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V3 Traverse review: great graphics performance for budget-minded gamers

V3 crams a dual GPU GTX 690 into a tiny PC costing $2,500. The result is superb gaming performance, but general performance lags a bit.

AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse

This compact gamng PC is housed in a surprisingly tinker-friendly chassis, and offers great overall performance.

AT&T to pay $700,000 fine and refund wireless customers over billing error

FCC fines AT&T over forcing customers to switch from pay-as-you-go to monthly data plans.

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File-sharer skips court date; hit with $1.5 million in fines

Illinois federal court hands out largest BitTorrent-related damages award ever.

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Twitter tests 'Like,' 'Star' buttons in place of 'Favorite'

The Favorite button lets people know that you either loved their tweet or wanted to remember it.

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Toshiba R945-P440

Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 review: Sturdy and so-so

The S945-P440 is a mediocre all-purpose laptop that might make a good family machine.

Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 review: Not so stylish, awesome screen, superb performance

The Inspiron 15R 7520 may not be an Ultrabook, but it certainly packs a wallop under the hood.

Best Buy

Best Buy will match online prices this holiday season

Retailers are wary of "showrooming," which refers to customers visiting brick-and-mortar retail outlets only for a hands-on look at merchandise, which they then buy cheaper online. To fight this, some retailers are offering discounts for buying in person and promoting sales staff expertise.

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Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

Facebook confirmed it has patched a security hole related to its phone number search.

Pandora reveals how much it pays per artist, says it's too much

Pandora founder says Internet radio licensing fees are too expensive, thanks to the RIAA.

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Pivotal piracy case could put copyright trolls out of business

An adult movie studio and five anonymous alleged copyright infringers will present their respective cases to court in a bellwether trial

10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever

Desktops are definitely not dead, and tablets and laptops aren't necessarily the future.

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Worldcam lets you search Instagram photos by location

Worldcam is a great way to see inside places that are otherwise restricted and/or difficult to access.

Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 review: Solidly budget-friendly

Unless you're looking for something very specific, such as an attractive exterior or serious processing power, the 15R is a great choice for budget-conscious shoppers.

Google Wallet for content: Google's latest plan to nickel-and-dime us on the Web

Google Wallet for content will let people pay for access to web articles using the Google Wallet mobile payment system