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Afraid your ancient PC can't handle the Rift? Oculus Ready PC pre-orders start next week

As part of a broad campaign to put Oculus Ready hardware into the homes of its potential customers, a trio of manufacturers will open pre-orders on VR-friendly PCs and bundles next week.
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Intel says tomorrow’s processor technology ‘will be fundamentally different’

Intel is making a fundamental change to the way it develops its processors, a change that's going to require some serious rethinking, as well as some help from quantum mechanics.
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US intelligence director says spies could use smart devices to monitor you

Today U.S director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence how IoT and smart home devices could be used to gain information about their owners.
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AOC drops the bottom out of 4K market with new $400 display

If you were thinking of jumping onto the 4K monitor bandwagon, but can't afford it, listen up! AOC is set to launch a new 28-inch panel with 4K and FreeSync support, for just $400.
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No more flash: Google moves to HTML5 only for AdWords and DoubleClick

Google continues its crusade against Flash, insisting that all new advertisements uploaded to AdWords and DoubleClick must be displayed in HTML5 instead of the insecure and increasingly archaic Adobe Flash.
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Obama asks Congress for $19 billion to overhaul U.S. ‘digital defences’

Government systems are woefully out of date, and the people using them aren't trained in digital security, which is why Obama wants to overhaul it all. But he needs $19 billion to do it.
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Humble Bundle now publishing fun and ‘risky’ games as Humble Originals 0:57

If you have a Humble Monthly subscription, you're set to get access to new unique games from developers that are published under the Humble Originals banner. They're experimental, but free and "fun!"
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Senator McCain joins the call for new laws against end-to-end encryption

Senator John McCain has called the use of encryption by terrorists “unacceptable,” and has called for new laws to allow authorities to access communications under a court order.
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Microsoft issues a reminder that those unsolicited callers aren’t from Microsoft

Microsoft celebrates Safer Internet Day with a generic list of security advice. Here's hoping that next year the software giant provides users with some more concrete steps to take.
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Utah’s proposed anti-doxxing law draws criticism

Utah State Representative David Lifferth is proposing laws to clamp down on doxxing, but the wording of the legislature is being criticized as heavy-handed and having an unfairly wide berth.
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25 Firefox add-ons that will make you love Mozilla’s browser even more

Love Firefox, but want to make it even better to use, or customize it fit your needs? This list of the best Firefox add-ons will put you on the path to web browsing nirvana.
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Amazon gets in on gaming with Lumberyard, a free engine to rival Unreal and Unity

Unreal Engine and Unity have suddenly got a new competitor. Amazon Lumberyard is a new free game engine with built-in support for Amazon's cloud services and its Twitch streaming service.