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Newegg Premier is like Amazon Prime for PC geeks

Newegg just launched a cheaper, geekier Amazon Prime alternative with free shipping, free returns, and other goodies.

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Samsung fears no iPad, prices Pro tablets to match

Samsung isn't shying away from the high end of the tablet market. Its Pro tablets start at $400 and the company is taking preorders now.

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Chrome beta users get an assist from Google Now

The virtual assistant already available to Android and iOS users is making its way to the desktop via the beta version of Google's browser.

AT&T adds cheaper family plans for full-price phones

Mobile Share Family Value plans now start at $130 per month for two lines and 10GB of data, but you'll have to pay full price for each smartphone upfront or in monthly installments.

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Big fat zero: BlackBerry U.S. market share hits rock bottom, survey says

BlackBerry may still have a presence in the enterprise, but among consumers it's a non-starter. At least there's nowhere to go but up.

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Once skyrocketing tablet sales growth sees a slowdown

Market-research firm IDC says that tablet shipments grew 28.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a far cry from the 75.3 percent growth in sales during the 2012 fourth quarter.

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Android 4.4 OS inbound for HTC One, may follow for Galaxy S4

While there's no word on exact release timing, HTC says certification should be complete this week.

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Google Glass adds prescription lenses and a dash of style

At long last, Glass can double as proper glasses.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Everything we know so far

The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.

BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up

Expect the legal setbacks to net neutrality to further complicate the matter of slower speeds when using BitTorrent.

Office Web Apps cuts through clutter with a new look and helpful feature-finder tool

"Tell Me" is kind of like Clippy, but actually useful.

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Chrome exploit can secretly listen to oblivious users

A Web developer has detailed how Chrome's speech recognition feature can be exploited to keep listening in on your conversations.

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Intel's itty-bitty NUC mini PC fattens up for full-sized storage options

The latest Next Unit of Computing is still tiny, it's just not as tiny as it was before.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.