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SOFTWARE

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Windows 10 upgrade: Fixes for error code 0x80073712 and missing or damaged files

Windows 10 upgrades can go awry when the installation files get damaged. Here’s what you can do to fix them.

SOFTWARE

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Windows 10 upgrade error codes: What 0xC1900200 and 0xC1900202 mean

Here’s what you need to know about Windows 10's system requirements.

SOFTWARE

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You have a deadline: Windows 10's free upgrade ends July 29

Here's what to expect and how to get ready for it.

COMPONENTS

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Unlike Nvidia, AMD's Radeon RX 480 won't kill support for extreme multi-GPU setups

Nvidia essentially killed off 3- and 4-way SLI multi-GPU support with its GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, but AMD's keeping CrossFire support alive and kicking. Ish.

COMPONENTS

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AMD Radeon RX 480 review: Redefining what's possible with a $200 graphics card

The $200 Radeon RX 480 is the first graphics card built around AMD's 14nm Polaris GPU, and it changes the game.

SOFTWARE

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Steam's mobile app finally lands on Windows Phones

Valve may not be too happy about Windows as a PC platform, but the company has finally rolled out a Steam app for Windows mobile devices.

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft kills Windows 10's Messaging Everywhere texts, to bolster Skype

Microsoft had a working feature that let you see and respond to text messages on your PC inside the Messaging app. Now it's killed that feature to bring it to Skype.

LEGAL

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Florida man sues Apple for $10 billion for 'stealing' his iPhone invention from 1992

He's also asking for 1.5 percent of all future iPhone sales—around $3.5 billion per year.

INTERNET

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Facebook chooses friends and family over celebrities in your feed, which is probably healthy

The tweak is part of the company's news feed manifesto, which it also publicized.

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.

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.