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In November, Dropbox users gained the ability to edit Office files from within the app, thanks to its partnership with Microsoft. Now, the company has launched its first set of Project Harmony tools so groups of workmates can take advantage of that f...

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When Nintendo first introduced its Amiibo figures, senior product marketing manager at Nintendo of America Bill Trinen said that the toys open "a whole range of potential new gameplay experiences" for players on a character-by-character basis. And he...

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It's probably fair to say that the Sony we once knew and loved is going away as the mega-corporation tries to reinvent itself. Part of that strategy is to go all-in on PlayStation, and another, it seems, is just to get members of the public to do its...

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It turns out that there's another reason for Nintendo's Amiibo character shortage: they're selling like crazy, and now third-party games are using them too. Nintendo said that it's sold over 700,000 of the figurines, as many as its best-selling Super...

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Driving with turn-by-turn directions is great, but there's nothing worse than rolling up to a junction and realising that you're in the wrong lane. To better prepare drivers and reduce road rage, Google Maps now offers "lane guidance" in its point-to...

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Valve's Steam Holiday Auction was supposed to bring users together to swap community items and bid on games, but things seem to have gone horribly wrong. The idea was to acquire Steam "gems" by trading cards and other objects then use them to bid on ...

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It's been more than a year since Netflix first came to Virgin Media TiVo boxes, and in that time the experience has remained largely the same. However, with Christmas fast approaching, the quad-play provider has finally decided to take some action. I...

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For all of the horrifying incidents, shut-downs and PR disasters, Uber's clearly got enough potential to excite the folks over at China's Google. According to Bloomberg, Baidu is ready to throw anything up to $600 million at the ride sharing firm in ...

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The next time you need a new Android app to keep the little ones entertained, you should consider turning to the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency. No, really. Infamous for its surveillance capabilities exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the (once)...

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Apple already provides a variety of ways to pay for Macs and iPhones, but there's certainly nothing wrong with adding another alternative. Perhaps that's why the company has decided to add PayPal to its online store in the US and the UK. While you'll...

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Google will soon close its Russian engineering offices and relocate 50-odd employees, according to The Information. The search giant didn't say why it made the move, but it may have been prompted by a recent crackdown on internet freedoms within the ...

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Here's something you can get for yourself these holidays : a 3.5-inch 8TB drive from Seagate that costs only $260 -- we didn't forget an extra number in that figure, promise. That's a lot cheaper than HGST's helium-filled 8TB disk drive, which is lis...

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What you're looking at up above isn't a crazy anaglyph 3D image. Well, at least not intentionally. It's actually the result of a decade-old tagging method that researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Italy are now using in live mi...

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Click on the "share" button under any YouTube video, and you'll get three simple options: Share (for a URL), Embed (for HTML code) and Email (take a guess), but Google's video streaming site is about to get one more -- animated GIF. YouTube hasn't of...

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YouTube has finally launched the offline viewing feature it promised in 2013 -- but you can only download videos to watch without internet connection if you're an Android user in India, Indonesia or the Philippines. Google says it's making "much of p...

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We all know that it's against the law to sell copyrighted material, but is it also illegal to tell people about software that can strip DRM off e-books without the intention to distribute? New York Judge Denise Cote has recently ruled that it's not. ...

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Still searching for the perfect ugly sweater for your holiday festivities? You may want to consider using your phone to help with the task. A collection of ten sweaters available from the folks at MorphCostumes have a built-in pockets for that trusty...

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Building on its success from last month, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the number one selling console for November -- ending the PlayStation 4's almost year-long top spot. As Redmond tells it, by way of NPD Group data, its latest cons...

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Not ready to splurge $300+ on a smartwatch that you'd actually wear to a business meeting? The $200 ASUS ZenWatch might be just for you -- as long as you don't mind its humdrum battery life and slightly erratic heart rate monitor. Head down to the ga...

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Right now, the term "virtual reality" still means "headset" for most people. What we should really think when we read "virtual reality" is first-person immersion. The headset -- like Oculus VR's Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Samsung's Gear VR --...

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Who hasn't dreamed of having the ability to shoot fireballs from our hands? Thanks to a new device from magician Adam Wilber, you can do just that. The appropriately named Pyro is controlled with a remote switch from up to 30 feet away and tucks unde...

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Yes, Dish went through a tough time recently with certain TV networks, but this didn't stop it from working to make the experience better for subscribers in the meantime. Today, the satellite provider announced a few new features that'll likely be we...

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When Amazon updated its primary Android app with an "Apps & Games" section, it was a milestone in third-party distribution: finally, you could access Amazon's library of applications without side-stepping Google Play. It didn't last long -- Amazon's ...

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The war for your wrist isn't going to wind down any time soon: We've already seen the industry's biggest players take a stab (in some cases, multiple ones) at perfecting their wearables. ASUS isn't quite as prominent as other names on that list, but ...

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When Google vowed that its Material Design style would reach every corner of its business, it wasn't kidding. The company has just overhauled its iOS search app, and that layered look is everywhere -- in fact, the app resembles a simplified version o...

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