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Amazon's average 'Mayday' response time is under 10 seconds

Forget waiting on hold: Amazon touts nearly instantaneous response times to support requests.

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Survey: Over half of cable subscribers would leave if they could

Cable customers are mad as hell, and won't take it any more...provided they can find an alternative.

Report: NSA facial recognition program collects 'millions' of photos from the Web

Newly leaked documents reveal a massive NSA program to collect and analyze photographs, according to the New York Times.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

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Rumors point to September 3rd launch for Galaxy Note 4

The rumored Galaxy Note 4 launch comes almost exactly a year after Samsung introduced the Note III.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

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Leaked screenshots show a brand new look for Gmail

Newly leaked images show a refreshed, app-inspired layout for Google's popular email service.

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Senators take issue with FCC's net neutrality proposal

A group of ten US Senators urge the FCC to drop the idea of a paid Internet "fast lane."

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Smithsonian art collection coming soon to an app near you

The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens up its digitized collection for use in third-party apps.

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Twitter tests out mute feature, may soon let you silence annoying tweets

You may soon be able to silence that annoying sportsball chatter in your timeline from Twitter's mobile app if a screenshot making the rounds is any indication.

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Atari E.T. cartridges dug out from under New Mexico landfill

Yep, it really happened: Filmmakers confirm that thousands of unsold copies of Atari's E.T. videogame ended up in a New Mexico landfill, confirming a 30-year-old legend.

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Comixology updates iOS app, removes in-app comic purchasing

You'll now have to go through Comixology's website to purchase new comics.

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Report: Verizon (unsuccessfully) challenged NSA surveillance program

The ruling against Verizon runs counter to a previous decision, which stated that the NSA's phone surveillance program may be unconstitutional.