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Half of all classroom computers are now Chromebooks

Laptop sales aren't growing overall, but education is one sector where they are. And Google is utterly dominating that market, selling half of all devices. 
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Did a Microsoft job post just reveal a new Windows security feature?

Containers help secure Windows Server environments by isolating software from the rest of the system. A job listing suggests they're coming to the desktop. 
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InFocus Kangaroo review

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New driver should solve display crashes on Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

If you've had persistent display hangs and crashes on your Surface Book or Surface Pro 4, check Windows Update for a new display driver released today. 

10,000 people bought into an elaborate Bitcoin pyramid scheme

Ten thousand people thought they were buying hardware for a massive Bitcoin mining operation. They were really joining an old-fashioned pyramid scheme. 
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4K rips from Netflix and Amazon are flooding onto torrent sites

The age of 4K piracy has begun, as pirates seemingly break the encryption protecting the 4K content on sites like Amazon and Netflix. 
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Salt-based batteries could make your next mobile device cheaper and greener

Sodium is a lot more plentiful than lithium, so sodium-ion batteries could mean cost savings for every gadget lover. And there's been a breakthrough. 
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Watch a neural network try to describe the streets of Amsterdam

Neural networks are getting better at seeing things and describing them. Watch as NeuralTalk2 does this in realtime on the streets of Amsterdam.
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Cougar’s 450-series PC gaming peripherals set to pounce this winter

Cougar, a gaming peripheral company, has announced the 450M gaming mouse and the 450K gaming keyboard today. The devices offer mechanical switches.
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Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) review

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Why TrueCrypt might not be so insecure after all

TrueCrypt, abandoned by its developers in 2014 because of security concerns, isn't terribly insecure, according to a report by the Fraunhofer Institute.
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Boost your Wi-Fi the easy way with Amped's touchscreen extender

Wish your Wi-Fi reached farther, but don't feel like a complicated installation? Amped's latest Wi-Fi extender offers a simple touchscreen interface.
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Microsoft shows off Continuum, which lets you use your phone like a PC, in new video

Plug your Windows Phone 10 device into an HDMI monitor, then connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and you can use your phone as a PC, using bigger apps.
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Actually, the FCC isn’t banning third-party router firmware

After feedback, the Federal Communications Commission clarified that they don't want router manufacturers to block alternative firmware on their devices.
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Try the latest Office features before everyone else with Microsoft Office Insider

Office 365 subscribers can now test new features every month by signing up for Office Insider. This month: a PowerPoint tool for quick, beautiful slides.
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Asus’ Zen AIO Pro is a Windows powered iMac killer

With a thin aluminum body, a huge 4K display and great specs, Asus' latest all-in-one is the obvious iMac alternative for those who prefer Windows 10.
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Acer's latest 34-inch monitors limbo under $600

A 34 inch monitor takes up almost your entire field of vision, and Acer is brining two new ultrawides, with a 178 degrees viewing angle, starting at $599.
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HP's ZBook Studio is a small laptop with shocking specs

Who says a lightweight laptop can't be powerful? Not HP, who just announced the 4.4 pound, 0.7 inch thick ZBook Studio that sports an i7 Intel processor.
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Google announces end of Chrome support for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista

Windows XP and Vista users who love Chrome are in for some bad news: Google will stop offering Chrome updates in April 2016. They recommend an OS upgrade.

Satoshi Nakamoto, mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, nominated for Nobel Prize

The anonymous inventor of Bitcoin, who goes by Satoshi Nakamoto online, has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics. No one knows who Nakamoto is.
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Tech support at Dell and HP encourages users to downgrade Windows 10

Windows 10 is a free upgrade for computers running Windows 7 or 8, but that doesn't mean tech support will help you if something goes wrong after upgrading.
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Blizzard and Razer team up for Overwatch-themed PC peripherals

Dedicated Blizzard fans can buy an Overwatch-branded keyboard and mouse set, complete with custom LED patterns, thanks to a partnership with Razer.
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This man built his dream PC – out of cardboard?

Mickey W built his dream PC entirely out of cardboard, going so far as to make cardboard versions of his preferred motherboard, processor and graphics card.
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HP’s new Chromebooks have Bay-Trail processors, optional 4GB of RAM, 1080p display

With a full-HD display and a 1.83GHz Intel Celeron, HP's new Chromebook is a pretty good deal at $279. If you want a Chromebook, check it out.
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VR will replace smartphones someday, predicts Oculus founder Palmer Luckey

Virtual reality isn't just a gimmick according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: he says it's eventually going to replace smartphones as we know them.
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MSI's new SLI motherboard looks great in black

IF you want hardcore gaming features, including multiple video cards, without the unnecessary color and clutter, MSI's new board might be perfect for you.
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You have one year to buy a new laptop with Windows 7 or 8

If you're hoping to avoid Windows 10 on your next computer, you need to buy it before October 31, 2016. After that only Windows 10 laptops will be offered.
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Is this the cheapest Windows 10 tablet ever? The Nextbook Flexx retails for only $139

You can now buy a Windows 10 tablet for less than a Chromebook. With 1 GB of RAM and an Intel Atom processor it's not a powerhouse, but good for the price.
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Twitch is trying to install Arch Linux

Thousands of Twitch users will try to install an advanced operating system by voting on every individual keypress. What could possibly go wrong?
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Intel's HDMI dongle now comes with Windows 10

Intel's full PC on an HDMI dongle was released back in May, before Windows 10 came out, but now you can buy it with that operating system pre-installed.
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Pirates beware: Trans-Pacific Partnership could out copyright infringers

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't publically available, but Wikileaks leaked the chapter about intellectual property on the Internet.
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“Have I Been Pwned?” owner uncovers 13 million plaintext passwords leaked from free webhost

000webhost provides free hosting, but apparently not much in the way of security: They were storing passwords in plaintext.

Rare interview with Apple's Phil Schiller reveals details of the MacBook's design

Apple VP Phil Schiller gave a rare extended interview, and revealed on space saving technique in the 2015 MacBook every reviewer seemingly missed.
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New browser exploit tracks even the most paranoid web users

What if a malicious website owner could turn security features against you? Researcher Yan Zhu shows just how that could happen; try it out yourself.