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Chinese seller of pirated software sentenced to 12 years in US prison

The operator of a website that sold more than $100 million worth of pirated software to customers worldwide was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in a U.S. federal prison.

Computex 2013 attendance flat over 2012

The number of people who visited Taiwan's Computex exhibition this year appears to have failed to meet the expectations of organizers and was largely unchanged from last year.

Apple's law-enforcement critics 'appreciative' of new activation lock

Two prominent law enforcers in the U.S. who have been pushing Apple to do more to combat iPhone theft say they appreciate a new feature previewed earlier Monday that could help make stolen iPhones more difficult for thieves to resell.

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Dashcams going high-def, high-tech

New models from dashcam makers add GPS location, G-force detection and better video quality.

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Acer shows 21-inch Android desktop

Taiwan's Acer is breaking Android out of its comfort zone and has installed the operating system on a 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop PC that is expected on sale in the U.S. later this year.

Mozilla taps Foxconn to build Firefox OS cellphones

Mozilla has signed on Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, to support its Firefox operating system in cellphones.

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Proposed law would make reprogramming cellphone IDs a crime

Reprogramming the identification number of a cellphone could be punishable with a prison sentence of up to five years under the terms of a proposed law announced Friday.

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Microsoft makes a play for the living room with Xbox One

Microsoft is making a big play for the living room with a new Xbox console that marries games with live TV, Internet browsing, music and Skype.

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Lawmakers press Google on Glass privacy

Eight members of the Congressional Bi-partisan Privacy Caucus want Google CEO Larry Page to tell them how Google Glass handles privacy issues.

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Microsoft responds to Larry Page remarks, but Oracle is quiet

Microsoft has responded to a high-profile put-down by Google CEO Larry Page, but Oracle, at least for now, won't be drawn into a public fight with the executive.

Larry Page wants to see your medical records

A day after breaking an almost year-long silence on a medical condition that had affected the way he speaks, Google co-founder Larry Page said Wednesday that people should be more open about their medical histories.

Google: More than 900 million Android activations served

Google's Android OS has more than 900 million users, the company said Wednesday at its I/O event began in San Francisco.

Google previews upcoming Maps features

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Google is adding a new level of personalization and a cleaner interface to its popular Maps product.

Google improves interface, photos in Google+ social network

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Google is adding 41 new features to its Google+ social network on Wednesday, including a richer interface that works better on mobile devices and some major enhancements to photo sharing.

Google launches subscription music service

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Google is rolling out a subscription music service that will bring users unlimited access to millions of songs in return for a monthly fee.