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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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The "YouTube for audio" is the latest streaming-music site to tout new ways artists can commercialize. Of course, for its 175 million monthly listeners, that means commercials.

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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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Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate

A weakness in Android, Windows, and iOS mobile operating systems could be used to obtain personal information.

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The WordPress keyboard shortcut that saved my sanity

WordPress adds a line between paragraphs, and its editor does not offer a way to change this spacing. There is, however, a keyboard shortcut that lets you add a single-spaced line break instead of a double-spaced paragraph break.

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Ouya teams with Xiaomi to bring video games to China

Hundreds of Ouya games could soon be available on Xiaomi's streaming boxes and smart TVs.

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All the latest iPhone 6 rumors

A reversible lightning cable, faster LTE, an NFC chip and more are the latest rumors surrounding the iPhone 6. The iWatch could also be delayed to 2015 and Apple takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Tomorrow Daily 040: Netflix on Oculus Rift, cyborg moths, and hard drives in Minecraft

On today's show, Netflix engineers make browsing the service work with Oculus Rift, scientists create cyborg-like moths for future search efforts, and two Minecraft players create working hard drives inside the game itself.

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Tomorrow Daily 040: Netflix on Oculus Rift, cyborg moths, and hard drives in Minecraft

On today's show, Netflix engineers make browsing the service work with Oculus Rift, scientists create cyborg-like moths for future search efforts, and two Minecraft players create working hard drives inside the game itself.

2 hours agoMobileby

Google's Android search app adds multi-language voice feature

After a delay in rolling out the feature, the Internet giant makes it possible for people to switch languages on the fly when making voice searches.

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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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Sacrebleu! Netflix expansion will boost Europe to a fifth of members?

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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Start your Tesla engines...with your iPhone, report says

Leaked screenshots of OS 6.0 show that the updated firmware will come with several new features, including the ability to go fully keyless.

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