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San Francisco wants Uber and Lyft drivers to get business permits

San Francisco is sending letters to over 37,000 ridesharing drivers to notify them of the city's business permit requirement.

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Nuu X4 review: Low-end, even by low-end standards

The X4 will cover your basic smartphone needs, but little else.

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Researchers: Attackers could use holes in Firefox add-ons to target your PC

Researchers from Northwestern University discover how an attacker could write a Firefox add-on that takes advantage of security holes in other Firefox add-ons to do its bidding.

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What's that emoji mean? It all depends on the device you're using

That emoji you see on Android may mean something completely different to an iOS user, according to a research study.

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UC Irvine gets into the esports game with a gaming arena and scholarships

The university will build an esports arena and livestreaming studio, and offer scholarships to competitive gamers starting this fall.

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Add-ins are coming to Microsoft Office for Mac

Office for Mac's forthcoming add-in support is one of a number of new add-in features coming to Microsoft's productivity suite.

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Oculus Rift preorders get free shipping as customers get restless

A component shortage has slowed the rollout of the long-awaited VR headset, prompting Oculus to extend a goodwill gesture toward its customers.

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Microsoft has some 'surprises' in the works for Live Tiles

The company will have some improvements to Live Tiles to show at next week's Build conference, but it isn't saying what just yet...

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Lowe's, Microsoft team up to help you design your new kitchen

Need help designing your new kitchen? A HoloLens-powered virtual kitchen showroom will arrive at Seattle-area Lowe's stores later this month.

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Facebook celebrates March Madness with a basketball game in its Messenger app

The hidden basketball game lets you practice shooting your free throws. Good luck getting any work done now.

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Skylake-based Dell XPS 13 with Linux arrives in the US

The fifth-generation XPS 13 developer edition ships with a Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of memory, and Ubuntu Linux.

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Microsoft reverses course, says 'no thanks' to Bitcoin payments

The company's change in policy comes after accepting the cryptocurrency to pay for goods on the Windows Store for over a year.

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Google researchers are going on an epic road trip to get your feedback

Google's user feedback team will visit seven cities across the US to get input from people like you.

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Outmatched by Twitter and Facebook, Meerkat steps away from live streaming

Although it isn't giving specifics on its future, Meerkat hinted at a video-centric social network that's focuses on smaller groups.

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MLB Snapchat Day is on deck for March 11th

Big-league players share photos and videos on Snapchat from the dugouts during Spring Training games this coming Friday.