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Report pegs Apple, Microsoft as some of the world's most popular brands

The PC wars may be all but forgotten, but the two heavyweights from that battle are still the tech industry's biggest brands, according to a new study.

California DMV customers may be affected by a credit card breach

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is warning customers of a potential security breach affecting its payment processor.

AT&T exec takes to the Internet, takes Netflix to task in the process

Who should pay for heavy bandwidth usage? Netflix thinks it's up to the ISPs and carriers. AT&T isn't convinced.

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Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

There's now one less way to connect to Twitter from within Turkey, but the social network isn't yet blocked entirely.

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Report: Google thwarted Motorola's attempts to build the ultimate Google phone

The Google-Motorola marriage wasn't exactly a match made in Heaven, a new report suggests.

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VR, gesture-control tech superpowers join forces to create the Immersive Tech Alliance

The Oculus Rift may soon have some more friends: The Stereoscopic 3D Gaming Alliance rebrands itself and expands its focus to include hot gaming technologies such as gesture control and virtual reality.

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Court order forces Aereo out of Denver, Salt Lake City

The ongoing legal battle over Aereo means that residents of two cities have lost access to the controversial streaming service.

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Nakamoto recap: 48 hours in the bizarro saga of the Bitcoin creator's (possible) outing

This isn’t the Satoshi Nakamoto you’re looking for. Or is it?

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How to stream the Super Bowl to your computer, tablet, or smartphone

Can't be in front of a TV for Sunday's big game? Fox and Verizon have you covered.

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

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Google may be the last calculator you'll ever need

How many kilograms are in a pound? How many inches in a light year? What's the square root of 268? Google has the answer—here's how to get it.

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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How to get Justin Bieber out of your Twitter timeline

MAKE IT STOP MAKE THE BIEBER TWEETS STOP!!

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Gone viral: The memes and videos that defined 2013

Such memes. Very viral. So Internet. Much wow.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.