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In pictures: Google exec secretly shatters Felix Baumgartner's skydiving altitude record

Move over, Felix Baumgartner. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, rode a balloon more than 25 miles up, then cut the cord.

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Dragon Age gets sexy, Assassin's Creed: Unity gets ridiculous, and more must-know gaming news

Plus Mortal Kombat is getting a live-action series, we get a glimpse of the Star Wars Battlefront sequel that never was, and someone threatens Gabe Newell's life.

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Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

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How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.

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Five ways entrepreneurs waste money – and how to plug the holes

Cutting spending can be the line between success and failure. Just make sure you're cutting in the right places.

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Amazon triples the number of games and apps available for its Fire TV media streamer

The e-commerce giant and aspiring media mogul wants investors to forget about yesterday's earnings report and lowered holiday-season sales forecast.

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LG unveils its own processor, putting it right to work on giant new LG G3 Screen phone

LG is going the Apple route, doing more of its own internals in-house instead of relying on others.

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New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with a new material.

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Making the most of meetings

Suffering from meeting fatigue? These tips can help you increase productivity while cutting down on meeting times.

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Deezer adds podcasts and talk radio to catalog with Stitcher buy

One of the more popular podcast apps has been acquired by music streaming service Deezer, but don't worry Stitcher will continue as-is--at least for now.

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Rite Aid stores block Apple Pay, Google Wallet payments

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer.

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

AMD slashes A-series desktop APU prices

AMD has a new CEO and now it has new pricing for its Kaveri and Richland APU processors.

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand

Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP

Yes, everyone says IMAP is the way to go when accessing your email via third-part clients, but depending on your needs POP3 may be a better choice.