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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:52:19 +0000

 



Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:52:19 +0000

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Be sure to check your personal advertising preferences after updating to Windows 10 -- in at least some cases, the Anniversary Update is also resetting how and when it shows you ads.(image)



Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:08:38 +0000

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After a disappointing showing with 2014's Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis Games is returning to the classic Civ formula. In Civilization VI, you'll pick a society to control, build a nation from scratch, and ultimately work towards world domination in one way or the other.(image)



25 best Android tips to make your phone more useful

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:00:31 +0000

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Make your Android phone all it can be with these tips and tricks.(image)



Yahoo hack analysis shows little evidence of foreign involvement

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30:05 +0000

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Yahoo claims to have been hacked by professionals acting on behalf of a foreign nation, but independent analysis finds little evidence to support the claim.(image)



Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:15:36 +0000

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Qualcomm might buy NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth as much as $30 billion. It would be a huge acquisition for Qualcomm, but it might also pay off in key growth markets over the next few years.(image)



ET deals: Get an online course from Udemy for just $10

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:30:02 +0000

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If you love to learn, check out the outstanding classes at Udemy. Thousands of online courses are being discounted right now, so you can invest in a new skill -- even if you're on a budget. Whether you want to learn how to design a business logo or how to speak Arabic, there's something here for just about every area of interest. And if you're trying to brush up on your development skills, here are some top-notch recommendations.(image)



Mach diamonds, Mars ambitions, and a shiny new telescope: this week in space

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:00:23 +0000

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It's mostly SpaceX, but don't let that make you think it's been a slow news week.(image)



Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:22:52 +0000

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The VW ID is the first Volkswagen using the company's modular design (MEB). Depending on battery and motor configuration, it should run 250-375 miles per charge.(image)



New Ethernet standards will offer up to 5Gbps performance using cables you already own

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:30:46 +0000

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A newly-approved wired Ethernet standard could deliver 2.5GbE and 5GbE connections over existing infrastructure. After nearly 20 years, are we finally ready to move past gigabit Ethernet?(image)



FCC aims to improve phone emergency alerts after recent bombings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:42:34 +0000

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The current Wireless Emergency Alerts are even less powerful than SMS, but the FCC is looking to change that.(image)