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Uber must face charges it discriminates against blind passengers

A judge has ruled Uber does have to answer complaints it contravened several laws.

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Websites can now send push alerts with Chrome for Android update

Chrome 42 gives developers the power to make their mobile sites function more like a native application.

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Classic puzzler Chip's Challenge and an unreleased sequel hitting Steam in May

This is the first time in over a decade that the legendary Chip's Challenge will be easily (legally) available.

Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

The platform is giving its DM free-for-all another shot, two years after its original experiment fizzled.

How IT pros manage a 24-hour workday

IT can be a stressful job even for seasoned professionals. But with the right tools and a healthy outlook, you'll get along just fine.

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Report: Google Wallet funds now ensured by FDIC

This behind-the-scenes update adds an extra layer of security that surpasses rivals PayPal and Venmo.

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Weird Disney tech lets you play Pied Piper to your smartphone

Acoustruments are Disney's add-on tactile controls for mobile devices that use some of the basic principles as a wind instrument. And they're pretty weird.

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Former Windows Phone designer defends Windows 10's big, controversial changes

The sad truth for Windows Phone fans is that the old design didn't work, according to a former Office for Windows Phone designer.

Three ways to keep your IT staff productive during downtime

Help your valuable employees contribute more to the company with these three tips.

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Google's push to encrypt ads will improve security, but won't kill malicious advertising

Google's push to encrypt ads might encourage more websites to deploy HTTPS, however.

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OnePlus One finally available to buy without an invite

But don't get too excited, as the follow-up OnePlus 2 will launch with the 'beloved' invite system, the company says.

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Blizzard announces Heroes of the Storm release date and open beta

Soon you'll be able to pit the stars of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, and other Blizzard games against each other in Heroes of the Storm.

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Xperia Z4 launch reflects Sony's timidity in smartphones

The company needs to do more with its content and gaming assets to survive in this cutthroat market

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Vtouch pushes Kinect-powered gesture controls for smart homes

Demoed at CHI 2015, the system uses Kinect-based pointing to control connected appliances.

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Wink smart hubs knocked offline, require fix after borked security update

The downside of smart homes has become painfully clear to some Wink owners, whose systems got knocked offline over the weekend.