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Amazon may soon look to you for package delivery

Amazon has caught the crowdsourcing bug and wants to control its shipping costs with independent drivers.


The LastPass security breach: What you need to know, do, and watch out for

What do you do if you're a LastPass user? Is it time to panic and find a new password manager? Here's some advice.

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BitTorrent Shoot's easy, Bump-like photo sharing spans all major mobile platforms

BitTorrent has a new app that makes it easier to share photos and videos with friends on different mobile platforms.


AVG's Crumble extension simplifies online privacy

AVG's Crumble is a relatively new extension for Chrome that makes it easy to guard your privacy online.


Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt.


EyeIn trawls the social web for relevant, more personal image searches

Want to find Instagram and Twitter images from the earthquake in Nepal or the Stanley Cup finals? EyeIn helps you do that in one place.

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BlackBerry may finally make an Android device

A BlackBerry Android device would jibe with the company's play to be the go-to management solution for multi-platform environments.


Cord cutters shut out from MLB Network's new live-streaming service

The MLB Network is live and available online 24/7, but only if you have a cable subscription.

Microsoft's good deed for the day: browser-hijacking Ask Toolbar gets the banhammer on Windows

Microsoft's security tools built into Windows will now remove the Ask Toolbar for you.

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Gmail for Android gets safer with OAuth authentication for Microsoft, Yahoo accounts

Just like letting a third-party app access your Facebook or Twitter account, now you can use your Microsoft or Yahoo account with Gmail for Android without having to enter your credentials repeatedly.

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Spotify shows off impressive growth ahead of Apple Music launch

Spotify isn't afraid of Apple Music and it has the users to show it with a doubling of paid subscribers in just over a year.

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State-run SSL certificate authorities make Congress nervous about web security

SSL certificates issued by state-run agencies could be influenced or abused by political motivations. At least, that's what worries the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce committee, and it's asking Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla for help.


Microsoft bulks up to a 1TB Xbox One, ahead of rumored 1TB Sony PS4

With the E3 gaming conference looming, the console wars are ramping up--and Xbox One needs every edge it can get against the dominant PlayStation platform.

Twitter cuts the noise with conversation filtering on tweet pages

Ever feel like you're trying to talk to someone in a crowded bar on Twitter? This addition to individual tweet pages should make life easier.

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How to blast through your daily email with InboxVudu

InboxVudu from Parakweet parses the messages in your inbox to surface the important ones. Here's what happened after I tried it.