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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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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.

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Blame Heartbleed: HealthCare.gov requires users to change their passwords

It's been a tough go for HealthCare.gov users. Now you can add "Heartbleed" to the list of concerns surrounding the site.

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Survey: Americans aren't keen on drones, Google Glass-like devices

Amazon and Google have some work to do to win over Americans if this survey from the Pew Research Center is any indication.

Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!

44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report

Never sent a tweet from your Twitter account? You're not alone. Far from it.

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Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in 22 days

Jules Verne would be impressed, but it's only one step toward an attempt to provide Internet access to remote areas.

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Report: Android TV shows Google hasn't given up on set-up boxes

OK, so Google TV never took off. Enter Android TV, a new set-up box interface according to leaked documents.

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Report: More ads are coming to Twitter--a lot more

You can expect to see as many as 15 new kids of ads in the near future, according to the Wall Street Journal.