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Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials

Armed with nearly infinite money -- one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 -- the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you're watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers.

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Facebook's Free Basics service has been banned in India

Facebook's free-but-restricted internet service, Free Basics, has been  banned in India after the country's national telecoms regulator ruled that the program and others like it infringe the principles of net neutrality. The ruling was not directly aimed at Free Basics, but the general practice of zero-rated internet services — those that let users access certain apps and websites without eating away at their mobile data.

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The Pirate Bay now uses Torrents Time to let you stream all its movies and TV shows

“Our launch attracts so much attention that we work around the clock, both to handle the requests to be embedded on so many torrent sites and answering questions,” Torrents Time told VentureBeat. “We are certain that in no time we’ll be embedded in all torrent sites who care to move on with this evolution. We will allow everybody to watch any movie they wish from torrent sites who embed us, when they want, without having to store someone’s file on their hard disk.”

5 Beyoncé announces Formation World Tour during the Super Bowl

The reveal was finally made during the Super Bowl telecast, and tickets will go up for presale on February 16th. This is a big deal for a few reasons. The first is that Beyoncé is already one of the biggest touring acts in the world, a fact that's supporting by her website being overloaded by fans since the announcement aired earlier this evening. The second is that she's going on tour without having an album to promote, which is virtually unheard of for most artists. Of course, since "Formation" is pretty much the song of the weekend at this point, it's safe to say that Beyoncé had the Super Bowl won even before it began.

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Here's why Peyton Manning embarrassed everyone with his Budweiser marketing

Except, maybe, when Peyton Manning takes a bow for leading his team to a Super Bowl win — at 39 years old, ancient in football years, on the verge of retirement — and mentions that he's going to drink a lot of Budweiser.

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'Titanfall 2' will have a real single-player campaign

Respawn hasn't said much about its Titanfall sequel beyond plans for multi-platform support, but some details are starting to trickle out... and they'll be good news for fans of the robot-slash-infantry shooter. In a chat with Forbes , head writer Jesse Stern notes that Titanfall 2 will have a real, honest-to-goodness single-player campaign when it arrives either late this year or early next. That's not completely shocking given that the team didn't have the resources to flesh out its solo game the first time around. Still, it's reassuring if you were frustrated by the original's barely-there offline experience, which really just amounted to AI matches with a sliver of story in between.

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Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life

Using an iPhone 6S Plus for a week without the main Facebook app installed, I recorded the battery life at 10.30pm each day for a week comparing it to a daily average taken from a week with the app. I charged the phone overnight, taking it off the charger at 7.30am, and used it normally. I accessed Facebook for the same amount of time, and for the same purposes, using the social network’s excellent mobile site within Safari, as I had done using the app. I also left the Facebook Messenger app installed.

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Google confirms Hangouts will now use peer-to-peer connections to improve call quality and speed

“To improve call quality and speed, Hangouts will route audio and video over a peer-to-peer connection when possible,” a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. The “when possible” part is key — Hangouts won’t be using p2p every single time. To be clear, Google confirmed that Hangouts is getting peer-to-peer functionality on all platforms (Android, iOS, and web), not just Android.

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CSS variables are finally landing in Chrome

The problem is that this is not done at runtime with these libraries, so you’re not able to change these colors in real time without recompiling your stylesheets.

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7 times Beyoncé highlights black activism and beauty in 'Formation'

Beyoncé uses "Formation" to remind listeners and viewers that although she's a wealthy entertainer, she's still very much aware of the struggles faced by people who look just like her. While not the first, this is perhaps the most public, defiant example of what she and Jay Z have done to advocate for and support the black community.

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Here's your first look at Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne

The July release from Universal Pictures marks Damon's first time playing the superspy since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum . In the interim, Universal tried to restart the franchise with Jeremy Renner as Bourne stand-in Aaron Cross, with middling results; Renner is apparently set to star as Cross in this one, too, so all's apparently well.

13 Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far

Armed with nearly infinite money -- one Super Bowl commercial will cost $170,000 a second in 2016 -- the advertising industry has trotted out all of its best ideas to capture your attention while you're watching the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers.

