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How to personalize the Vivaldi browser and make it your own

Customization is the heart and soul of Vivaldi, a new web browser poised to become the next big thing. Here's how to personalize it to your liking, whether you want to change the color scheme or use it to take copious notes while…
Web

Make hotel searching easier with Hipmunk’s new natural language search

Sometimes, a great vacation just involves a lot of room service. With Hipmunk’s new and improved hotel search function featuring natural language processing, the hotel searching process might have finally gotten a bit easier.
Web

How many words do you know? Online test measures the size of your vocab

Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium wanted to study both vocabulary size and growth over time. After television coverage in the Netherlands, 300,000 people participated in one weekend. Tests are now available in English and Spanish.
Mobile

Google Apps for Education update will let parents see students' report cards

A big summer update for Google Apps for Education includes a bevy of new features including student progress reports, annotations, improvements to Google Classroom and Cast for Education, and more.
Computing

Study finds we often ignore security warnings because we’re bad at multi-tasking

New research from Brigham Young University and Google has shown has software developers need to improve the timing of security update messages, as many go ignored when they appear alongside, or over, other content.
Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A is now a Barnes & Noble Nook ebook reader

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A has gotten the Nook treatment. Now you can access all of Barnes & Nobles ecosystem on the Android 5.1 tablet. The device costs $140, but if you have bought a Nook in the past, you can get it for $100.
Mobile

Russian court dismisses Google's appeal in antitrust case

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has levied a $6.8 million fine against Google for abusing its market position with its Android mobile operating system. The FAS claims that Google puts its own apps and services ahead of rival services.
Web

Tech companies doing their part to get out the vote

Silicon Valley companies are putting on a push to get their employees to the polls for the national election on November 8. Some tech companies are giving employees the day off to vote.
Gaming

Popular gaming outlet Curse is now part of the Amazon-owned Twitch empire

Amazon's Twitch has revealed the popular gaming media outlet Curse is now part of its family. Curse provides a desktop client for PC gamers along with add-ons for popular titles, original content, video channels, and loads more to consume.
Computing

Hackers demand a $600M ‘reward’ to spill more secret NSA docs

The Shadow Brokers, a new hacker group, has released a series of documents allegedly exposing NSA hacking tools, and now it’s demanding a "reward" in Bitcoin to release more documents that are “better than Stuxnet.”
Web

Google tries to take some of the hassle out of doing your civic duty

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now, it's helping you put that decision to action. On Friday, Google announced a new search feature that will allow users to register to…
Computing

20 major hotels were hacked by malware, including some Marriott locations

It's not the first time for an operator of high-end hotels to be hit by hackers, and it more than likely won't be the last. This time 20 establishments were targeted over a 15-month period, with customer data exposed in a series of malware…