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Big AMD wins: Capcom embraces Mantle, Samsung plans 4K FreeSync monitor line

Two new big-name partners are embracing AMD's game-enhancing technologies, Mantle and FreeSync.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

Flywheel stakes its claim as the ‘anti-Uber’ as it plans to expand

The cab-hailing app is well-known in San Francisco, but now it’s gearing up for a wider rollout as Uber battles poor public perception.

Walmart closes price-match loophole after scammers snag $90 PlayStation 4s

Walmart tightened up its online-price matching policy after a few customers took the big box retailer for a ride.

Privacy advocates release free 'Detekt' tool that finds surveillance malware

The tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists.

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The Aquanta smart water-heater controller promises to slash your energy bill

Heating water is the second-most energy-intensive activity inside your home. This box can turn your dumb water heater into a smart appliance.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.

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Sony a7 II digital camera cuts blur along five axes

The improved stability can eliminate the need for a tripod in some situations, according to Sony

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Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

China started blocking all Google services in late May

What to expect at the Consumer Electronics Show in January

The Consumer Electronics Association in New York gave a preview of some of the trends and products we can expect to see at CES 2015.

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Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm plans to co-develop the technology with Chinese partners

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Facebook bus drivers unionize amid concern about work conditions

The 87 drivers are employees of Facebook contractor Loop Transportation

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Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre

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Darkness, fog are no problem for NEC camera tech

The system uses image-processing algorithms instead of infrared lighting.