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Facebook's Free Basics blocked by India

No service provider shall enter into any arrangement, agreement or contract, by whatever name called, with any person, natural or legal, that has the effect of discriminatory tariffs for data services being offered or charged to the consumer on the basis of content, provided that this regulation shall not apply to tariffs for data services over closed electronic communications networks, unless such tariffs are offered or charged by the service provider for the purpose of evading the prohibition in this regulation.

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Terrifying dancing PuppyMonkeyBaby has inspired the Internet

After the ad aired during the second quarter, everyone turned to Twitter to share their thoughts on the ad. Pretty much everyone on Twitter agreed that 1) #puppymonkeybaby deserves some sort of synonym for creepy, and 2) the people at Mountain Dew were definitely on some sort of drug trip when the creature was conceived.

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Gag-filled 'Deadpool' regenerates gory, immature hilarity for grown-ups (review)

"Deadpool" tightly packs every kind of gag, from juvenile dick jokes to '80s referential humour to under-the-radar witticisms, into a shotgun. And once the chambers on that scatter gun approach are out of ammo, the movie then resorts to punching you in the face with seven more kinds of cracking wise. Running gags about Sinead O'Connor and "Say Anything" sit alongside Weasel (TJ Miller) riffing on just how ugly a post-transformation Wade is. It's blunt-force, rapid-fire comedy, and it's unrelentingly funny. (And as always, stay til after the credits.)

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'Red Dead Redemption' pays a brief visit to the Xbox One

Ever since Microsoft announced backwards compatibility for the Xbox One , gamers have campaigned for the inclusion of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption . The open-world western is yet to grace Microsoft's 100+ strong list of available games , but the probability of it making an appearance was given a massive boost after it briefly appeared on the Xbox One marketplace for a few hours over the weekend.

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Watch the Super Bowl trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence

While the original film was hardly short on pyrotechnics, Resurgence looks like it'll blow up even more of the planet, as the aliens bring bigger guns and greater numbers back to Earth to finish their aborted invasion. Whole skyscrapers are ripped out of their foundations in today's trailer, pulled into a darkened sky by huge alien spaceships, before being dropped back to Earth. Will Smith's not in the picture any more, but expect a lot more fancy flying from his son, all grown up and now a fighter pilot himself. The movie's landing in theaters on June 24th.

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Chris Martin is the Super Bowl's biggest loser, according to the Internet

On Sunday night, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars joined Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and, frankly, ruled the show.

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Why hiring a COO was the best thing I did for my business

But this course of action was more of a Band-Aid than a long-term solution for both myself and the company. The reason we grew so quickly was because my cofounder, Steven Berger, and myself had purposely and thoughtfully hand-selected our team for their specialized skill sets. Everyone had a role to fill, and I know myself well enough to know that my specialty does not lie in operations. In order for us to continue growing, I had to spend more time meeting with clients and participating in the sales process. By mid-2015, four years after Playwire’s inception, I knew it was time to bring in a COO. While handing the operational aspect of the business to someone else was difficult, in hindsight, it was the best decision I could have made for my business.

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World's fastest mobility scooter hits record 107.6 mph

It must've been a slow week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine decided to "tweak" a mobility scooter for a bit more speed . The garden-variety Days Strider model was designed to go 8 mph, so naturally the pair added an 80-horsepower, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled Suzuki motorcycle engine. That made the chassis and tires woefully inadequate, so they also redesigned the frame and added go-cart wheels. "But that's not really a mobility scooter anymore," you may say.

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Doritos' Super Bowl ad will be worth $1 million to one winner

Doritos is once again giving power to the people with its "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign, which lets fan submit their own home-made commercials in hopes of prestige and $1 million in prize money

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Poop had its very own Super Bowl 50 moment

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Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game

It's no secret that you can use Facebook Messenger for a whole lot more than just chatting with pals, but there's still a surprise or two in store. Social networkers have discovered that Messenger has a hidden chess game (quietly available for a least a month before now) that you invoke by typing "@fbchess play" when you're in a conversation. Just don't expect an intuitive interface -- you have to use text commands for everything, so you'd better brush up on your standard chess notation. If you can live with that, though, it's a free and easy way to improve your strategic thinking when you're not busy sending stickers .

