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Elizabeth Fish is a freelance writer who happens to run a hyperlocal news website in Lincoln, UK. She also covers all things geeky for TechHive.

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China's Alibaba confirms plans for US IPO

The e-commerce giant's offering could be a record-setter in the US

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Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, posted $57.6 billion in revenue

Apple set records in both iPhone sales and quarterly revenue

U.S. federal watchdog calls for end to NSA phone records program

An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.

Malware delivered to thousands via ads on Yahoo.com

Yahoo has removed an ad after malware delivery was found by security firm Fox-IT.

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Google makes timely purchase of Swiss app developer

Bitspin said it is joining Google, implying the company and its Timely app are being acquired by the search giant.

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success.

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Verizon, Vodafone reportedly close to $130 billion deal

Verizon and Vodafone are close to a deal that will see the U.S.-based carrier buy out the U.K. company's stake in Verizon Wireless for US$130 billion, according to press reports.

Upcoming CyanogenMod will open up Chromecast streaming to more Android apps

The next CyanogenMod update will let you stream to Chromecast from almost any app. It's a match made in heaven!

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U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law

Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.

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This 3D-printed mechanical computer puts both old and new tech to good use

One engineer tries to build the simplest kind of computer possible, using nuts, bolts and 3D printed parts

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Google said to be close to buying Waze, developer of crowdsourced map app

Google is close to a deal to acquire Waze, maker of the eponymous crowdsourced mapping app, for at least $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal and others.

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.

Watch the opening to 'Star Wars: A New Hope' as recreated in Minecraft

Even someone who’s watched Star Wars A New Hope hundreds of times needs to see this Minecraft recreation.

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Nokia makes it easy to replace your Lumia hull--if you have a 3D printer, that is

Nokia and MakerBot teamed up to let you 3D-print a new outer shell for your Lumia smartphone.

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Interview: Raspberry Pi creator wants to bring hardware hacking to everyone

GeekTech caught up with Eben Upton, co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, to see how Raspberry Pi is doing a year after release.

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