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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.

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Chromebooks may not ship in the numbers that Windows PCs do, but the popularity of laptops running Chrome OS is growing fast.

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More Beats than Spotify: Microsoft to kill free Xbox Music streaming

Subscribers will be able to rock on past December 1, but Microsoft's pressing Stop on non-paying listeners. We explain why--and where you can turn to for free tunes from here.

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BitTorrent Sync file transfer speeds blow away Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive, BT says

The fight isn't exactly fair, but it reinforces what we already knew: Peer-to-peer file sharing can be much, much faster than cloud-based syncing.

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New Raspberry Pi goodies inbound: Official display accessory, revamped A+ model

If you're looking to spice up your Raspberry Pi projects with an easy touchscreen addition, you may not have long to wait.

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New Mac mini restricts RAM and storage upgrades, but hints at PCIe SSD possibilities

Forget about upgrading your RAM with the new Mac mini -- Apple soldered it to the logic board. But an SSD upgrade to the base model looks like a good bet.

Stop typing and start dictating documents in Windows

Can't type, but you still need to get that 10-page document done? Why not type with your voice?

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Skype's new drawing feature appears on Windows Phone first

Skype's got a new drawing feature and it's landed on Windows Phone first.

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Gmail's Android app may soon work with all your non-Google email accounts, too

Gmail for Android may soon be the only email app you'll need.

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Spotify's Family plan offers separate accounts for everyone in your house

Tired of sharing your Spotify account with everyone at home, but don't want to bother creating a second account? Pretty soon you won't have to thanks to Spotify Family.

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Three services that take the headache out of creating a website

Everyone should have a website. If you don't, here are three ways to publish one quickly and easily.