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BitTorrent throttling in U.S. creeps back up

Expect the legal setbacks to net neutrality to further complicate the matter of slower speeds when using BitTorrent.

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Microsoft's 'Rethink' highlights the best of its Web

Microsoft launches "Rethink," an archive and showcase for the websites that will fool you into thinking that they're native apps.

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New API will simplify Google Drive integration with Android apps, says Google

Developers can now test a preview of the Java-based Drive Android API.

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Google Now finally invades the desktop in Chrome alpha build

It's basic in its early form, but Google's killer digital assistant has finally graced the PC.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

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Beyond Verbal knows how you're feeling, brings emotion analysis to mobile apps

Machines are becoming more human-like every day: Beyond Verbal is a Web service that can figure out your mood just by listening to the tone of your voice.

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Vimeo moves to default HTML5 player, says videos load faster

Vimeo has rebuilt its video player using HTML5.

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

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Tabs return to Yahoo Mail

You complained, Yahoo listened. Tabs are back, but in a different look than before.

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And here's Google's inevitable Christmas-themed Easter egg: Karaoke carols on demand

This year's offering will turn your (non Windows Phone) smartphone into a seasonal karaoke machine!

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Google updates Gmail to always display photos embedded in emails

And we thought that Gmail didn't want us to see images because sometimes they're annoying.

Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

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Jeff Bezos: Super CEO or Supervillain?

Now that he wants to deploy a fleet of airborne drones to deliver packages, we're beginning to think the Amazon CEO has more in common with Lex Luthor than with Sam Walton.

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

The images mark Google's first efforts to map global transit hubs.

In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.