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Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C Review: AMD Takes on Intel's Ultrabook

AMD-powered ultraportable laptop is as thin and light as an Ultrabook, but can't match the performance of its Intel-based rivals.

Streaming Music is…Good for Music Labels?

Warner Music Group reports 8% of its total revenue comes from streaming music services. CD buying is down, but so perhaps is piracy.

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Pinterest is (Finally) Open for Business

You no longer need an invitation to join social networking site Pinterest.

Starbucks, Square Partner Up to Make Paying for Coffee Even Easier

Starbucks will begin processing all debit and credit card transactions with Square, and will invest $25 million in the startup.

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Sony VAIO SVT13114GXS Review: Attractive Ultrabook Lacks in Performance, Display, and Audio

This business-oriented Ultrabook has a dim screen and a quiet headphone jack—not ideal for on-the-go users.

Bingo Friendzy App Lets Facebook Users Gamble Real Money

Users must sign up for a special Bingo Friendzy account, which requires the user's e-mail address and physical address.

10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Wi-Fi-Only Tablet

Use these tips to download books, make phone calls, and get other vital information--all without investing in an expensive, built-in data plan.

Alienware M17x R4 Review: Mobile Gaming at its Finest

Here's a huge, powerful desktop replacement laptop at a surprisingly affordable price.

McAfee Social Protection Locks Down Your Facebook Photos

A new Facebook app lets users share protected, un-shareable photos on Facebook.

Verizon to Allow Third-Party Tethering Apps on Android Phones

The FCC has determined that Verizon is not allowed to prevent its customers from downloading third-party tethering apps and circumventing the carrier's extra $20 tethering charge.

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Internet Titans Team Up to Form Lobbying Group

Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay want the group to educate lawmakers about how the Internet affects their districts.

Acer TimelineUltra M5 Review: Big Screen, Few Pixels

This attractive 15.6-inch Ultrabook represents a downgrade from its predecessor in storage and performance.

HP Envy 4 Review: The Most Stylish Ultrabook Yet

The HP Envy 4 is aptly named--this Ultrabook's premium design and subtle pop of color makes it the envy of ultraportables everywhere.

Hacker Arrested for 2008 DDoS Attacks on Amazon.com

A 25-year-old Russian was arrested Wednesday for planning and executing DDoS attacks on Amazon, eBay, and Priceline back in 2008.

Hands-Free Texting Now Legal in California

California's "Freedom to Communicate" bill lets users dictate text messages while driving.

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