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Powerful malware infected governments in Russia, Iran, and Rwanada, stayed hidden for five years

Malware dubbed "ProjectSauron" infected government and other targets in Russia and Iran, then managed to stay hidden for five years, while extracting data.
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Charge your laptop, phone, and tablet on the go with the HP Powerup Backpack

Do you hate leaving the house with a dead laptop battery? HP's new Powerup Backpack might be the solution. It can charge your laptop while you walk to work.
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Say what? A guide to Microsoft’s mind-melting jargon

Try as it might, Microsoft struggles to communicate clearly. Some Microsoft announcements feel like another language entirely, which can cause problems.
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Acer Switch Alpha 12 review

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Microsoft gets aggressive with Windows 10, announces two feature updates for 2017

Microsoft is ramping up for 2017, expecting to deliver two huge updates with new features that year. This year saw only one such update.
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Want to roll back your Windows 10 Anniversry Update? You had better hurry

Windows 10 updates have long offered a 30-day rollback period, which is helpful when something breaks. That period is now only 10 days long.
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Intel crammed six depth-sensing cameras into a unicorn horn for the HTC Vive

An Intel employee added six depth-sensing cameras to the HTC Vive with a unicorn-horn-shaped peripheral. It can sense hand motions and obstacles.
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The long-awaited Windows 10 Anniversary Update is rolling out today, but you might have to wait

The wait is over (for some). Microsoft is pushing the Anniversary Edition Update of Windows 10 out to users today, and it brings all sorts of new features.
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The Windows 10 deadline apparently failed to inspire a mass installation frenzy

July 30 was the deadline for the free Windows 10 upgrade, and market share numbers suggest there wasn't much of an installation frenzy during July.
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Vaio’s colorful new C15 laptop is eye-catching, costs a bit more than it should

Vaio, long since spun off from Sony, announced a colorful new laptop this week: the Vaio C15. It's colorful, but costs $650 and sports a Celeron processor.
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Microsoft just made hardware encryption part of Windows 10’s minimum requirements

A Trusted Platform Module chip is dedicated entirely to encryption, helping keep information secure. Microsoft now requires one for all Windows 10 devices.

LastPass, used by millions, may be vulnerable to shockingly simple exploits

Google Project Zero team member Tavis Ormandy found an 'obvious' LastPass vulnerability, and sent a report to the company. A fix is reportedly on the way.
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Newly discovered HTTPS flaw can expose supposedly secure URLs to wireless evesdropping

Think everyting done over HTTPS is safe? Think again. A newly discovered exploit proves someone with control over a network could log your URLs.
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Hands on: Android apps for Chromebook

Google Play and Android apps are now available on some Chromebooks, but is the experience any good? We decided to find out, and mostly liked what we saw.
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The Rift now supports four sensors for improved room-scale VR

The Oculus Rift is designed for sitting down, XBox controller in hand. A recent software update adds support for four sensors, so things might change soon.
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Lenovo Ideapad 710S review

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Windows 10 stops being free on July 29; here’s what you need to know

Been procrastinating on Windows 10? The free upgrade offer ends on July 29, so make sure you upgrade before then. Here's how, and how to switch back.
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Virtual reality is the new canvas: Oculus shows off Medium sculptures

The Rift Touch 3D sculpting program, Medium, is really starting to take shape, so Oculus invited artists in to turn their art into tactile experiences.
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Intel ships 7th-gen Core chips to device makers, systems likely coming this fall

The 7th generation of Intel Core processors, Kaby Lake, is currently shipping to computer makers, suggesting devices with it will be fore sale this fall.
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Linksys to release clever Smart Wi-Fi app, with notification support, for high-end routers

Linksys updated their smartphone app today. Get a notification on your phone when your router goes down, and configure everything easily from your phone.
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Researchers create a tiny ‘Atomic’ hard drive that can store 500 terabits of data

What does the future of storage density look like? How does 65.2 terabytes on a square-inch surface sound? Dutch researchers are working on exactly that.
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Opera is now a Chinese company, after $600 million sale

Opera, the oldest mainstream web browser, is no longer Norwegian. The browser, and the brand, have been sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million.
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1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018? We take that back, says Microsoft

Microsoft boldly predicted they'd have 1 billion Windows 10 users by 2018, but they're taking that back. Part of this is Windows Phone flopping.
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Facebook chat bots might be the future, but right now they feel like the past

There's a developer gold rush going on right now, and it's all about bots. Facebook's Messenger gained 11,000 bots in a few months, but are they useful?
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Only Microsoft’s Edge offers full HD Netflix on Windows computers

Looking forward to binge-watching in full HD? If you're on Windows, do it in Edge. That is the only PC browser that offers 1080p Netflix streaming.
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Microsoft starts downgrading OneDrive users from 15GB to 5GB

If you're a free user of Microsoft's OneDrive, you'll probably have less storage soon. The free offering shrinks from 15GB to 5GB, unless you opted out.
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Windows 10 subscriptions really are coming … for Enterprise

Windows 10 really is going to be a subscription service. At least, it is for Enterprise users, as part of a bundle that includes Office 365 for $7 a month.
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With Android apps coming, Asus' affordable new Chromebook bulks up on storage

A new Asus Chromebook offers 64GB of storage at a low price tag: $300. 32 or even 16GB of storage was standard, but Android apps mean that's not enough.
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If you ate at Wendy's in late 2015, you should check your credit card statement

If you ate at Wendy's in late 2015, check your credit card statements. Malware that steals credit card information infected more than 1,000 locations.
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Unannounced 4TB Samsung 850 EVO solid state drive is now for sale

Here's a nice surprise: 4 TB of solid state storage in a single 2.5 inch drive. It's the latest update for Samsung's 850 EVO line, and it was unannounced.
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First truly successful Facebook Messenger malware bot has been identified

A new virus mimics Facebook notifications in Messenger. It spread to 10,000 people before a combined Facebook and Google effort slowed it down.
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Microsoft launches one last upgrade prompt, this time in full screen with no ‘close’ button

One more time with feeling! Windows 10 is no longer a free upgrade as of July 29, as a new full-screen prompt alerts Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users.
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11,000 bots now live on Facebook Messenger after just three months

Facebook launched bots on Messenger just three months ago, but developers are all over it. Over 11,000 bots have launched in that short period of time.
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Can’t Apple do better than stickers? 7 MacOs features users actually want

We've talked a lot about the features Apple is adding to MacOS, but there are some really obvious things Apple isn't planning on. Here are a few.