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Lenovo's Reach cloud service aims to replace local apps

Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.

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The New York Times joins IFTTT to provide users with targeted alerts

IFTTT.com announces the addition of an official New York Times channel to its news and event alert service.

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Meet Darknet, the hidden, anonymous underbelly of the searchable Web

Learn what lurks beneath the Internet you use every day—a place where free speech, and illicit activity, can flourish.

Pirate Bay introduces Web browser to elude censorship

The Pirate Bay introduced its own browser that can be used to circumvent censorship and blockades.

Bill Gates throws cold water on Google's dream of connecting the world

Microsoft chairman and humanitarian Bill Gates takes aim at the faddish culture of Silicon Valley, while people die from poverty and illness overseas.

Amazon Art launches with fine art from 4,500 artists, including Rockwell, Warhol, and Monet

Amazon has launched Amazon Art, a marketplace that includes more than 40,000 works of art by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Claude Monet from over 150 galleries and dealers.

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Feedly experiments with pay Pro accounts while maintaining free version

Feedly, the popular Google Reader replacement has introduced a pay Pro veriosn

How to shop online without a credit card

Diana Delgado asked if there are ways to shop online without the traditional piece of plastic.

Android one-click Google authentication method puts users, businesses at risk

A feature that allows Android users to authenticate themselves on Google websites without having to enter their account password can be abused by rogue apps to give attackers access to Google accounts, a security researcher showed Saturday at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas.

W3C's Web Storage technology goes live

The World Wide Web Consortium has finalized its specification for Web Storage, a technology that would give Web applications more flexibility in storing data on user machines.

Report: Google tests local news card to keep you updated on what's happening nearby

The new card would deliver "hyper-local" information relevant to where you live or work.

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Groups oppose proposed change to Internet content 'safe harbor'

A proposed change to U.S. law that would allow websites to be liable for content posted by users is a "dangerous path," according to a group of tech trade groups and legal scholars.

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How to get a full-screen Gmail compose window every time

Like Gmail's new front-and-center mail-composition window? Here's how to make it the default setting.

Study: Google accounts for 25 percent of all Internet traffic

The diversified range of new products being built and provided by Google now make the company accountable for nearly 25 percent of all Internet traffic, up from a mere 6 percent just three years ago, according to a new study.

First global top-level domain signed is Arabic for .web

An Australian registrar has signed the first global top-level domain contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).