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Leaked ARM memo suggests Huawei's losing access to yet more essential technology

A leaked ARM memo reveals that it is halting all business with Huawei, which could spell disaster for Huawei phones and Kirin processors.

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Google exposes G Suite issue that stored plain-text passwords on its servers for 14 years

Google has fixed a G Suite issue that left some passwords stored in plain text on its servers.

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Huawei devices disappear from Microsoft Store and Best Buy, but remain on Amazon, Newegg

Retailers like Microsoft and Best Buy appear to be following the edict of the Trump administration and are removing Huawei-branded phones and PCs from store shelves. Amazon, though, has yet to follow suit.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update review: Sandbox and a better Windows Update improve your PC

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 May 2019 Update (aka 19H1) offers one key feature, Windows Sandbox, plus a number of minor improvements, including changes in Windows Update.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update is live—here's how to get it

Microsoft has made the Windows 10 May 2019 Update available for those who wish to update manually via Windows Update. It will roll out slowly to everyone else.

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How Google's Huawei license ban could change Android and smartphones forever

Google has informed Huawei that it will be pulling its Android app and Play Store license, leaving the future uncertain for the both companies.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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FileShadow review: 100GB of free online storage plus local data backup and consolidation

FileShadow consolidates your local and online data into one search-able and share-able 100GB repository. For free. The PC client is a pig, but the service is otherwise a gem.

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Asus ZenFone 6 hands on: Flipping the script to take on the OnePlus 7 Pro

The ZenFone 6 isn't another forgettable handset from Asus. In fact, it might be one of the best mid-range phones of the year.

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OnePlus 7 Pro review: Not a flagship killer, a flagship contender

The OnePlus 7 Pro has flipped its underdog script for 2019, challenging the high end with a true flagship.

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The dream of dual-booting Windows 10 on Chromebooks appears dead

Code commits suggest that Project Campfire, an initiative to get Windows 10 running on high-end Chromebooks, has been been snuffed out.

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Windows 10's latest Insider preview gives Task Manager a simple, stellar storage enhancement

Windows Insider preview build 18898 tells you whether the storage disk you're looking at in Task Manager is an SSD or a hard drive. Finally!

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The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less

Budget computer speakers have come a long way since the tinny-sounding beige boxes of yore. Our top picks are surprisingly good—and surprisingly affordable.

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Intel: You don't need to disable Hyper-Threading to protect against the ZombieLoad CPU exploit

You really don't have to turn off Hyper-Threading to prevent the latest speculative exploit, Zombieland, on Intel CPUs, but some vendors are doing it for you.

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Apple’s new NFC support will change the way you pay

Apple recently announced greatly expanded capabilities for NFC and Apple Pay, and it could change everything.

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Microsoft issues a rare Windows XP patch to combat a virulent WannaCry-like exploit in older OS versions

Windows 7 and various Windows Server operating systems also require a critical security update to combat this Remote Desktop Services exploit.

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Here's why Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 foldable tablet may have really killed the laptop for me

The ThinkPad X1 foldable prototype is simple: Take a 13.3-inch Windows device and fold it in half. Measuring about 10 inches diagonally and about an inch thick, it has the feel of a medium-sized journal.

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LG G8 ThinQ review: Gimmicks with a capital 'G'

The LG G8 has some good things going for it, but ultimately it's just another 'G' phone that tries to hard to be different.

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