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11 PC game sequels that put the originals to shame

All too many game sequels lack the ingenuity and originality that made the originals so much fun. That's not the case with these reboots: They're way better than the games that spawned them.

Grab these ghost-hunting PC tools when paranormal activity is at its peak

Scary noises. Darting shadows. Hazy apparitions. Your PC can detect, document, or debunk them.

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YouTube mobile apps to go offline in November (in a good way)

Offline viewing is coming to YouTube, but the fine details remain murky.

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'Official' YouTube app back in Windows Phone Store

After Microsoft and Google settled their differences, a Microsoft-authored YouTube app is back in the Windows Phone Store.

10 puzzle games that will bend your brain

Bend the rules of physics. Build bridges for blobs. It's all in good fun.

The new Redbox app for Windows 8 isn't perfect, but it sure is handy

The new Redbox app in the Windows Store eliminates most of the minor irritations associated with frequenting the cardinal-colored kiosks.

Dish Network wants users to move beyond scrolling through channel guides to find good TV

Dish Network moves beyond its traditional channel guide to app-based program selection via its Hopper DVR.

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Hello Max! Netflix debuts digital personal assistant for U.S. users on PlayStation 3

The online-streaming service Friday introduced a trial run for Max, the company’s take on services like Siri and Google Now. Max will work only with the PlayStation 3.

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EFF asks for help defeating podcast patent troll

A 1996 podcasting patent is in the crosshairs of two digital rights groups, which are hoping the public will help them get the patent invalidated.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The techno traveler

Here are the six best free tools for the techno traveler.

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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Here are the six best free tools for the connected commuter.

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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The media buff

Here are the 13 best free tools for the media buff.

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Google tells Microsoft to shut down its YouTube app for Windows Phone

Google on Wednesday demanded that Microsoft yank its YouTube app for Windows Phone from the market and disable any downloaded copies of the app, according to Wired.com, which received a copy of Google's cease and desist letter.

It is a good day to Bing: Microsoft adds Klingon support

As part of a marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures to promote the latest Star Trek movie, Microsoft will add Klingon to the languages available at Bing Translator on the Web and in a Windows Phone 8 app.