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Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

Prime time? Amazon set-top TV box reportedly in the works

The battle for your living room could become even more crowded if Amazon rolls out a set-top TV box this holiday season.

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Lockdown: How to secure your PC without going crazy

Digital privacy is within your grasp with this practical beginner's guide to encryption.

4 important lessons learned from the Silk Road smackdown

The takedown of the Net's most notorious website has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but it also offers some key lessons about Bitcoins, online security, and more.

Bing it on! Yale professor calls shenanigans over Microsoft's search superiority claims

A Yale professor brought it to Microsoft's BingItOn.com search superiority claims with the help of 1,000 online workers and is calling shenanigans.

Western Digital's 'My Cloud' drive transforms your PC into a personal Dropbox

WD has done connected hard drives before, but My Cloud is all about simplicity.

Hulu Plus comes to Chromecast

Google TV users still don't get any love, but Hulu Plus has graced Google's low-price streaming dongle with its presence.

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Google to host star-studded, globe-trotting YouTube Music Awards on November 3

Move over MTV: The YouTube Music Awards are muscling in an the awards scene with help from Lady Gaga, Eminem, and Arcade Fire.

Bittorrent is brewing secure, serverless P2P messaging

As dissatisfaction with the NSA grows, so are secure chat options.

John McAfee takes on the NSA with secure anonymity device

After dodging the cops in Belize and succumbing to the heat in Guatemala, eccentric millionaire is spitting in the eye of another authority with D-Central, a device intended to circumvent NSA drag-nets.

Ads may hit Gmail's Android app soon, teardown reveals

A thorough examination of a leaked version of the next Gmail Android app suggests ads are finally hitting your mobile inbox.

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New proof-of-concept tool detects stealthy malware hiding in graphics cards

Which is scarier: The fact that malware can get cozy in your hardware, or the fact that it was completely undetectable until now?

Google Open Project beams Android apps to any Net-connected display

A new Google research project has developed a hardware-free way to project your smartphone screen to a connected display.

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How to use the new Android remote lock option

The final brick in the Android Device Manager wall is set with the arrival of remote password resets.

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Easy Button meets home automation with Staples Connect

Staples is rolling out an expandable home automation system designed to cut consumer confusion.

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