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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.

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Hands-on: Yahoo News Digest comes to Android

After a successful launch for iOS, Yahoo's current events app comes to Android with four editions and global availability.

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It's spring! Clean out your PC's junk with these free programs

You're already cleaning up your house for the summer months, so why not extend that DIY attitude to your PC too?

Google Chrome flirts with killing URLs

We're all used to lengthy web addresses, but an early Chrome feature suggests Google might try to do away with them.

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Oculus fires back over Zenimax claims to Rift VR technology

Oculus says Zenimax's claims that it inappropriately acquired Zenimax technology are more about Facebook than facts.

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5 apps to easily move photos from your phone to your PC

Smartphones are great for snapping pics and getting photos off your devices and onto your PC is even easier.

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EFF's new Privacy Badger browser add-on closes the prying eyes of online trackers

The EFF is working on a new weapon in the fight against online tracking: Privacy Badger.

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Samsung wants to chat about your health May 28

The spring press events keep stacking up. Samsung wants to have a serious conversation about health on May 28.

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Amazon expands same-day delivery service to new cities, but leaves Las Vegas

Amazon expands its same-day delivery service on Thursday to more metropolitan locations across the U.S.

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Google Now updated with parking detection, offline mode, and more

Google's Update Wednesday for Android didn't just feature new Google Docs apps, we also got some nice goodies for Google Now users.

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Manage your hard drive space with Windows 8.1's hidden, helpful tools

Windows 8.1's PC Settings app has two great features to help you manage your computer's disk space.

Netflix strikes deal with Verizon to speed up streaming, too

Netflix continues to pay money to improve streaming speeds for its services among major U.S. ISPs.

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Firefox 29 with revamped Australis interface rolling out

Firefox's visual overhaul finally gets official with Firefox 29's Australis interface.

Google shows off the street smarts of its self-driving cars

Forget freewways: Google's self-driving cars are being tested on the raucous and rowdy city streets.

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Critical zero-day endangers all versions of Internet Explorer—and XP isn't getting a fix

It didn't take long for all the barking about the death of Windows XP to gain some teeth.