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Windows 10 may not reach you on its July 29 launch date

With much riding on the new version of its marquee software, Microsoft opts for caution and says the Windows 10 rollout will come "in waves, slowly."

By July 2, 2015

 
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Appliance Science

Appliance Science looks at the physics of today's smart home tech.

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Petition for Pao resignation from Reddit grows to 130K

Petition organizers say they fear Pao's leadership is fostering a "new age of censorship" that will destroy the community-curated news site.

By July 5, 2015

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How many iPhones does it take to stop a bullet?

Can a stack of iPhones protect a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a blast fired from a Russian assault rifle? You'll just have to watch and see.

By July 5, 2015

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What's new in iOS 8.4 (besides Apple Music)

The big news for iOS 8.4 is Apple Music, but there's a long list of tweaks and fixes to iBooks and more in the latest iOS update.

By June 30, 2015

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iTunes users hit stumbling blocks with arrival of Apple Music

Some people are complaining because they can no longer share music to their iOS devices, while others say the iCloud Music Library is making a mess of their local iTunes library.

By July 2, 2015

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Amazon to celebrate 20th birthday with Prime Day sale

The company claims the summer sale will have more deals than Black Friday, though the discounts will only be available to its Prime members.

By July 5, 2015

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Man dies after shooting off firework from top of his head

Technically Incorrect: Despite a government safety YouTube video that warns people about keeping their heads away form fireworks, a Maine man deliberately places a fireworks mortar tube on his head.

By July 5, 2015

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Is there a difference in sound quality?

The streaming-music wars are on, with Apple Music and Spotify now locked in a battle on price, features and artist selection. But how do they compare on sound quality? We put them head-to-head to find out.

By July 5, 2015

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How I solved a nagging laptop problem for just $5

A happy discovery at a certain furniture store gave my workstation a much-needed ergonomic fix.

By July 2, 2015

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Solar Impulse breaks record for longest sun-powered flight

By landing safely in Hawaii after a five-day leg, the Swiss plane -- on an around-the-world trip -- also sets the record for longest solo flight by time.

By July 3, 2015