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FTC will target patent trolls, commissioner says

The agency, even while studying patent assertion entities, can take action against unfair practices, Brill says

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Hangouts adds smarter location sharing, phone number search, and zany stickers

The app is also now a darker shade of green, better matching Google's Material Design.

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Instagram celebrates 300 million users with verified badges for VIPs

Facebook's photo-filtering app is now more popular than Twitter.

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Netflix sets ambitious goal for original content, aims for 20 new shows a year by 2019

If you love House of Cards, Lilyhammer, or Bojack Horseman on Netflix, good news: More shows like them are on the way.

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Cisco buying Neohapsis for security brainpower

The small Chicago firm will add to Cisco's security services expertise

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FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing over 14 million records per second

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Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call centers

It's the first of 'many' future joint offerings from the companies

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Microsoft's Insights for Office adds context as you write

Microsoft's Insights for Office treats your Word document as a live Web page, allowing you to search for more information on words and phrases you highlight.

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: A perfectly charming, family friendly platformer

The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).

Buy the best PC laptop: 5 gotchas to avoid

Buying a laptop is a critically important tech decision—so avoid these five pitfalls at all costs.

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Android Wear update adds name-brand watchfaces and interface improvements

Google's smartwatch OS is getting a lot more pop-culture aware. And that's just the beginning of what looks to be a killer update.

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HTC says its upcoming wearable is not a smartwatch

Forget those rumors of an Android Wear watch from HTC. The company says it'll have a different kind of wearable to show off next month.

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Jolla sells 7,200 Sailfish OS tablets, starts adding extra features

Jolla promises to start shipping its Sailfish OS tablets in the second quarter of 2015.

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OnePlus One ditches its funky invite system for the holidays, lets anybody buy a phone

OnePlus promises to get you a phone in time to tuck under the tree. It's a Christmas miracle!