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Some customers aren't sold on U.S. transition to IP networks

Customers raise concerns about electrical outages and mobile phone radiation in comments to the FCC

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

Net neutrality ruling complicates U.S. transition to IP networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls and carry all traffic.

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When it comes to what shoppers want, Fujitsu thinks the eyes have it

Fujitsu is experimenting with a gaze-tracking sensor aimed at discovering which products may have caught the eyes of shoppers. We'll take a closer look in this video report.

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Report reveals surprising Steam games usage secrets

Ars Technica crawled Steam profile pages to give us the first comprehensive look at sales data from the notoriously reticent retailer. More details inside.

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Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

A Start Menu and the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows are coming to Windows 8.1 at some unspecified time in the future, but you can get it today thanks to some helpful software.

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San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

New regulations would require San Francisco Airbnb host to register with the city and limit rentals to 90 days a year.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Intel projects Android will be in 80 percent to 90 percent of the tablets it expects to ship with its chips this year

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Google Glass one-day sale ends in a sell-out (and proof that people like white frames?)

All editions have been scooped up, but Google says it's looking for ways to expand the Explorer program.

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LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach

For almost an entire year beginning in March 2013, malicious attackers may have been harvesting customer information including credit card data, LaCie says.

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Mt. Gox files for liquidation as Japan rejects rehab plans

A long, convoluted road lies ahead for what was once the world's largest exchange for bitcoin

Galaxy S5 fingerprint login fooled by familiar iPhone 5s TouchID hack

The integration with Paypal makes the weakness of Samsung's implementation extra serious.

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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Be careful patching the bug and restarting, or attackers could slip in, Kaspersky says

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As PC market stabilizes, Intel focuses on smartphones

As the PC market shows some signs of stabilization -- thanks, Windows XP! -- Intel's focus turns to improving its emerging communications chip business.