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British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has agreed to sell The Phone House Portugal, further streamlining its business as it focuses on markets where it has a leading position. Following completion, expected by the end of next month, Dixons Carphone will receive a small cash consideration. Earlier this year the group sold The Phone House Netherlands and The Phone House Deutschland.

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It’s Friday, and you all know what that means… one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free before the week comes to an end. We’ve had a great run this week, and we’re finishing on a high note with nine solid paid iOS apps on sale for free. If you’re really hungry for new apps and nine isn’t enough, there are still a few apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post as well. MUST-READ: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how

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New content deals and an SDK for Apple TV apps might be holding up a device refresh. Or perhaps it's that the HomeKit gateway serves little purpose at the moment.

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BMW has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to curb power grid demand by incentivizing i3 drivers to charge at off-peak hours.

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The NSA has been keeping a close eye on Japan's biggest businesses, according to a new publication from Wikileaks. The latest release is similar to previous documents that revealed French government targets as well as the personal surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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For less than the price of a new 11-inch Stream, you can get HP's super-popular laptop in a larger size. Sellout risk: also larger-size.

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By: Joe OlivetoCredit: Wikimedia CommonsNASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen Armageddon. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with applications right here on Earth.In fact, you're...

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The trailers are all over the place. It's not the subject anyone expected to see next from Michael Bay, but he's taking his typically huge explosions and battle sequences over to Libya to take on a more serious subject. It'll be on Netflix starting October 16th.

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Greg Shultz recommends letting the dust settle before you attempt the free Windows 10 upgrade.

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Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible movies are always fun to watch. They might not win the Oscar for the best motion picture, but they’re packed with action, special effects and incredible stunts, including some crazy performances from the actual star of the show — check out one of Cruise’s stunts for Rogue Nation. Fans of the franchise will probably be thrilled to hear that Tom Cruise has at least one more movie in the works, and it will premiere much sooner than you think. MUST-READ: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out The actor told Jon Stewart during an interview on The Daily Show earlier this week that the next Mission: Impossible is going to start

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For the past several months, I’ve been unable to surf the web on my MacBook Air without having it sound like a rocket ship taking off. While things weren’t quite that bad on my Windows 8.1 desktop PC, I still had to deal with my fair share of slow loading times and Shockwave crashes that would regularly drive me up the wall. However, all this changed when I finally did something that I should have done a long, long time ago: I disabled Adobe Flash on both computers. MUST-READ: Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out Ever since disabling Flash, pages load faster, tabs don’t crash whenever Shockwave decides to soil itself, and

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One of the most affecting moments in the first season of BoJack Horseman, Netflix’s weird and surprisingly dark animated sitcom, is the titular man-horse asking his ghostwriter if he’s beyond redemption. Series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg would probably tell you that’s the point.

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The operating system is being launched to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users in phases, so the number of devices now running Windows 10 will rise steadily in the coming days as more users get access to the platform.

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Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop. But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. DON’T MISS: Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it It’s your own fault if you don’t know that Windows 10 is spying on you. That’s what people always say when users

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One Direction surprised fans by sneaking their new single "Drag Me Down" — their first piece of new music since losing original member Zayn Malik in March — onto iTunes and Spotify early Friday morning. This might be the closest a One Direction song comes to having a "drop." When you fold in the melody, the whole package reminds me of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," and that qualifies as praise in this space. Malik's departure from the band has come with its fair share of Twitter tomfoolery and acrimony, most of it involving British producer Naughty Boy.

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Record-level investments are flowing into food delivery startups.

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But community and cloud-connectivity are the real selling points.

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Ocean Alliance teams up with the former "Star Trek" captain to help raise money for snot-collecting drones for whale research.

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Windows 10 has been available for a couple of days, and 14 million machines have already been upgraded. Microsoft hasn't been exactly clear about that process, but I've spent the past couple of days figuring out what does and doesn't work. If you want to learn more about the operating system then read our Windows 10 review here.

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A vaccine is "highly effective" against Ebola, according to the World Health Organization. Early results from a trial in Guinea show that the drug protected 100 percent of the people who received it against Ebola. "The initial results are exciting and very promising," said Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, in a press conference earlier today.

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