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U.S. ambassador decides to get sworn in on a Kindle

Representative to Switzerland cites passion for technology, not having anything else on hand.

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Rumored Amazon music service could be a grab bag of older tunes

Free service for Amazon Prime members may only include songs that are older than six months.

Nintendo plans affiliate program to make YouTube dollars from fan videos

YouTube content creators will be able to pocket some ad revenue with Nintendo's blessing.

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Spotify security breach hits just one user, but Android listeners encouraged to update app

Android users still have to download an update as a "precautionary measure."

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Windows Phone 8.1 users can now rack up Bing Rewards

Microsoft finally brings the gift card program to its own mobile platform.

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Amazon offering free Fire TV trials to some Prime members

Users can spend 30 days with the set-top before getting charged.

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Hopefully Samsung's rumored headset won't ruin VR for everyone

Samsung's first foray into virtual reality may be powered by Galaxy smartphones.

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Samsung gives Music Hub the axe, promises 'something better'

Existing users have until July 1 to download their music and redeem any vouchers.

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Xbox One getting external hard drive support in June

Users will be able to tack on any USB 3.0 drive with at least 256 GB of storage.

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Comcast and Time Warner rank dead last in satisfaction as merger looms

A combined company would probably be even worse, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

Netflix dreams of a channel-free future, built on recommendations

The streaming video giant wants to eventually do away with the massive list of things to watch.

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Prolific leaker Evleaks outs HTC One M8 Prime details in response to HTC PR jibes

Even bigger HTC flagship phone could have a waterproof, aluminum-silicon body.

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The first one's free: EA tries luring mobile gamers with free currency

Real Racing 3 could be a test bed for in-app purchase promotions on iOS.


Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

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Foursquare's Swarm becomes the new app for check-ins

Foursquare's existing app gives check-ins the boot as it prepares for an overhaul.