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Marriott now says it won't block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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The hotel operator will look for other ways to secure its own networks

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Google Maps 9.3 adds shareable directions in latest app update

You can finally eliminate that annoying message about optimizing your device location settings for Maps.

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Google halts Glass Explorer sales, amid leadership changes and lagging development

Google will discontinue the $1,500 Glass Explorer Edition, with no consumer launch in sight.

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Total War: Attila preview: Total, brutal, unrelenting war

Spoiler: Attila the Hun is a bad, bad dude, and that whole 'Fall of Rome' thing? Yeah, that was pretty messed up too.

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Marriott backs off from blocking Wi-Fi hotspots but leaves its FCC petition open

The hotel's attempted ban seemed like a shameless grab for Wi-Fi fees, but the hotel chain maintains it's just concerned about rogue hotspots.

Xiaomi's new phablet seeks to outdo Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The handset maker unveiled its Xiaomi Note in Beijing Thursday. It has a 5.7-inch screen and is a fraction of a millimeter thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Adobe Lightroom finally lands on Android

Adobe opted to build the app for phones first, with an Android tablet version still in the works.

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Laugh sensor among oddball wearables at Japanese expo

Some devices were conceived with the best intentions, but the execution fell flat. Still, you can't beat the ingenuity some of these vendors displayed.

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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Twitch adds a music section, free tracks to make up for copyright crackdown

Streamers who want to add some background music can choose from more than 500 songs, with no risk of being muted.

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Protecting your business: A guide to liability, security, and responsibility for freelancers

As a freelancer, properly securing sensitive data can make or break your business and your future.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box Mini is a media streamer the size of a phone charger

Admire the $30 streaming video device for its impressive engineering, but don't hold your breath for a U.S. launch.

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This ad company is using Verizon's unstoppable supercookies to track you

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

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Wavelength wants to make sharing digital movies as easy as sharing physical DVDs

Wavelength relies on a loophole in UltraViolet's terms to let you legally share your digital movies with others.