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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

Here are the six best free tools for the geeky foodie.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

Here are the 12 best free tools for the productive businessperson.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The media buff

Here are the 13 best free tools for the media buff.

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Google gets proprietary about Hangouts, asks rivals to share

Google, one of the open source standbys, is getting some grief for locking down Google+ Hangouts. But the search giant points out that Microsoft isn't sharing, either.

Deep inside Waze, the hot new target of Facebook and Google's affection

Crowdsourced navigation tool Waze may be in play for acquisition. Here's the background on this commuter's tool, its mission, and where an acquisition might lead.

Lyft rideshare service gears up for international expansion

Lyft, the ridesharing service known for its fleet of pink mustache-festooned cars, is eyeing international expansion supported by its biggest funding round yet.

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Google improves desktop voice search in new Chrome update

Google introduced its new Conversational Search feature with the Chrome 27 update, heralding a new age of asking the computer silly questions.

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Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

Google trumpets small speed boost to Chrome 27

Google upgrades Chrome to version 27, touting it as 5% faster as it patched 13 vulnerabilities.

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Yahoo's 1TB of Flickr storage may signal bigger cloud plans

With Flickr now offering users 1TB of free photo storage, Yahoo may just be getting started when it comes to cloud storage.

Yahoo overhauls Flickr with one free terabyte for every user

Yahoo may have just spent more than $1 billion to add Tumblr to its portfolio, but changes to Flickr grabbed much of the focus at a Monday afternoon press briefing.

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5 Gmail tips for power users

Gmail's newest features include ways to search for old emails, quickly add meetings to your calendar, send large files and more. Here's a look at five of Google's latest email features to help you make the most of the popular Web-based service.

Petcube lets you entertain your cat with a laser pointer over the Web while you're at work

In order to bridge the gap between owners’ busy schedules and pets’ overall gullibleness, Petcube allows users to entertain their pets with a remote-controlled laser pointer over the Web.

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Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

SAP updates line-of-business cloud apps

Selling SaaS (software as a service) applications aimed at specific lines of business is one way that SAP has tried to stake a claim in the world of cloud computing and during the Sapphire conference it unveiled a broad series of updates to the portfolio.