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Mozilla Firefox

Firefox devs testing feature to find and nuke noisy tabs

Mozilla Firefox developers are working on a noise indicator that appears on tabs playing videos and audio. So far it only works with HTML5 videos, but developers appear to be working on implementing this with Flash media, as well.


The legendary Commodore PET lives again, as a nostalgia-fueled Android phone

Nearly 40 years ago, the Commodore PET was an early PC. Now. it's an Android-based smartphone launching soon in Europe, with the U.S. to follow.

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Windows 10's touch-friendly Office apps ditch their 'preview' status

Microsoft's hard work has paid off since the preview period began in February. The company's new Office app in the Windows Store are ready for non-preview action.


Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.

3 free tools that transform YouTube into a streaming music service

Streamus is going away, but the music from YouTube keeps on pumping through several other services. Here's how to get your music streaming fix for free.

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Mozilla Firefox temporarily blocks Flash by default

Mozilla's Firefox has had enough of Flash and its security problems, at least for now.


Microsoft details Windows 10's retail launch party plans

Microsoft is once again kicking off the Window 10 debut with lots of promos and marketing events worldwide. Here's a taste of what's to come at retail stores near you later in July.


Comcast reveals Stream, a $15 online TV package for Internet-only subscribers

Comcast offers several packages that include online streaming, but Stream could be the company's first truly cord-cutter friendly service.


25 browser add-ons for an easier, hassle-free web experience

These 25 browser extensions help you get things done faster and flat-out make visiting the web a more hassle-free experience.

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More rumors point to Huawei as next Nexus phone maker

It's not official yet, but Huawei appears to be the most likely maker of the next Nexus phone expected this fall.


How to add virtual desktops to your PC without upgrading to Windows 10

Not making the switch to Windows 10, but love the idea of multiple desktops? Here's how to add that to any PC running Windows XP or higher.

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Samsung may bump up Galaxy Note 5's launch to avoid Apple's new iPhone

We all expect to see the Galaxy Note 5 debut in the coming weeks. But a new report says Samsung's newest phablet may come earlier than usual.


Sony's Screen Recorder turns Xperia phones into Twitch streaming machines

Want to show the world how awesome you are at Temple Run 2? Get yourself an Xperia phone.

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Action Launcher 3.5 adds apps to Android's search bar

Wish you had more space for apps on your home screen? Action Launcher 3.5 can solve that problem by putting icons in your search bar.


BBC reveals Micro:bit, a programmable PC that fits in your pocket

British school children around age 11 and 12 are about to get a free micro-PC to learn how to code.