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What Would Really Happen If Russia Attacked Undersea Internet Cables

The world’s internet infrastructure is vulnerable, but snipping a couple of lines is the least of your concerns.

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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements to Americans in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement...

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The Biggest, Baddest Hardware Failures of 2017

From the iPhone X to the Juicero, 2017 was full of poor design decisions.

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The Most-read WIRED Gear Stories of 2017 | WIRED

It was a year of hellos—to the iPhoneX and the Essential—and goodbyes—to Flash, to Google's blob emoji, to the iPod, and to wired headphones.

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Apple pushes out the first bug-fixing iOS 11 update

Apple's first iOS 11 update fixes an email bug that was preventing users with Microsoft email accounts from reading their messages.

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iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and the chances are near-certain that you're going to upgrade.

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Learn how to rank higher on Google by mastering SEO

In today's digitally driven world, it's no longer a surprise to any business that in order to remain viable and competitive, it's essential to have a strong online presence.

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Did McDonald's just leak what the iPhone 8 will look like?

The chain emailed Australian customers a 25 percent off deal to be claimed on the mobile app, displaying the promotion on the screen of what appears to be an iPhone 8.

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    Top 15 JavaScript Plugins for Extending Your Web Forms

    You can add tons of cool features onto your site with JavaScript. But there are so many libraries and plugins to choose from, it can be a drag finding the best options. If you’re designing custom forms like user signups/logins, …

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    Google Aims to Reinvent How We Discover the News | Inc.com

    The platform for information launched a revamped content discovery feed, taking on Facebook and Twitter, but without a social component. Will Google succeed?

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    8 Plugins Every WordPress Website Needs

    Make sure you have these essential plugins to keep your site running smoothly and efficiently.

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    We review CNET's original iPhone review - CNET

    We dusted off CNET's original iPhone review and took notes. It's crazy and crazy fun to see what we got right, what we missed, and how much phones have changed since the first, groundbreaking iPhone.

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    9 robots that will make your life better because the future is now

    These high-tech robots will change the way you live. Within every price range, there's a bot to do the job.

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    This is maybe the best online resume tool yet

    The tedious work of assembling tailored resumés can be one of the most time-consuming parts of the job hunt.

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    Apple’s WWDC 2017: a Siri speaker, iOS 11, and what else to expect

    It’s June again, so it’s time for Apple to give the world a look at what it’s been up to and what we should expect from the iPhone, the Mac, and everything in between in the months to come. On...

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    This is the first ever hands-on video showing a mockup of Apple’s iPhone 8 – BGR

    With iPhone 8 mass production inching closer with each passing week, the number of iPhone 8 leaks we've come across has increased markedly over the past few months.

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    This is what Apple’s newest iPad might look like – BGR

    Apple’s WWDC 2017 is getting closer, which means we’re soon going to learn more details about iOS 11 and the next major macOS update. But that’s not the only exciting thing coming out of the event.

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    Comparison Shows Just How Far Behind Apple Maps is To Google Maps

    It’s no secret that Apple Maps simply cannot match up to Google Maps in terms of coverage, details, and information. Nonetheless, it was believed that Apple was working aggressively on improving its mapping service and catch up to Google Maps.aaa

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    10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

    Check out these quick tips to get the strongest signal from your wireless router, extend and optimize your Wi-Fi coverage, and speed up your surfing.

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    8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone - CNET

    Before you decide to sell your unwanted iPhone, consider finding other ways to put it to good use.

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    How chatbots are exactly like the mouse circa 1970 | VentureBeat

    The first computer mouse was invented in the 1960s and patented in 1970. By the time personal computers became affordable and useful enough to enter the mainstream in the 1980s, an entire generation of adults relied on the mouse to interact with graphical

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    Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

    For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready...

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    CES 2017: 5 cool showstoppers

    iPhone protector, hi-tech mattress, video glasses tops list

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    What Will Replace Email? - The Atlantic

    Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?

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    Understanding bots through 4 interface categories | VentureBeat | Bots | by Sam Vasisht, MindMeld

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” to paraphrase a famous bard. There is a huge ongoing boom in messaging-based applications coming to market, generically called “bots.” Regular readers of technology sections are no doubt also aware

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    The recent Windows 10 update is breaking webcams

    It won’t support two encoding processes and fixes aren’t coming until September.

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    Top Tech Gadgets for Back-to-School and College - NBC News

    As the long summer days come to an end, here are some top tech gadgets, from laptops to USB cables, to help make sure the school year is a success.

