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Belkin fixes WeMo security holes that gave hackers access to home appliances

Your light switches and thermostats are safe, for now.

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Samsung starts talking Android 4.4 KitKat updates for U.S. devices

The Galaxy S III and Note II are on the upgrade list.

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HTC announces free screen replacements as next flagship phone looms

A launch event for the HTC One's successor is set for March 25.

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Android mirroring could make its way to Chromecast

Just don't expect to play Flappy Bird on the big screen.

Microsoft dabbles in digital discounts with $20 off 'Ryse: Son of Rome' for Xbox One

“Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we’re testing some,” says Microsoft exec.

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Taco Bell experiments with mobile ordering, payments for your next run to the border

Finally, a way to get Gorditas while keeping social interaction to a minimum.

Two Skype irritations, gone: message syncing and mobile performance improve

Skype knows it needs to do better with mobile, and it's starting with the basics: speedier run times and syncing that's less clunky as you move among devices.

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MightyText's amazing app for texting from a PC or tablet rolls out 'Pro' features

$30 per year service adds bulk messaging, scheduled messaging and more.

on greenbot.com

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Windows Phone 8.1: Everything we know so far

The first major update to Windows Phone in a year and a half shows how it's moving closer to Windows RT and even taking cues from Android.

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The Day We Fight Back: Online protest against NSA spying kicks off with a 'meh'

'The Day We Fight Back' doesn't match the furor of SOPA and PIPA protests, but you should still take notice.

on pcworld.com

Comcast gets hacked, downplays potential dangers

Alleged breach of Comcast mail servers prompts a lackadaisical response.

on pcworld.com

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Beep aims to make dumb speakers smart

The $150 device lets you wirelessly send music from a smartphone or tablet to any old speaker systems or boomboxes you've got around the house.

Mozilla announces adaptive Firefox Launcher for Android

It's all about context -- and your eyeballs.

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Xbox One software update will fix some major omissions

A centralized way to view and manage installed content leads the changes in Microsoft's February 11 update for its gaming console.

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Newegg Premier is like Amazon Prime for PC geeks

Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.

on pcworld.com