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Humble Bundle is funding its own games

That policy isn't going to thrill you if you believe that indie games shouldn't be confined to specific services. However, it could make sense for tiny studios eager to get noticed. After a modest start this fall, Humble Monthly has over 70,000 subscribers -- that's a lot of people who could spread the buzz about a game that might otherwise fly underneath the radar. Even if you don't fork over the $12 per month to get early access, you may find yourself playing more unexpected hits.

27 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - Super Bowl TV Spot - IGN Video

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - Super Bowl TV Spot  0:30 Feb 07, 2016

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A Troupe of 540 Dancing Robots Is the Best Way to Celebrate Chinese New Year

There is no better way to celebrate the passing of time than with a gratuitous display of synchronized dancing. Scratch that: Make the dancers robots and add in some drones, too. That should do it.

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How perfect pancakes are helping prevent blindness

The main cause of this damage is increased pressure caused by fluid in the eye, and in order to help figure out how to improve surgery for glaucoma, researchers led by Ian Eames, professor of fluid mechanics at University College London, are looking at pancakes. Their research has been published in the journal Mathematics Today .

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This remote control car can go anywhere with 3G service

Remote control cars can be a lot of fun. There’s just something about guiding a little vehicle with the push of a button and watching it happily zip around wherever your heart desires. But there’s always a limitation in terms of range. Until now.

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Google is reportedly releasing a VR headset this year

The same insiders claim that Google is baking VR into Android itself, rather than relying on third-party apps like Cardboard does today. This wouldn't just make support easier, but would fight common VR problems like lag -- the smaller the delay, the less likely you are to be nauseous after a prolonged session. Google hasn't confirmed either the Android VR support or the hardware, but it wouldn't be shocking to get at least a sneak peek at this technology at Google I/O in May.

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Watch the X-Men: Apocalypse Super Bowl trailer

The  first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer served to introduce the titular new baddie (played by Oscar Isaac). In contrast, the Super Bowl spot is way more focused on teasing the summer blockbuster's big action moments: a bevy of surface-to-air missiles launching from a field. A city being destroyed by unclear forces. Olivia Munn (as Psylocke) cutting a car in half. And in the tradition of environmental destruction films, the soundtrack is an old Coldplay song ("Don't Panic") slowed down and sung by Clairity.

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Epic Cheese Pull: How Taco Bell Nailed Its Innovative New Quesalupa

One of the new food innovations the company is most excited about—a concept that everyone seems to believe will become another Doritos Locos–level blockbuster—came out of this same sort of brainstorming process. In 2012, Taco Bell started working on an idea that combines two of its core products, the chalupa and the quesadilla, into one mega-cheesy item: the Quesalupa. Picture an amped-up taco that replaces the regular shell with a special chalupa stuffed full of cheese—a sort of south-of-the-border take on stuffed-crust pizza. The filling is just regular ingredients: ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, more cheese, sauce. But somehow the Quesalupa offers a texture-flavor synthesis that achieves an almost otherworldly ideal of the cheesy, the beefy, the crunchy, and the craveable—all adjectives you hear a lot if you spend any time at One Glen Bell Way. The thing, in Taco Bell–speak, has epic cheese pull: Bite into one and fat ribbons of perfectly elastic pepper jack form a weirdly satisfying bridge between your hand and your mouth.

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Jack Dorsey tries to quell #RIPTwitter outrage

Many Twitter users were upset when word circulated that the site would soon adopt an algorithm-based timeline, leading to a loud outcry on the platform through the #RIPTwitter hashtag. On Saturday, company CEO Jack Dorsey ran damage control.

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The Wi-Fi in the White House is just as bad as yours

It's kind of ironic the leader of the wealthiest country — and more importantly the boss of the CIA, NSA, and DARPA — can't get a decent Wi-Fi connection in his home. But then again he probably has that awful Comcast modem / router combo too. In this one instance, we all feel your pain.

