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Wi-Fi is about to get a lot better, thanks to a new wave of 802.11ac features

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced new standards today that allow for multi-gigabit bandwidth, direct signals for individual devices, and 140MHz channels.
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Microsoft drops SMS-from-desktop feature from Windows 10 update

If you own a Windows phone and were hoping to text from your PC, we've got some bad news. Microsoft is not bringing messaging everywhere to Windows 10.
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Russian bill could force ISPs to store six months of content and metadata

A bill that just passed the Russian State Duma, the lower house of the legislature there, could force ISPs to store a staggering amount of data.
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Huawei Matebook review

Arrival of Android apps for ChromeOS forces introduction of new storage manager

An upcoming features lets Chrome OS users see how much space remains on hard drives, and what's taking up that space. This points to an app-filled future.
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Want Windows 10? It’s only free for another month, so upgrade ASAP

If you want Windows 10, but haven't installed it yet, it's time to get on that. The free upgrade expires on July 29, after which users will have to pay.
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Zuckerberg slammed for putting tape on his webcam, but it's actually not a bad idea

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covered his laptop's camera with a piece of tape, meaning hackers can't compromise it. Should you do the same thing?
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Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

Not everyone wants Windows 10, which is why Windows 7 remains the most popular operating system on the planet. Make sure you're secure with these five tips.
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AirPort users, don't ignore the latest firmware update! It patches a critical security bug

If you own an Apple Airport base station, install the latest update, 7.6.7 and 7.7.7. IT includes a critical security patch related to DNS.
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One AA battery is all you need to run this 1,000 core processor

You might think a 1,000 core processor needs a lot of energy, but grad students at UC-Davis managed to make one that needs only a AA battery.
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6 hidden features we discovered in the MacOS Sierra beta

You know about Siri and picture-in-picture, but there's more to MacOS Sierra than what Apple announced last week. Here are six other new features.
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Linksys EA9500 5.3Gbps router review

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Google brings Android apps to Chrome OS, starting with the Asus Flip Chromebook

Asus Flip owners finally have access to Google Play and Android apps. This means all sorts of things, like Skype video calls, are now possible in Chrome OS.
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Acer Chromebook 14 review

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Apple wants iOS to be the first language your child learns

Learning to code is hard. Apple's upcoming Swift Playgrounds turns coding into a game, and is designed to teach anyone how to code without prior experience.
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Here’s how Siri will work in MacOS Sierra

Siri is coming to the Mac, and the WWDC Keynote gave us a look at what that will look like. Here are the features Apple VP Federighi showed off.
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Windows 10 may be free, but it’s crammed with tricks that make Microsoft money

Windows 10 may be a free upgrade, but it's not a charity. Here are a few money making schemes that help explain why Microsoft is pushing this OS so hard.
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Chuwi Hi12 Windows 10 2-in-1 review

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Shortages suggest Apple will announce a new Airport Extreme and Time Capsule at WWDC

Some Apple customers are reporting stock shortages for the Apple Airport Extreme and Time Capsule wireless routers. Is a new version coming soon?
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Malwarebytes builds all-new antivirus for Mac to curb rising infection rates

Mac malware is on the rise, and Mac users aren't equipped to deal with it. So Malwarebytes is offering a Mac-specific remediation tool for administrators.
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Why obsessed hockey fans are updating ‘NHL 2004’ every single year

Obsessive fans think NHL 04 is the best hockey game ever made, so they update it every year. NHL 2004 Rebuilt is the best hockey game you've never heard of.
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Ransomware attackers refuse to decrypt hospital's files after being paid off

Paying off criminals doesn't always work, as Kansas Heart Hospital learned this week. They paid off a ransomware demand, only to be asked for more money.
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Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim 2TB review

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Tell Microsoft what you really think about Windows 10 with Feedback Hub

We've all got that one thing we wish worked better on our computer, and Windows 10 users can now report it with the Feedback Hub, now open to all.
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LaCie Porsche Design hard drive review

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Oculus DRM breaks hack that made Rift exclusives playable on other headsets

It was fun while it lasted. Oculus Rift exclusive titles no longer work on the HTC Vive VR platform. An updated to the Oculus App broke the workaround.
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ZyXEL AC2200 MU-MIMO router review

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We break down Google’s 6 different personal chatting apps

Google now offers Hangouts, Allo, Duo, Spaces, Messenger, and Voice. Confused? Here's how the services differ, and where they overlap in terms of features.
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Ultrabook review

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VR in your pocket: Spec releases $70 foldable Cardboard headset

Like the idea of Google VR, but wish it was more portable? Spec's PocketVR folds up and fits in your pocket, so you can take it anywhere.
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Browse OneDrive with your Windows tablet using this new app

Windows tablet users looking for a way to browse, not sync, OneDrive files have a solution: the new touch-friendly OneDrive app in the Windows Store.
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Flash will become click-to-play on Chrome later this year, Google says

Google's been trying to kill Flash for a long time, and replace it with HTML5. Later this year, users will need to actively enable Flash on sites.
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Despite FCC rules, Linksys won’t block third-party firmware on its WRT line

FCC regulations make it hard, but not impossible, for router makers to allow third-party firmware. Linksys is putting in the effort for the WRT line.
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Remix OS team looks to tap market for a massive, Android-powered iMac alternative

Remix OS is a third-party version of Android that offers a desktop user interface, complete with multitasking. Now they're selling an all-in-one PC.