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The Cheapskate

Rick Broida scours the Web for great deals on tech.

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'The Interview' earns rave reviews -- without anyone seeing it

Even though Sony Pictures canceled the theatrical release of the film, it earns nearly perfect ratings from users on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

By December 22, 2014

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Inside Scoop: Insecam site streams thousands of unsecured webcams

In a bold statement about security, a new site is broadcasting live feeds from thousands of web cameras, some of which show home interiors. CNET's Sumi Das talks to CNET's Ian Sherr about who's at fault and how you can protect yourself.

By November 10, 2014

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How the 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' trailer made Web history

The "Phantom Menace" trailer wasn't only a treat for fans: it was a coup for Apple and, in 1998, one of the biggest tests the Internet had faced.

By November 28, 2014

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Yandex browser's tidy new interface puts Web apps first

A subdued address bar and revamped new-tab page gives the browser a clean look that the Russian company says is better suited to Web apps. Yandex plans a mobile-device version later.

By November 28, 2014

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From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.

By October 13, 2014

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Dating site fined for posting fake profiles

The Federal Trade Commission fines JDI Dating for posting fake profiles that encouraged the vulnerable to pay a subscription fee to contact beautiful women who weren't, in fact, real.

By November 1, 2014

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Instagram purges fake followers. Sorry Bieber, Beyonce, Barack

The most popular celebrities on Instagram lose massive numbers of followers after the photo-sharing service purges fake or spam accounts, according to a list published to the Web.

By December 19, 2014

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Google News to close up shop in Spain in response to new law

The so-called "Google tax" requires aggregators to pay a fee for posting links and excerpts of news articles. Google says it can't afford the expense.

By December 10, 2014

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Abe Lincoln, Smaug join Colbert for epic 'Colbert Report' finale song

For the final episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert gathers up dozens of celebrity friends to sing the classic British song "We'll Meet Again."

By December 19, 2014

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Mistletoe drone draws blood at TGI Friday's

The restaurant's branch in Brooklyn has a very modern festive idea. Until the drone goes off course and strikes a photographer in the face.

By December 9, 2014