leaked table of Intel’s sixth-generation processors packs few surprises

While Intel Broadwell chips have barely found their way into the newest PCs, rumors are spreading about the release of their next major chip, Skylake.

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See the minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III looks set to be one of the biggest video game releases this year, and now its developers have revealed the official system requirements for its PC release.

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Major L.A. hospital offers HealthKit access to 80,000 patients

Major L.A. hospital Cedars-Sinai revamped its electronic records system to include HealthKit integration. Now, data from any patient who uses HealthKit to monitor their wellness will be made available to doctors at the hospital.

Mobile

Intel may turn to Quantum Wells to enforce Moore’s Law

One analyst predicts that Intel is producing new 10nm node transistors that will be faster and consume less energy by using Quantum Wells, thus keeping Moore's Law in effect.

Computing

Installing a new PC graphics card is easier than you think

Upgrading your video card will improve your computing experience across the board, and open up a new world of video games. It couldn't be easier.

Computing

What is a zero-day attack, and can anything defend against it?

Zero-days. You've heard about them in the news, across the net, even on Digital Trends -- but what are they really, and is there any hope of stopping them?

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Russian hackers got a peek at some of Obama’s emails last year

The hackers that gave the White House and State Department such a hard time last year managed to get access to some of President Obama's correspondence along the way, a new report says.

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Protect your Mac for free with these five anti-virus apps

Virus protection for a Mac isn't essential, but if you want the comfort of knowing you've got extra protection, save yourself some money and try one of our picks for the best free antivirus software for Mac OS X.

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