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Amazon testing Netflix-style $9.99 'Kindle Unlimited' subscription for ebooks

But remember: All-you-can-eat subscriptions are only appetizing if there's delicious stuff in the buffet.

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Bring back the classic Gmail experience with Old Compose

This superb extension ditches the contentious floating windows of today's Gmail and brings back the Gmail experience you've used for years.

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Listen to the Comcast customer service call from hell

You didn't think you'd be able to cancel your Comcast subscription that easily, did you?

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Leaked screenshots reveal massive Material Design overhaul for Play Store

But will the focus on big, beautiful images come at the expense of user experience?

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Don't panic! The end of mainstream support doesn't mean the end of Windows 7

Windows 7 still has years of life ahead before it follows Windows XP into the graveyard.

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'We help people get stuff done': New Microsoft CEO dumps device and services focus, embraces productivity

Well, that didn't last long. In a long letter to employees, Microsoft CEO downplays Steve Ballmer's devices and services focus and names productivity as the company's core.

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Microsoft gives away nearly 300 free, tip-packed ebooks and resource guides

The tips and tricks in this absolutely gratis treasure trove can help you master Windows 7, Windows 8, Office, Sharepoint, and more.

Former Mozilla CEO would've transformed Firefox into a pro-privacy anti-Chrome

Short-lived Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich says Firefox's key to success lies in differentiation, starting with Google's gobbling of your personal info.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.

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Lose days of your life to these 13 deep and meaty PC games

These majestic games demanded to be played for days, not hours—and your tenacity will be rewarded.

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Samsung reveals supercharged 850 Pro SSDs stuffed with bleeding-edge V-NAND tech

By stacking flash cells on top of each other, Samsung claims the 850 Pro SSD series offers unprecedented levels of speed, durability, and power efficiency.

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8 ways the password is dying

From smartphones that know you’re near to tattoos and even pills, high-tech companies are busy replacing pesky strings of text with easier ways to authenticate. Check out the future here.

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7 days, 7 futuristic technologies: Insanely fast chips, mood-sensing computers, and more

Amazing advances in computing technology revealed themselves at small events around the globe this week. Catch up on Hybrid Memory Cubes, super-speedy processors, and more.

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17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook

Windows is chock full of handy-dandy power tools, but most of them are hidden from everyday view. These are the ones you need to know about.