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HARDWARE

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Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks, but the details are murky.

NETWORKING

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

It involves two units, three radios, and $400.

MOBILE

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Barbra Streisand says Apple is updating Siri on Sept. 30

Siri just can't seem to say her last name correctly, so Babs asked Tim Cook to fix it—and then leaked the alleged date when it'll be done.

SOFTWARE

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Blame it on your brain: Researchers discover why we ignore PC security warnings

This is the reason so much security work goes on in the background, without your knowledge.

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Apple's Gliimpse acquisition will help you access and share your medical records

Gliimpse's mission was to make electronic health records more accessible, while still protecting your personal data.

HARDWARE

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macOS Sierra dev beta 7/Public Beta 6 now available

New OS updates have become a weekly thing.

MOBILE

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Samsung Milk Music closes its virtual doors September 22

Samsung will discontinue the streaming service to instead focus on partnerships with other music streaming companies.

INTERNET

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping the hate on its social network: put trolls in cones of silence.

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.