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Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke a ton of webcams

Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke a ton of webcams

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrived a little more than two weeks ago, and it has been a major headache for a lot of users. Though the update brought a bunch of features, it also unexpectedly broke millions of webcams, and now consumers are left waiting for a fix. That fix is in the pipeline and, if we’re lucky, it’ll be released next month. Until then, consumers are forced to contend with less-than-functional webcams, bringing their Skype sessions to a screeching halt.

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Pokemon GO update: great news for non-cheaters and hack haters

Pokemon GO update: great news for non-cheaters and hack haters

This week the as the ban-hammer falls for masses of Pokemon GO hackers, cheaters, and GPS spoofers, legit players around the world are reporting a very happy side-effect. It would appear that loads of Pokemon Gyms are being left unoccupied. Imagine that! Gyms throughout the United States seem to be getting knocked down to level 1 and unoccupied or down several levels at least as the biggest and baddest Pokemon caught by illegitimate Pokemon trainers are kicked from the game.

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Eevee evolution Pokemon GO guide: all 5 forms (for now)

Eevee evolution Pokemon GO guide: all 5 forms (for now)

This morning the expanded set of Eevee evolutions has been passed to us by an anonymous source familiar with the development of Pokemon GO. This source suggests that the first big update to Pokemon GO (with regards to Pokemon availability) will be the "Gen II" update, very likely set for early 2017. In this update, we can expect many of our favorite Pokemon Gen II monsters from the games, including two very important evolved forms of Eevee. What'll be interesting is how the user will be able to direct Eevee's evolution to one of these new forms.

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Best Password Managers for 2016 – Take control of your logins

Best Password Managers for 2016 – Take control of your logins

It's 2016 and people have stored more information, a lot of the private, on a public, intangible system more than any other time in the history of mankind. And yet, these very same people protect those pieces of themselves with passwords like "1234" or "password". The increasing rate of hacks don't seem to be enough to shock people into adopting better habits when it comes to their digital lives. Because, let's face it, trying to come up with more than a dozen strong passwords is a tough job, much less remembering all of them. That is why there are such things as Password Managers to do the heavy lifting for us, and still they aren't utilized enough. In the interest of spreading the word, here are our top five picks for Password Managers for this year.

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Google Fuchsia dev team: Android, Palm, WebOS, Native Client, iOS

Google Fuchsia dev team: Android, Palm, WebOS, Native Client, iOS

Today we're having a look at the software team responsible for Google Fuchsia, a new operating system from Google. The initial commit file for this set of codes was made "6 weeks ago" by developer Petr Hosek. That first commit reads as follows: "Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)". That's it! This operating system's code and its developers have a wide variety of connections to operating systems you may have had some experience with in the past - everything from iOS to the software run by the original Sidekick phone.

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PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

The PlayStation 4 is great as long as you ignore the incredibly lacking interface. Owners have long requested that Sony add some kind of organizational tool for better sorting the content on the homescreen, something that would at least make it easier to keep favorite games front-and-center. Sony is, finally, giving owners that ability and more with the upcoming 4.0 update, the beta of which arrives soon.

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Fuchsia is Google’s new OS project – here’s what we know

Fuchsia is Google’s new OS project – here’s what we know

When it comes to creating its own platforms, Google like to keep busy. There's Android, Chrome OS, Chromecast, and several more. But yet another open source operating system from the company has been discovered, this one dubbed "Fuchsia." Now, this is far from a finalized product, mind you, it's just a new project that's appeared on GitHub with the description "Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)."

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Adblock Plus claims early victory against Facebook’s new desktop ads

Adblock Plus claims early victory against Facebook’s new desktop ads

Just a couple of days ago, Facebook announced a revision to its ad controls that included increased efforts against the widespread use of ad-blockers. In the announcement, Facebook said that ad-block users would begin seeing ads anyway when they accessed the site through desktop. As you can probably guess, the folks behind Adblock Plus, one of the more popular pieces of ad-blocking browser software, took that as a challenge.

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Pokemon GO iOSEmus and other Pokevision alternatives

Pokemon GO iOSEmus and other Pokevision alternatives

Developers have created another batch of Pokemon GO maps and scanners to locate Pokemon in the wild on a grand scale. SlashGear does not condone the use of these or other programs which may go against Niantic's Terms of Service for Pokemon GO - we seek only to inform the public of their existence. This software is actively being used - a lot - and those Pokemon GO users that are spending massive amounts of time (and sometimes money) on the game deserve to be aware of what their friends (and adversaries) are making use of around them.

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Google Chrome puts Flash to pasture starting next month

Google Chrome puts Flash to pasture starting next month

There really is no stopping Flash's demise. Not when all the major browsers have ganged up on it. The latest to pull the plug is Google's Chrome, which is kickstarting the process to Flash's exit from the Web scene starting in September. Of course, that doesn't mean that annoying ads, especially video ones, will be going away forever, though some will undoubtedly see some downtime on Chrome browsers. It just means that, eventually, they will be taking on a more resource efficient, standards compliant form.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 to receive two big updates in 2017

Microsoft says Windows 10 to receive two big updates in 2017

The last week has been a big one for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. The OS officially turned one year old, bringing an end to the free upgrade period for Windows 7 and 8 users, and shortly after Microsoft began rolling out the highly anticipated Anniversary Update, which introduces a number of new features and cross compatibility with the Xbox One. However, it seems Microsoft also quietly mentioned that it already has planned for two large updates to see release in 2017.

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Skiplagged Pokemon tracker leads pack of GO update map tools

Skiplagged Pokemon tracker leads pack of GO update map tools

Today we're taking a look at the latest batch of Pokemon GO tools for modifying the game experience intended by Niantic. To be clear, we do not endorse the use of any of these tools, we're reporting the facts in the evolving phenomenon that is Pokemon GO. We'll be getting more into the ethics of Pokemon GO journalism later - for now, let's have a peek at what Skiplagged's tools are all about - and have a peek at a few more tools for mapping and organizing Pokemon GO assets as well.

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