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HARDWARE

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Credit card extended warranties and electronics: How a little extra hassle can save lots of money

Why pay for an extended device warranty when your credit card has extra protection built in?

SECURITY

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Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses

The Internet Archive is creating a repository of the darker aspects of computer culture: malware.

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Nintendo nixes its bizarre bedside sleep tracker

Nintendo’s shelves its first “Quality of Life” product, but doesn’t rule out others.

HARDWARE

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These amazing gaming PCs come with custom Lego cases

Mike Schropp's latest Lego PC is a gaming rig that even the most serious gamer can love.

SECURITY

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Apple confirms iPhone-killing “Error 53,” says it’s about security

The iPhone’s most mysterious and dangerous bug is tied to Touch ID tampering and unauthorized repairs, at least according to Apple.

SECURITY

Exclusive: TMZ is latest victim of malicious advertising campaign

Popular celebrity news website TMZ is the latest victim of malware-carrying ad networks.

GAMES

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XCOM 2 only supports one gamepad, and it’s Valve’s Steam Controller

Native integration means different control schemes for different in-game scenarios.

HARDWARE

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Apple relaxing its iPhone trade-in rules to accept phones with cracked screens

Cupertino is also planning to roll out screen protector installation machines at Apple Stores to keep your iPhone display pristine.

INTERNET

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Instagram might soon let you switch between multiple accounts

Instagram is testing an easier way to switch between multiple accounts without having to log out and log in every time.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.