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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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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

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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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Four Android messaging apps with a little something extra

These text messaging clients making sending a text easier and much more fun.

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Netflix is launching in six European countries in September, and researcher IHS estimates it will pad the company's 50 million subscribers with as many as 6 million new ones almost immediately.

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Brightening things up with Philips Hue Lux (pictures)

These well-connected LEDs are a more affordable entry point into the Philips Hue ecosystem.

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Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

From the PlayStation TV to OLED TVs to the iPhone 6, here are the most anticipated gadgets of the last four months of 2014.

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Your keyboard might know what you're feeling

If you're happy and you know it, your keystrokes will surely show it, say researchers who've developed a program that can recognize users' emotions with a high level of accuracy.

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Lighting up the new Philips Hue Lux LEDs

These white-light only Hue LEDs are an affordable smart lighting entry point.

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Botanicula looks amazing as you touch to solve puzzles (pictures)

This interactive puzzle game has a beautiful artistic style as you try to save a tree and its inhabitants.

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Capture 360-degree panoramas with Google Photo Sphere for iOS

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Ever unexpectedly die in a video game? Anthony Carboni explains in this video why it's probably your brain's fault, not the game's.

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