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Four ways to keep in touch with parents when away at school

Going away for college will be some of the best years of your life, but you're still going to need to talk to your parents.

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Now Microsoft's Cortana can help you place a Skype call

A Skype for Windows Phone update integrates the virtual assistant. You can make a call by saying. "Skype, get Mom on the screen," Microsoft says.

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Google's self-driving car has no steering wheel

If you don't need a driver, then you don't need a steering wheel? Google takes self-driving cars to the next level, Microsoft demos real-time language translation on Skype, and Samsung has a plan to make health-tracking wristbands more useful.

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Google's self-driving car has no steering wheel

If you don't need a driver, then you don't need a steering wheel? Google takes self-driving cars to the next level, Microsoft demos real-time language translation on Skype, and Samsung has a plan to make health-tracking wristbands more useful.

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Microsoft readies real-time language translator for Skype

Skype Translator currently supports about 40 languages and is expected to roll out later this year as a Windows 8 beta.

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Beware the Internet Explorer security bug

A security flaw in Microsoft’s Web browser makes it possible for hackers to hijack computers, AOL warns users to change passwords after a cyberattack, and Skype stops charging for group video chats.

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Microsoft makes freebie of Skype group video calls

The company is making Skype group video calling a free, cross-platform feature, starting with the Windows desktop, Mac, and Xbox One platforms.

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Beware the Internet Explorer security bug

A security flaw in Microsoft’s Web browser makes it possible for hackers to hijack computers, AOL warns users to change passwords after a cyberattack, and Skype stops charging for group video chats

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Amanda Palmer confronts the 'current nightmare of the modern musician' (Q&A)

The controversial musician and performance artist talks to CNET about Spotify, Kickstarter, and whether the music industry is killing the musicians it needs.

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Microsoft shows off Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1

Onstage at Build 2014, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore demos the Halo-inspired personal assistant software meant both to tout Bing and push Siri and Google Now aside with its cool factor.

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Sony steps closer to VR with Project Morpheus

Video game developers are testing out a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4, Facebook finds a new way to creep everyone out with DeepFace, and GE's Aros brings smart-home tech to a window-mounted air conditioner.

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It's now possible to make free Skype calls worldwide, thanks to a new plug-in from Microsoft.

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It's now possible to make free Skype calls worldwide, thanks to a new plug-in from Microsoft.

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