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Fire TV: Roku Competitor Unveiled By Amazon

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:33am
Amazon unveiled the Fire TV on Monday, giving it a competitor to Roku, Google Chromecast and Apple TV.The set-top box was unveiled at a press event in New York City. Thinner than a dime, the Fire TV features 1080p HD video, 2GB of RAM and a quad-core processor.
    





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Silicon Valley Crowned No. 1 Luxury Home Market

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:33am
The tech boom is turning Silicon Valley dirt into gold.The Coldwell Banker Previews International survey ranked Woodside, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, as the nation's top luxury market.
    





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Microsoft's Mobile Future in Focus at Build Conference This Week

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:18am
Microsoft's Satya Nadella is only the third CEO in the company's history, and he'll make clear this week how he plans to haul Microsoft into the mobile-focused present day.
    





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Supersonic Jet Ditching Windows for Display Screens

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:15am
No matter what perks airlines take away from you, the one thing you can still count on is a genuine peek at the clouds at 35,000 feet. That might go away, too, one day, replaced with a virtual reality version of the iconic airplane window.
    





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Infographic: The Real Costs of Distracted Driving

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:12am
It's now illegal to text and drive in more than 40 states across the country and the penalties for breaking the law are increasingly stiff.
    





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Video Games on Amazon Now Get 'Metacritic' Rating in Addition to Stars

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:35pm
If you're shopping for video games on Amazon, you should now have one more point of reference in case you're wondering whether this one or that one is really worth the purchase.
    





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Banks Drop Lawsuit vs. Target, Trustwave Over Data Breach

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:46pm
Two U.S. banks that sued Target Corp. and credit card security firm Trustwave Holdings Inc. over responsibility for one of the largest data breaches on record have, at least for now, dropped their lawsuit.
    





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Spider-Web Bandages: New Medicine Mimics Nature

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:44pm

By copying the blueprints found in nature, Jeffrey Karp and his team of researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital are making advances in cardiac surgery, neo-natal care and drug delivery. The technique is called ‘biomimicry,’ and it can be found in everything from architecture to nanotechnology. Matt Rivera reports.


    





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Samsung: Apple's Patent Claims Are 'Gross Exaggeration'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:13pm

The two companies resume their long-running court battle over claims that Samsung copied the iPhone.


    





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Dirty Bird: Roddy White Tries to Weasel Out of Twitter Bet

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:13pm

Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter.


    





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DARPA Launches New Biotech Research Division

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:13pm
DARPA, the Defense Department's research and development arm, announced on Tuesday it is collecting all its biotech projects, old and new, under a new banner: the "Biological Technologies Office.
    





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OkCupid: Dump Firefox Over CEO's Gay Rights Stance

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:26pm
OkCupid, the popular dating site, is not in love with Mozilla. In fact, it’s telling its users to stay away from Mozilla Firefox after the non-profit organization named Brendan Eich as its CEO.
    





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Why We're Not Satisfied with Social Media Sites

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
How much time will you spend online today — to shop, bank, stay connected with friends, get the latest news or plan a trip?More importantly, how much of that time will be pleasurable and how much will be aggravating and unproductive?
    





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OkCupid Gay Marriage Protest Hits Mozilla

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
OkCupid, the popular dating site, is not in love with Mozilla. In fact, it’s telling its users to stay away from Mozilla Firefox after the non-profit organization named Brendan Eich as its CEO.
    





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Google+ Adds Page View Counts - Here's How To Hide Them

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:39pm
Google+ received a new feature earlier this week: public view counts for all your photos and pages. But is that something you really want?For some people and brands, metrics like view counts are a source of pride.
    





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Microsoft Joins Amazon and Google in Cloud Price War

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:20pm

Microsoft announced serious price cuts to its cloud service, right after Amazon and Google did the same thing.


    





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Klingons and Wi-Fi Pigeons Invade Internet for April Fools' Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:03am
Do not trust anything you see on the Internet today.That is pretty good advice anytime of the year. But on April Fools’ Day, the Internet transforms into one giant episode of “Punk’d,” with each tech company trying to outdo the other with absurd projects.Is it hilarious? Tiresome?
    





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5 Simple Steps to Lock Up Your Personal Data

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:33pm

Short Cuts: To protect personal details like your bank account info or your location, three security experts outlined simple steps you can take on any computer or device.


    





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Apple Lets Parents Get Refunds for In-App Purchases

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:33pm
A $10 bribe to keep her kid quiet on an airplane ride turned into a $450 App Store spending spree.On the way to her parents' house, Jen Appel-Longtin, 43, told her 8-year old son he could spend a little extra real world cash in his favorite iOS game, "Clash of Clans.
    





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Computer Whizzes Do Battle With 'Blizzard' and a 'Cyberattack'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:02pm
LAUREL, Md. -- As a major winter storm lashes Maryland, causing “catastrophic damage,” a group of malevolent hackers decides to compound the chaos by attacking the emergency management computer infrastructure.
    





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