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Sony eyes ad-supported music streaming warily after Taylor Swift's Spotify freak out

Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify's free tiers. Is Sony starting to sing the same tune?

This secret power menu unlocks Windows' visual effects options

Want to add a little shadow to your mouse pointer or get rid of window animations? Here's how.

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Intel-powered MICA is a luxury smart cuff for women

Most smartwatches treat women's fashion as an afterthought, but it's the focus of a new smart band from Intel and Opening Ceremony.

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Far Cry 4 isn't broken on PCs like Assassin's Creed: Unity is

Far Cry 4 landed on PCs today, and unlike Ubisoft's OTHER recent big-name release, it's a gorgeous, competent PC port.

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Nokia begins life after Microsoft with Android-powered iPad mini rival

The N1 tablet was developed with Foxconn and will start shipping in February

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SkyKick promises simpler migration to Office 365

Cloud services mean you don't have to run your own servers but for email, few companies want to start from scratch

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ZigBee 3.0 promises one smart home standard for many uses

The ZigBee Alliance is unifying multiple profiles under ZigBee 3.0.

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Google program mimics human brains and vision to automatically caption photos

A neural network-based system scores above average in writing natural captions.

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Project management apps: Zoho, Podio, LiquidPlanner tackle tasks in unique ways

Projects and people differ, and so should project management apps. These three offer time, data, and collaboration tools with advantages over bigger-name competition.

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New benchmark puts Nvidia and Apple mobile chips ahead of Intel's Atom

TabletMark V3 now supports iOS and Android for productivity and photo editing tests.

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Casio's new camera lets golfers check their swing via Wi-Fi

The latest Exilim camera has touchless controls for recording and sending video on the links

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Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

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Adobe can now send customized messages to beacon apps

The company is hoping its customers will use analytics features to prevent messaging fatigue