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Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015

The separation, brought up by activist investor Carl Icahn in January, will include new management teams for both businesses.

Meet Matchstick, Mozilla's $25 Chromecast alternative

Is the world big enough for another streaming Internet dongle? Mozilla and Matchstick sure hope so, as they announce the first Firefox OS device that's not a smartphone.

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Grand Cherokee finally has a diesel - maybe too much diesel.

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Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym.

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Google increases the top range of rewards to security researchers who find holes in its browser, and clarifies how the bug payment breakdown works.

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Monster portraits so tasty you could eat them

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First look at Windows 10 (pictures)

These initial views of Microsoft's new operating system show why the company leapfrogged past version 9.

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The classic falling-blocks video game is set to become a major motion picture taking place in a sci-fi universe.

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Psychic Uri Geller says he can bend iPhones with his mind

The famed Israel psychic has a theory on why some iPhones bend, and he's out to prove it. Hint: it doesn't involve the phones' grade of aluminum.

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Refined Jeep Grand Cherokee gains fuel economy with EcoDiesel (pictures)

A diesel engine option adds decent fuel economy to the Jeep Grand Cherokee's impressive roster of capabilities.

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PayPal spinoff from eBay is 'natural,' co-founder says

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.

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Where, when, and how to get Windows 10

For the diehard Windows user, Microsoft will be releasing a preview version of Windows 10.

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