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So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

Flash's importance to YouTube has been dwindling for some time. Now Adobe's video solution is one step closer to banishment from the world's most popular video site.

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Nvidia explains GeForce GTX 970's memory performance issues, admits error in specs

Some gamers noticed issues when Nvidia's bargain priced GTX 970 tried to use more than 3.5GB of RAM. Here's why.

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New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

If you tend to have a lot of browser tabs open during the day, a new browser called Vivaldi wants to win you over. The technical preview is available now.

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Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes

Lost your Wi-Fi network? Can't get a proper signal? Before you call your ISP try these easy DIY fixes.

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Cablevision to introduce true Wi-Fi-only mobile service

Cablevision is reportedly planning a new Wi-Fi only voice, text, and data service called Freewheel that will roll out in February.

NFL highlights headed to Google search and YouTube this week

The NFL and Google have reportedly signed a deal to bring game highlights to YouTube and Google search results.

Which cloud personality are you? Three ways to approach online storage

Not sure how to deal with sticking your stuff in the cloud? Determining your cloud 'personality' can help.

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Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data

Verizon leads, it doesn't follow, says the company's CFO. So you can just forget about Verizon following the lead of its rivals with great deals that benefit its customers.

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Google's Project Zero publishes three OS X zero-day vulnerabilities

After disclosing multiple Windows vulnerabilities over the past month, Google's Project Zero just turned its eyes towards Apple flaws.

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Netflix says Popcorn Time's easy-peasy movie piracy is a serious threat

Popcorn Time isn't even a year old yet, but it's already on Netflix's radar as a competitive threat. Is piracy truly on the rise in the age of streaming services?

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Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

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Acer preps a pair of durable Chromebooks for students

Acer is toughening up its laptops to meet the demands of students who don't have time or attention to think about caring for a delicate piece of computer machinery.

VPNs made easy: 3 services with one-click desktop apps

Choosing the right VPN for you is hard enough. Why make it harder by having to muck about with network settings?

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Plex for PlayStation now available in the U.S.

It came to other parts of the world first, but the Plex app for the Playstation 3 and 4 is now available stateside.

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Libavcodec bug threatens Windows XP VLC users

Security researchers found a bug in VLC that could let an attacker run code on your machine, but VideoLan says the bug isn't theirs and a fix is already on its way.