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    5 reasons chatbots will revolutionize the way we do business | VentureBeat | Bots | by Arnav Patel, TARS

    Over the past year, bots seem to have gained immense popularity among big tech companies. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and most recently, Apple have all released plans for a bot-filled future. But why? What is the big deal about bots, and, more importantl

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    NASA astronauts head underwater to simulate Mars missions

    Once a year, NASA's astronauts make a big change -- trading their vocation of conducting scientific experiments in space for one of underwater research. For the...

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    NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. What could possibly go wrong?

    NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on Mars at will. I'm sure it will use this power responsibly.

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    Breaking: It’s Now Officially Cool to Hate Pokémon Go | WIRED

    As the tide of public opinion turns on Pokemon Go , people call for nerds to get off their lawns. Literally.

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    Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think | TechCrunch

    By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest..

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    How to add more storage to an iOS device

    Can't fit all your music, movies, documents and other stuff? Before you spend money on a higher-capacity iPhone or iPad, read this.

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    The Smartest Thing a Tech Company Can Do? Don’t Make a Phone | WIRED

    Microsoft's days as a smartphone company are coming to an end. And that's a really smart move by Microsoft.

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    Why bots won't replace apps anytime soon | VentureBeat | Bots | by Dan Grover, WeChat

    Lately, everyone’s talking about “conversational UI” [user interface]. It’s the next big thing. But the more articles I read on the topic, the more annoyed I get. It’s taken me so long to figure out why

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    Everything we know about the iPhone 7

    Rumors about the iPhone 7 started emerging even before the iPhone 6s was released last September. Since then, new rumors have been flowing thick and fast — like a lava flow, constantly moving forward and plowing through everything in its path.

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    This accessory fixes one of the MacBook’s biggest issues - Business Insider

    Apple's 12-inch MacBook ditched the company's fan-favorite MagSafe adapter, but the Griffin BreakSafe aims to fill the void, and it's available now.

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    2 Tech Trends Every Company Should Watch | Inc.com

    In a new report, Deloitte cites two tech trends with far-reaching implications for companies of every size and industry.

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    This guy recreated that $47,000 TSA app in 10 minutes

    What did this app do? Basically, it randomly selected which lane (left or right) passengers should go into in a security line.

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    It looks like Samsung's crazy folding smartphone is actually happening

    The foldable smartphone that Samsung's been working on for the last few years could become a reality soon.

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    Waze rolls out speed alerts to tell you when you're driving too fast | VentureBeat | Apps | by Paul Sawers

    Google-owned GPS driving app Waze is making it easier to avoid speeding tickets with the launch today of a new speed alert feature.

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    Snapchat reportedly acquires Bitmoji maker Bitstrips for $100 million | TechCrunch

    Fortune is reporting that Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging platform that has today become the number one free app on the App Store, has agreed to acquire..

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    A Smaller iPhone? We Dig It (And You Might Too) | WIRED

    A small iPhone might not be for everyone, but if you and your pockets have been missing a miniature app machine, going back may not be as daunting as it seems.

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    10 things in tech you need to know today, February 23 - Business Insider

    Tim Cook sends internal memo. Half of Americans think Apple should unlock the iPhone for the FBI. Uber doesn't plan to change policies.

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    No, Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones For Law Enforcement

    The more highly technical the basis of a story, the more likely it is that some key detail will get jacked up by a journalist trying to translate it for the..

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    The Most Important Apple Executive You’ve Never Heard Of

    A little over a year ago, Apple had a problem: The iPad Pro was behind schedule. Elements of the hardware, software, and accompanying stylus weren’t going to be ready for a release in the spring. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and his top lieutenants had to delay the unveiling until the fall.

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    Startup bets on device success by sneaking under Apple and Google radar - CNET

    Acadine Technologies thinks there's room alongside Silicon Valley's biggest powers for software to power drones, action cams, smartwatches, and the feature phones plenty of people still buy.

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    The U.S. reportedly planned a major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed | VentureBeat | Security | by Reuters

    The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear program failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials.

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    The U.S. reportedly planned a major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed | VentureBeat | Security | by Reuters

    The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear program failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials.

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    The U.S. reportedly planned a major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed | VentureBeat | Security | by Reuters

    The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear program failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials.

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    Microsoft's new iOS app serves up news stories based on your job

    Microsoft released News Pro, a new iOS app that uses Bing News to deliver personalized feeds of news based on your profession.

