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Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

The streaming music service is violating New York law by not paying artists, the lawsuit alleges.

on pcworld.com

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Finally, Flickr's Android app gets the UI overhaul it needs

It's prettier, easier to use, and it's available now to download in the Google Play store.

on greenbot.com

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Nextdoor partners with San Francisco to mobilize neighbors during a disaster

The city's Department of Emergency Management will provide real-time emergency info to Nextdoor's neighborhood networks, so neighbors can help each other

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Lesson learned: Facebook's new friend-finding feature is optional

Facebook has tried friend-finding using your phone’s location before, but it's making the feature opt-in this time around.

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Developers aim to do more with Project Ara than just make a modular smartphone

A phone with swappable parts is certainly a cool idea, but it's all the underlying technology associated with the project that has developers excited.

PlayStation 4 update adds video editor, strips HDCP

The PlayStation 4's new update is welcome news if you're a budding YouTube personality or just like uploading the occasional video.

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Dropbox weaves cloud photo service Loom into Carousel

Cloud photo service Loom is joining forces with Dropbox, presumably to beef up the storage company's newly launched Carousel app.

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Google highlights its focus on design in YouTube series

This year at Google I/O, we can probably expect to hear a lot about making Google products look and work better.

on greenbot.com

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Chromecast gets more live video with MLB.TV and YouTube

Google's $35 TV dongle fills in some more gaps in its app catalog.

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Lyft's calling cards: Pink mustaches, fist bumps, and now charity work

The sharing economy is getting a bad reputation. Lyft wants to show off its softer, friendlier side with the new Lyft for Good program.

Hot Deals Thursday: take home a Toshiba tablet for $250, 59% off a Bluetooth headset, and more

LogicBuy brings you more exciting savings on hot electronics, including a $350 discount on the Lenovo Y510p gaming laptop, a Linksys WiFi range extender at half price, and lots more.

on pcworld.com

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Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Google Glass could be useful for tasks like cutting up a car to free a trapped person, the fire department said

on pcworld.com

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Time Warner and Comcast push hassle-free, automatic Wi-Fi 2.0 hotspots

Hotspot 2.0 technology lets users automatically connect to any hotspot after a single login.

on pcworld.com

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Surgeon Simulator review: Entertainingly grisly iPad game

The world's greatest and goriest medical slapstick video game has come to the iPad.

on macworld.com

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Samsung and Amazon customize Kindle app, offer free e-books

The smartphone maker is increasingly relying on content to differentiate its products