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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 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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Quirky, GE stack up 7 'building blocks' of the affordable smart home

The New York startup and the industrial conglomerate want to get your attention with new connected-home products, adding smarts to light switches, doors and wall outlets.

By November 11, 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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Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

By November 18, 2014

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More candy-matching fun with freemium road blocks

Candy Crush Soda Saga launched this morning adding another freemium game to King's arsenal. It's a lot of fun with new challenges, but if you don't want to spend your money, you'll have to wait.

By November 11, 2014

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HomeAway sues San Francisco to block new 'Airbnb law'

A vacation rental site contends that newly signed ordinance violates the US Constitution and discriminates against non-permanent SF residents.

By November 3, 2014

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New app blocks your work email when you go home

Enforced Vacation has humanity at its core. Its makers claim their app will "give people back their personal time."

By October 29, 2014

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Retail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay

The Walmart-led group prepping a rival mobile-payments system finally speaks out after coming under fire for merchant actions. Plus: It warns of a hack.

By October 29, 2014

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Working Lego particle accelerator finds the Minifigs Boson

Have you ever wondered what the building blocks of the universe might be? Perhaps they're Lego bricks.

By November 25, 2014