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Coinbase to launch first licensed U.S. Bitcoin exchange

The move follows plans for a regulated Bitcoin exchange by the Winklevoss twins.

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Brian Fargo reveals Bard's Tale IV, the first Bard's Tale sequel in 27 years

Brian Fargo and inXile pull another classic franchise out of the back catalog in order to give it the Wasteland 2 treatment.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

Coinbase to open regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines hacked ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

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Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

Motorola returns to China, touts phone customization

Motorola is back in China after a two year hiatus and it's hoping that smartphone customization is the way to win over customers in a crowded marketplace.

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Malaysia Airlines attacked, big data dump threatened

Users trying to reach the airline's website found a graphic from Lizard Squad

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Walmart's $25 Vudu Spark streaming stick is now available to the masses

Walmart's $25 streaming stick undercuts the competition's prices by a good margin.

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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DirectX 12 just sneaked into Windows 10, but you can't use it yet

It's official: DirectX 12 is here, though it's not very handy in its current form.

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Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco

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Blitzkrieg 3 hands-on preview: An asynchronous war of your own making

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight on the asynchronous multiplayer maps!"

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North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Reported launch would be first in a big expansion planned for this year

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NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

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Here's the Windows 10 preview user forum on Microsoft's site

Microsoft wants to hear what you have to say about Windows 10, and this is where you can do it.