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Amazon proves it's serious about gaming with Twitch deal

The online retailer isn't just buying a site that streams goldfish playing video games, it's buying access to the most loyal of gamers.

Google promises speed, security with 64-bit Chrome on Windows

The newest Chrome for Windows is faster at some tasks, better at thwarting attacks, and renders fonts better. The 64-bit Chrome for Mac still is a work in progress, though.

Time Warner Cable suffers massive outage nationwide

The cable giant's services are down in a number of areas across the US, but are slowly coming back online.

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Broadcom tries tickling developer interest with $20 multi-sensor kit

In an effort to prod gadget makers to build new Net-connected devices, the chipmaker announces a compact kit that can be turned directly into products.

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Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

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HP recalls 6M laptop power cords for 'fire and burn hazard'

Those power cords that connect to Compaq notebooks, mini notebook computers, and certain accessories can overheat and cause burns or property damage.

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Square's Cash app update lets users send money by text

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A quick photo primer on Instagram's Hyperlapse app

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Apps to prep for college

Avoid the pitfalls of the first year of college with the help of apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her recommendations for getting ready for higher ed in this Tech Minute.

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Get a Google Chromecast for $25 shipped

It's a refurb, but so what? You still get a one-year warranty. Adding smarts to your TV has never been cheaper.

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro: A full-size wireless Bluetooth headphone with an office slant

The $250/£250 BackBeat Pro is Plantronic's version of the Beats Studio Wireless, with noise canceling included.

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Time Warner Cable suffers massive outage nationwide

The cable giant's services are down in a number of areas across the US, but are slowly coming back online.

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'Star Wars' cast gets soaked for Ice Bucket Challenge

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Asus ZenFone 5 gets new LTE version in Asia

The low-cost Android phone gets faster 4G LTE connectivity, but loses its dual-SIM feature.

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Waterproof gadgets for a summer roadtrip

Not all gadgets are made equal when it comes to water and dust resistance. Here's what to look out for, plus our top picks of summer-ready tech.

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Portable, handheld DNA sequencer no bigger than a brick

Researchers at the University of Otago, New Zealand have invented a brick-sized, battery-powered DNA sequencer for field use.

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iPhone 6 release could drive the most old iPhone trade-ins ever

As the iPhone 6 launch approaches, more trade-in sites are clamoring for your old iPhone. eBay is leading the charge with the promise of a $100 coupon if you can't sell yours on the auction site.

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Moon Hunters: Where Legend of Zelda meets Gauntlet

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