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Kindle Unlimited launches: 600,000 all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month

Amazon's new subscription e-book plan includes more than 600,000 titles, but no major publishers.

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Slowly, the 'Nokia' brand heads for the door

Microsoft removes Nokia name from some Windows Phone apps, but the company isn't totally letting go just yet.

Chrome's been eating your laptop's battery for years, but Google promises to fix it

A fresh spotlight on an old issue with Chrome for Windows finally gets Google's attention.

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Nokia's 'Cyan' update rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to all WP8 Lumia handsets

The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.

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Nvidia may launch new Android device capable of playing streamed PC games

GameStream could finally make its debut on a standalone Nvidia tablet.

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BlackBerry's BBM comes to Windows Phone in beta form ahead of widespread launch

Blackberry's messaging app heads to Microsoft's platform after 'an incredible number of requests.'

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Microsoft carves out room for Xbox amid productivity push

But how committed is Microsoft in the long-term, now that its focus has shifted?

Flight Simulator is dead, but Microsoft's revered game will be revived under a new name

The makers of Train Simulator plan a new flight sim using Microsoft tech for 2015.

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

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First Android Wear smartwatches shipping now as war for your wrist winds up

Google's bid for wearable tech dominance has begun as the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live start shipping.

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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

“3D Touch” Windows Phone and Surface Mini rumors reemerge

"McLaren" handset may let users see more information by floating a finger over the screen.

Microsoft tests auto-updates to Windows RT 8.1

Some Windows RT 8.0 users will migrate to the latest version without going through the Windows Store.

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Microsoft seeks Office testers, possibly for Android tablet and Metro versions

As Office branches out beyond desktop software, Microsoft seeks beta volunteers.

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.