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(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said it was recalling its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The Android-based tablet, which has a price tag of $300-$400, is targeted at gaming enthusiasts and comes equipped with batteries that are made to last longer. Nvidia, better known for its graphics chips, said it would replace all 83,000 tablets it sold in the United States since the product's launch in July 2014.

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Yes, Jon Snow is dead, and many people know that already, including Game of Thrones fans who haven’t even seen the most recent episode of HBO’s tremendously popular TV series. And while there are many plausible fan theories that say he’ll be back, one HBO executive wants to remind you he’s oh so very dead. DON’T MISS: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out “Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, he is dead,” HBO executive Michael Lombardino said, according to The Huffington Post. He made these remarks during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday, but that doesn’t really answer the question many ask:

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If you're taking up Microsoft on its offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10, you should know that the new operating system has a feature, called Wi-Fi Sense, that automatically shares your Wi-Fi passwords with others. When Wi-Fi Sense is enabled, anyone you have in your Skype, Outlook or Hotmail contacts lists — and any of your Facebook friends — can be granted access to your Wi-Fi network as long as they're within range.

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Windows 10 is the much-needed upgrade that PC users have been waiting for ever since Microsoft promised it would fix its numerous blunders in Windows 8. But that doesn’t mean Windows 10 is perfect. In fact, there are plenty of issues that need correcting, and a Day One patch might fix some of them. On top of that, there are certain privacy issues you need to be aware of, and the fact that Windows 10 is spying on you by default. On top of that, Windows 10 will also share your Wi-Fi passwords with others by default, but that can also be fixed relatively easily. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it

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Windows 10 has been received well by critics, but it might take a little more convincing for people to actually upgrade.

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By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision to clear Qualcomm Inc in a patent lawsuit by ParkerVision Inc, allowing it to escape a $173 million verdict for infringement. Trading in ParkerVision shares was halted on the Nasdaq after the price fell 50 percent to 23 cents. ParkerVision had accused Qualcomm of infringing its patents beginning in 2006 over a means to convert radio frequency signals, and incorporating its technology in products sold for use in mobile devices such as smartphones.

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The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are both expected to come with support for Force Touch gestures, a brand new way of interacting with a device that was first seen in the Apple Watch, Retina MacBook and select MacBook Pro models. After Bloomberg said recently that both 2015 iPhones will get the new feature, a new report from Taiwan indicates that the components needed for this great new tech are already in mass production. DON’T MISS: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out According to sources from the supply chain that spoke to Digitimes, Force Touch panels are already being churned out in Eastern factories, with suppliers ramping up production now. The

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President Ronald Reagan was leading a belligerent and misguided charge in the War on Drugs. The Los Angeles Police Department made up for recent budget and staff cuts with near-constant aggression in predominantly black neighborhoods like Compton. The department even had a special unit known as CRASH, which stood for Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (really) that encouraged police to use widespread force to combat gang violence in the city.

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Speed and consistency: these are the two qualities that Tim Anderson says he most values in the kitchen. As a former UK MasterChef champion and head of a forthcoming Japanese-soul food fusion restaurant in London, Anderson knows what he’s talking about. In fact, Anderson says the real problem might be that it’s too consistent.

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The 8-inch Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 are at risk of overheating, the company says.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV.

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Apple Watch owners are satisfied with their purchase and results show they are also using it to improve their lifestyle through daily activity and awareness.

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Some Nvidia Shield tablets could pose a fire hazard and will be replaced free of charge. Here's how to tell if your device has the problem battery.

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The phrase “once in a blue moon” is meant to describe something that’s very rare, although in reality blue moons happen once every three years or so. And actually, there’s nothing blue about a blue moon — rather, it’s a term used to describe the second time a full moon appears in a given month. The last time we had a blue moon was in 2012 and we’re not scheduled to get another one until 2018. MUST SEE: We found the ultimate flamethrower that spits fire 50 feet into the air So why do we call it a blue moon at all if there’s nothing blue about it? A 2012 Sky and Telescope article claims the term was originally part of a colloquial saying

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SnapLogic and Logi Analytics are the latest to embrace the self-service data-prep trend. But should your choice be an integration vendor, a BI/analytics player or a stand-alone offering?

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You may have heard musings that there's a blue moon on the rise tonight. Don't believe the hype. The moon you see this evening will stay the same grey-ish shade it always looks.

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NBC is unwilling to run commercials for Dish's Sling TV streaming service on its own TV stations. Business Insider reports that Sling recently brought a new set of ads to all the major networks and their affiliates in eight cities. Everyone was happy to take them with the lone exception of Comcast-owned NBC, which rejected the commercials in key markets like New York and Los Angeles, where NBC itself owns and controls the local peacock station. The spots portray traditional cable operators as greedy and aggressive bullies, a sentiment that Comcast probably isn't too fond of.

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Starting next year, Sharp TVs sold in the Americas won't actually be made by Sharp. Sharp announced this morning that it was getting out of the TV business in North and South America by selling its Mexican production factory and leasing rights to its brand name to Hisense, a Chinese manufacturer that's been trying to build its name up in the region. Once Hisense picks up production, it'll be the real name behind Sharp TVs, as well as the Aquos and Quattron branding.

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AMC and Channel 4 are bringing Humans, their anxious, trans-Atlantic AI drama, back for a second season. The show takes place in a parallel version of suburban London, one where synths — skilled, precise androids almost indistinguishable from humans — have become omnipresent as servants and home assistants. Humans hasn't been a huge hit for AMC, but the show was an instant sensation in the UK.

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The number of positions has gone up by 44,2 percent despite recession, says research

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Windows 10 has done a fantastic job thus far of replacing the sour taste left in our mouths from Windows 8 with the sweet, sweet taste of software that’s actually intuitive and user-friendly. No longer is Microsoft attempting to cram a tablet interface down our throats on desktop and laptop computers, and that simple fact alone is likely enough to make most users happy with Windows 10. Of course, Microsoft didn’t stop there — here are some of the best new features you’ll find in Windows 10. Of course, there are still some remnants of Windows 8 floating around in Microsoft’s new operating system, and in this post we’ll show you how to get rid of the biggest ones. DON’T MISS: Windows

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Yota Devices revealed today that it is canceling its plans to launch the YotaPhone 2 in the US, citing complications with its manufacturing partners. According to an email sent to backers of the phone through Indiegogo and obtained by The Verge, the company says "the reason for our cancelled launch is due to unforeseen delays including both production and delivery of the North American variant of YotaPhone 2 from our manufacturer" and "the logistics were insurmountable and the device would simply arrive too late." It says that a delay in delivery of the YotaPhone 2 to North American customers would have caused conflict with its plans for 2016 and that Indiegogo backers would still be waiting for the device when other regions were already getting newer, better, and less expensive YotaPhones.

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If you use Chrome, you use Web applications and extensions. In this pro tip, we look at two extensions that can save you time and keep your applications and extensions organized.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell.

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Do you love the smell of napalm in the morning? Then you’re going to absolutely love the X15 flamethrower that you can now buy in 48 states for the price of $1,600. RELATED: Meet the amazing $174 gadget that lets you shoot fireballs from your wrists The flamethrower, which you can order online here, is developed by a company called XMatter that’s based in Ohio and that specializes in making flamethrowers that are priced for the average consumer. In XMatter’s FAQ section, it claims the X15 has a range of up to 50 feet if you use the recommended fuel mixture of 90% diesel and 10% gasoline. Using this mixture also lets you fire out three gallons’ worth of fuel in just

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