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New communications app Wire tones down encryption claims

During its launch this week, Wire promised a Skype built with today's technologies. But when it comes to use privacy the new service doesn't appear to be that different than other platforms that came before it.

Grueling endurance test blows away SSD durability fears

Worried your SSD won't last long? Don't be.

Don't throw it out! 5 handy uses for a secondary PC

Tossing out old PCs is such a wait. Put secondary computers to work instead with one of these five different uses.

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Amazon starts selling its own ethically sourced diapers to hook parents on Prime

It may seem like an odd choice for Amazon to start making its own diapers, but it makes more sense than you might think.

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One-click dinner: Amazon tests restaurant Takeout & Delivery service

Amazon wants to make deciding what to order for dinner as easy as comparing laptops.

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AirDroid 3 blurs device lines even further with new PC and Mac clients, Android screen mirroring

After a quick public beta period several days ago, the official release of Android 3 is now rolling out to everyone.

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Gmail adds one-click editing ability for Microsoft Office attachments

Google just made it faster and easier to start working on a Microsoft Office document you receive as an attachment.

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Sprint tries to poach AT&T and Verizon subscribers with half-price monthly plans

Sprint wants AT&T and Verizon customers soooo much, it's offering to cut subscribers' bills in half if they make the switch. But as with all great-sounding deals, you need to read the fine print.

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Firefox 34 kicks off the Yahoo Search era, but new one-click search feature eases switching

The new Firefox is here, and with it Yahoo replaces Google as the default search provider in Mozilla's browser.

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How to limit your PC's data usage while tethering

For those times when only a tethering connection will do, here's how you can cut down on your data usage.

How to prevent Firefox from automatically switching you to Yahoo search

Dreading the notion of Yahoo becoming your default search engine in Firefox later this month? Here's how to stop that from happening.

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Amazon slashes Fire TV's price 30 percent for Cyber Monday

Looking to give the gift of streaming this year? Amazon's Fire TV set-top box will be sold for $30 off the regular price Monday afternoon.

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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.