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How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon's streaming slowdown

That's what one tech-savvy Netflix subscriber did when performance lagged on Verizon's network. The result? A 10x boost in his streaming speed.

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Mobile ads help Facebook report a big sales jump

Revenue was $2.91 billion for the second quarter, with more than half derived from mobile ads

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

Gameloft's latest Call of Duty-alike looks and plays about the same, but makes some structural changes -- for better and for worse.

Hot Deals Thursday: Toshiba Core i7 Laptop for just $700, 3TB HDD for only $100, and more

Take a look at LogicBuy's best bargains, including a great deal on a Dell Venue 8 Pro and an iLuv MobiCup speaker for just $20.

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

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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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HTC moves its Sense apps into Play Store for faster updating

HTC is placing its core apps in the Google Play Store, enabling it push out updates directly to users and bypass the tedious carrier approval process.

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EA delays Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition

The launch dates for these two highly anticipated titles have been pushed back - one by a little, one by a lot.

Hot Deals Thursday: Toshiba Laptop with 2 Year Warranty for $330, 50" 4K HDTV for $590, and more

LogicBuy brings you jaw-dropping bargains, including an incredible deal on a 4K HDTV, a huge discount on Microsoft Office Home & Student, a chair for gamers, and plenty more.

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Clockwise Podcast: Backdoors, public betas, social networks, and 3D

Apple denies it's made a backdoor for spies, one of our panelists brings a 3D TV into his house, the Yosemite public beta arrives, and people seem to dislike their social networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Frakes.

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Why Simpsons World will destroy the U.S. but not Canada

The U.S could fall into ruin as millions tune in to cable channel FXX’s marathon showing of every “Simpsons” episode ever, to be followed by a “Simpsons World” website and app. A perfect opportunity for Canada, which is geo-blocked, to take over the continent, as it’s always really wanted to.

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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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Microsoft announces the low-cost Nokia Lumia 530

With Microsoft in full control of Nokia since late April, the long-expected Lumia 530 budget phone is Microsoft's first official post-acquisition Lumia release.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.