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CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.>

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Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.>

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By Silke Koltrowitz BIEL (Switzerland) (Reuters) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. Swatch Chief Executive Nick Hayek said these new watches might allow the wearer to count the number of steps they take and calories they burn. "All the big technology firms want to work with us and I don't rule out that we are or could be collaborating in some areas. Apple Inc has just invited media to a "special event" next month, fuelling speculation it might present a much-anticipated "iWatch." The possibility of an iWatch launch is partly responsible for Swatch shares losing almost 15 percent so far this year, lagging a 3 percent rise in the European sector.

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One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who's made millions off of Bitcoin, has made a plea deal with authorities regarding charges that he illicitly transacted Bitcoin with users of the underground marketplace Silk Road. Shrem's lawyer tells Reuters that he will plead guilty to the charge of unlicensed money transmission, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. It is not yet know if Shrem's co-defendant, Robert Faiella (who allegedly purchased Bitcoins from Shrem before marking them up for sale on Silk Road), will also plead guilty.

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The Cones of Dunshire is every Parks and Recreation fan's favorite made-up board game, but it turns out wildly complex game isn't quite as fictional as we all thought. Mayfair Games, the publishers of German board game favorite Settlers of Catan, worked with the show's producers to design the basic version of Cones used in season six.

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Perfect Viewer is a very fast image/comic viewer *Support image file format JPEG,PNG,GIF,BMP *Support archive file format

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The most popular running app is now available on Android, for free

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In 2002, Fox cancelled superhero TV show The Tick just eight episodes in. Now, over a decade later, Amazon Studios is giving the show a second chance. According to The Wrap and People, star Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Ted, Seinfeld) has made a deal with rights holders Sony Television to produce a pilot for a rebooted version of The Tick.

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Here's the thing: you can't really make Dungeons & Dragons into a video game. Backflip Studios, the developer behind DragonVale, announced at PAX this afternoon that it's creating a mobile D&D game. Namely, it sounds as though players will be able to create (or at least modify) the game world that they're about to play in, essentially bringing over some of the creativity that the traditional game affords its players.

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Unidentified sources now tell Recode that there won't be a single Apple wearable device — or "iWatch" as many observers have decided to call it — but rather multiple models at different price points. According to the report, executives have discussed offering a model for as much as $400 — significantly more than the competition. LG's and Samsung's Android Wear-powered models cost $199.99 and $229 respectively. Samsung's Gear 2 costs $299.99. It's not clear how many models will be available, but it wouldn't be surprising to see less expensive versions of the device with different screen sizes, or perhaps less-impressive specifications. A Wall Street Journal report from this past June suggested that Apple would be able to hit multiple prices by offering models with different size screens.

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Pizza Hut Japan has a new Web series -- "Pizza Cat" -- about cats running one of its restaurants. We'll take extra mozzarella with that meow, thanks.>

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Speaking at a Democratic Party fund-raiser, the president says social media lets us see the minute details of the world's hardships.>

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