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Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere

As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.

How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone

The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

Coin delayed until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.

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Windows 9 unveiling set for September 30, report says
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Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

New California DMV rules say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes need physical controls -- a decision that forces Google back to the drawing board.

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Apple removes Secret from App Store in Brazil

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Spectacular ISS shots of cities at night (pictures)

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Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

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Don't want to feel like you're stuck inside a browser when using a Chromebook? Give these tips a try.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid just a big Prius or much more? Brian Cooley drives the sleek new SUV and checks the tech.

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How to hide unwanted games in your Steam library

A long-awaited addition to the Steam client helps you organize your games list by removing unwanted entries.

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The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

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The search for the perfect waffle ends here

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