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Vexed in the city: Starved for tech talent, yet nobody to hire?

As the H-1B debate marches on, the tech industry faces an odd contradiction: a skills shortage along with an applicant surplus.

​Sprint attacks T-Mobile with $60 unlimited data plan

Sprint is on the offensive this week with new pricing plans that put it in a better position to compete against the other three major US carriers.

Flappy Bird follow-up Swing Copters will drive you to insanity

The Flappy Bird creator's next mobile game isn't just more difficult than its predecessor. It may just be one of the hardest smartphone games ever made.

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Mozilla expands ad experiment to many more Firefox users

The current "directory tile" ad experiment shows only for new Firefox users. A new "enhanced tile" program to launch soon will mean existing users can see some ads, too.

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Microsoft may let you play Xbox One games for free for 24 hours

A new test program reportedly dubbed "Free Play Day with Gold" would unlock certain Xbox One titles for a limited time.

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Disney goes after Clash of Clans with new Star Wars game

The new mobile game, Star Wars Commander, is Disney's latest effort with the sci-fi franchise.

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Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.

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​Sprint attacks T-Mobile with $60 unlimited data plan

Sprint is on the offensive this week with new pricing plans that put it in a better position to compete against the other three major US carriers.

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Man in selfie on stolen iPhone: It's not what you think

A man whose selfie pose with his girlfriend appeared in the cloud account of a stolen iPhone explains that his aunt bought two phones at a swap meet for $80.

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Your favorite 'Game of Thrones' characters could die soon

Sorry, but George R.R. Martin reveals that you really shouldn't take the safety of any of your favorite characters for granted.

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Report: Motorola to launch 8 more smartphones this year

Droids and Nexus, and X's, oh my! Should the rumors prove true, the next few months could prove to be quite busy for the gang at Motorola.

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Spec showdown: HTC One M8 for Windows vs. Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Nokia Lumia Icon

These three flagship Windows Phones are well matched when it comes to design and features -- which one comes out on top for you?

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Flappy Bird follow-up Swing Copters will drive you to insanity

The Flappy Bird creator's next mobile game isn't just more difficult than its predecessor. It may just be one of the hardest smartphone games ever made.

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New VW Passat features small engine, big sound (pictures)

VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.

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