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The 10 best PC games of 2014

From puzzlers to old-school RPGs and a whole lot more, these titles were the cream of the PC gaming crop in 2014.

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Weird name, cool tool: Smappee monitors and reports energy consumption for each of your home's appliances

Manufacturer says its $249 smart energy monitor will pay for itself within one year.

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How to track Santa's Christmas Eve journey from any device

Keep tabs on Santa's Christmas Eve trek around the globe with these websites, apps, and more.

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Apple issues NTP security update for OS X

Apple releases a critical security update that affects OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite users.

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The first 10 apps to install on your brand-new Mac

Just unwrapped a shiny new Mac? Seek out these essentials first, and thank us later.

Hackers target Tor as PlayStation disruption continues

Following Tor's warning of a possible attack, Lizard Squad says it has taken aim at the anonymous network

Connected, self-driving cars in the front seat at CES

The headsof Ford and Mercedes-Benz are among the keynote speakers

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If the iPhone 6 is too big for you, just wait: An 'iPhone mini' may be coming in 2015

Rumors swirl of a new 4-inch iPhone to succeed the iPhone 5s, a potential savior for small-handed and one-handed users.

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Stanford launches 100-year study of artificial intelligence

What will intelligent machines mean for society and the economy in 30, 50 or even 100 years from now? That's the question that Stanford University scientists are hoping to take on with a new project, the One Hundred Year Study on...

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Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network downed by (supposed) DDOS attacks

It's Christmas, and the group known as Lizard Squad just discovered its heart is three sizes too small.

MIT unifies Web development in a single, speedy new language

Ur/Web bundles the Web development stack into a compiled programming language

Google, Microsoft, Sony make 'The Interview' available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day

Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

The law could impact international businesses, as Romania is a hub for IT outsourcing and development

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The 20 best iOS games of 2014

Let’s look back on an amazing year of iPhone and iPad games well worth playing.

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It seems like something out of an old episode of Mission Impossible or Inspector Gadget—an ultra-secure phone that self destructs. But such a phone might be close to reality, courtesy of Boeing and BlackBerry.

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$1 spent on state government tech saves $3.50, study finds

New technology helps to expand government services, but overall, IT helps reduce spending.

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Skype group chat hits Word and PowerPoint Online apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.

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