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Flappy Bird clone wars: Apple and Google Strike Back

Flappy Bird may be gone, but the App Store and Google Play are replete with clones of the popular one-tap game.

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Download every De La Soul album for free for today only

Tired of waiting to get through all the legal hurdles, De La Soul is taking its music straight to the fans via the Internet.

Google Play Services update casts open Chromecast app floodgates

Google Play Services 4.2 is rolling out to Android devices worldwide, and with it third-party Chromecast functionality.

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Meet Flappy Bert, Sesame Street's amazing Flappy Bird clone

Sesame Workshop offers its own take on Flappy Bird with Flappy Bert.

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Netflix snags last, lost season of Star Wars: Clone Wars

The Netflix-Disney deal heats up with the streaming service's first content from the Star Wars universe.

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Former Googler explains why Gmail contacts stink, we explain how to make them better

If you love to hate Gmail's contacts manager you now have a reason why is stinks so much: priorities.

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Flappy Bird creator pulled the app for your own good

Flappy Bird creator Don Nguyen says he pulled Flappy Bird from iTunes and Google Play, because it was addictive.

Microsoft working on Kindle-like Xbox reading app for Windows 8

Windows users may soon be reading books, magazines, and comics through an Xbox-branded reading app.

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Verizon may finally let the LTE Nexus 7 on its network

After months of waiting, leaked images suggest Google's popular tablet is about to go on sale at Verizon retail stores.

HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's add-on forces websites to use HTTPS encryption whenever possible.

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Amazon ponders jacking the price of Prime by $20 to $40

An Amazon Prime subscription could cost you $20 to $40 more per year sometime soon.

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Google demos play up the gaming potential of Glass

The Google-made gaming demos look fun, if simple. But where's Ingress?

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Louis C.K.'s releasing his first feature film online for $5

Sure, it's 15 years old, but it's still full of stars and silliness.

Wikipedia adding voice recordings to famous people's pages

England's BBC is helping to get the project off the ground by openly licensing clips from its broadcast archives.

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Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

SkyDrive's getting a new name after Microsoft lost a costly trademark battle.

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