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Why QR codes are important to iOS 11 and China

A sleeper feature, QR codes have heavy use in parts of the world. Could they spread with automatic recognition in the Camera app?

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Google will block bad ads (even its own) with a filter built into Chrome

Google plans to remove obtrusive and aggressive ads from Chrome with a new ad-blocking feature starting next year.

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King Chrome: Microsoft's browsers sidelined on its own OS

Enterprises may continue to define Microsoft's venerable Internet Explorer as their employees' standard. But a lot workers have moved on to Chrome.

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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11 tips to create a must-see webinar

Experts discuss how to put together and market an online seminar that will attract prospective customers and hold their attention.

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4 Chrome extensions that make you more productive in Gmail

Have your email read to you, hide your inbox, master keyboard shortcuts, and more with these browser add-ons.

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How to produce a must-see small business video

Video experts and small business owners share their tips for creating videos that grab and keep viewers’ attention and offer advice on how and where to showcase them.

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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Microsoft will sever the update ties between Windows 10 and its default browser, Edge to make it easier to refresh the browser more often than twice a year.

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Twitter will stream video news from Bloomberg all day, every day

Twitter and Bloomberg are creating an online news channel for cord cutters and social media addicts.

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.

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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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The best VPNs 2017

What is a VPN? If you're concerned about online privacy, a virtual private network (VPN) will help keep snoopers at bay. We round up the best VPN services for hiding your location online and allowing you to access blocked content and...

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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Anyone can control these live, streaming bots through a chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control its robotic fleet using commands entered in a chat room.

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Anyone can command these live streaming bots via chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.

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Russian Android users get more app choices in Google settlement

Google will pay 438 million rubles (US$7.8 million) and will stop requiring its apps be preloaded on Android smartphones in Russia in an antitrust settlement with the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service.

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