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Vimeo tech chief takes on 'terrifying' online video challenges (Q&A)

Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.

By October 24, 2014

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Locked up: Why AT&T racks up so many exclusive phones

CNET takes a look at how AT&T is able to strike so many agreements, including past notable exclusives, and explains why they make business sense even as they irk consumers.

By November 18, 2013

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Defcon vendors hawk pentesting, blue boxes, bike locks (photos)

The Defcon vendor's room carries the latest in security-testing tools alongside some of the oldest modern tech gear that still functions. Check out the wares that caught our eye.

9 Images By July 31, 2012

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GeeksPhone reveals Firefox OS phones for developers

Mainstream customers need not apply, but programmers who like the openness of Mozilla's browser-based Firefox OS will soon get a chance to help make it a reality.

By January 22, 2013

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Defcon vending room showcases tech of all ages

Looking for a high-grade door lock? How about a satellite phone? Or maybe you've been craving a Wi-Fi Pineapple? Whatever gadget you desire, chances are you can buy it in the vendor room at Defcon.

By July 31, 2012

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With $60B in cash, Microsoft is set to blow up its business

Don't be fooled. Microsoft's entrance into the tablet market shows nothing less than a willingness to overhaul its business model.

By July 1, 2012

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Browser choice: A thing of the past?

Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.

By May 23, 2012

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Six scenarios where the iPad is trouncing the PC

TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has little use for an iPad. But he's pinpointed six areas where it's become people's preferred device and is disrupting the PC market.

By May 7, 2012

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How to get top dollar for your used iPad 2

If you're thinking of unloading your old iPad to help cover the cost of a new one, it's time to start thinking about where and how you'll sell it.

By February 17, 2012

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Chessmen, belts, other ephemera come to life with Cube 3D printer

3D Systems' Cube 3D printer challenges MakerBot in bringing user-designed objects into the real world.

By January 8, 2012