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Amazon’s Spark is a social network that for spending cash. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users upload images of themselves using products, or just products. Other users can then view those images and follow links to purchase the displayed items through Amazon.

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The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.

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Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.

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Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.

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This week, according to The Information, Jawbone Inc. shut down.

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As you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!

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Pokémon Go is celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original Pokémon TV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the Pokémon anime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series). Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out Pokémon Go Fest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, Pokémon Go players have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon. WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go

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If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you might want to give these Chinese handsets a chance.

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Despite protests from opponents, it looks like open internet rules might actually be helping consumers.

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Maybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, or Command-Shift 4 to grab a region of the screen.

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.

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Changing from an Android phone to an iPhone and vice versa can be a pain, but these steps will help make it a bit easier.

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The European Commission has fined Google $2.7 billion, but that won't hurt the search giant.

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A new form of malware hit the internet Tuesday, shutting down systems across Europe and impacting companies from the U.S. to Russia. A form of ransomware, the malware encrypts a victim’s PC and demands that they pay $300 in exchange for the keys to unlock their computer or lose all of their data. The attack even managed to affect radiation monitoring equipment at the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, forcing workers to rely on manual checks instead.

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Delta Airlines is testing fingerprint readers that may soon replace your old-fashioned paper and digital boarding passes.

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Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo in the form of its new Super Nintendo Classic this September. Nintendo (NTDOY) is bringing is bringing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back from the dead just in time for the holiday shopping season in the form of its SNES Classic Edition.

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The cable industry promised consumers free apps to replace rented cable boxes. We're still waiting.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is out. After a series of public relations disasters resulting from claims of sexual harassment, sexism, privacy invasions and law enforcement evasions, the co-founder announced his resignation under pressure from investors. The new face for the company will undoubtedly encounter a slew of challenges right off the bat.

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Apple is using ex-NSA, FBI and military workers to help put an end to company leaks.

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Uber's looking for a chief operating officer to revamp the company. Here's a look at some of the contenders.

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Nintendo's 'Arms' is exciting, fast-paced action, but it's single-player mode could use more depth.

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The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.

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Virtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.

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Nintendo's E3 2017 event brought us 'Super Mario Odyssey,' but little in the way of third-party games.

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