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Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against pre-patched exploits

Microsoft said on Friday that Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected against two exploits before the vulnerabilities could be patched. Both attacks took place in late 2016 and have been fixed, but Anniversary Update minimized the threat.
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Samsung Smartcams have a critical remote execution security vulnerability

The humble webcam can by its very nature open you up to privacy concerns and can be used to host botnets for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Recently, Samsung's Smartcam has been identified as having a serious vulnerability.
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Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module 3 is an even lower-cost single-board PC

While there is a place for single-board PCs like the Raspberry Pi with a full complement of ports and storage options, some applications can get by with even simpler versions. The Compute Module 3 is the perfect solution.
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How to convert a WMV movie to MP4, online or offline

WMV files may offer terrific quality and take up less space than an MP4, but they can't compete with the latter option when it comes to compatibility and features. Here's how to convert WMV files to MP4 using Windows or Mac OS X.
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Build your own Xbox One S laptop by following these step-by-step instructions

Illustrious console modder Ben Heck provided some details on how to make your own Xbox One S "laptop" in Episode 217 of Element14's video series, where he provides a step-by-step guide on making your own version.
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Microsoft's mighty morphing mobile device would be a great Surface phone

Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" mantra, with the complete PC experience available on everything from the smallest phone-like devices all the way up to the massive Surface Hub, would be well-served by the company's recent patent.
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How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

RAM is like the top of a desk. It's a space for laying out what you're currently working on. Limited desk space often leads laborious, inefficient work. But there are limits to the size of desk you can easily use.
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These 5 processors prove you can build an awesome PC on any budget

Looking to upgrade your current processor, or build a new PC from scratch? We've selected the best processors at a variety of price points, so you can enjoy maximum performance regardless of your budget.
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How to connect the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller to a PC 1:13

Gaming with a keyboard and mouse can frustrate even the most patient gamers. Swap out the traditional hardware for that DualShock 4 controller sitting on your coffee table with our step-by-step breakdown.
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The best Chrome experiments to show off your browsing power

Want to know what Chrome is really capable of? These Google Chrome Experiments showcase its abilities - and provide cool games, visuals, design tools, and more!
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How to map network folders drives, on both Windows and Mac

Shared directories are more useful than you might think, especially for students and business owners. Thankfully, linking them with your local drive is easy, regardless of whether you're using Windows or MacOS.
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PC Gaming and Nintendo are tighter than the Mario brothers

Nintendo has spent 40 years building an army of loyal players, and among them are PC gaming enthusiasts looking for something distinctly different - which they often find in the dungeons of Hyrule.