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    Elon Musk and tech elite plan to spend $1 billion to keep us safe from evil AI

    Some of the biggest names in tech are joining forces to fund artificial intelligence research.

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    Facebook Open Sources Its AI Hardware as It Races Google | WIRED

    In the race to attract ever more talent and hasten the development of AI, Facebook open sources Big Sur.

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    How to make your iPhone run faster in 2015 - Business Insider

    These quick fixes could help your iPhone run faster when it seems a bit sluggish.

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    How to use the hidden iPhone feature that could save your life

    If you have an Apple iPhone, make sure to fill out your medical ID, which can be accessed directly from the lockscreen.

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    I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious | WIRED

    There's another web out there, a better web hiding just below the surface of the one we surf every day. To find it, you just have to uncheck one little box.

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    After Paris, Encryption Will Be a Key Issue in the 2016 Race | WIRED

    As the world reels from the Paris attacks, presidential candidates and tech companies will be forced to face questions on encryption with new urgency.

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    This app is like Shazam for your beer

    Your next mystery bottle could either be sinfully good or horribly awry. Don’t you wish someone had told you before you opened it?

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    Here’s why you don’t need a 64GB Apple TV

    If the rumors and reports are correct, Apple will begin taking pre-orders within the next few days for its forthcoming Apple TV set-top box.

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    Here’s why you don’t need a 64GB Apple TV

    If the rumors and reports are correct, Apple will begin taking pre-orders within the next few days for its forthcoming Apple TV set-top box.

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    Meet the man who owned Google.com for one minute

    Former Google employee Sanmay Ved bought Google.com for $12 on September 29, 2015. He owned the domain for a full minute before somebody somewhere realized this probably wasn’t supposed to happen and revoked Ved’s backstage access.

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    Here's everything we're expecting to see at Google's big event this week

    Google is holding a big event on Sept. 29, and we're likely to see new Nexus phones, new Chromecast devices, and more.

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    How to Prepare Now for SEO in 2016

    Marketing and SEO expert Timothy Miller shares tools and tips to help you master your brand's online presence.

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    Hot-button issue: iPhone 6S hints at an end to the home button - CNET

    A few of the additions to Apple's latest smartphone, which goes on sale Friday, suggest big design changes may be coming to future generations of the phone. That may be a good thing.

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    3D Touch Will Change The Way You Use Your iPhone | TechCrunch

    Don't call it Force Touch -- Apple's new flagship feature 3D Touch is a completely different software implementation of the technology that is already..

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    I just tried the new product Apple thinks will be the future of TV — here's what it was like

    Apple's new Apple TV has a revamped user interface and works well with Siri. Here's what it was like to use it.

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    Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

    (Reuters) -- A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world's first 'car in a bag'.

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    Ad tech is killing the online experience | Felix Salmon

    Advertising is making the mobile web almost unusable by clogging up our bandwidth – which may end up driving users to Apple News or Facebook apps

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    How to Become a WordPress Professional - and Tips Based on Experience - WPMU DEV

    How do you go about becoming a WordPress professional? How do you go about identifying and making the most of opportunities? How do you establish yourse...

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    Gmail finally lets you 'Undo Send' emails you wish you didn't send

    Perhaps the best Gmail feature that Google has been testing for years is one you might not even know exists: Undo Send. It delays sending your email for a few seconds after you click Send, so you can take it back if you, for example, spell someone's name wrong.

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    Apple will open-source its Swift programming language | VentureBeat | Dev | by Jordan Novet

    Apple calls Swift the successor to C and Objective-C, with its support for object-oriented programming and whole module optimization. And now it’s going to be open source.

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    Google removes Google+ account links in Gmail, search results | VentureBeat | Social | by Jordan Novet

    You can still access Google+ with the grid icon that shows several Google apps, and you can go to plus.google.com, but the link at the top of the page is no more.

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    Everything Google is rumored to announce at its I/O dev conference this week | VentureBeat | Dev | by Harrison Weber

    Google I/O is a big deal; it’s where Google unveils the future of Android, Chrome, and services like YouTube — plus, it’s where the company showcases its wonkiest experiments, like Project Glass. Ahead of the event, the tech industry is buzzing over everything Google is expected to announce. For your convenience, here’s a collection of this year’s most interesting rumors and reports.

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    All Apple Stores to begin stocking 12-inch MacBook at end of May

    The recently released 12-inch MacBook will be available for purchase at all Apple Stores globally beginning the week of May 25th, according to a memo from Apple to its retail staff issued earlier t...

