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Uber will add panic button to its app in India

The new Panic button will let riders quickly summon the police if they're in distress.

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How to unlock your Android device with your face

Let your face be your password! Would that be your passface? Faceword?

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The Pirate Bay comes back from the dead after two-month outage

The infamous torrent site returns after being offline for two months.

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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.


HTC is running behind schedule with its M7 and M8 Lollipop update

HTC will miss its goal of releasing a Lollipop update to US consumers within 90 days of receiving the OS from Google.

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Good luck scoring any points in Android's 'Flappy Droid' easter egg

Android Lollipop contains a hidden Flappy Bird clone. Here's how to find it and destroy your productivity.


Walmart's $25 Vudu Spark streaming stick is now available to the masses

Walmart's $25 streaming stick undercuts the competition's prices by a good margin.

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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How to change text message quick responses on Android Lollipop

Android's quick responses let you send a text message to a caller when you can't answer the phone. Customize them quickly and easily.

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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.


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.