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Google celebrates Chromecast anniversary with 90 days of free music

Google is giving Chromecast owners a three-month trial of its Play Music All Access service. The media stick was introduced one year ago and has become a key piece of the company’s media content strategy.

on greenbot.com

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Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

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US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

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50,000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

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HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

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Free game alert: EA's giving away The Sims 2 after ending support for the game

From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.

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5 ways to use social media to boost your career prospects

Forget funny cat videos. Your social profiles can be a powerful tool to connect with employers.

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Google Maps' contextually aware Explore button shows you cool stuff nearby

If it's the morning, Google Maps' Explore feature will point you towards breakfast joints; if it's raining, it won't tell you to walk 30 minutes in the rain.

on greenbot.com

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EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Civil rights campaigners say uniform guidelines are necessary to prevent information that should be publicly available being suppressed

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In-depth interview: Pillars of Eternity's Josh Sawyer talks character creation, cloaks, and ten-foot poles

We sit down Pillars of Eternity with project lead Josh Sawyer for an in-depth look at character creation and the early stages of the game.

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GOG rolls out Linux PC game support ahead of schedule

Classic game distributor releases 50 Linux titles, and promises at least 50 more this fall.

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Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

You may not care about WeChat integration, but Razer is going to roll out the Nabu smartband soon in the U.S.

on techhive.com