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The 10 best Google Drive add-ons

Try these tools for translating text, plotting addresses, signing documents, and more.

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Oculus Pissed? Here are 6 Facebook-free virtual reality alternatives

There's plenty of interest in VR from other companies, but no solid options yet.

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Firefox gets a revamped look and easier sync in latest beta

Don't get too comfy with the current design. It's going away in about six weeks.

Huawei won't dual-boot Windows Phone and Android after all

Phone maker says its plans have changed, doesn't explain why.

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How to turn an old phone or tablet into a PC productivity tool

That old phone needn't sit in the junk drawer. With the right apps, it can work with your PC to add useful features or speed up tasks.

GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall

DRM-free game store does about-face on Linux support.

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Xbox 360 subsidy plan dies, Xbox One controller support still PC-bound

Selling consoles like smartphones was a failed experiment.

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Samsung smartphone add-ons help the blind 'see' the world

Ultrasonic cover and document-scanning stand help users navigate the physical world.

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$5 discounts fail to lure Time Warner customers to broadband data caps

Hardly any customers took a discount in exchange for limited data.

Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

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Crytek embraces Linux and SteamOS

The latest CryEngine will offer native Linux support, but no game announcements have been made.

GamePop, like Ouya, backs away from standalone game consoles

Subscription-based microconsole will try offering its services to cable companies.

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$310 million DRAM price fixing settlement could get you $10 - or much, much more

Settlement covers many consumer electronics products bought between 1998 and 2002.

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ComiXology realizes it was hacked, requires password reset for all users

Digital comic service says usernames, e-mails and passwords were stolen.

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MetroTwit vanishes as Twitter restrictions claim another victim

Existing users will no longer get updates or new features, and new users? Sorry.