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Twitter's MoPub ad exchange grabs Verizon tracking cookies, and more may follow

The privacy and security critics were right: Third-parties can and are using Verizon's UIDH strings for their own purposes.

Make Chrome's New Tab page beautiful and more productive with these extensions

Tired of looking at the default new tab page in Chrome? Try these three extensions to spruce up their look.

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Rachio smart sprinkler update reduces water usage, ties into Nest for fire protection

Rachio just released an update to its sprinkler system app that the company says can reduce your outdoor water usage by up to 30 percent.

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Gamers rejoice: YouTube now supports silky-smooth 60fps video uploads

But they only play in Chrome, in our testing.

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You can hang Lenovo's new Windows-based Yoga Tablet 2 on the wall

The Windows-based Yoga Tablet 2 is a lot like its Android counterpart, but it runs proper desktop software.

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Reddit gets into crowdfunding with new Redditmade site

Got a favorite subreddit you visit every day? Pretty soon you may be able to purchase a t-shirt to show off your subreddit love.

Secretive, unblockable Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns

Verizon is messing with your web traffic sent via its wireless network, and that has security researchers troubled.

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Windows 10 getting new Mac-style trackpad gestures, multi-monitor improvements

Microsoft is adding some very handy touchpad gestures to Windows 10.

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Back up your PC's files for free with these 3 tools

Been meaning to back-up your PC, but not sure where to start? Here are three tools that can get you started.

The end of an era: Windows 7 consumer PCs halt production this Friday

It's the end of an era, as OEMs will soon end production of PCs with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate pre-installed.

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Microsoft slashes Xbox One price by $50 for the holidays

Microsoft is already getting ready for the holiday shopping season with a $50 price cut on the Xbox One. Will this give Microsoft's console an edge over the PlayStation 4 as we close out 2014?

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Deezer adds podcasts and talk radio to catalog with Stitcher buy

One of the more popular podcast apps has been acquired by music streaming service Deezer, but don't worry Stitcher will continue as-is--at least for now.

AMD slashes A-series desktop APU prices

AMD has a new CEO and now it has new pricing for its Kaveri and Richland APU processors.

Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP

Yes, everyone says IMAP is the way to go when accessing your email via third-part clients, but depending on your needs POP3 may be a better choice.

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This is what Microsoft's Nokia-less Lumia phones will look like

Say goodbye to Nokia Lumia phones and say hello to Microsoft Lumia handsets.