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Google+ continues to sink with a second massive data breach. Abandon ship now

Google+ was scheduled to shut its doors in August 2019, but the second security breach in only a few months has caused the company to move its plan forward a few months to April. In that case, it might be a good idea to delete your account sooner rather than later.
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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser may be adding your Chrome extensions

Fans sticking to Google Chrome because due to its vast extension library might be able to switch over to Microsoft's latest iteration of Edge, as a Microsoft project manager confirms that the company has its eyes set on supporting full-fledged Chrome extensions in the future.
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Snatch Apple’s 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro for up to $1,200 off at B&H

The latest deal at B&H is offering up 2017 15-inch Apple MacBook Pros, in space gray and silver, with Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, 16GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 560 GPUs with up to 2TB of SSD storage. Save up to $1,200 on these completely brand new in box machines perfect for resource-intensive work.
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Razer Blade 15 gives more bang for your buck, adds ‘mercury white’ edition

Razer introduced a new base model of its popular Razer Blade 15 laptop; gamers looking to get their hands on great hardware, with an Intel Core i5 6-core CPU and Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, at a lower price are now in luck. Otherwise, pick up Razer's new "mercury white" limited-edition PC.
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HP x360 premium Chromebook bends over backward to impress

The HP x360 Chromebook is aimed at bringing a dash of premium to the world of Chrome OS computers. Featuring 8th-gen Intel Core CPUs, a full HD touchscreen, 64GB of SSD storage, and aluminum construction, this isn't your average Chromebook. It might run all day with up to 14 hours of battery, though.
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Alienware has unleashed the M15, its thinnest gaming PC yet

Alienware has introduced the m15 laptop to the world. Featuring a complete redesign, the new machine comes in at only 4.8 pounds and 0.83-inches thick, while still packing hefty PC gaming power. Approximately 14 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the Alienware 13, the m15 is one serious machine.
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Is this amateur hour? Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 ship with Windows 10 Home

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 will include Windows 10 Home out of the box — a downgrade for Surface Pro users, but a substantial upgrade for fans of Surface Laptop. Business will now find themselves paying more for the upgrade that was previously included.
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Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing to gaming PCs

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing technology to consumers, allowing gamers to step into a world of entirely new graphical capabilities with more realistic lighting. Upcoming blockbusters to announce support for the technology include Battlefield V and Metro Exodus.
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SteelSeries’ wireless gaming mouse is charged for battle in 15 minutes

SteelSeries' latest gaming mouse aims its sights at going wireless without limits, packing a new battery that can deliver over 10 hours of game time with only a 15-minute charging session and a wireless communication system with only 1ms of latency, thanks to SteelSeries' TrueMove3+ optical system.
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Step back in time with Google’s secret text-adventure game

An Easter egg has been found on Google's website, allowing users to engage in a fun text adventure game without leaving their web browser — just access the Javascript developer console. Join the adventure as you play as Google's logo looking for its lost letters around Mountain View, California.
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‘LoJax’ rootkit malware can infect UEFI, a core computer interface

Security researchers at ESET have discovered a rootkit, known as Lojax, that can infect the UEFI of machines, surviving operating system reinstalls and complete internal drive replacements. Thought to be the work of Russian Intelligence group Fancy Bear, it stands as the first UEFI rootkit in the wild.
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Lenovo sets computer to stun, shows off Star Trek Enterprise PC

Lenovo unveiled Star Trek Enterprise designed PC at its Tech World Conference, packed with NVIDIA's latest next-generation GeForce RTX 2080 GPU and an overclocked 9th-generation Intel CPU. Packed with more than just a mere warp drive, the PC boasts impressive specs, RGB lighting, and a built-in projector.
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Chrome 70 allows users to opt out of controversial auto sign-in feature

Users of Google Chrome 69 have been finding themselves unexpectedly signed into their browser when attempting to log in to a Google website, but now, the company promises that Chrome 70 will allow users to opt out if desired. The move comes after privacy concerns were raised concerning the feature.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 leak shows similar design, new Intel processors

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 has shown up earlier than expected on as a complete leak of the device hits the web showing an extremely familiar exterior, but also a collection of internal upgrades. New Intel eighth-generation processors and rounded edges are the major extents of this year's refresh.
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The $400 Oculus Quest brings more power to untethered VR gaming

