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Called the Slide, Lexus's skateboard-like construction that uses magnetic levitation -- rather than wheels -- to glide through the air rather than the street will soon become a reality.

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Senior citizens make up a huge chunk of those who abstain, but income, education, location and ethnicity also are factors, according to Pew Research.

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As data changes, databases must change, too. Matt Asay explains how NoSQL is changing data forever.

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For two decades, the default web browsing experience in Windows has been Internet Explorer. Over the years, Microsoft’s home-built browser became bloated, insecure, confusing to use, and just plain hated by many users. With Windows 10 (check out our full review here), Microsoft went back to the drawing board and scrapped everything it had done so far with Internet Explorer.

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Google announced the addition of 20 more languages to its Translate app on Wednesday, making for a total of 27.

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Nintendo's revenue was up 21 percent as the company tries to dig its way out of third place in the game console market.

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Google’s little Chromecast dongle is pretty awesome. The device plugs into the HDMI port on any HDTV or monitor and instantly gives users access to movies, TV shows, videos, music, photos and more that can be streamed from any Android device. Best of all, perhaps, the Chromecast is wonderfully inexpensive at just $29.99. For a limited time, however, Amazon is making Google’s Chromecast an even better value by offering a deal that really may be too good to pass up. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: The 5 best new features The Google Chromecast has been a best-seller in the electronics category on Amazon since the day it launched. If you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, however, your patience is about to pay

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You know, the show where Windows, Xbox, Cortana, Internet Explorer, and the rest of the Windows software gang are reimagined as cartoon characters who go on zany adventures. In this episode, Windows 10 is about to attend a big premiere, but first she has to see what's up with this new hunk named Edge who's moved into town. At least, I think that's what's happening in this Russian Windows 10 commercial.

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Windows 10 is available today as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. If you've followed our guide on how to upgrade, then you might be interested in some new keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft has introduced a variety of keyboard shortcuts to navigate between new features like virtual desktops, and even activate the new Cortana digital assistant. All the new important additions use the Windows key, so they're easy to activate. ...

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DevOps is helping organizations keep pace with the skyrocketing demand for mobile app development. Here are 10 best practices for managing successful DevOps projects.

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A successful modern enterprise must have big data analytics. Microsoft plans to simplify the process with the Cortana Analytics Suite.

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It's not just the Windows 10 rollout that starts today. The Windows Universal Office Mobile apps, Windows 10 for IoT and new Windows DVD Player app are all available as of July 29, too.

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While the reception to the Italian bill of rights for web users has been broadly positive, some questions remain.

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The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.

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Windows. 10. Is. Here. For a while there, it felt as though this day might never come. The world, trapped for an eternity in the nightmare that was Windows 8. But just as Microsoft was the cause of all that ailed us in Windows 8, so too will it be the cure. With Windows 10, Microsoft formally admits that its awful vision of a single interface for tablets and desktop computers alike was just that: Awful. There is no question that the single most important reason to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 from Windows 8 is to bury the previous-generation operating system forever and never look back. That’s not the only reason, though. Windows 10’s best feature might simply be

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The rapid fire robot action of Titanfall will soon be free-to-play — but only in Asia. EA and Titanfall developer Respawn have announced a partnership with Nexon, which will see the Japanese company release a free, PC-only version of the game. Nexon is best known for its work on free PC and mobile games, in particular the long-running hit MapleStory.

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Today, the band dropped a video for the album single "Mountain at my Gates," which was filmed using GoPro's new spherical camera mount to create a virtual reality experience. The premise of the video is simple enough: the band plays the song in some kind of mountain valley surrounded by birds. Viewers on Chrome or the YouTube app can use the compass in the upper-lefthand corner or the A / W / S / D keys to shift their perspectives while the band continues to play.

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A surprisingly wonderful way to use the Apple Watch is by making and receiving quick calls while on the go or at your desk. Cory Bohon shares some tips for using the Apple Watch to talk on the phone.

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Twitter Inc interim CEO Jack Dorsey's criticism of the company's efforts to woo new users may just be the first step to address its long-standing problems. To generate long-term earnings growth and satisfy investors, Twitter needs to broaden its portfolio and create an ecosystem of products similar to that of Google Inc and Facebook Inc . At least 15 brokerages cut their price target on Twitter to as low as $30 - 18 percent lower than Tuesday's close of 36.54.

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The latest investment round was led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund and brings the company's investment total to $125 million.

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Windows 10 has arrived, and with it comes the inevitable question: should I upgrade my PC? Microsoft’s minimum spec requirements haven’t changed since Windows 7, making it possible to enjoy the latest software without having the latest PC. Unlike Windows 8 before it, Windows 10 really doesn’t introduce any new specific hardware requirements.

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One smartphone feature iPhone users don’t have access to yet is true wireless charging. Sure, there are cases that enable the functionality and you can add wireless charging support with a quick hack, but Apple has yet to build the feature into the phone. There’s at least one reason that hasn’t happened so far, and Qualcomm may already have a fix for it. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: Don’t panic if you haven’t received the install files yet After the iPhone 4S, Apple returned to metal cases for the iPhone. And metal interferes with wireless charging pads, which might be one reason why Apple decided against adding the feature to its iPhone lineup. Even Samsung went for a glass housing on its Galaxy S6 models to offer

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The Google Translate app is about to get a lot more powerful. In an update released today, Google is adding dozens of new languages to some of the Translate app's most powerful features, and smoothing out the app to make it friendlier to slow connections. In particular, the update makes Translate's visual translation features significantly more powerful, letting mobile users translate 37 languages via photo, 32 via voice, and 27 through real-time video. Today's changes are updates to two features added to translate back in January: a real-time video translation feature called Word Lens and a conversation feature that translates bilingual speech in real-time.

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