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Official at digital currency service pleads guilty to money laundering

Liberty Reserve helped launder $6 billion worth of proceeds related to criminal activity, the DOJ has alleged

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Cheaper solid state batteries hint at longer-lasting wearables

An alternative to lithium-ion promises twice the energy storage in watch-friendly shapes and sizes.

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Adtran lays groundwork for superfast broadband over copper

The first commercial networks are expected next year, using a high-speed ADSL technology.

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Ebay may begin accepting Bitcoin payments via its Braintree platform

Braintree, part of eBay's PayPal unit, may soon add Bitcoin to its accepted forms of payment.

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

50 Cent's headphones will measure your heart rate

Biometric headphones that measure your heart rate will be out later this year from SMS Audio. Follow reporter Nick barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Microsoft internally debated rebranding Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago, Microsoft employees debated the pros and cons of renaming Internet Explorer, employees said on Reddit. They also offered their thoughts on upcoming extensions and versions of the browser on other platforms.

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Rimini Street did steal Oracle's intellectual property, judge says

The third-part support company had claimed defamation, but a federal judge found Oracle's accusations were true

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Arise, Swarmbots! Harvard lets loose army of independent robots

The Harvard Kilobots provide a glimpse into how machines can mimic biological processes

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YouTube starts cleaning up its streaming apps, starting with Xbox One

A new channel guide offering access to subscriptions highlights the changes to the YouTube app for Xbox One. Other streaming devices should see a similar update in the coming weeks.

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New World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets release date

Coming up on ten years old, World of Warcraft gets its fifth expansion. Blizzard also showed off the game's first (gorgeous) cinematic on Thursday.

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Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

So do the math: If Android and iOS have more share, that means Windows Phone and its competitors have even less share than before. Less than 3 percent, according to IDC.

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What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?

The chairman and CEO of Racepoint Global sees CMOs increasingly in the driver's seat -- but the best CIOs will strike a smart partnership