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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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Apple calls climate change 'undeniable,' Greenpeace says repairs matter too

Apple commits to building products with 100 percent recycled materials, but Greenpeace says repairs matter too

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Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Apple’s Tim Cook: 'Freedoms require protection'

Apple's boss receives prestigious award for standing up for free speech. Calls the First Amendment a foundation for rights.

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15% off Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser - Deal Alert

This adjustable desk riser offers a healthy addition to any desk that allows you to sit or stand while you work. The large, 31" x 20" work surface accommodates two monitors or a monitor and a laptop.

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Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

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Save Up to 44% on Select HP Inkjet Printers - Deal Alert

Amazon is featuring discounts of up to 44% on various HP OfficeJet Pro and Envy wireless printers with Mobile printing, for a limited time.

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Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

The cost of installing solar and wind power last year dropped more dramatically than ever before, making renewables less expensive to deploy than any other energy source.

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Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft said it's patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week.

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Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Rising costs and an aging infrastructure are pushing companies, military bases and schools to consider energy microgrids to keep the lights on, save money and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many, including Apple

Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. That could prompt national security concerns for Japan, which would lose control of an important...

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

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10+ Apple MacBook Pro Touchbar tips

Getting to grips with the MacBook Pro toucher -- and why Laptop got it wrong

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Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

The da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix is XZYprinting's first fused filament, fabrication 3D printer capable of using two different colored filaments at the same time. While quality is still average, this machine is surprisingly capable.

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Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

As expected, Microsoft has named May 9 as the date it will issue the final updates for 2015's debut edition of Windows 10.

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IoT device sales set to surge in next decade

The number of Internet of Things devices used to spark the "smart" in smart cities is expected to surge six-fold through 2026.

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Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft this week again claimed that its Edge browser uses much less power than rivals, an apparent move to salvage the struggling Edge on Windows 10.

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14% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest - Deal Alert

Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or fluctuating power that degrades the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics...

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Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

Microsoft this week retired the security bulletins that for decades have described each month's slate of vulnerabilities and patches for customers.

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