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QuadBot is the 3D-printed, customizable crab robot that will teach you to code 2:34

QuadBot is a 3D-printed, 100 percent programmable, Arduino-powered walking crab robot that's designed to transform you from zero to robotics hero. It's also the focus on a new Kickstarter campaign.
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Windows 10 appears to be poised to hit 24 percent market share by end of 2016

The newest figures from Netmarketshare show that Windows 10 is set to hit 24 percent of the desktop operating system market share by the end of the year but Windows 7 is still the most popular OS.
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No human touch needed: Computers learn new way to recognize natural sound

A group of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, have pioneered a new way to teach computers to recognize sound – by cutting out the middle men.
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Careful with that Surface Dial — iFixit teardown reveals it’s a pain to repair

The Surface Dial is an attractive and easy-to-use peripheral, but what makes it tick? The folks over at iFixit eviscerated one to find out, and discovered the Surface Dial is a tough nut to crack.
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Get the best deals at the lowest prices with our favorite Cyber Week deals

The Cyber Monday sales event has transformed into Cyber Week. That said, many of these discounts are featured all week, or at least until the stock is depleted. Here are our favorite deals so far, whether you're looking to pick up a 4K TV…
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Razer is now a member of the consortium responsible for Vulkan-based graphics

The Khronos Group, the consortium backing the new Vulkan API for PC graphics, said that PC gaming peripheral maker Razer is now a "Contributing Member." The news falls in line with Razer's open-source approach to PC gaming.
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“Fatal” security bugs discovered in defibrillators and medical implants

Researchers in the U.K. and Belgium found potentially “fatal” security vulnerabilities in medical devices like defibrillators that allowed hackers to steal sensitive healthcare data and alter the functions of the devices.
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Microsoft seeking fix after vulnerability found in Windows 10 security feature

Any security feature is only as good as the entire system that surrounds it, and Windows 10 has a weak link -- the operating system turns off Bitlocker during Feature Updates, aka upgrades, creating a potential exploit.
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Gaming notebooks with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 will likely show up at CES 2017

Unnamed sources state that Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and Lenovo are expected to reveal gaming notebooks packed with Nvidia's GTX 1050 graphics chip during the CES 2017 convention in January, alongside Intel's "Kaby Lake-H" processors.
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Minecraft Pocket Edition comes full circle (or square) with upcoming 1.0 update

To celebrate the launch of the 1.0 Ender update for Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10, Microsoft and Mojang are adding in the original soundtrack, polar bears, and support for the Oculus Touch controllers to the mobile game.
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Apple releases updated drivers to solve 2016 MacBook Pro speaker issue

As of the 2016 MacBook Pro machines, it appears that Boot Camp is causing some serious and uncharacteristic audio issues on Windows 10 and might even be physically damaging the speakers.
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Wireless NES Classic Edition controllers offer gamers true retro freedom

With four face buttons, compatibility with other wireless controllers, and the ability to ditch those tiny cables, 8BitDo's new wireless controller for the NES Classic Edition could be the best option yet, but it is the most expensive.