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AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

Feel like you don't have enough shared data on your current smartphone plan? AT&T has a deal worth looking at, but it's only available for a limited time.

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PayPal will let you pay with Bitcoin, sometimes

As if Bitcoin payments weren't already common online, now PayPal is getting in on the action.

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Chrome Apps for Mobile upgraded to feel more like native apps

Google's project to bring Chrome apps to mobile continues with new capabilities to give Chrome apps that native-like feel on mobile.

on greenbot.com

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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BitTorrent Bleep's serverless, peer-to-peer messaging enters public alpha

BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app is now available for anyone to try.

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Revolv smart home hub adding IFTTT support to become even more automated

Pretty soon Revolv users will be able to pause their connected stereo and dim the lights every time a call comes in on their smartphone. All thanks to IFTTT.

Slimmer, higher-res Kindle Voyage e-reader leaked by Amazon

It appears a new Kindle Paperwhite is coming, according to Amazon's international sites.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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Chromebooks gain Chromecast streaming for Google Drive-stored videos

Chromebook users can now cast videos stored in Google Drive to their Chromecast--as long as they're running the dev version of Chrome OS, that is.

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Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

More than half a million new comments are on their way to the FCC, lobbying against the regulatory body's Open Internet guidelines.

on pcworld.com

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Verizon, Sprint announce competing iPhone 6 deals

The carriers are battling hard for your iPhone 6 purchase. Verizon just announced a new trade-in deal following aggressive announcements from Sprint and T-Mobile, and Sprint wants to be your iPhone pusher for life.

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Internet Slowdown Day FAQ: How Netflix, Wordpress, and other web giants are fighting for Net Neutrality

Another day, another Internet protest in the continuing cat and mouse game between supporters and detractors of net neutrality.

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Sprint, T-Mobile out competing trade-in programs ahead of new iPhone 6 debut

Ahead of Tuesday's iPhone 6 launch, both Sprint and T-Mobile are looking to lure you away from your current carrier with attractive device trade-in deals.