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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer, who resigned as CEO in February after 14 years, decides to depart the company's board of directors.

4 ways Google changed tech IPOs (and the tech world itself)

The technology landscape has changed drastically since Google made its market debut 10 years ago. Google's IPO and its co-founders had a big hand in that evolution.

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Dropbox's Gentry Underwood: Great design disappears

Dropbox's design chief arrived with his stylish email service, Mailbox. Now, he's helping it design a way into every facet of our digital lives.

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Twitter to delete images of deceased family members on request

Policy revamp comes a week after Robin Williams' daughter abandoned Twitter in response to gruesome images of her late father were sent to her on the social network.

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Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision of the future?

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

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Facebook reports enormous uptick in use of snoop-proof email

The social network sends billions of emails to users daily and says adoption of the encryption standard it uses has skyrocketed among webmail providers.

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AT&T exclusivity stunting Fire Phone growth, study suggests

Consumer are adopting Amazon's flagship phone at a much slower rate than other smartphones, but that's to be expected, since it's only offered so far on AT&T, Chitika Insights says.

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Sprint eyes budget-minded customers with the Sharp Aquos Crystal

As it attempts a turnaround under a new CEO, the wireless carrier aims to be an affordable option to its competition. Offering Sharp's newest smartphone is part of that plan.

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Apple reversible USB cable allegedly revealed in video

Video shows someone unplugging a USB cable from an Apple computer and plugging it back in via the reverse direction.

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Sprint fires Framily, offers new shared-data plans

Learn how Sprint's new Family Share Pack compares with other carrier plans and why its promotional prices may confuse new customers. Meanwhile, Roku keeps things simple with Roku TVs, and the Flappy Bird sequel, Swing Copters, prepares for landing.

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Tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi

When you're away from home or work, free public Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient. But you do need to protect yourself -- here are some pointers on what you need to know.

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AT&T to deliver 1Gbps broadband to Silicon Valley

AT&T announced Wednesday that Cupertino will be the first community in Silicon Valley that will get its U-verse with GigaPower 1Gbps broadband service.

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The Ensign: Prequel to A Dark Room arrives on iOS

The prequel to minimalist discovery game A Dark Room promises to be equally as strange and fascinating.

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The insane YouTube bike video that'll be viral by tomorrow

A Belarussian driver has his dashcam on. Suddenly, a bike plows into a car and the rest is unpredictable.

6 hours agoInternetby

Netflix streaming service hit by partial outage

Disruption in nearly every geographical zone is preventing customers from viewing some content on Netflix.

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Microsoft aims to be greener and drops ALEC membership

The tech giant pulls out of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.

6 hours agoMobileby

Samsung to expand Smart TV content offerings at IFA

Skype and Need for Speed Most Wanted racing game will be added to the platform's portfolio next month.

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Thalmic announces smart glass compatibility with Myo gesture control arm band

Thalmic Labs has partnered with Google Glass, Recon Jet, Epson Moverio, and software companies to bring gesture control to smart glasses via the Myo arm band.

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Shotguns transformed into robotic anti-war flutes

Made out of disabled shotguns, these robotic flutes play music corresponding to the rise and fall of US arms exports.

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Apple shares close at all-time high weeks before iPhone 6 launch

The stock closed above $100, which marks a record for the electronics giant when accounting for June's 7-for-1 stock split.

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The worst bosses aren't like Darth Vader anymore

Buried in a survey about work software is the revelation that the boss who makes workers life a misery is more like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons.'

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Snapchat said to be talking to advertisers as it searches for revenue

The messaging app could soon offer a service for paid videos, news articles, and other items, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

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Vlur makes your Vine and Instagram videos more interesting (pictures)

Add transitions and filters to your short social-network videos to make them stand out from the rest.

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Retailer spills the beans on Moto 360's price, specs

Best Buy leaks everything about the Moto 360 ahead of their September 4thannouncement. Android Wear gets a big push, and The Sharp Aquos Crystal is the best looking phone you'll see.

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Uber hires former Obama strategist David Plouffe

The on-demand car service brings in some big guns for its political fight against the taxi industry.

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Tomorrow Daily 038: HitchBOT crosses Canada, drone delivery logistics, and charging with noise

On todays show, we celebrate hitchBOT's successful journey across Canada, ponder drone delivery and how it might work, and hope recharging your devices with noise comes around sooner rather than later.

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Tomorrow Daily 038: HitchBOT crosses Canada, drone delivery logistics, and charging with noise

On todays show, we celebrate hitchBOT's successful journey across Canada, ponder drone delivery and how it might work, and hope recharging your devices with noise comes around sooner rather than later.

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The Monoprice Dual Extrusion 3D printer is a frustratingly fun and expensive toy

CNET editor Dong Ngo demonstrates his expertise in 3D printing using the Monoprice Dual Extrusion and...whipped cream, lots of it!

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Apple iPad cases with a twist

iPad cases are a dime a dozen, however these offer fresh features to help them stand out in the crowd.

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Sony's Xperia M2 Aqua adds waterproof features

Following in the footsteps of the Z1 family and coming later this year, the Xperia M2 Aqua has a waterproof skin.

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Reconciliation draws closer for Skype-like chat on the Web

Microsoft and Google are converging on a way to bring real-time video and audio chat to the Web, and a new draft standard helps pave the way.

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Superhero Workout app: Get fit by fighting aliens

This calisthenics-based fitness app uses motion tracking to turn you into a supersoldier saving the world. In your head, anyway.

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Sharp Aquos Crystal: A 5-inch smartphone with an edge-to-edge display

Sharp's no-bezel smartphone offers premium design at an affordable price.

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