Computing
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Mac sales take a 12 percent tumble year-over-year as users upgrade less often

Apple can no longer claim it's immune to the sales slowdown plaguing the PC industry at large. On Tuesday it to announced that sales had fallen year-over-year at a rate not seen since 2007.
Computing

Comcast raises the data caps, but warns it may be heading elsewhere

Comcast has heard the complaints, and raised the data cap over what 99 percent of the customer base currently uses, but it isn't all good news, as data caps may be coming for you, too.
Computing

Microsoft interrupted a live broadcast to recommend Windows 10

If you think you're sick of those Windows 10 upgrade notifications, imagine if they showed up while you were reporting the weather. How would you feel? This meteorologist handled it pretty well.
Virtual Reality

Google exhibit lets you explore the Sydney Opera House from your couch

Have you always wanted to travel to Australia but never had the chance? You can now experience the Sydney Opera House from your own home, thanks to an online exhibit from the Google Cultural Exhibit.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Home is sabotaging the Rift while HTC’s Vive steams ahead

As both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift start to find their way into homes, gamers are being asked to use Oculus Home, but its underlying foundation isn't what PC gamers are looking for.
Computing

Worried about breaking your Surface Book? This case can survive a 4-foot drop

Wish your Surface Book had a thicker skin? Urban Armor Gear has a new case for Microsoft's laptop that should protect it from drops up to 48 inches on the side, face, or edges, without obstructing ports or fans.
Computing

Third-party Minecraft community lost 7 million user passwords, and didn’t inform users

Minecraft community Lifeboat is under fire after a series of security errors facilitated a major breach, with up to seven million users thought to be affected.
Computing

Don’t have a meltdown, but German officials just found malware in a nuclear reactor

Workers at a German nuclear power plant discovered a wealth of malware on a system used for monitoring fuel rods, but nothing bad happened because the machine isn't connected to the Internet.
Computing

AMD’s Polaris may be the graphics cards we need, but perhaps not the ones we want

AMD's next-generation Polaris graphics cards might not be as powerful as fans hope, but AMD believes that expanding the availability of powerful, midrange graphics cards is more important, helping everyone get on board with…
Computing

Ubuntu's $70 computing stick could fit nicely behind your TV

Want a $70 Ubuntu stick computer for your TV? Chinese manufacturer Mele has you covered. It's underpowered, sure, but could prove useful to some users. It's amazing how cheap and small a PC can be these days.
Computing

Before you resort to MS Paint or piracy, give these free image-editing tools a shot

Unleash you inner graphic designer with these free and effective downloadable photo-editing apps. Plus, we highlight a few web-based alternatives.
Photography

EU’s antitrust charges against Google followed by similar claim by Getty Images

Getty Images has filed a complaint with the European Union's antitrust committee against Google -- citing that Image Search promotes piracy and stifles competition. Getty says Google's use of high-res images from its site affects its…