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VLC 2.2 for Windows: Hands-on first impressions

This latest version delivers lots improvements you can’t see, and a few you can.

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Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things

This low-cost, cellular-connected development board is making a run on Kickstarter; should appeal to DIYers and small developers alike.

The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

PSA: House of Cards season 3 is here

Netflix's flagship original series drops into an escalating war over original content.

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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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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Remote access vulnerabilities in D-Link routers remain unpatched

The worst one could allow a remote attacker to change DNS settings

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Hey moms and dads: Here are three great kids’ movies to stream as you wait for Noggin

Our resident movie critic has some great streaming recommendations for grownups, too.

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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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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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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.