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MegaUpload Founder Could Get His Property Returned

New Zealand authorities have admitted to making a procedural mistake before seizing Kim Dotcom's possessions.

Microsoft Restores Access to Phones That Couldn't Access Skype

Microsoft has fixed a bug that made it impossible for about a dozen models of Skype-certified phones to log into the service.

'Insatiable Demand' for Streaming Video Puts Pressure on Providers

Just as enterprise network managers brace for the flood of bandwidth-consuming content stemming from the NCAA men's basketball tournament, content delivery providers put in a significant amount of time preparing to meet the meteoric rise in demand.

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Amazon May Join Netflix and Hulu and Produce Original TV Content, Report Says

Amazon hired a Hollywood insider, triggering a guessing game as to whether the online behemoth may be joining Netflix and Hulu in producing original TV content for its online streaming business.

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VLC 2.0 Release Candidate Is Here; Android and iOS Versions Soon

VideoLAN introduces its first release candidate for VLC 2.0, and announces plans to port the new version to iOS and Android.

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Senate's Approach to Facebook and Netflix Should Be All or Nothing

Netflix wants to use Facebook's new "frictionless sharing" options, but it can't--thanks to a 1988 Senate bill.

Nearly 1 in 3 US Households Owns 4 or More TVs

A new study shows that Americans are still watching TV but more and more young people are finding it online.

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Viacom, EFF Are Odd Bedfellows in South Park Video Fair Use Lawsuit

Adversaries are allies in case involving South Park parody video.

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The Biggest Tech Fails and Flops of 2011

If you like train wrecks, 2011 was a fascinating year in personal technology.

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Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

These fantastic, well-known utilities are donationware--you can use them for free, but the developers ask for a contribution to keep their work going. Now is a great time to give back to the creators.

Q&A: How Digital Effects Gave 'The Muppets' New Freedom

Max Ivins, visual effects supervisor for Look Effects, explains how his team's work on 'The Muppets' might go unnoticed--unless you're a Muppeteer.

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10 Early-Bird Black Friday Deals Available This Weekend

Retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday by offering deep discounts the weekend before the official season opening of the holiday buying frenzy.

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CBS Said No To Apple TV Streaming, CEO Says

CBS CEO Les Moonves' remarks seem to confirm Apple's efforts to introduce a new monthly subscription service for streaming network television programming.

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