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New supposed leaked image of Windows 9 shows Metro app running in windowed mode

A site claims to have acquired images of Windows 9. One image shows a Metro app running in windowed mode in the classic desktop UI. The other shows the new Start menu.

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Google working to fix Chrome bug that saps Windows devices of their battery life

A bug in Google's Chrome browser drains more Windows battery life than it has to. Fortunately, Google is tackling the issue now.

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Judge backs govt. order to seize email accounts in criminal investigation

A judge in New York backs a warrant granted to the government which allows it to seize the contents of a Gmail account. However, other U.S. courts disagree.

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Verizon to upgrade FiOS upload speeds for free

Verizon FiOS customers will allegedly see a significant boost to their Internet upload speeds.

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 could be released August 12

A Russian site says that the next significant update to Windows could be released roughly three weeks from now. The Windows 8.1 Update 2 may not offer many significant updates, though.

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How to convert DVDs to MP4 files in Windows or Mac OS X

Check out our guide on how to convert DVD files to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.

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Typing trackers: the five best free keylogging tools for Windows and Mac

Check out this list of our favorite free keyloggers, which you can use to covertly monitor activity on your computer.

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More than 1 million Chromebooks sold to schools in second quarter of 2014

In the second quarter, schools purchased more than 1 million Chromebooks, according to Google. On top of that, a recent report from market research firm NPD Group spotlights the strength of Chromebook commercial sales ahead of back-to-school season.

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Acer Aspire E5 review

Looking for a back-to-school laptop at a low price? The Acer Aspire E5 may be what you need. Packing a Core i5 processor and Nvidia graphics, this inexpensive laptop offer good…

  • Pros: Attractive exterior, Decent battery life, Fast processor
  • Cons: Ugly display, Heavy for its size, Slow hard drive

Hacking into your hotel room is easier than you might think

The next time the lights in your hotel room turn on without warning, tread carefully. A growing trend in the use of automation software is leaving some hotels exposed to enterprising hackers.

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The ultimate 2014 back to school laptop buying guide

Summer is halfway over, so it's time to think about going back to school. Here's what you need to know about buying a laptop for the upcoming school year.

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British cops nab shoplifter with facial recognition tech

Facial recognition software NeoFace has struck again, singling out a British suspect wanted for robbing a grocery store. The same technology helped convict a Chicago felon last month.

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How to restore My Computer, Recycle Bin, and other Windows icons to your Win 8.1 desktop

Did the Windows desktop icons you've gotten so used to seeing disappear? Here's how to revive them in Windows 8.1.

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Chromium OS team working on ‘new kind of user experience’ with Athena

The Chromium OS development squad is tinkering away at something called Athena. You can learn more about it here.

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Asus’ newest gaming motherboard supports Intel’s next-gen Broadwell processors

Broadwell chips are coming, and Asus' newest motherboard is built to handle Intel's next wave of CPUs.

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