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Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy

Q&A: For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its backstory, year one, and the path ahead.

Dear piracy apologists, It's not cool to download unreleased films

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

You, too, can learn Dothraki

The linguist behind the language of the wild horsemen in "Game of Thrones" previews his forthcoming Dothraki primer at San Diego Comic-Con -- and offers some language lessons.

Microsoft's Chinese offices allegedly raided over antitrust
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim
Facebook requires standalone Messenger app for mobile chat
Virtual-reality thrills at Comic-Con

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Dear piracy apologists: Downloading unreleased films is not cool

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