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Walmart's testing a $50 Amazon Prime competitor

Walmart reportedly plans to take on Amazon this summer with an invite only trial program that offers unlimited free delivery for a low annual fee.

Firefox 38 arrives with contentious closed-source DRM integrated by default

Firefox 38 arrives with its most controversial feature yet: a content decryption module that enables users to watch copy-protected HTML5-based video.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are finally ready to bring 4K movies to your home theater

Ultra HD is coming to Blu-ray. Licensing will begin this summer.

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Samsung introduces Artik: An all-new Internet of Things development platform

Manufacuturer to offer a $100,000 prize to the developer who creates the best Artik-based product designed to reduce water consumption.

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Skype's amazing real-time Translator Preview now available to all

Forget about signing up, just download the futuristic Skype app from the Windows Store.

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$4.4 billion AOL buy can make Verizon more than just another dumb pipe

Verizon already had ambitions of being a content creator, but an AOL buy would help broaden those ambitions.

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3 simple tips to get the most out of your webcam

Everybody loves webcams, but are you getting the most out of yours with a proper video chat environment and finding uses for it beyond video chat?

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Meet Chip, an ultra-tiny $9 PC that makes the Raspberry Pi's price seem luxurious

Looking for a microPC, but even the Raspberry Pi's $35 price tag is too high a price? How about this $9 bargain basement model?

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This janky prototype paved the way for Microsoft Surface

Every device starts out with a rough prototype, but it's rare to get a good look at the humble beginnings of a popular device.

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3 surprisingly easy PC repairs you should do yourself

You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.

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Google tweak lets you order pizza, burgers, and more directly from search results

Looking for pizza delivery? Now you can start your order with Google.

This Chrome extension helps color-blind users see the web

If you need help discerning colors online this new Chrome extension from Google could help.

New database taps LinkedIn to watch the NSA watchers

An advocacy group has figured out a way to study the security state without dependence on leakers. But does it unnecessarily put intelligence workers at risk?

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Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

The Home Depot is aiming to the largest retailer yet to support Apple Pay, as long as it can cut a deal with Apple.

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Cox brings gigabit Internet to additional cities, with more planned for summer

Gigabit Internet is all the rage in the United States and Cox is the latest company to roll out blazing fast Internet to more markets.