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Minecraft Pocket Edition Review: Build Blocky Masterpieces on the Go

Minecraft PE offers a nice balance between the classic desktop version of the game and optimization for a mobile platform.


'Hurt Locker' Studio Sues 2,514 Over Copyright Infringement

Voltage Pictures has filed a new lawsuit against 2,514 unnamed defendants, all of whom are accused of illegally downloading the Academy Award-winning movie.

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Black Boxes in All New Cars

Starting in 2015, all new commercial automobiles will be equipped with Event Data Recorders.

Apple Gives $29 Snow Leopard Upgrade Away for Free to Some

Apple is giving its three-year-old operating system upgrade away in an effort to promote iCloud.

The Most Annoying Android Apps

Some of the most popular apps for Android devices access too much information, suck too much data, or use up all of your battery life. Here's a list of apps to watch out for--and why.


Twitter Tech Support: How Effective Is Tweeting a Tech Problem?

Companies do answer customer support questions sent via Twitter. Here's how they handle it and how to be heard when you tweet your problem.

Instagram, Facebook Deal Sparks Privacy Concerns: Here's How to Quit

Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion, irking longtime users--here's how to gather up your photos and run.


HP Z1 Workstation Review: Pretty, Powerful, and Pricey, but Not Perfect

The expensive Z1 all-in-one has both brains and beauty, but it also has some issues that are impossible to ignore.

Lenovo C325 Review: An Unimpressive All-in-One, All Around

This all-in-one desktop may not pack much power, but it is budget-friendly, space-friendly, and environment-friendly.

Apple Developing Flashback Malware Removal Tool

Apple is taking steps to combat the malware currently infecting almost 600,000 Macs.

Photon Android App Review: This Puzzler Needs Polishing

This Android app is attractive and addictive, but it needs some work.


Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review: An Inexpensive, Media-Centric Tyke

This nettop doesn't have a lot going for it, but it is small and portable, and it comes with a multimedia remote.

Terrapets Android App Review: A Pokemon-FarmVille Hybrid

Catch and tame mysterious creatures--and make them fight--in this free but disjointed Android 'terraforming' game.


Scramble With Friends: This Fast-Paced Word-Finding Game Brings Out the Competitor in You

Though fun to play, Scramble With Friends suffers from its share of problems, including occasional crashes and no solo gameplay option.


Anonymous Attacks China, Defaces Hundreds of Websites

Several of the hacked websites belonged to local Chinese government organizations and lower-level government agencies.