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Amazon buyers prefer DRM-free e-books, study claims

The big publishers lock down their e-books to their own detriment, according to a new study.

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Verizon blaming Netflix for slow streaming speeds is an 'attempt at deception' says Internet backbone provider

Verizon says Netflix isn't buying enough bandwidth to deliver its streaming video to Verizon customers. But a major Internet backbone provider says that's just not the case.

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Google offers free Glass test drives in LA, SF, and NYC

You still need an appointment, but anyone in the U.S. is welcome to try out Glass for free in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

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Google adds Bitcoin exchange rates to instant search answers

Want to know how much your stash of Bitcoin is worth? Google it!

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Google search warns mobile users of potential Flash clash

Sites that rely heavily on Flash elements will soon be flagged in mobile Google searches.

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BitTorrent's Bundle paywall is part Kickstarter, part iTunes

You've used the BitTorrent protocol to grab Linux distributions and pirated movies. Now the company behind the protocol hopes you'll pay for your next torrent download.

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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

A new model of the Raspberry Pi is out, but it's not Raspberry Pi 2. Instead, it's the final revision to the old board packed with four USB ports.

on pcworld.com

Verizon and Netflix continue battle over slow, stuttering streaming speeds

Netflix and Verizon reached an interconnection deal in April. But while the companies put their plan into action, many subscribers are still complaining about poor streaming speeds.

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Elon Musk donates $1 million to help build Nikola Tesla Museum

The creator of SpaceX and Tesla Motors didn't fully fund the project, but Elon Musk has donated $1 million to the future Tesla Science Center.

Aereo wants to be a cable company after devastating Supreme Court loss

Aereo said it would fight on and now it's hoping to join the ranks of Comcast and Time Warner to continue operating.

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Google Play Edition devices whittled down to three (but really two) options

After weeks of being out of inventory devices from HTC, LG, and Sony were recently pulled from Google Play. Are new devices coming or is Android Silver on the horizon?

on greenbot.com

U.K. follows TSA's lead, bans uncharged electronic devices from some flights

If you're flying to, or even through, the U.K. this summer make sure your devices have a full battery before you land.

on pcworld.com

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Rough voice controls for music playback start appearing in Google Now

You can now control audio playback apps with your voice thanks to Google Now.

on greenbot.com

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Android Wear bug prevents installation of apps that cost money

If you've already got an Android Wear device, you may have some problems getting paid apps onto the device.