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Want your next PC to last a decade? It’s possible

How long will your current PC last? Three years? Five? What if you could make one that would last you 10 years? Here's how to put together, and upgrade, a computer that can last an entire decade.


Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.


“One more thing …” now belongs to Swatch

So far we've yet to see any serious smartwatch play from Swiss manufacturer Swatch, but in the meantime they've gone ahead and trademarked a phrase that's very Apple in its connotations.


How to add, disable, and remove apps in Chrome OS

Chrome OS may be built around a web browser, but it still supports extensions and locally installed applications. Managing them is thankfully simple, once you know how.


Want to link Outlook with other email accounts? Here’s how

If you use Outlook and are tired of juggling multiple email accounts, we've got some good news for you. There are ways to link Outlook email to other accounts, and we have the lowdown on how to do it.


Discover your Chromebook’s hidden features with these 5 tips

Chrome OS is basically just a web browser in a fancy wrapper, but it has some hidden depths to explore. Here are five tips to help you make the most of it.


Here come the lawsuits: Ashley Madison faces $578m class action in Canada

It was only a matter of time before we heard about the first Ashley Madison lawsuit. Two Ottawa law firms filed a joint class-action suit on Thursday for Canadian members affected by the hack, alleging negligence, breach of contract, and breach of privacy.


Apple gets hit hard in the stock market as shares see sharp declines

Once riding a very high wave, it was only a matter of time until Apple crashed back down to Earth. Unfortunately, that time appears to be now, as its share price has plummeted 8.5 percent for the week.


Updated: Smart City fined after blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at convention centers

The FCC has revealed that it's fining telecommunications company Smart City for jamming personal hot-spots at convention centers.


Asus prepares for the future with USB 3.1 front panel upgrade kit

In a move designed to prepare incoming PC builders for the connection standards of the future, Asus has announced a desktop upgrade kit, adding USB 3.1 second generation Type-C ports.


Nvidia dominating in add-in graphics card market, AMD floundering

While there might be some disagreement on the numbers, Nvidia is certainly the king of the add-in graphics card market, as two different research companies have suggested its share is more than 75 percent.


Intel unveils ultra-small 5×5 board at IDF 2015

Intel seems to be targeting the new wave of ultra-small devices with the 5x5, a diminutive board that has the specifications and the size to offer new opportunities to manufacturers.


Quantum computing is a major threat to crypto, says the NSA

In a new advisory, the NSA has recommended the development of new post-quantum algorithms to combat quantum computing, which could render current cryptography standards obsolete.


Inexpensive, modular One Laptop Infinity can now be reserved

Seeing a digital divide growing between the haves and the have nots of the world, Australian group One Education is building a new durable, modular laptop that's priced low enough that almost anyone can afford one.


Batman: Arkham Knight interim PC patch is finally coming in a ‘few weeks’

The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight still hasn't returned to store shelves months after being pulled, but at least for those who already own the game, another patch is coming in a "few weeks."