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Nick Farmer knows dozens of languages, so he invented one for The Expanse

Farmer told us that he spent quite a while thinking about how a creole—usually a blend of a couple "substrate" languages and one dominant "superstrate"—would evolve in space. He used Haitian creole as his guide, because its speakers all came from elsewhere to work on the island. Slaves taken from Africa combined their own native languages with the dominant French, and the result was a shared tongue that only the slaves understood. Like Haiti, the Belt is dominated by a wealthy class of colonizers (in this case, Earthers who speak English). But all the labor is done by what Farmer calls "economic slaves" who risk their lives in mines. The resulting Belter creole is a crazy mix of English, Chinese, romance languages like French, German, Persian, Hebrew, Zulu, and a few other surprises. Farmer says he has over 1,000 Belter words in his personal dictionary, and he keeps adding more as the show's producers and fans request them.

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People are being super mean to Tim Cook about his blurry Super Bowl photo

Tim Cook, who runs one of the world's most important companies and does not need this crap from any of you, is getting roasted after  posting a wild, out-of-focus shot on Twitter tonight at the end of Super Bowl 50. Presumably shot with an iPhone, the photo shows what appears to be the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, in which people on the field are being showered with confetti, or maybe nerve gas. It's not totally clear.

38 New Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl trailer: "you chose the wrong side"

Marvel kicked off what's sure to be a long night of new film trailers during Super Bowl 50. The new Captain America: Civil War spot is the film's most intense ad yet (case in point: Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark "blocking" a point-blank gun shot) with a chorus chanting "united we stand" and "divided we fall" throughout the 30-second spot. We also get a better glimpse of both "sides" of the fight (but  still no sign of Spider-Man ).

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Super Bowl Technology Mishaps And Real Time Rescues

The Super Bowl is the crowning glory of sports in the United States, but it hasn’t been without it’s mishaps. They aren’t the last minute fumbles, missed field goals, or obvious interceptions either. They’re those unfortunate outside incidents that stopped or changed the course of the game.

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Chipotle will shut down all its stores today and rivals are rubbing salsa in the wound

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Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton's gold 'MVP' cleats win the pre-game

But with a win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, he could make an even bolder fashion statement: gold cleats, with "MVP" written on one shoe and "SB50 champ" written on the other.

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9 Instagram Tips and Tools for Marketers : Social Media Examiner

Definitely this is all about experimentation and trying things out to see what works for you and your audience. In my opinion, text overlays all has to do with relevancy. Try adding text that connects to the photo you’re sharing and adds value in some way to what you’re sharing. I’ve found people are turned off by overlays when it is overly promotional, distracts from the photo, or is disconnected from the main message of the post.

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India will fast-track approval for Apple Stores | Cult of Mac

BloombergBusiness , quoting an unidentified source, said the Indian government has asked Apple to resubmit its request and indicated it will exempt Apple from rules forcing foreign business to procure 30 percent of a product’s inputs in that country. Most of Apple’s devices are made in China.

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Smallest-ever optical switch revolves around one atom

Any real-world uses will take a while. The current technique only builds a usable switch one in every six tries, and it's currently very slow -- it can only handle megahertz-class frequencies at best. It should be worth the "few years" of refinement need to make something practical, though. Besides dramatically shrinking the size of an optical switch (what you find in a data center is typically inches wide), it'd create a truly digital signal -- you can't get more binary than the presence or absence of a lone atom. You could one day see switches that behave just like transistors , opening up possibilities that were closed until now.

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At last! A Taylor Swift video game

Technically Incorrect: The great songstress follows in the footsteps of the great hypestress Kim Kardashian by launching a video game through Glu Mobile.

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Exclusive: The big death in Captain America: Civil War | News | Geek.com

Another source close to the film told us that they have already fit Sebastian Stan for a Captain America costume. Like in the comics, Bucky Barnes takes on the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers is apparently killed. You would think the honor would go to Sam Wilson, the Falcon (and current Captain America in the comic series), but there’s Marvel movies have a penchant for characters who feel the need to make up for all the red in their ledgers.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Super Bowl TV Spot - Rivals (2016) Marvel Superhero Movie HD

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Super Bowl TV Spot - Rivals (2016) Marvel Superhero Movie HD

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Indian man could be the first person to be killed by a meteorite in recorded history

A 40-year-old Indian man may have become the first person to be killed by an object from space. Identified as a meteorite, the rock left a four-feet deep crater after falling into the campus of a private college in the state of Tamil Nadu at 12.30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Here's Tim Cook's ringing endorsement for iPhone photography

Granted, he probably got caught up in the festivities and was more interested in looking at real-life than his screen, but the internet isn’t a forgiving place and people are having a field day berating Cook’s photographic skills today.

