Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Amazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.

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Amazon launches a social network for spending money

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone

Sprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.

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Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone

Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

Harman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.

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China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you might want to give these Chinese handsets a chance.

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China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat

How open-internet rules are actually helping consumers

Despite protests from opponents, it looks like open internet rules might actually be helping consumers.

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How open-internet rules are actually helping consumers

Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots

Maybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, or Command-Shift 4 to grab a region of the screen.

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Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots

A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.

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A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world

How to switch from iPhone to Android and vice versa

Changing from an Android phone to an iPhone and vice versa can be a pain, but these steps will help make it a bit easier.

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How to switch from iPhone to Android and vice versa

Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google

The European Commission has fined Google $2.7 billion, but that won't hurt the search giant.

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Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google