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Amazon rolls out Amazon Wallet, a gift card-gobbling mobile wallet app

Amazon Wallet is targeted at organizing all of one’s gift and loyalty cards, though its feature set could expand beyond that.

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Apple gets patent on iTime smartwatch

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Cabin review: Track your family's location, send messages, and assign tasks

Track location, chat, and share tasks among Android-using family and friends.

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Comcast on hellish customer service call: Rep did 'what we trained him' to do

The cable giant says it will review its training and incentive programs after a maddening customer service call goes viral.

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 story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask anonymous users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

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Drop the Dropbox icon, and other notification area tweaks

Want to tweak the system tray/notification area on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1? Here's how.

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Dating app Wyldfire tries to avoid creeps by letting women take the lead

Men have to request access or be invited to join

Chrome OS warms up to touchscreens with latest updates

Certain Chromebooks get pinch-to-zoom support and a touch-enabled window manager.

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

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Xiaomi announces $13 fitness-focused smartband that can also unlock your phone

Xiaomi's fitness-tracker wristband can also automatically unlock your smartphone

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Corral your contacts with Simpler, Contacts+, and more

These apps help you manage—and get the most out of—your network.

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Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Nvidia's new Android tablet is built for games, but it has productivity potential as well.