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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015

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Uber suffers loss as judge grants drivers' suit class action status

A California judge rules that the employee vs. independent-contractor case that was limited to three drivers can now be expanded to thousands of drivers.

By September 1, 2015

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Hulu finally cuts all the ads if you pay up

The streaming TV service has long stuck subscribers with the same commercial breaks as traditional television. Now for $12 a month -- that's $4 more than a regular subscription -- the ads finally vamoose.

By September 2, 2015

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Adobe aims to bring Photoshop to mobile masses with upcoming app

Dubbed Project Rigel, the mobile app will let people retouch photos on iPhones and iPads. It is slated to make its debut at Adobe's conference for digital creators in October.

By August 26, 2015

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YouTube network 'deceived customers' with paid-for Xbox One videos

Federal Trade Commission settles a "deceptive marketing" campaign with Machinima.

By September 1, 2015

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Are your apps acting creepy? New approach to phone security could tip you off

Whether an app is malicious or simply using your data in a way you don't like, phones with a new Qualcomm chip will alert you.

By August 31, 2015

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Adobe rolls out an extended paid leave program for new parents

Software maker to begin offering new mothers up to 26 weeks of paid leave from their jobs, following similar policy updates made last week by Netflix and Microsoft.

By August 10, 2015

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Ultra HD Blu-Ray's Digital Bridge: Can you finally watch your movie wherever you want?

The upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray has a new method to allow sharing of the movies you buy across your phones and tablets, even allowing you to burn a backup. Will it work? Is it better than Ultraviolet? Here's what we know.

By August 30, 2015

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Netflix offers 'unlimited' paid parental leave for a year

Allowing parents to take off as much time as the like during their children's first year, the policy aims to retain talent in tech's competitive landscape.

By August 4, 2015