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Alienware 13 hands on: Thinner, smaller, and more powerful than its ancestors

We went hands-on with the Alienware 13, the next in Alienware's long line of gaming laptops. You can learn more about the system here.
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Meet SyNapse, IBM’s computer chip that can help the blind see, detect diseases, and much more

SyNapse is the next step towards making a CPU that mimics the way a human brain works, brought to you by IBM.
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Windows 9 will eliminate the Windows 8 Charms menu, report says

A report says that Windows 9 will not include the Charms menu that debuted with Windows 8 back in 2012. That's not all, though.
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Asus’ newest AMD gaming motherboard can pave the way for a pretty affordable rig

Asus' newest gaming motherboard is built specifically for AMD processors. You can learn more about the Asus Crossblade Ranger here.
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Philips fires back at Acer with a $600 28-inch 4K monitor of its own

Philips just revealed a super-cheap 28-inch 4K monitor that directly competes with one that Acer recently announced.
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Google adds an unsubscribe button to spam mail in Gmail

Google is making it much easier to un-subscribe from annoying, unwanted email lists. Learn more here.
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Intel will reveal ‘next era of computing’ at IFA 2014

Intel announced that it will be showing off brand new hardware at IFA next month. But what could they have in store?
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This 28-inch 4K Acer monitor only costs a handful of Benjamins

Acer just lifted the veil on a new 4K monitor, which is quite affordable compared to what 4K displays cost less than a year ago.
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Passenger planes can be hacked using on-board Wi-Fi, security researcher says

A security researcher says that passenger aircraft can be hacked into using the wireless Internet connections and entertainment systems on those planes.
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Comcast offering ‘up to’ six months of free Internet service for low income families

Low income families can get up to six months of free Internet service on the house from Comcast. There's more though.
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Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive next week

The next update for Windows 8.1 could land as soon as next week, but don't expect any big changes to come with it.
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Google spots child porn in man’s Gmail account, tips off police

If you have unsavory and/or illegal stuff in your Gmail account, Google just might give the cops a heads up.
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Core i3 and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 are on sale now

You can get Intel Core i3 and Core i7 versions of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft announced.
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Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari all have fewer desktop users, but Chrome gained some

The desktop versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari all saw their user base dip last month. Google Chrome gained in popularity though.
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Windows 8.1 and XP market share falls, while Windows 7 gains users

Windows 8.1 and XP lost users last month, while Windows 7 strengthens its position, which was already dominant in the desktop world.
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Modbook Pro X turns a Retina MacBook Pro into a tablet paired with a stylus

The Modbook Pro X takes MacBook modding to the next level, tablet-izing what's arguably the most recognizable name in the laptop world.
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Hands-on with Shazam for Mac: It knows what music you’re listening to, for the most part

Shazam, the app that tells you the name of that song whose name you just can't put your finger on, has arrived on Mac OS X. So, we gave it a spin.
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With BadUSB, hackers can make your USB devices turn against you

BadUSB can make the USB-based gear connected to your computer conspire against you, pointing you to malicious sites, and much more.
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Meet Bleep, BitTorrent’s anti-NSA chat and messaging app

Bleep, which is being developed by BitTorrent, claims that it will keep your online conversations safe and secure from prying, unseen eyes.
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Maingear’s Spark is a mini gaming PC that weighs less than a pound

Maingear announced its latest gaming PC today. It's called the Spark, and it's absolutely tiny. Here's what you need to know.
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Logitech unveils G402 Hyperion Fury, claims it’s the ‘world’s fastest gaming mouse’

Logitech just took the wraps off of the G402 Hyperion Fury, which looks like something a Transformer would use to play PC games with.
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Microsoft updates OneNote for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Microsoft added a bunch of new features to OneNote for Mac and iOS, the company announced today. Find out what they are here.
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London police fights piracy with blatant, banner ad-like messages

Police in London are placing large, visible messages on websites which encourage piracy in order to persuade users to stop stealing content illegally.
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China conducting anti-monopoly investigation against Microsoft, govt says

The Chinese government is putting Microsoft under the microscope, investigating them for monopolistic behavior.
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Apple boosts MacBook Pro lineup with upgrades to RAM, CPUs

Apple has refreshed its lineup of MacBook Pro laptops, upgrading two key areas across the board, and more.
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Mozilla promotes interim CEO Chris Beard to permanent status

Chris Beard, who assumed the role of Mozilla CEO after the controversial Brendan Eich resigned, has had the interim tag removed from his title.
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Yosemite usage rate more than doubles after beta launches, ad network says

According to an Internet ad network firm, OS X Yosemite usage spiked dramatically soon after Apple launched the public beta of their next desktop OS.
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Chinese government officials visit Microsoft offices without warning

Officials from the Chinese government made an unannounced visit to Microsoft offices, and it's unclear why they made the trip.
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Audio tech firm suing Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer for patent infringement

A manufacturer of various audio technologies are suing three of the biggest PC makers, accusing them of patent infringement.
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Leaked image suggests Apple could release upgraded MacBook Pro

A leaked Chinese image suggests that Apple could start selling an upgraded version of its MacBook Pro soon.
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LSU rolls out punishment policy for students who pirate stuff using the school’s network

Louisiana State University will begin to take action against students who swipe stuff from the Internet illegally using the school's network.
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WiFi Dashboard for Windows 8.1 will tell you if your connection is secure or not

This Windows 8.1 app will let you know whether your Internet connection is secure, or if you should consider taking steps to make it so.
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Maingear’s new Pulse 15 laptop wears a 3K display to go with Intel and Nvidia hardware

Maingear reveals the Pulse 15, which packs in an impressive amount of hardware. But does it go a little overboard in some areas?