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Google’s Maps Gallery maps out everything from minefields to congressional districts

Maps can be a great way to present and digest data. Apparently, Google agrees.
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Is Microsoft looking into making Windows 8.1 free for all?

Well, this is one way to boost the operating system's anemic adoption statistics.

Google adds voice search to latest Chrome beta for Windows, Mac, Linux

Google added what it calls "hands-free voice search" to its latest version of the Chrome beta.
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Mavericks and Mountain Lion got updates from Apple, but Snow Leopard got the cold shoulder

A recent update from Apple plugs a security hole in both Mac OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks. What about Snow Leopard?
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Intel reveals 730 Series SSDs, which start at $249, ship March 18, and look pretty metal

Intel just took the wraps off of some its brand new solid state drives, and gets some metal cred from us in the process.
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87 percent of American adults use the ‘net, and other fun Pew Research Center stats

The Pew Research Center has compiled some interesting stats about Internet usage and user opinions.
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Apple to open new Dayton, Ohio store later on this year

A winner will soon be calling one Ohio city its home soon. No, it's not the Cleveland Browns. (Zing!)
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Hauppauge unveils new multi-standard TV receiver for Windows, Linux PCs

Want TV on your PC? Hauppauge just announced a new receiver today.
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HGST announces Touro S line of external USB 3.0 hard drives

HGST, a Western Digital firm, just announced a brand new line of external storage gear.
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Tiny Tango PC can also be configured with Chromium OS, Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

You'll be able to configure the Tango PC with both traditional and alternative operating systems pre-installed.
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360 million online account credentials found on the Web, security firm says

An Internet security firm has indicated that they have uncovered information for hundreds of millions of Web accounts in the last few weeks alone.
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Mac users, do this now: Apple issues patch for OS X Mavericks SSL vulnerability

Apple just put out a fix for a recently discovered SSL security hole.
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Toshiba announces 64GB, 128GB TransMemory Pro USB 3.0 flash drives

Toshiba just took the wraps off its newest pair of USB 3.0 flash drives.
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AMD releases Catalyst 14.2 Beta driver, download now

AMD just made the latest beta of its Catalyst graphics drivers publicly available. Grab them now!
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Western Digital announces Purple lineup of surveillance-focused 3.5-inch hard drives

Western Digital just took the wraps off a new line of hard drives that are aimed that those who use video surveillance systems.
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Here’s what 2014 Lenovo X1 Carbon owners are complaining about

Not everyone who owns the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is thrilled with it.

‘Pony’ is a botnet that steals Bitcoins

Beware of "Pony," the botnet that's been swiping Bitcoins.

Nokia HERE Maps app released for Windows 8.1, Windows RT

The Nokia HERE Maps app has hit the Windows Store for Windows 8.1 and RT. Read on to learn more about it here.
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HP reveals Intel Bay Trail-powered X360 convertible laptop from $400, out Feb. 26

Lenovo's Yoga 2 isn't the only cheap convertible notebook around. HP has announced its Intel Bay Trail-powered X360 convertible laptop, starting at $400.
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Nvidia releases new GeForce 334.89 graphics card drivers, download now

Along with releasing a trio of brand new graphics cards, Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce drivers. You can start downloading them here.
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Block pop up ads with this Internet Explorer browser add on

With this browser add on, you can block most pop ups you come across while using Internet Explorer.
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AMD says recent graphics card shortage, price hikes due to Chinese New Year, Litecoin miners

AMD gave us some interesting insight into what was behind the recent graphics card shortages and price hikes.
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This PCIe Bitcoin mining card is being sold for 50 percent more on eBay

This Bitcoin mining card is being sold for about 50 percent extra on eBay.
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Microsoft issues fix for 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 9 and 10

A security flaw was discovered in certain versions of IE, but Redmond has already issued a workaround fix.
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Dell partners up with the Alliance for Wireless Power

Does this mean that wirelessly charging Dell PCs are on the way?

New zero-day Adobe Flash vulnerability discovered by research firm

A new Adobe Flash hole has been discovered and used in attacks on multiple websites.
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LaCie reveals ‘industry’s first’ 5TB 7200 rpm mechanical hard drives

LaCie just revealed their first 5TB mechanical hard drives.
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LibreOffice open source Office suite gets bumped to version 4.2.1

LibreOffice just got updated to a brand new version.
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Office Web Apps get rebranded as Office Online

First, SkyDrive got the renaming treatment. Now, Microsoft renamed Office Web Apps, too.
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Google Maps update coming to desktops ‘over the coming weeks’

A significant Google Maps update will grace the desktops of many a user very soon, and comes with a new set of features.
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Google Fiber may head to 34 more cities in the near future

Google announced that its Google Fiber service could find itself in five more cities next year.
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SkyDrive is now officially called OneDrive, and it comes with free cloud storage

Microsoft SkyDrive will now be known as OneDrive thanks to a naming dispute with UK broadcasting and ISP giant Sky.
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This iPad case lets you use it like a laptop and adds a full keyboard in as well

This iPad case gives Apple's slates laptop-like functionality.
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Digital Storm offers systems with new Nvidia Titan Black, 750 Ti, 750 cards

As of today, you can configure a Digital Storm PC with any of Nvidia's newest graphics cards.