Oculus announced its latest stand-alone virtual reality headset offering, the Oculus Quest, at its Connect 5 keynote. Aimed at bridging the gap between the Oculus Go and Oculus Rift, the new Quest headset is intended to deliver a more immersive VR experience without the need for a powerful PC.
HP Tango Smart Printer

The HP Tango smart printer clearly wants you to confuse it for a book

HP has unveiled what it is calling the first smart home printer, the HP Tango. Designed to fade into the with an adorned linen cover the small printer boasts a plethora of intelligent functions from automatic ink refills to voice integration with your favorite digital assistant.
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Virtual reality breaks free as the HTC Wireless Adapter hits store shelves

Gamers and can now break free from wires and into the world of virtual reality as the HTC Wireless Adapter hits store shelves, allowing HTC Vive and Vive Pro users to connect their headsets wirelessly to their supported Windows PC without the need for cable tethers — never trip over wires again.
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Critical MacOS Mojave vulnerability bypasses system security

Security Researcher Patrick Wardle has discovered a critical MacOS Mojave security flaw that could potentially allow malicious applications and individuals to bypass Mac's system security controls. The security bug has been shown allowing unauthorized access to sensitive user data.
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Microsoft Teams blurs your video background, prevents national embarrassment

Users of Microsoft Teams platform can now blur out their background during video calls as the company calls out the world's favorite BBC dad to show it can be done. Available now for all Microsoft Team customers, you are only a few clicks away from hiding your background's secrets.
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Back for the boardroom, Microsoft outlines the future of the Surface Hub

With Surface Hub 2 still on the horizon, Microsoft has announced two additional versions of its digital whiteboard, the Surface Hub 2S and 2X, at their 2018 Ignite developer conference. Promising to bring flexibility to the boardroom, Microsoft's new additions are slated for 2018 and 2019, respectively.
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Twitter squashes security bug leaking direct messages since 2017

The team at Twitter has discovered and corrected a security bug within one of their developer APIs that has been leaking sensitive information sent in direct messages to business accounts. Third-party developers may have received messages meant for businesses using their platform.
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Documentation shows data recovery possible for Macs with T2 coprocessor

New internal documentation leaked from Apple shows that data recovery is possible for Macs with T2 Coprocessor thanks to internal diagnostics software to be used by technicians, giving users of the 2018 MacBook Pro a new hope of seeing their data in the event of a system failure.
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Tap Strap wearable keyboard gains support for VR applications

TAP System's wearable Bluetooth keyboard and mouse system gains support for virtual reality, now compatible with Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and HTV headsets. Type and tap for up to eight hours in VR, sitting or standing, without needing to look at a physical keyboard to accomplish your tasks.
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Walmart stocks its stores with VR training for its employees

Walmart will begin rolling out virtual reality training experiences to all of their stores this year with the power of Oculus Go. More than 6,300 stores will receive the new technology, helping them to train their associates in customer service, compliance, and other emerging technologies.
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Winamp media player might be back from the dead, with Windows 10 support

Winamp might be back from the dead, and it's bringing support for Microsoft Windows 10 with the first new software release since its acquisition by Radionomy in 2014. Fans of the media player will also enjoy new features and various bug fixes to improve overall stability and speed.
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Newegg was cracked, customer data has leaked, and security is clearly scrambled

Online electronics retailer Newegg has found itself at the heart of an online security breach as the company's payment system was recently breached, giving hackers of the notorious group Magecart potential access to confidential customer data, including credit card information.
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Facebook appears set on crafting custom silicon for augmented reality devices

Facebook is recruiting -- and it's seeking to hire engineers and designers to assist its Silicon team with the process of crafting custom chips for augmented reality (AR) devices and applications. This development seems to support speculation that the company is looking to produce AR glasses.
Phillips E Series Monitors

New monitors from Philips are sleek, color-accurate, cost less than $200

Phillips' new E-Series line of monitors bring thin-bezel, color accurate 1080p IPS LED displays to the market in three different sizes without breaking the bank, while also packing in AMD FreeSync technology for gamers.