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Steam user count tops Xbox Live ahead of Valve's console push

Valve’s popular PC game store and online service now has more than 65 million active accounts.

Barnes & Noble outs a thinner, eye-friendlier Nook GlowLight

Barnes & Noble's revamped Nook GlowLight is an e-reader evolved to stand out in a world gone tablet crazy.

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Surface Pro 2 review: This is the Windows tablet you're looking for

Take a Haswell CPU and better integrated graphics. Add improved Touch and Type Covers. Suddenly, Microsoft's next-gen tablet is the best hybrid around.

Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

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Netflix considers making movies for simultaneous theater and streaming release

And Netflix may even bankroll some flicks of its own to prime the pump, according to the company's chief content officer.

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Nvidia cuts high-end graphics card prices to fight AMD

While Nvidia is known to charge more for its graphics cards, it may be feeling some extra pressure to turn PC gamers' heads, as AMD's been on a roll lately.

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Big update helps Nvidia's Shield handheld play nicer with Android and PC games

The update Nvidia pushed to its Shield gaming handheld is jam-packed with new features, additional game support, and Android 4.3.

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Moto X smartphone is now $100 cheaper on most carriers

New prices on the Moto X have dropped from $50 to $100, depending on the carrier.

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No surprise here: Teardown reveals you won't fix the latest MacBook Pro yourself

If you wear out your headphone jack, you're staring at a $1,000 repair.

A rare non-Nokia Windows Phone comes to AT&T

Samsung's Ativ S Neo comes to AT&T on November 8 for $100 with a two-year contract.

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Microsoft plunks a 17-foot-tall Surface tablet down in London's Trafalgar Square

Visitors can walk up to the oversized Surface with its 27-foot screen and stomp on the attached jumbo keyboard to interact with apps.

Surface Pro 2 teardown shows Microsoft's tablet is still nearly impossible to repair

Although Microsoft touts the Surface Pro as a full PC in tablet form, iFixit's teardown clearly shows it's not the kind of PC you can upgrade over time.

Vudu and Sony dabble in DVD-style extras for streaming movies

Beyond mere deleted scenes, the effort between Vudu and Sony brings extras tied to the digital nature of streaming flicks.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft's Surface 2: Spec showdown

Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

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