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Marvel's Contest of Champions leaps from video game to comic book

The venerable comic book maker has inspired movies, television shows and video games. Now, for the first time, the trend is working in reverse.

By June 29, 2015

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iOS 8.4 update brings Apple Music, Beats 1 radio

Apple's streaming music service arrives Tuesday, and reports on the next iPhone point to Force Touch screens. Also, Facebook adds Snapchat-like photo tools to the main app.

By June 29, 2015

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Lego to stop producing petroleum-based plastic bricks

Lego announces a $150 million plan to seek a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to the oil-based plastics it has traditionally used.

By June 29, 2015

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Supreme Court refuses to hear Google's appeal in Java patent case

The decision curtails Google's efforts to avoid paying Oracle licensing fees for using Java code in the Android mobile operating system.

By June 29, 2015

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When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015

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Ex-FIFA official references Onion article in self-defense on Facebook

Technically Incorrect: Jack Warner, one of the current and former FIFA executives indicted on charges of corruption last week, doesn't know from online satire. John Oliver cannot help laugh at him.

By June 1, 2015

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Facebook launches Instant Articles, touting faster mobile load times

A new feature aims to improve the frequently frustrating process of waiting for a story to load from users' news feeds.

By May 12, 2015

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Taylor Swift's rebukes are the best ads streaming music can't buy

Streaming music's loudest critic is also its greatest gift: Every time Taylor Swift denounces services like Apple Music, she explains to consumers what a great deal they are.

By June 23, 2015

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Gamer's wish granted: He can pay for Fallout 4 with real bottle caps

Digital bottle caps are the de facto currency in the wastelands of Fallout 4, but Bethesda Softworks accepted one guy's ingenious plea to let him pay for the game with real ones.

By June 25, 2015

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Scariest thing you'll see today: A glow-in-the-dark millipede

A fascinating New York Times video explains why some species of millipedes glow in the dark. No, it's not to turn your nightmares into reality.

By June 29, 2015