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Turkish government threatens to cut off Twitter access—again

The country's government wants Twitter to block a newspaper's account after it published details on a secret government investigation.

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Report: Google may purchase Softcard to boost its mobile payment efforts

The purported deal may cost Google less than $100 million, according to TechCrunch.

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The UHD Alliance wants to make 4K TV more than just a curiosity

Major TV makers and content producers team up to make 4K HDTV matter.

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Twitter looks to expand advertising efforts beyond its own site

Twitter looks to team up with publishers to display ads on other websites.

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Steam hits 8.5 million concurrent users, shows PC gaming still has plenty of life

PC gaming isn't dead yet, and Steam's explosive growth in the past two years is proof.

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Twitter's upcoming video publishing feature comes into focus

Verified Twitter accounts can request access to new video publishing tools; the rest of us will have to wait.

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The top 10 memes, viral videos, and online goings-on that defined 2014

What was it for you—Kitten Jam? The Ice Bucket Challenge? Relive some of the hottest happenings on the Internet from the past year.

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'The Interview' makes it big on YouTube, becomes one of the Web's top videos

Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film becomes a hit on legal streaming sites—and torrent sites as well.

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'OK Google' could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

Goolge experiments with bringing spoken commands and questions to Chromebooks, and Dev Channel users can take it for a spin.

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It sounds like something out of old spy movies, but it isn't.

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New Windows 10 screenshots surface as Build 9901 leaks

Cortana, taskbar tweaks, and an updated titlebar for Modern UI apps are among the highlights of the leaked Build 9901.

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Double Fine announces Grim Fandango Remastered release date, Day of the Tentacle revival

Double Fine announces a release date for one LucasArts retro game revival—and introduces another.

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Portland comes down hard on Uber drivers, threatens large fines

Uber drivers operating in Portland, Oregon risk fines up to $5000 as the ridesharing service comes to the city.

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How to set up battery saver mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Battery running dry? Android Lollipop's battery saver feature can help eke it out until you get home.

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Master notifications in Android Lollipop with Notification Priority and Downtime

Android Lollipop's new notifications features can help keep new email messages from disturbing you as you try to fall asleep.