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Paul Ferrill has been writing about computers and networking for more than 25 years. He's had articles published in InfoWorld, Network World, PC Magazine, and a wide range of other publications. He's also the author of two books and currently working on a third.

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Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

If you can't make or design your own 3D printed stuff you can now customize a reseller's designs on Amazon.

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Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

Need to know what time it is in Tokyo or New York? Forget Google, keep tabs on three time zones on your desktop.

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The Pirate Bay launches mobile site to take torrents to your smartphone

The team at The Pirate Bay is making it easier to view and browse torrents on your mobile device.

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Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

You may not care about WeChat integration, but Razer is going to roll out the Nabu smartband soon in the U.S.

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Google Voice's website gets Hangouts integration, no Google+ account required

You can now use Hangouts to call your contacts via the Google Voice website even if you don't have a Google+ account.

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Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.

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New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

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Drop the Dropbox icon, and other notification area tweaks

Want to tweak the system tray/notification area on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1? Here's how.

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

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Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims

The big publishers lock down their e-books to their own detriment, according to a new study.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden plans to work on easy-to-use privacy tools

Edward Snowden has some plans for the future and they include making privacy and encryption tools easier to use.

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Get more out of the Windows Taskbar with these 3 shortcuts

Looking to cycle through your apps or just get a more standard right-click context menu? There are a few shortcuts for that.

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox may be popular, but Snowden is no fan of the file sync service.

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Verizon blaming Netflix for slow streaming speeds is an 'attempt at deception' says Internet backbone provider

Verizon says Netflix isn't buying enough bandwidth to deliver its streaming video to Verizon customers. But a major Internet backbone provider says that's just not the case.

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Google offers free Glass test drives in LA, SF, and NYC

You still need an appointment, but anyone in the U.S. is welcome to try out Glass for free in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

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