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Digital Public Library of America moves to gather public documents into one database

Digital Public Library of America aims to collect public knowledge

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A week with Feedly: A Google Reader junkie's journey

After an extended test drive, a longtime Reader addict finds Feedly to be a more-than-serviceable replacement.

Tax time! We name the best PC-based solutions for filing your returns

Web-based filing may tempt you, but more complex financial situations require full-fledged software.

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End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview

The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe.

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After Reader, which Google services will be next to fall?

Even if you won't miss Google Reader, its untimely demise should leave you worried about the future of other Google products.

Google same-day shipping service may be difficult for search giant to pull off

If Google truly plans to get into same-day shipping, it'll head down a path that has felled other major e-tailers—but the benefits to the Google ecosystem could be huge if the company pulls it off.

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AppMachine unveils do-it-yourself visual app builder beta for beginners

Have an idea for a mobile app, but lack the development chops? AppMachine can help.

U.S. Postal Service gives in to Internet; moves to kill Saturday mail delivery

The USPS continues to struggle with its place in the world as e-mail, online banking, IM, BlackBerry Messenger, Whatsapp, and Facebook replace so-called “snail mail” for sending photos to grandma, paying bills, and checking up on friends.

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Microsoft releases free Bing apps for Office 365

Five new add-ons for Office 365 let you search the Web within a Word doc, add Bing maps to your files, and spell words phonetically.

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BitTorrent invites testers to help fine tune its new Sync file-sharing program

BitTorrent asked Thursday for crowd-sourcing ideas from its more than 100 million users for a new program for file sharing across multiple computers called Sync.

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Logitech M125

The single best travel accessory you can buy

Here's a hint: It'll make your laptop a lot easier to work with.

Office 2013 heads to manufacturers: Preview of the Windows 8 RT tablet version available Oct. 26

Microsoft late Thursday announced that development of Office 2013 is finished meaning the company will now focus on distributing the new version of Office to consumers and enterprises.

When tech innovations bite users in the butt

Tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have an obligation to make technical changes tolerable for those who pay the bills.

Vimium Grants Chrome Hotkey Superpowers

Vimium is a Chrome extension that adds a rich set of shortcut keys for opening links, navigating pages, and more.

Give Your Windows Clipboard Extra Features Using ClipboardFusion

When you're not satisfied with the basics of cut-and-paste, turn to ClipboardFusion.