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Pizicato lets starving musicians set up virtual tip jars

Could donations be the answer to music’s sustainability problem? Pizicato thinks so.

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Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.

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Sesame's $99 smart lock aims to undercut August, Kwikset, and Yale

Sesame fits over existing deadbolts, installs with nothing but adhesive, and has a funky knock-to-unlock feature.

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Panasonic reveals which of its 2015 4K TV models will run the Firefox OS

First announced at CES, with few details, Panasonic’s 2015 Viera line will be the first smart TVs to use Mozilla’s operating system.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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FCC overturns state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts.

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Nickelodeon's 'Noggin' streaming service is just for preschoolers

Nick's first subscription streaming video plan has arrived, though it's not the far-reaching service we expected.

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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron Laptop for $550, Asus VivoTab for $150, and more

Take a break from hanging up lights to check out TechBargain's scorching deals, like a FitBit for $90 and a Canon EOS Rebel for only $549

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Samsung's Smart TV 'surveillance' prompts FTC complaint

US Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs

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Onkyo LS-B50 sound bar review: An underwhelming home-theater effort

Don’t be fooled by its muscular appearance, this entry-level speaker system is a 98-pound weakling both in terms of features and performance.

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Google more than doubles free music storage in the cloud

Google Play Music users can now upload up to 50,000 songs for free, more than doubling what they could previously.

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The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay and its ins and outs, plus an up-to-date list of Apple Pay-ready stores and apps. The latest? Apple Pay may be launching in Europe soon, President Obama weighs in, and 19 new Apple Pay-ready banks.

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Nyrius Aries Home+ review: Now you can cut the HDMI cord, too

With this transmitter/receiver pair, you can stream uncompressed 1080p video and Dolby Digital audio up to 100 feet without wires.

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Plex: Hey, it’s not just for pirates anymore

You don’t have to skirt the law to take advantage of Plex. Here's how to use the popular media server software—even as a law-abiding cord cutter.