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Super Bowl 50 to showcase tons of new tech, shatter bandwidth records - TechRepublic

Last year's Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. resulted in 6.23 terabytes of information being used during the event, and a new record is expected to be set during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Francisco 49ers COO Al Guido said he couldn't predict the precise amount of data that will be consumed by fans on Sunday at his team's home stadium, but he said, "who knows if it will approach 10 terabytes. There's no question that everybody has been preparing to break the record. I don't doubt whatsoever that it will be broken."

51 Google virtual reality should be WAY better than Cardboard
52 Imagine Google's VR gadget without the cardboard. Google does
53 GCHQ reveals solution to its Christmas crypto puzzle
54 People are swooning over Super Bowl referee's jacked arms
55 How to get iOS 9.3's Night Shift mode on Android
56 StubHub takes on Ticketmaster with new platform for both primary and secondary tickets
57 WhoSampled taps Spotify to show you who covered, remixed, or sampled your favorite songs
58 Twitter just hit a new all-time low
59 'X-Files' season finale footage hits airwaves: Here's what we saw
60 Unravel Review - IGN
61 Want the full MS-DOS virus experience? Time for a night at the Malware Museum | ZDNet
62 Bright • We make stuff for screens.
63 Here's what $20,000 will buy you at the Super Bowl
64 You'll never think about domestic abuse the same way again after this Super Bowl ad
65 Beyonce slays, slays, slays the Super Bowl Halftime Show
66 Your fitness tracker knows you're pregnant before you do
67 People are being super mean to Tim Cook about his blurry Super Bowl photo
68 Julian Assange is no victim | ExtremeTech
69 Blue Ivy and Apple holding hands at the Super Bowl will give you friendship envy
70 Use virtual reality to overcome your fear of public speaking
71 Smartphone, computer or tablet? 36% of Americans own all three
72 You can now buy MSI's eye-tracking laptop
73 Sign up for the New Lifehacker Newsletter to Get Our Top Stories Delivered to Your Inbox
74 The feds are 'blown away' by Smart City Challenge submissions - Roadshow
75 iPhone 5se to come in Rose Gold color, not bright pink
76 See what Blue Origin's rocket landing is like from the vehicle's point of view
77 Victories for iOS helps you conquer your to-do list
78 Getting started with Let's Encrypt!
79 Save Websites On Your Kindle to Catch Up on Reading
80 Lady Gaga's acclaimed anthem attracts a strange amount of controversy
81 L'Oréal's Latest Beauty Secret: It's Acting Like A Tech Company
82 Get Your Hackaday Belgrade Tickets Now
83 Superhero trailers touch down at Super Bowl 50
84 CEOs, venture backers lose big as LinkedIn, Tableau shares tumble
85 The White House Wants To Spend $300 Million On A Water Revolution
86 Hackers leak DHS staff directory, claim DOJ is next
87 Your infrastructure's in the cloud and the Internet goes down. Now what? | ZDNet
88 When Will Our Meat-Filled Diets Go Post-Animal?
89 How we'll find life on other planets
90 ​Three things to remember when moving to the cloud in 2016 | ZDNet
91 That time Beyoncé almost fell but didn't because she's the greatest. #SB50
92 Good-bye to All That Twitter
93 Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware | ZDNet
94 The OLEDs are coming: But will LCD fight back? | ZDNet
95 This is why Amazon will open physical bookstores
96 techradar appoints former Engadget Managing Editor Darren Murph as Global Editor-in-Chief
97 Microsoft's virtual assistant 'will get mad' if you 'say things that are particularly a--holeish'
98 ​Zyptonite's super power? The ability to challenge Skype on privacy, quality, it boasts | ZDNet
99 Logitech Has Quietly Become A Big Deal In Videoconferencing
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