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SOFTWARE

Hands on with Windows 10's Windows Hello: It just works

Windows 10's facial-recognition technology, Windows Hello, has been the great white whale of Microsoft's new operating system: Microsoft has demonstrated it, but rarely has anyone been able to see it in the wild.

STORAGE

Intel, Micron announce new 3D XPoint memory type that's 1,000 times faster than NAND

A new memory type called 3D XPoint will offer 1,000 times the performance and endurance of today's NAND, Intel and Micron announced Tuesday morning.

SOFTWARE

KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones

Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

T-Mobile's new iPhone promo solves the "buy now or wait" dilemma

If you're debating whether to buy an iPhone 6 now or wait for the inevitable hardware refresh this fall, T-Mobile is trying to make that decision a lot easier.

INTERNET

Apple Music racked up 10 million subscribers in less than a month

Three weeks after Apple Music's launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook said "millions and millions of customers" had already signed up for the new streaming service, which certainly sounded impressive (though vague). We weren't expecting to hear any hard numbers so soon after Apple Music's release, but music industry insiders are saying more than 10 million people have subscribed in less than a month.

INTERNET

Pandora: Give a brand your undivided attention, get an hour of ad-free music

Would you endure a single interactive advertisement in exchange for an hour of uninterrupted streaming music? Pandora hopes so.

BUSINESS ISSUES

Expo Milan: Accenture backs vision of turning world fair site into mini Italian Silicon Valley

The IT services and consulting firm wants to see the site turned into an innovation hub when Expo Milan finishes.

BUSINESS ISSUES | SECURITY

Exclusive: Leaked Tech North business plan slammed by Northern startup guru

Tech North is a government initiative being funded with £2 million of taxpayer's money.

HARDWARE SYSTEMS

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This awesome micro PC and its accessories look like giant Lego bricks

When you explain to someone the concept of a modular PC or smartphone, it often helps to point to Lego as a system that lets you quickly swap components back and forth. Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom took that idea literally and created a modular, Lego-like micro computer.

GAMES

No Man's Sky for Mac release date rumours: Why No Man's Sky will land on Mac in 2016

When is No Man's Sky coming out for Mac - if it comes out for Mac at all? We sift through the rumours, hints and clues surrounding No Man's Sky's Mac launch date

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.