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Web

Google Fiber hopes Webpass acquisition will bolster its high-speed internet plans

Google Fiber has agreed to acquire Webpass to boost its deployment of high-speed internet across the U.S. Google recently also unveiled plans to test beaming high-speed internet wirelessly into people's homes.
Web

US Senate denies warrantless government access to internet browsing histories

The U.S. Senate has blocked by a slim margin an amendment that would provide government agents with the freedom to access people's internet browsing histories and more without a warrant
Computing

Want Windows 10? It’s only free for another month, so upgrade ASAP

If you want Windows 10, but haven't installed it yet, it's time to get on that. The free upgrade expires on July 29, after which users will have to pay $120 or more to upgrade Windows 7 or 8 to the latest version.
Computing

Samsung spins the Notebook 7 with added GPU power and upgraded display tech

Samsung continues to bring new devices to the US market, with a choice of screen size and dedicated GPUs, but it's the features carrying over from mobile devices that are the most intriguing.
Product Review

Digital Storm Aventum 3 Review

Custom PCs don't get more excessive than Digital Storm's titanic Aventum 3
Computing

Gloves off: Opera Software disputes Microsoft's Edge-browser claim

Dem's fightin' words! Opera Software fires back at Microsoft over the latter company's claims that the Edge browser is better on laptop battery power savings than Opera's new power-saving mode. Unlike Microsoft, Opera Software…
Computing

Processors based on Intel's Kaby Lake-S platform may support HDR

Upcoming processors based on Intel's Kaby Lake-S platform may feature integrated graphics that support HDR imaging. Hardware-based VP9 and HEVC 10b codec encode/decode may also be included, a step up from Skylake's software-based solution.
Mobile

The FCC is trying to figure out how much trouble unwanted radio waves really cause

Radio waves are everywhere, and many serve no real purpose. The FCC is trying to determine exactly how much the level of radio noise has changed over the past two decades since the proliferation of mobile devices.
Computing

Intel continues to fight European Commission’s $1.2B fine from 2009

Almost seven years on, Intel is still fighting against the massive $1.2 billion fine from the European Commission for allegedly abusing its position and market share to shut out rivals.
Android Army

Dropbox rolls out document scanning, new sharing features, and more to its apps

Dropbox is rolling out a bevy of new features to its apps on iOS and desktop, including document scanning, new sharing tools, shortcuts to documents, annotation options, and more.
Computing

The latest Windows 10 Insider build will guide you through activation woes

The latest build of Windows 10 Insider Preview reveals Activation Troubleshooter, a tool to help consumers activate a genuine copy of Windows 10. This build also allows testers to link their Microsoft Account to the Insider Preview…
Virtual Reality

Keep one foot in the physical world with a mixed-reality Vive setup

It's tough to show people who haven't tried VR what room-scale looks like, but with a green screen and a little elbow grease, you can set up mixed-reality Vive videos from the comfort of your own living room.