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Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.

How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone

The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

Coin delayed until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.

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Google buys Gecko Design for X projects

The product-design firm will be put to work on some of Google's most "cutting edge" projects.

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Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.

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20 Google Now tips every Android user should know

Google Now can do more than let you search by voice. Here are a bunch of ways to turn it into the ultimate personal assistant.

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Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song

"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."

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Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

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Great Google+ communities for Android users

Google's social network service is an excellent resource for Android owners to get more out of their device. Whether you're brand new to the platform or looking to push your handset to its limits, there's something for everyone.

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Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

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The 404 Show 1,541: Look away from your phone once and a while, the world is passing you by (podcast)

Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on the show today for a discussion about why he thinks technology is making us less aware of our surroundings, and more obsessed with ourselves.

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Plan your day, semester with scheduling app iStudiez

App for iOS and Macs can help keep students on schedule with classes and assignments.

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Samsung turns Ice Bucket Challenge into ad mocking iPhone

Everyone is dousing themselves with buckets of cold water for charity. But should the Galaxy S5 be doing it too?

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'Thigh bone' on Mars? NASA explains an unusual find

Space-alien theorists have gotten a thrill from a bone-like object found on Mars, but NASA has a more plausible explanation.

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The 404 Show 1,541: Look away from your phone once and a while, the world is passing you by (podcast)

Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on the show today for a discussion about why he thinks technology is making us less aware of our surroundings, and more obsessed with ourselves.

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Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.

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Three ways to make a Chromebook feel more like a PC

Don't want to feel like you're stuck inside a browser when using a Chromebook? Give these tips a try.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid just a big Prius or much more? Brian Cooley drives the sleek new SUV and checks the tech.

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