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Netflix whips up 3D VR viewing room for Oculus Rift during company hack day

It may not become a real product. But Netflix's hack day Oculus Rift interface is so cool, how could it not?

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Analysis of Ferguson tweets shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

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Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

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Get productive in the new school year with the best free Android apps for students

It's time to load up your Android phone or tablet with the right apps for getting things done and staying organized.

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How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you.

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The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

Can you be productive with a tablet? You betcha, provided you buy the right one.

The best tablets for getting work done in 2014

If you don't think you can be productive using just a tablet, you haven't tried the right tablet.

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

Take a screenshot, build a shopping list with SnapUp

Browse for stuff on your phone, take a screenshot, and SnapUp makes that info shop-able.

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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook puts the focus on reading

Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced the co-branded tablet back in June. Now that it's here, take a closer look at its features.

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.

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Listen to YouTube right now with these 4 apps

Don't wait for Google's YouTube music service. You can start listening today with these four apps.

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HTC claims the One (M8) for Windows delivers 10 percent more talk time than Android

HTC's specifications pages claim that the talk and standby times for the Windows Phone version of its One (M8) phone are significantly better than those for its Android counterpart. Does this mean Windows is more efficient, or is a different radio being used?

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PushBullet adds universal copy and paste across Windows, Android

The newest update to PushBullet lets you copy text on a Windows PC and paste it to an Android phone or tablet.

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Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.

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Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

The virtualization application will support Apple's latest release while offering improved performance for many common tasks.