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Google Now can now suggest calendar events based on your emails

Google is continuing its quest to turn Now into a truly helpful virtual assistant, with the latest update bringing the ability to offer event suggestions based on the content of your emails.<p>Google Now has long been able to sort through emails for things like flight reservations or shipping updates, …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

Nexus 8 rumor roundup: Everything we think we know

Is Google building an 8-inch Nexus tablet? All signs point to maybe -- let's see what we know.<p><i>Editors' note: This piece was first published on June 13, 2014 and will be updated periodically.</i><p>It's hard to keep a secret. While Google and any prospective partners have kept mum about the existence of an …

Will Cortana Make Its Way To Android And iOS?

Cortana is one of the best features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1. It’s a voice assistant similar to Siri or Google Now, and aims to get the job …

Want to hijack people's PCs? Pay them a few cents

Apparently, hackers wanting to control PCs are wasting their time with elaborate botnets and vulnerability exploits -- all they may really need is some pocket change. A study found that between 22 to 43 percent of people were willing to install unknown software on their PCs in return for payments …