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Dig into PlayStation 4 details with Sony's console FAQ

Sony dishes the dirt on the PS4's hard drive, game caching, media playback, PS3 peripheral compatibility and more.

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Vanquished piracy site Isohunt rises from the dead

Less than two weeks after the notorious Isohunt was put out to pasture by The Man, a zombified version has appeared—thanks to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga.

BlackBerry's Hail Mary, the Z30, lands on Verizon in November

But is a five-inch BlackBerry enough to lure the world away from their iPhones and Androids?

Google's putting the finishing touches on a Google Now smartwatch, says WSJ

Forget the Galaxy Gear: Google's rumored to be jumping into the smartwatch fray, and Google Now could just be the killer feature that drags wrist riders main stream.

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Nexus 5 rumor roundup: Everything you need to know

With the Nexus 5's release seemingly looming, we already know almost everything about the as-yet-unannounced Google phone.

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Microsoft shows off Xbox One's dashboard chops in new video

Three weeks before the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft's revealing more details about its next-gen gaming console.

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Windows Phone Twitter integration runs wild with usage

Some Windows Phone users are reporting increased data usage caused by the built-in Twitter functionality for Windows Phone's People hub.

Must-know privacy tips for Google, Facebook and other online services

Explore encryption, scrutinize your settings, and consider alternative services that are more discreet than the majors.

SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

For Torvalds, Valve's Steam efforts could be a big opportunity to drive desktop Linux because it could force the various desktop Linux distributions to standardize their technology.

Galaxy Glass? Samsung files patent for smart spectacles

Is no body part safe from the Galaxy line's all-extending reach?

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Microsoft downplays 'RT' and hides the desktop on its Surface tablets

Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.

U.S. VPN provider shuts consumer service in response to Lavabit case

CryptoSeal, a small virtual private network (VPN) provider based in San Francisco, has elected to close its consumer-facing service.

Microsoft repackages popular websites as apps to fill out the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft's creating app-ified versions of mobile web sites in a bid to lure top services over to Windows Phone.

Dell says Xbox One will run and sync Windows 8 apps: Don't get too excited

But is the tidbit a tip of things to come, an oblique reference to features we already know about, or just plain erroneous?

LG hints at pending Chrome OS devices with trademark filings

LG's move for Chrome trademarks in the U.S. and Australia may mean LG Chrome devices are on the company's plate.