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In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.

By November 22, 2014

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Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.

By November 21, 2014

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Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.

By November 21, 2014

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Jim Parsons of 'Big Bang Theory' fame shills for Intel

Playing himself, not Sheldon Cooper, Parsons marvels at Intel's technological marvels. It is said to be his first ad as a celebrity endorser.

By November 21, 2014

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Mythbusters vs. Gorilla Glass: Adam and Jamie have a smashing time

Gorilla Glass keeps your phone safe, but will it crack under the pressure when the Mythbusters bring out their hammers and air cannons?

By November 20, 2014

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Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

By November 21, 2014

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Kickstarter to drill the moon's south pole is raising crazy cash

Lunar Mission One wants to bury a time capsule deep below the surface of the bottom of the moon, and it's asking the public to foot the bill. So far, humanity seems willing to chip in.

By November 19, 2014

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Candy Crush is taking over your Facebook feed -- again

The latest puzzle game from King.com is making waves on mobile devices, and its advertising campaign on Facebook has reached millions of people.

By November 21, 2014

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Sears gets funny in ad with Mike Myers and brother (who works at Sears)

The troubled place where you still might buy your new washing machine offers the double act of a famous comic actor and his brother, who's worked at Sears for 32 years.

By November 17, 2014

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Your Facebook News Feed is about to have fewer ads

The world's largest social network is reducing the number of promoted posts that show up in user's feeds, essentially nudging Page owners to buy ads instead.

By November 14, 2014