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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Netflix raises fees, watches membership rise in second quarter

That extra dollar Netflix is charging new subscribers didn't hurt membership numbers for the streaming video service, which saw paid membership rise 4 percent in the second quarter.

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The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live

After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.

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Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Nvidia's new Android tablet is built for games, but it has productivity potential as well.

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Simpsons World to provide every Simpsons episode without costing you any d'oh!

If you have yearned for a place where you could watch any and all of the 552 episodes to The Simpsons any time you wanted, your dream comes true in October.

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Qplay streaming service to shut down July 25

The video streaming service plans to close up shop less than a year after launching.

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Xbox One sales 'more than double' after intro of $400 Kinect-less model, still can't top the PS4

Microsoft's saw a big boost for its console sales after removing the much-maligned Kinect peripheral from the Xbox One, but it still wasn't enough to knock the PlayStation 4 from the top spot.

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Downsizing Microsoft to spin off Nokia's MixRadio music service

As Microsoft downsizes, Nokia looks to drop its Internet radio efforts.

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Verizon blaming Netflix for slow streaming speeds is an 'attempt at deception' says Internet backbone provider

Verizon says Netflix isn't buying enough bandwidth to deliver its streaming video to Verizon customers. But a major Internet backbone provider says that's just not the case.