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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft in February will stop issuing the detailed security bulletins that for nearly 20 years have provided information about vulnerabilities and patches.

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Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for...

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New Windows 10 build is a monster update

The first update of the year adds more new features than any previous build.

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Back from dead: Intel's Atom chip, in Panasonic's $2,189 Android tablet

Intel is phasing out Atom chips from mobile devices and has scaled back Android development for such devices. But Panasonic has released a Toughbook with the chip and the OS anyway.

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Clip Amazon Echo's ears with a home-brewed 'kill switch'

Amazon's Echo is hearing you all the time, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. The device can randomly order items you don't want, record conversations, and has raised several privacy concerns.

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EFF warily applauds Windows 10's data collection changes

Recent concessions by Microsoft in the data its Windows 10 "phones home" to company servers won cautious praise from one critic this week.

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43% off Microsoft Wireless Desktop 900 Keyboard and Mouse Bundle - Deal Alert

The Wireless Desktop 900 keyboard has quiet-touch keys, and the full-size ambidextrous mouse provides comfortable, precise navigation. The Wireless Desktop 900 also includes Advanced Encryption Standard to help protect your...

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NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Nano-RAM, which is based on carbon nanotubes, is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world and is expected to challenge traditional memory and flash for dominance.

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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44% off Logitech G700s 910-003584 Rechargeable Gaming Mouse - Deal Alert

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse. Full-speed USB performance whether wireless or wired: Executes commands up to eight times faster than a standard USB mouse

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Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection

Microsoft on Tuesday promised that it will dial back diagnostic data collection from Windows 10 devices when users select the "Basic" setting for the controversial harvesting.

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Mingis on Tech: New year, new CES -- and new AirPods

At CES, you couldn't turn a corner without seeing some kind of virtual reality booth -- or avoid the drone of, well, drones. Our tech trio checks in on this year's show then checks out the latest AirPods from Apple.

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A deeper look at Microsoft's Surface Book i7 with Performance Base

CIO.com's Sarah White reflects on her past month using the Microsoft's top-tier hybrid laptop, the Surface Book i7 with Performance Base.

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Intel Joule shipments blocked in key countries, pending certification

If you can't find Intel's Joule developer boards in your country, it's because shipments have been held up.

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66% Off Nero 2017 Platinum HD Multimedia Suite Software, PC Disk or Download - Deal Alert

Nero gives you fuss-free ripping and importing of videos, audio files, and audio CDs, with 1-click transfer to virtually all mobile devices. Currently discounted a generous 66% off its list price.

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Why you need Rainmeter even in a business setting

There are many desktop information tools to customize your PC, but far and away the most popular is Rainmeter, an open source project run by volunteers who have created a fantastic desktop information resource. Rainmeter uses...

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Apple fixes the Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery flaw

Turns out an incredibly obscure Safari browser flaw was at fault

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How to use the Safari Develop Menu on a Mac

Even though these tools are aimed at developers they do include some that should be of some use to almost any Mac user.

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