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Minecraft Tops YouTube's Most-Watched Games

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:22pm
Content featuring the virtual brick-building video game has been watched more than any other interactive title in the 10 years since YouTube launched.







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Hackers' New Target? Starbucks Gift Card Holders

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:20pm
Hackers looking for new ways to drain money from consumers' bank accounts and evade increased bank security measures have found a clever side door.







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FAA Says Washington, D.C., Is a No-Drone Zone

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:09pm
The FAA has launched a public outreach campaign to remind people that flying drones in and around the nation's capital is prohibited.







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Facebook Jumps Into The Minimum Wage Fray

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:42pm
Tech powerhouse Facebook is entering the minimum wage fight, implementing new standards on benefits for its contractors and vendors.







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Nintendo World Championships Return After 25 Years

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:09pm
The company announced that the Nintendo World Championships will reappear at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.







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Google's 'Phantom' Algorithm Update Hits Websites

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:39pm
Google's "mobilegeddon" update last month, which was designed to favor mobile-friendly sites in search results.







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Verizon, Sprint to Pay Millions Over Phony Charges

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:43pm
Verizon Wireless will pay $90 million and Sprint $68 million to settle charges that they allowed phony charges on their customers' monthly bills.







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Samsung Unveils New Chips to Power Internet of Things

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:33pm
Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other connected gadgets.







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Squid-Like Rover Could Explore Jupiter's Moon

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:23pm
Europa's seas may be salty, causing discoloration on the surface, and necessitating a unique solution to exploring the planet.







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Zap! Could Wireless Tech Kill the Phone Charger?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:56pm
The days of scrambling around for a phone charger could soon be over.







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Meet Lily, a Camera Drone That Follows You Automatically

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:48pm
Lily is a new quad-rotor drone that you don't have to pilot at all — just toss it in the air, and it will follow you wherever you go.







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Why Did Verizon Buy AOL? Mobile Domination

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:54pm
Verizon already provides the cable and cell service that consumers use to get content. By buying AOL, Verizon buys the content and advertising too.







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Warner Music Says Streaming Revenue Has Passed Downloads

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:02pm
Warner Music Group says that last quarter, streaming music revenue passed revenue from selling downloads.







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Why Microsoft is Investing in Undersea Data Cables

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:44am
Microsoft is investing in undersea cables to connect its global data centers in a bid to bolster its cloud business capabilities amid competition.







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Verizon to Buy AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:36am
Telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it will be buying AOL for $50 per share, or about $4.4 billion.







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Why China's Army Has Banned Smartwatches

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:25am
The Apple Watch may be a popular gadget in China but leaders in the People's Liberation Army believe smartwatches pose a serious cybersecurity threat.







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Tech Giants Unite Behind Limits on NSA Surveillance

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:25pm
Groups representing the biggest tech companies — including Facebook, Apple and Google — urged Congress to rein in the National Security Agency.







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Window Reflection in Your Photo? This Program Removes It

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 7:06pm
Computer scientists at MIT have found a way to tone down those annoying reflections that often appear when you take a picture through the window.







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