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Walmart gets back into buying and selling used video games

After a brief attempt at video game trade-ins four years ago, Walmart is getting back in the game.

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Popcorn Time returns under new management

Popcorn Time, the "Netflix for pirates," is back after the original team gave up on the project, presumably due to legal pressures.

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Play Store update lets you require password entry for all in-app purchases

Users can now make it harder or easier to get past the password requirement for in-app purchases on Android.

on greenbot.com

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Hands-on with VLC's beta Metro app: Already better than Windows 8's Video app

The PC geek's beloved video player, VLC, has finally landed on the modern side of Windows 8.

on pcworld.com

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Neil Young's Pono music player blasts past Kickstarter goal

Less than 24 hours after debuting on Kickstarter, the Pono is fully funded with another month of its campaign left to go.

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Flappy Bird may make a comeback, but with a warning

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen isn't ruling out a Flappy Bird return. But if the game does come back it will come with a warning to chill out now and then.

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Popcorn Time transforms movie torrents into Netflix

This surprisingly slick desktop program lets you stream movies via torrent as easily as you stream movies on Netflix.

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Both Satoshi Nakamotos say accused Satoshi Nakamoto isn't Bitcoin's creator

The alleged outing of Bitcoin's mysterious creator becomes even more murky.

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Hewlett-Packard quietly rolls out budget-friendly HP 8 Android tablet

The HP 8 is friendly on the wallet, but you definitely get what you pay for.

on greenbot.com

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Mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto reportedly found in California

'Satoshi Nakamoto' has allegedly gone from an assumed pseudonym to an identified senior in California.

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Opera for Android adds native WebRTC video chat support

Following in the footsteps of Firefox and Chrome, Opera has jumped on board the WebRTC bandwagon.

on greenbot.com

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Twitch live broadcasts headed to Android/iOS Games

Twitch is releasing a mobile SDK that will let developers add gameplay streaming to Android and iOS games.

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GameFly experiments with movie rentals

Watch out, Netflix - the biggest game rental service around is experimenting with movies.

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Dish sacrifices Hopper's ad-skipping to stream Disney channels over the Web

What does Dish plan to do with its nifty new live-streaming capabilities?

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Samsung gifts Galaxy S5 buyers with $500 in digital goodies

Samsung's Galaxy Gifts promotion gives you free Evernote, Box, LinkedIn, and more.

on greenbot.com