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$25 Raspberry Pi Model A ships in Europe and soon the world

HED: $25 Raspberry Pi starts selling in Europe, elsewhere soon Just as Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world with his Model A, the scrappy lot at Raspberry Pi are doing the same with the computing world.

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Facebook adds news retrieval based on your assorted likes

Facebook is adding a news discovery function to its repertoire. Its new articles-related-to aggregation feature appears to exploit the popularity of apps like Flipbook, but it could also clog your news feed.

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Oracle rushes out another Java update, fixing 50 vulnerabilities

Oracle says Java 7u13 addresses 50 flaws, many of which left systems vulnerable to remote exploits.

FTC report suggests ways to improve mobile privacy

A new Federal Trade Commission report recommends best practices for mobile operating systems, app developers, and ad networks.

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Google maps North Korea using crowd-sourced data

Google relied on Map Maker, an online app that allows people from all over the world to contribute to making Google Maps

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Google vows to push legal reforms to protect user privacy

In recognition of Data Privacy Day, search giant Google spells out its efforts to protect and inform consumers about intrusions into their online lives.

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Hands on with Swipp: Compare global opinions in real time

A new social networking service, Swipp, builds on Facebook to enable not only sharing opinions but quick, graphical comparisons with the rest of your network and the web.

Facebook legal notice could get you cash, so don't trash it

If you received the recent legal notice from Facebook, you may be paid up to $10 as part of a settlement over Sponsored Stories dispute.

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New video standard is expected to be a bandwidth buster

The emerging standard HEVC codec promises better, faster HD video without clogging wireless networks, and will ably support 4K TV.

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Google files with FCC to build experimental wireless network

Google has submitted an application to build a wireless network near its headquarters, but many details about the project are designated as confidential, so analysts are speculating about the company's plans.

Kickstarter darling Pebble launches its smart watch

Pebble announced Wednesday that its smart watch has finally begun shipping.

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Sony looks to ultraslim Xperia Tablet Z to rebuild its cachet

Sony once had a reputation for building premium products that rivaled Apple's

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RIM's plan to license its new OS: Pros and cons of the strategy

After a tough year, RIM is looking forward to launching BlackBerry 10, and now its CEO hints that the company might license the operating system to partners for use in non-RIM devices. Is this a good move?

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Google expands encryption protection in Chrome browser

The search behemoth Google is following Mozilla and Apple in encrypting everyone's search queries, which will be implemented in the next version of Chrome.

Copyright suit pits Fair Use against unlicensed distribution

Civil rights groups argue against an AP lawsuit over use of its news, saying the ruling could restrict Internet innovation and affect time-shifting programming.