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Black Friday deals: 10 tech doorbusters worth fighting the crowds

Most Black Friday 'deals' aren't really deals at all. These 10 tech deals truly are.

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Mozilla spruces up the Firefox search experience as Yahoo moves in

When Yahoo rolls out as the new search provider for Firefox, Mozilla plans to also introduce a new "one-click search" experience.

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How to skip the Black Friday crowds and still find great deals online

Black Friday shopping madness is right around the corner. This year, don't bother hitting the stores when you can find many deals online.

Amazon Fire Phone price plunges to $199 unsubsidized after smoldering start

Third time's a charm. Has Amazon finally found the right price for its debut smartphone effort?

Verizon offers free Wi-Fi, mobile data, and more to weary Thanksgiving travelers

If you're flying home for Thanksgiving this month, Verizon has a few freebies to help you enjoy the trip -- but watch out for a few gotchas.

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Zalman hardware warranties will be honored despite parent company's $3 billion fraud conspiracy

Fear not: Your Zalman warranty will continue to be honored, as the hardware maker is being spun off in the wake of its parent company's woes.

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Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more

Google's $35 streaming dongle just keeps on getting stronger—though most of the recent additions are of limited usefulness to cord cutters.

How to find free Internet for your laptop while traveling

A solid Internet connection isn't always available on the road. Here's three ways to stay connected almost anywhere.

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10 mind-blowing Oculus Rift experiments that reveal VR's practical potential

The inspiration for the Oculus Rift may have been gaming, but these experiments show how the consumer-grade virtual reality headset could transform more than just your World of Warcraft experience.

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Android Lollipop's default encryption devastates storage performance, tests show

Is your new Nexus 6 not as snappy as it should be? The default encryption feature may be to blame.

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Skype-powered group chats coming to Office Online

If you knew the trick, Microsoft would let you chat with one other person inside Office Online. Soon, you'll be able to chat with all your collaborators inside a document in PowerPoint and Word.

Plex's new Plex Home features beef up media management in your house

Plex is one of the more popular choices when it comes to PC-based home media streaming platforms. Now managing multiple users on Plex just got easier—for paid users, anyway.

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Aereo files for bankruptcy after Supreme Court's killing blow

The Internet TV revolution will not be televised by Aereo.

How to protect yourself from PC tech support scams

In the third time since 2011, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has shut down another operation selling bogus tech support to Windows PC owners.

Walmart closes price-match loophole after scammers snag $90 PlayStation 4s

Walmart tightened up its online-price matching policy after a few customers took the big box retailer for a ride.