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Holiday cooking tip: Windows 8's Food & Drink hands-free mode keeps your screen clean

The Food & Drink app's hands-free mode will keep your Christmas ham's succulent juices from smearing your device's display.

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How to track Santa's Christmas Eve journey online, on Android, and on Facebook or Twitter

Thanks to an abundance of social, mobile, and web-wide options, keeping tabs on the Jolly Old Elf has never been easier.

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How to turn any Web page into an impromptu Music app playlist in Windows 8.1

A hidden new addition to Windows 8.1 can create long, impromptu playlists based on any artist or topic in mere seconds.

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Google: Government takedown requests rose during first half of 2013

Google says it received 3,846 requests from governments around the globe asking for takedowns between January and June 2013, a 68 percent increase from requests during the second half of 2012.

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Tabs return to Yahoo Mail

You complained, Yahoo listened. Tabs are back, but in a different look than before.

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Steam Machine prototype teardown reveals a tinkerer's delight

IFixit got its grubby paws on one of Valve's Steam machine prototypes, and liked what they found inside.

Second season of Netflix's House of Cards will stream in 4K... sometimes

You're going to need a new TV to see Kevin Spacey scheme in glorious pixel-packed 4K resolution.

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From donkeys to dongles: Google's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Oh, there were a lot of new hardware products and services, too.

Modern-style Viber app lands on Windows 8 and Windows RT

A mere week after launching a new direct calling service, Viber is expanding yet again.

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Easily find far-flung customization options with Windows' secret GodMode

All of Windows' customization options, all in one place.

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4K goes wide: LG to introduce cinematic UltraHD PC monitor at CES 2014

But expect to reach deep into your pocket to bask in the pixel-packed goodness.

Amazon rolls out interest-free payment plans for Kindle Fire HDX tablets

Amazon really, REALLY wants to get a Kindle Fire tablet in your hands, and it's no wonder why: Kindle owners spend gobs of cash on Amazon.com.

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Bing boosts Satori on eightfold path to search englightenment

Bing's search results are now closer to what you'd expect from Google. And in some cases, Bing now turns up data that Google doesn't.

Yahoo Mail slowly recovers from epic outage, but some problems linger on

The Great Yahoo Mail Outage of 2013 is almost over, but IMAP and undelivered mail still plague the service.

Google Sheets adds offline spreadsheet editing for Chrome users

You can now tinker with Google Sheets spreadsheets away from the web. FINALLY.