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Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.

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Google Drive gets an activity stream

Users will see a list of actions taken by colleagues on their files and folders.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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Beyond Verbal knows how you're feeling, brings emotion analysis to mobile apps

Machines are becoming more human-like every day: Beyond Verbal is a Web service that can figure out your mood just by listening to the tone of your voice.

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Create a website the easy way

With the right online help, you can create a unique website--or even a store--without spending a lot of money

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Vimeo moves to default HTML5 player, says videos load faster

Vimeo has rebuilt its video player using HTML5.

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FileThis: A better file cabinet for the digital age

FileThis emerges from beta with a sleek redesign and powerful automated tools for retrieving, filing, and searching all manner of electronic documents.

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Evernote promises to fix bugs after writer's detailed critique

Evernote's CEO vows to focus on quality as well as better design

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

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State fining Deloitte $15,000 per day over glitchy computer system

The state of Florida is also withholding $3 million in payments to the systems integrator

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Wall Street Beat: Economic growth, software news and BlackBerry deal boost tech stocks

Oracle results offered some bright spots, and BlackBerry's step away from hardware cheers investors

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Tabs return to Yahoo Mail

You complained, Yahoo listened. Tabs are back, but in a different look than before.

Frustrated users complain about SkyDrive problems after Windows 8.1 update

The drumbeat of reports that Windows 8.1 has affected the SkyDrive cloud storage has grown louder.

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And here's Google's inevitable Christmas-themed Easter egg: Karaoke carols on demand

This year's offering will turn your (non Windows Phone) smartphone into a seasonal karaoke machine!

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Data discovery to become main focus of BI vendors, Gartner says

Half of all BI (business intelligence) implementations will incorporate machine data streams by 2017, according to a new report