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App.net introduces invitation-only free accounts

Starting today, you can get into App.net for free—provided you know somebody who already uses the social network.

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Google announces $1299 touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Unlike earlier Chromebooks, which had basic specs and low costs, the Chromebook Pixel announced Thursday has touchscreen capability, a high-quality display, and pricing that starts at $1299.

Watch as NASA livestreams asteroid 2012 DA14's visit

Catch a glimpse of asteroid 2012 DA14's close encounter with Earth by following NASA's livestream.

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Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested

We tested security suites on PCs, tablets, and phones to evaluate how well they protect against viruses and other threats.

The geekiest stuff we saw at CES 2013

For techies like ourselves, CES is the Greatest Show on Earth (P.T. Barnum, eat your heart out). So trust us when we tell you these are the things from CES that you don’t want to miss. You’ll thank us later.

14 CES slates that break the tablet mold

Impressive new tablets range from gamer tablets, drop-proof and tabletop tablets, to tablets with built-in TVs.

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New Lego Mindstorms will bring better robotics to kids and grown-ups alike

Like building with Mindstorms kits? Lego has something for you, but you'll have to wait a while...

Web browser showdown: Which Windows app is really the best?

Which browser is best? We pit the top contenders against one another in a battle for Web browser supremacy.

This Lego 'Star Wars' Landspeeder Must Become a Real Set

Ever dream of owning Luke Skywalker's landspeeder from the original Star Wars film? You might be able to if this proposed Lego set comes to pass...

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Profiles in Geekdom: Musician Adam Young of Owl City

We catch up with synthpop artist Adam Young of Owl City to discuss his tech tools of the trade, what goes into producing a song, and his favorite Internet meme.

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Get Nyan Cat Faxed to You With Nyan Fax

Fax machines may not be as common as they once were, but don't tell that to these guys.

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TechHive: Social Network Privacy Settings Compared

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Facebook, Google+, and Twitter all have settings that let you tweak what others can see on your profile--but navigating them can be a bit of a mess. Here's a guide.

Google Announces Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'

The next update for Android, due in mid-July, will feature upgraded search, better responsiveness, and more.

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Profiles in Geekdom: Alex Plank of Wrong Planet

We speak with Alex Plank, creator or autism community Wrong Planet, on how tech has helped those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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LinkedIn Hack FAQ: What You Need to Know

Worried that your LinkedIn account has fallen victim to hackers? Here's what to do next to safeguard your account.