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The Full Nerd Episode 1: GeForce GTX 1070 and Intel's Skull Canyon NUC

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Alaina Yee poke Intel's new "game-ready" Skull Canyon NUC and ponder GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080.

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PCWorld Show Episode 18: Microsoft trickery, WinPhone woes, and Twitter upgrades

Jon, Brad and Gordon rage about Microsoft's decision to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, Twitter tries to make its service usable and Windows Phone dies a little more.

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20% off iDevices iGrill2 Bluetooth Grill Thermometer - Deal Alert

The iGrill2, a Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer, makes grilling and smoking easier, more convenient and a whole lot smarter.

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Review: Phantom 4 drone

Computerworld's Mike deAgonia takes a look at the new Phantom 4.

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Arduino targets the Internet of Things with Primo board

Arduino, the Italian company that has powered the "maker" movement with a series of small computing boards that can be programmed and configured for different tasks, is introducing a board targeted at the Internet of Things.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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Arduino targets IOT devices with Primo, Otto boards

Arduino has launched two new boards that integrate wireless networking and target developers building devices for the Internet of Things

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EU prepares to end geoblocking in online sales

Whether they're delivered in parcels or in data packets, goods and services should be available to all European Union citizens wherever they live.

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Dear Satya Nadella: Make sure the Microsoft Surface phone has these features

Microsoft is officially dropping out of the smartphone race...except for some strong hints that they will make a Surface phone.

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Singapore's vision for supporting tech innovation encourages team diversity

Matt Hamblen, back from Singapore, finds the nation's government and businesses take a comprehensive approach to pushing technology innovation.

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Singapore sets a path toward food and water independence

One potential solution to Singapore’s efforts to feed the 5.4 million people who live on the tiny island nation is vertical farming.

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Why the Facebook Trending Topics controversy won’t go away

We are still realizing how much Facebook could be steering popular opinion. Even if there is no bias, Facebook still dominates the discussion.

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17% off Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Sound Bar Speaker System - Deal Alert

The CineMate 15 system promises sharp, full audio with deep bass. The current $100 discount puts this impressive sound bar system at $499.

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The driverless taxi is almost here

Driverless taxis and shuttles are coming to big cities, if what's going on in Singapore is any indication.

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33% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless Music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significantly discounted price of just $120.

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Call on line 2! Six ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Whether you're running a small business or just looking to improve your BYOD situation, there's an app that can help.

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Reviewed: Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition

Gold-colored tech might be the latest trend, but this edition of Dell's popular notebook also features some very nice hardware.

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