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Activision's Skylanders bridges the gap between tablets and game consoles

The next installment of Activision's $2 billion gaming franchise will launch on tablets with a bundled controller.

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Microsoft Hyperlapse software speeds up GoPro videos without making you hurl

Extreme sports videos can be tough to watch without feeling nauseous. Now, Microsoft has an algorithm for that.

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Classic Facebook "Color Changer" scam makes another comeback

When malware masquerades as a feature enhancement, some users inevitably get duped.

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Windows Phone Store hits 300,000 apps, but still faces some old challenges

Microsoft still faces some old challenges as its phone platform hits a new milestone.

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Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

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Yelp adds tiny videos to its reviews

Reviewers can add 3- to 12-second videos of local businesses, for when photos alone won't do.

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Windows Phone's Cortana taps Foursquare to suggest nearby places of interest

The virtual assistant can now recommend restaurants, bars and points of interest based on your location.

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T-Mobile slashes family data plan prices, but not for good

The limited-time offer for families of four costs $100 per month with 2.5GB per line.

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Gear VR leak shows how Samsung's headset works

Touch pad, back button, camera controls and voice activation shown in new images.

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Verizon tests a gentler approach to app bloatware, sort of

The LG G3 lets users completely remove (most) pre-loaded software.

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Oyster's unlimited e-books head to the Web

Browser support extends the all-you-can-read service to many more devices as competition heats up.

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What they're saying about the Amazon Fire Phone

The first reviews of Amazon's first smartphone are in, and we hope Jeff Bezos is open to constructive criticism.

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Amazon adds more free music for Prime subscribers

Amazon's subscription service gets "hundreds of thousands" more songs to choose from at no extra charge.

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Comcast on hellish customer service call: Rep did 'what we trained him' to do

The cable giant says it will review its training and incentive programs after a maddening customer service call goes viral.