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Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Review: Create photo collages Tumblr Photoset for iOS

Tumblr makes sharing sets of photos quite easily thanks to a new app available now through the App Store.

Tech companies pitch in to help in Sandy’s wake

In the wake of Sandy, technology companies are going all out when it comes to relief efforts. From text-message donations to cooperation in providing services to customers, recovery is under way.

Comcast offers free Wi-Fi in the wake of Sandy

Residents in eight states and Washington, DC most affected by Hurricane Sandy will be able to log-in to Comcast’s Wi-Fi network for free through November 7.

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy early Sunday morning.

Online tools to use to track Hurricane Sandy's power

Here's where to go to find up-to-the-minute information as Hurricane Sandy clobbers the United States.

Amazon Web Services outage takes out popular websites again

Issues at an Amazon Web Service datacenter in Northern Virginia had webmasters at Reddit, Flipboard and Airbnb dealing with unhappy customers on Monday.

Isis mobile payment system for Android finally launches

After months of delays, the tap-to-pay mobile payment system owned by AT&T, T-mobile, and Verizon Wireless goes live in Austin and Salt Lake City.

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Megaupload's Kim Dotcom returns with “Mega” file-sharing service

Megaupload may be dead, but its founder Kim Dotcom is about to launch a whole new file-sharing site with new protections for its users.

The Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to escape authorities

The popular search engine used to find torrents, or small information files that allow the downloading of content from the BitTorrent peer-to-peer system.

Foursquare tiptoes into local search

The popular check-in service opens up its local search offering to the public through its website.

Starbucks adopts Square wireless wallet

Starbucks coffee shops will use Square's mobile payment system in its own app starting this fall, and is also updating its iOS app with location alerts.

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Facebook private messages trigger 'likes' without telling

A new Facebook feature lifts links from your private messages and adds anonymous "likes" to those sites without alerting you.

T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger: Your FAQs answered

Customers of both carriers obviously have some reason to be concerned about how they will be affected.

Google obtains patent for Project Glass-like smart-watch

Google appears to be working on a smart watch that operates much like its highly anticipated Android-powered eyeglasses.

T-Mobile + MetroPCS merger: Great for them, bad for us

T-Mobile and MetroPCS may tie the knot; the combination of the two could be a bad deal for many consumers.

Paid social network App.net updates pricing structure, adds monthly plan

App.net cuts prices to make it easier to join its premium social network.