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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.

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Sony's e-paper smartwatch prototype has been hiding in plain sight

The group inside Sony that developed the watch featured it in a crowdfunding project, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Prices for AMD's powerful Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card plunge another $200

The ridiculously powerful GPU's prices have dropped steadily after debuting at $1500.

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Samsung wants the ITC to block Nvidia chips in the US

The complaint is the latest in a series of legal maneuvers in a patent fight between the two companies.

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Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble

A robotic security force from robotics company Knightscope helps patrol Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus.

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How to turn off automatic app updates on Android and install apps manually

Don't want Android to update your apps behind your back? No problem.

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Volvo gives Google Cardboard new life, uses it to preview new cars

Google Cardboard may be just a novelty, but Volvo shows how it could be put to good use.