Ian Paulian@ianpaul.net, Macworld

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Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

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Razer's OSVR virtual reality headset will get Leap Motion's hand-tracking tech

Dump that Xbox 360 controller, Leap Motion wants VR gamers to pick-up that virtual rifle with their hands.

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

It's clearer than ever: Internet Explorer is the past and Project Spartan is the future. Microsoft recently said IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine in Windows 10.

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

UglyEmail reveals when senders secretly track your email activity, personal info

It's not as pervasive as web tracking, but marketers are grabbing some information about you when you interact with select messages.

First exclusively live-streamed regular season NFL game to hit next season

It's only one game, but most U.S. football fans will have to live stream this year's annual kickoff from London, England.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro and Air models don't support Windows 7 in Boot Camp

Microsoft's trying to bury Windows 7, and now Apple's Boot Camp is, too

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Google Fiber's bringing highly targeted, trackable ads to your TV set

Google is looking to do for advertising on TV what it did for advertising on the web.

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SocialSafe automates social media backup

SocialSafe downloads data from all your social networks automatically for viewing in the desktop application, or you can even export it.

Amazon's proposed drones will deliver packages in 30 minutes or less

Amazon Prime Air drones are cleared for testing, but expect delays before service launch

The testing permit carries heavy restrictions, but it's the first step in getting drone delivery service off the ground.

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs

CDs may be dying, but very slowly. They were still a more popular choice than streaming music services...until now.

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10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Sick of the Big Three browsers? These 8 alternatives scratch more niche interests.

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God Mode bookmarklet makes it easy to sort through Netflix recommendations on a PC

Do you hate scroling through Netflix's Carousel-style interface on a PC? This bookmarklet can help make the site friendlier for mouse-and-keyboard PCs.

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Slack for Windows exits beta

Slack finally has an official Windows desktop app. No more browser tabs.

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Autodesk's insanely fun Tinkerplay app lets you easily design your own 3D-printable action figures

Looking for some software that makes it easy to design 3D-printed figurines and toys? Check out Autodesk's Tinkerplay.