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The Cheapskate

Rick Broida scours the Web for great deals on tech.

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Amazon wants your vote on which books to publish

Via the new Kindle Scout program, you could help decide which titles will end be being published by the retail giant.

By 28 October 2014

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Fire TV Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Roku Streaming Stick: Measuring the sticks

Ready for more comparisons than you can shake a stick at? Ranging in price from $35 to $50, these three HDMI streaming sticks all offer Netflix...and diverge from there. Stick with this roundup for all the details.

By 28 October 2014

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HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.

By 29 October 2014

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From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.

By 14 October 2014

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Google acquires Firebase to help apps span Android, iOS, Web

Google will continue to offer Firebase's cloud-based synchronization service. It's a new step to making Google's tech foundation more compelling to programmers.

By 22 October 2014

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Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games

Humble Bundles are no stranger to games, but the latest pay-what-you-want package of games is built for your Web browser.

By 16 October 2014

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Watch out, HBO: CBS launches standalone Web TV service

CBS fires up its own digital subscription service called All Access for $5.99 a month, offering the ability to stream local CBS stations live in 14 big US markets plus a library of its shows.

By 17 October 2014

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Google exposes 'Poodle' flaw in Web encryption standard

Three Google security engineers uncover a major vulnerability in the older -- but still supported -- Web encryption standard SSL 3.0. Experts say fixing it is impossible and upgrading will be difficult.

By 15 October 2014

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Spotlight expands to search the Web

In Mac OS X Yosemite, Spotlight received a significant upgrade, now giving you relevant Web results for your searches.

By 17 October 2014

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Target, banks push to improve Web-based payments

A new World Wide Web Consortium group tackles issues like authentication and digital wallets. The eventual result could be electronic payments not so dominated by particular companies.

By 16 October 2014