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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.

SoundCloud amps up ways for artists to get paid. The price? Ads

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.

Twitter's busy week: Censorship rules and changing timelines

The social network is tweaking its service after a rash of harassing and gruesome images and in an effort to bring more relevant information to people.

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Notebook shipments actually rise for a change

Shipments of notebooks hit 41.5 million in the second quarter, a gain of only 1 percent, but not too shabby after seven straight quarters of declines, says NPD.

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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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iPhone 5C drops to 97 cents at Walmart

The mega-retailer appears to be making way for the rumored iPhone 6 by getting rid of old stock at cut-rate prices.

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Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.

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Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.

17 hours agoMobileby

So why isn't there more app store competition?

If you want to download an app on your phone, you'll most likely head to a marketplace owned by Apple or Google. It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative.

23 hours agoInternetby

NFL Now launches on Apple TV

The league's new video network also expects to come to Amazon Fire TV and Yahoo Screen in the coming weeks.

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The Wink Hub strives for a smarter home

Unlike pricier protocol translators, Wink's $80 hub won't weigh you down.

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In the snakepit: XCAR visits Hennessey and the Venom GT (pictures)

Although Hennessey's main facility is in Texas they have a shop in Southern California. XCAR happened to drop by when two Venom GTs were in, one of which is the record breaking car that took the Veyron's top speed record.

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See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying, noisy map of same-time listening

What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too.

29 minutes agoInternetby

Skype notifications will no longer bug you on multiple devices

Notifications will only ring in on your active device thanks to a new feature.

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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.

1 hour agoThe Cheapskateby

Thirteen-deal Thursday: Yeah, you read it right

A baker's dozen of seriously sweet deals on everything from games to laptops to VPN software, with a couple freebies thrown in for good measure. Epic!

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The 404 Throwback Ep. 102: Where we're biting off a little more than we can actually chew (podcast)

Today's throwback features an early interview with Tumblr CEO David Karp. Apparently, he owes it all to us. (Original air date: 5/19/08)

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SoundCloud amps up ways for artists to get paid. The price? Ads

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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