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Enjoy your tiny payout: The weird world of tech class action lawsuits

Class action lawsuits: they make millions for lawyers, but often leave tech plaintiffs with nothing to show for it but tiny checks and miscellaneous geegaws. Here are some of the weirdest.

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ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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5 heroes of the Linux world

Who are these people, seen and unseen, whose work affects all of us every day?

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10 questions for Cortana, Siri, Amazon Echo and Google Now

Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is making its desktop debut with Windows 10. How does it compare against the competition?

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10 reasons you should upgrade to Windows 10

Windows diehards take note: Win10 is more than a misguided mash-up of Win7 and Win8.

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Houston, we have a bug: 9 famous software glitches in space

Software bugs can occur anywhere, but can be particularly troublesome (and costly) in space.

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5 telemedicine startups that bring healthcare to you

Telemedicine is bringing the doctor's house call into the 21st century with on-demand visits to your physician using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Here are five telemedicine companies that are shaking up healthcare in big ways.

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User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you’re going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2015 (so far!)

We’re talking Pluto, Earth 2.0, Brain algorithms, software coding and tons more.

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6 Linux-based mobile operating systems

Android, yes. But also, Sailfish, Ubuntu, Tizen, and more.

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Inside the evolving world of wireless charging technology

Wireless charging is starting to make headlines, with companies like Samsung pushing the technology in its Galaxy line of smartphones. But did you know wireless charging goes back as far as the early 1900s?

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How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

Compensation for CIOs includes cash, equity, perks.

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10 tools that fix common Windows frustrations

Windows is full of niggling little irritations. These tools fix them.

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A fly named for Bill Gates and 9 other unusual honors for tech’s elite

Over the years, these stars of technology have been showered with honors, some of which are a little odder than others.

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8 most in-demand IT security certifications

High-profile security breaches (such as this week’s hack of Ashley Madison) have highlighted the need for skilled security professionals. The most recent IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index from research and analysis firm Foote...

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SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

It’s been a “fine” year for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and others.

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10 (harrowing) tales of outdated tech used way past its prime

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it breaks, buy a replacement part on eBay and stubbornly refuse to upgrade.

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Best tools for email encryption

The products we reviewed show good signs that encryption has finally come of age.

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