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Report reveals surprising Steam games usage secrets

Ars Technica crawled Steam profile pages to give us the first comprehensive look at sales data from the notoriously reticent retailer. More details inside.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.

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Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

A Start Menu and the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows are coming to Windows 8.1 at some unspecified time in the future, but you can get it today thanks to some helpful software.

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San Francisco wants to end Airbnb abuses with proposed rules

New regulations would require San Francisco Airbnb host to register with the city and limit rentals to 90 days a year.

on techhive.com

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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update

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Developers get access to more Sony camera features

The Camera Remote SDK allows access to settings such as touch autofocus and exposure

on techhive.com

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Intel projects Android will be in 80 percent to 90 percent of the tablets it expects to ship with its chips this year

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Google Glass one-day sale ends in a sell-out (and proof that people like white frames?)

All editions have been scooped up, but Google says it's looking for ways to expand the Explorer program.

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LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach

For almost an entire year beginning in March 2013, malicious attackers may have been harvesting customer information including credit card data, LaCie says.