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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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This wildly ambitious PC uses copper foam and custom engineering to pack big power in a small, silent package

The Silent Power mini-PC and its innovative cooling solution is eye-catching, but its independent crowdfunding campaign raises some red flags.

Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

The agency apologizes for spying on computers used in a Senate investigation.

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Samsung to investors: Don’t worry, we’re releasing even more phones

During an earnings call that drew the ire of investors, a Samsung executive promised two new flagship devices and even more mid-range phones.

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BlackBerry Messenger beta freely available for Windows Phone

After a month or two in private beta, BlackBerry's flagship messaging app is now available to the public at large.

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PSA: Amazon Appstore giving 30 premium Android apps away for free

The two-day sale makes many excellent games, reference tools, and other paid apps available for free.

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How to move Outlook Data to a new PC

Bringing your documents and spreadsheets to a new PC is easy. But if you use Outlook, moving your email, contacts, and appointments may be a bit tricky.

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AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops

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Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Facebook's Internet.org app gives Zambia mobile users free, basic Internet access

Mobile users in Zambia get free access to services like Wikipedia, Google and Facebook

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Large-screen iPhones could pose a threat to Google's dominance, said Strategy Analytics

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans

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Intel's Raspberry Pi-like MinnowBoard Max behind schedule, selling at a premium

The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it

Smartwatches and activity trackers have serious abandonment issues

Some 33 percent of all wearable owners stop using their gadgets after six months. Jon Phillips tackles smartband attrition rates, the ugly Runtastic Orbit, and Android Wear's one-month report card in Episode 11 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

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