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Verizon Edge trade-in plan now lets you swap phones every month (with a catch)

Verizon tweaked the trade-in timing of its Edge plan, but the cost is still sky-high.

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HP Chromebook 11 with 4G LTE pops up at Best Buy

It's unclear when this Chromebook will be more widely available, but expect online sales to begin soon.

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Lose the Force, Luke: Fitbit hands out refunds to Force users with rashes

A small number of Fitbit Force users have developed blisters or nasty rashes. Should you be worried?

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Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.

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Winamp escapes death sentence thanks to Radionomy

That sound you hear is Winamp continuing to whip the llama's ass.

Dying BlackBerry recommits to the physical keyboard

BlackBerry rededicates itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to get out of a death spiral.

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SimCity offline mode no longer impossible, coming soon

Remember when SimCity's creators insisted that an offline version of the game couldn't be done? Neither do SimCity's creators, apparently.

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What's Acer thinking? Its new all-in-one PC uses Android, not Windows

Acer looks like it's willing to try anything as it rolls out an Android-based all-in-one PC for $1100.

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Microsoft quietly upgrades the Surface Pro 2's processor

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.

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Daring phones done dirt cheap: Moto X goes contract-free for $400, Moto G for $100

Motorola's dynamic duo is now cheaper than ever off-contract.

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Google Play Music All Access becomes a ticket to Google Glass for some

Some subscribers to Google's all-you-can-eat music service are receiving invitations to buy Google Glass.

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High-tech 2013: The 10 biggest news events of the year

Apple. T-Mobile. Microsoft. And what's going on with PCs? The biggest tech news stories of 2013 may be far-flung, but they were all fantastically momentous.

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Android in-car initiative with Audi, Nvidia tipped for CES

The competition between Google and Apple hits the road: Google will reportedly team with Audi to offer Android-powered in-car information and entertainment.

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The HP Chromebook 11 returns to store shelves

After a faulty charger scuttled Christmas sales, the HP Chromebook is available once again.