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Dear Aereo: Good luck. You'll need it. Signed, Napster and Grokster vets

Aereo's Supreme Court defeat stirred memories of Napster and Grokster, startups that faced media giants in court -- and lost. These are their lessons for the aftermath.

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How to speed up Dropbox syncing

With the beta desktop app, you'll no longer have to wait for a file to finish uploading before your computer will download it.

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Record labels join movie studios in suing MegaUpload, Dotcom

RIAA lawsuit accuses the defunct file-sharing service of "massive copyright infringement" of music.

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MegaUpload slapped with suit by six major Hollywood studios

The MPAA says the now-defunct file-sharing site should pay millions because it allegedly infringed on copyrighted movies and TV shows, while encouraging others to do the same.

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Amanda Palmer confronts the 'current nightmare of the modern musician' (Q&A)

The controversial musician and performance artist talks to CNET about Spotify, Kickstarter, and whether the music industry is killing the musicians it needs.

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Actiontec's new power-line kit helps extend your home network

If you're looking for a quick way to extend your home network (for both wired and Wi-Fi clients) to that far corner of your home, the Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit might be just what you need.

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Sky porn filter updated after wrongly blocking filesharing news site

Sky broadband customers can once again access torrentfreak.com after it was caught in Sky's 'porn filter.'

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Last time we interviewed Alex Winter, he had just finished a documentary about Napster called "Downloaded." He's back again with a new movie called Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and The Silk Road.

Ep. 1402: Where we explore the 'Deep Web' with Alex Winter

Last time we interviewed Alex Winter, he had just finished a documentary about Napster called "Downloaded." He's back again with a new movie called "Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and The Silk Road."

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More than just a face-lift, iOS 7 makes it easier to perform daily tasks

For iOS 7 Apple redesigned nearly every nook and cranny of its operating system, and -- in the newly released iOS 7.1 -- fixes and minor new features smooth out the experience.

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iPhone 5C review: A great $99 smartphone

The iPhone 5C is basically an iPhone 5 with a plastic housing. But for $99 on contract, that's a pretty fantastic deal.

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iPhone 5S review: Same look, small screen, big potential

Apple's newest flagship smartphone is its most advanced iPhone yet, but many of its most promising features are buried under the hood.

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The Web giant buys the tap-to-share app right before Apple launches the AirDrop feature on iOS 7. Also, Sprint gets into the early upgrade game with the new One Up plan.

Google buys Bump as wireless sharing heats up

The Web giant buys the tap-to-share app right before Apple launches the AirDrop feature on iOS 7. Also, Sprint gets into the early upgrade game with the new One Up plan.

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