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‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co, ruling that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate in the decision.

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Amazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.

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At its I/O conference here, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) touted the progress of Accelerated Mobile Pages, an ambitious initiative to remake the mobile web into a faster, lighter and less irritating medium—yes, even the ads that help pay for it.

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This year at Google's big developers conference, one of the most interesting developments was Google’s continued push to make its Google Home device—basically an Amazon Echo clone—distinctive and essential.

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Now that more than 10 million people have Echo devices, Amazon has just taken another trailblazing step: With a free software update, it has turned them into hands-free speakerphones.

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Android O aims to fix a problem that’s afflicted Android since its debut almost nine years ago: the zombie-like persistence of obsolete versions.

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Microsoft's claim that the loss of an NSA vulnerability for Windows is the same as losing a Tomahawk missile is overblown.

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‘Injustice 2’ brings back the all the super hero brawling you loved from its predecessor. All heroes are not created equal, especially when it comes to the expanded universes of comic book titans Marvel and DC. “Batman Vs. Superman” scored eight (and won four).

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The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware hit a slew of major companies, but it's not entirely their fault for falling victim to the attack.

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The WannaCry 2.0 ransomware is affecting Windows PCs, but Apple's Macs are just as susceptible to such malware.

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On Friday a major piece of malware hit the web, and throughout the weekend infected hundreds of thousands of computers, taking down everything from businesses to the U.K.’s National Health Service. The software, dubbed WannaCry 2.0, is what’s known as ransomware. A type of malware that burrows into your computer, ransomware encrypts the files on your machine, keeping you from being able to access them.

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A ban on laptops on U.S.-bound flights from Europe could impact both your safety and your data.

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Gogo is drastically increasing the speed of its in-flight Wi-Fi offering.

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Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, and Microsoft are massive companies. And yet, investors keep piling in. Why?

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If you're getting a new smartphone, tablet or computer, you'll need to backup your old data and reset your device, or risk losing it to potential criminals.

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The tech industry still has two major concerns when it comes to the Trump administration.

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We went hands-on with the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and it looks like it could be the best handheld the company's ever made.

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It's true: streaming TV services will save you money over your cable subscription.

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The new Microsoft Surface Laptop is a gorgeous machine built to take on Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

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Microsoft is taking on Apple's MacBooks and Google's Chromebooks with its new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S.

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There are still 4 billion people around the world without internet access. Here's how that will change.

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GISHWHES stands for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Each August, as the world’s largest scavenger hunt is under way, the general public is usually unaware—except when teams perform their tasks in public places.

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