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Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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Netflix whips up 3D VR viewing room for Oculus Rift during company hack day

It may not become a real product. But Netflix's hack day Oculus Rift interface is so cool, how could it not?

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Sprint's new $100, 20GB per month family plan: All the caveats and comparisons you need to know

Sprint is late to the game, but now it also has a $100 shared data bundle that you can share between family members. But unlike the 10GB typically offered by its rivals, Sprint is offering 20GB.

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How Verizon's new $60 single line smartphone plan stacks up to the competition

Forget about shared data plans. If you've got a smartphone and a Wi-Fi only tablet, Verizon has a new offering that may better suit your needs.

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Full Moto 360 details leaked by premature Best Buy listing

Was that a Moto 360 price tag we just saw or is Best Buy messing with us? You be the judge.

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Ebay may begin accepting Bitcoin payments via its Braintree platform

Braintree, part of eBay's PayPal unit, may soon add Bitcoin to its accepted forms of payment.

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NBC comedy gets online preview on iHeartRadio and other places online

NBC buddies up with Clear Channel's iHeart Radio to promote the TV network's upcoming boy-meets-girl comedy, A to Z.

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Samsung's Gear VR headset a strong contender for IFA Berlin appearance

A new report, along with a leaked image, backs up previous rumors that Samsung's Gear VR will make its initial debut during IFA Berlin in September.

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Microsoft goes big on Kinect-less Xbox One bundles for the fall

Microsoft has three new bundles coming for Xbox fans around the world and the biggest common feature between them is they all lack a Kinect motion camera.

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Upcoming Xbox One updates include TV streaming to mobile devices

Ahead of Gamescom 2014, Microsoft tipped some big home entertainment improvements that are coming to the Xbox One.

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Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to release more Lumia phones, including the long-rumored "selfie" phone.

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Amazon's wrath turns to Disney as retailer restricts DVD, Blu-ray pre-orders

Amazon's supplier rampage continues and this time the online retailer is targeting Mickey Mouse and friends.

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CBS will start producing original programming for online streaming services

If you can't beat 'em... The company won't talk specifics yet, but it looks like a CBS show may soon debut online instead of the on company's television broadcast network.

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Barnes & Noble, Samsung set to unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on August 20

Two months after first announcing the plans, Barnes & Noble and Samsung will show off a new Nook tablet on Wednesday, August 20.

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Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.