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No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

While Blackphone sales are off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-obsessed smartphone finds that it simplifies staying secure on the go.

eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015

With the separation comes a management shuffle that includes new CEOs for both units.

Meet Matchstick, Mozilla's $25 Chromecast alternative

Is the world big enough for another streaming Internet dongle? Mozilla and Matchstick sure hope so, as they announce the first Firefox OS device that's not a smartphone.

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Apple faces billions in fines in tax avoidance probe
Adobe project brings Photoshop to Chrome, Chrome OS
California police can fly drones without a warrant

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SoftBank, not Mayer, should run Yahoo, investor says

Alternative Investment Management & Research pictures a Yahoo-SoftBank merger, with the latter's CEO running the combined company.

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iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive documents

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Netflix hits Hollywood with roundhouse kick to solar plexus

The world's biggest subscription video service gets first crack at streaming "Crouching Tiger" sequel along with selected theaters when it simultaneously debuts in selected IMAX theaters Aug. 28, 2015.

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Feds charge exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.

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Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews

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HP expands Stream series with low-cost Windows 8 laptops and tablets

These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.

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Batman, Avengers get stained glass inspired tributes

Artist Marissa Garner designs the kind of window art featuring superheroes, robots and comic book villains that would decorate the ultimate Church of Geekery.

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Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10)

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EU: Apple gets tax advantage from Ireland

The European Commission's competition regulator says something looks fishy in "selective" treatment of Apple by Irish authorities, and he wants answers.

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Use LinkedIn Labs to create a resume in a pinch

No time to format a new resume? Check out this tool from LinkedIn that can save time and hassle by creating a resume with your profile information.

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TV airwaves: Moving TV out, mobile in

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Keep any application 'always on top' in Windows

Want to keep one window as your focus, but the application doesn't have an option for always on top? Check out this tip on how to use the always on top functionality with any software.

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Will PayPal work with Apple Pay? eBay CEO is receptive

"We want PayPal to be a presence however consumers want to pay," eBay CEO John Donahoe says.

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Get a combination Bluetooth speaker, FM radio, and mobile charger for $34.99

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