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    Yahoo & Localytics extend their analytics platforms to support Apple Watch apps

    With more than 3,000 apps for the Apple Watch already on the App Store for Apple's new device, two major analytics platforms today announced support for Apple Watch apps through their respective SD...

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    Instagram launches music channel, @music

    Instagram is a visual medium, but it's always been a favorite way for musicians to share snippets from life on the road, time in the studio or being a bridesmaid  in a totally normal wedding. 

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    Travel gadgets of the past that could have revolutionized travel, but didn't

    These inventions seemed innovative until they didn't. In hindsight, the failures seem obvious. Did we really think we'd all be zipping around on Segways in 2015?

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    10 tech inventions that should really exist by this point

    Here's a look at a few of the inventions we want to see, from a hairdryer that saves 20 minutes in the morning to shoes that morph into snow boots.

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    Apple just invented an incredible technology that would help the iPhone further distance itself from every other smartphone - Business Insider

    The iPhone consistently offers one of the best camera experiences on any smartphone, but Apple could pull ahead of the pack should it choose to implement its latest patent published on Tuesday.

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    Google security temporarily compromised by fake digital certificates | VentureBeat | Security | by Dylan Tweney

    Bad news for Google — and for anyone who uses its products: The company revealed today that it has discovered several fake digital certificates for some of its domains.

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    ‘Hey Siri’ in iOS 8.3 allows for automatic speakerphone calls | 9to5Mac

    Apple has made a small, but helpful, change in the way that iOS 8.3 can make phone calls via Siri. With the launch of iOS 8.0 last fall, Apple added a feature to Siri that allows users to activate ...

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    30 years of .com domains | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers

    FeatureMarch 15, 1985, might not be a date etched in your memory (if, indeed, you were even alive), but that was the day the first .com domain name was born — 30 years ago this weekend.

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    Netflix Employees Play 'House of Cards' On A Classic NES

    If you haven't yet binge-watched your way through "House of Cards" then you consider yourself lucky, you won't yet feel the deepening sadness that comes with knowing you'll have to wait another year. For those of you that have, here's a ...

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    Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

    Microsoft already told us Office 2016 for Mac was coming, but the public preview is out now as a free download, without any Office 365 subscription required...

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    Apple Is Not Selling A Smartwatch

    Tim Cook's upcoming move to take over your wrist is not a smartwatch, even if it loosely fits the definitions that the geekerati have been working with over the last few years. Instead, the Apple Watch is an idea; it is status and standing; it is aspirati

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    Snapchat reportedly raising more funding at valuation of up to $19 billion

    Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round at a valuation of up to $19 billion, according to a Bloomberg report.

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    The Apple Watch Just Got a Huge New Competitor

    Swatch Group is planning a smartwatch that'll debut around the time of Apple's

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    Intel CFO: We're so far ahead, Apple's performance would be seriously hindered if it stopped working with us

    In 2005, Steve Jobs made a historic announcement: Apple would start using Intel processors in Macs instead of chips it designed itself.

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    Apple said to be in talks to launch streaming TV service | VentureBeat | Deals | by Mark Sullivan

    Apple may assemble “bundles” of programming, but not the full 200-channel lineup typically offered by pay TV providers.

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    Startup Eero wants to wipe out weak Wi-Fi - CNET

    Routers sold as a $300 three-pack are meant to bring fast, reliable network access to all corners of the house. But first Eero will have to convince you your networks need fixing.

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    Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Opera's former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users...

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    Apple apparently hasn't solved the smartwatch battery life problem

    Everyone has been waiting hear just how long Apple's smartwatch will last on a charge. Well, we'll have to wait for confirmation, but current rumors don'

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    Apple apparently hasn't solved the smartwatch battery life problem

    Everyone has been waiting hear just how long Apple's smartwatch will last on a charge. Well, we'll have to wait for confirmation, but current rumors don'

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    This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    The year of 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn't just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized - Snapchat, Target, and..

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    Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

    It's a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time -- allowing the company's marketing department to crow about..

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    Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air | 9to5Mac

    Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly th...

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    Apple Might Release 3 New iPhone Models Next Year - Business Insider

    We might see a true successor to the iPhone 5S in 2015.

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    New A9 Chip Will Be 'Made in America' For The Powerful iPhone 7

    The first A9 chips have rolled off Samsung's fabrication lines in Austin. The chips will be used in the next-generation iPhone from Apple, potentially exploiting 14nm technology, and filling the order books of the South Korean company's semiconductor busi

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    The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

    These five resources are the best starting points for anyone learning to code. Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.