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The good news this year is that there are some pretty great movies to see right now. A compelling thriller built around a wonderful performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game makes for a great mixture of history and excitement as it runs through the life of mathematician Alan Turing during his time as a World War II codebreaker.

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Thanksgiving is a double-edged sword. It’s one of the few opportunities we have during the year to gather around a table with our family members and eat an enormous meal, but the enraging political discussions, pointless disagreements and awkward interactions are all but inevitable. When you need a few minutes to compose yourself, there’s nothing better than a distracting app on your iPhone, so be sure to load up these five apps before you head out to eat turkey on Thursday. DON’T MISS: 5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now Kingdom Rush Origins Currently $2.99 on the App Store. Kingdom Rush: Origins is the third installment of the award-winning Kingdom Rush saga, loved by millions and earning accolades

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A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.>

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Steam on Wednesday kicked off its Black Friday 2014 game sales, offering gamers significant discounts on various titles. Steam’s  “Exploration Sale” is available to users from November 26th through December 2nd (the sale ends at 10 a.m. PST on that day). DON’T MISS: T-Mobile’s massive Black Friday sale has been announced – here’s what you need to know “The Steam Exploration Sale is here! For the next six days, take advantage of huge savings throughout the Steam store on thousands of titles. Plus, discover new and recommended games on your personalized Exploration Sale page here. Check back each day for new Daily Deals,” the company said in a short blog post. The company has highlighted various game deals in its

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Did you know that moving videos and images to Google Drive not only improves access to the files but also reduces your on-site storage needs? Andy Wolber explains.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.

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The European Parliament has today approved a non-binding resolution calling for the "unbundling of search engines from other commercial services" in order to ensure "competitive conditions within the digital single market." This proposal stirred up plenty of discontent when it was revealed a week ago, but it has been affirmed in its original form today, including the controversial unbundling provision. ...

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After showing off the gaming and Continuity features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a couple of new ads featuring voice overs from Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday released one more similar commercial, the seventh in the series, which highlights a different feature, voice texting, which is available on iOS 8-compatible devices. FROM EARLIER: Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials In addition to regular iMessage texting, voice text lets users record short messages and send them to their friends and family. As Timberlake and Fallon explain it, the feature is really useful for highlighting sarcasm, singing a message, or avoiding really tough-to-spell words — though on the latter, Apple’s

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Jack Wallen shows you how to easily "key out" a green screen from a still image in The GIMP.

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The crew of the Enterprise walked in front of cameras for the first time on 27 November 1964 -- but the legendary TV show nearly didn't make it to the screen.>

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(Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few years. ...

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Parliament lawmakers voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution urging antitrust regulators to consider splitting Internet search engines such as Google from other commercial services, one of the bill's sponsors said. "Clear adoption by EP of digital single market motion, including unbundling for search engine if needed," Spanish liberal lawmaker Ramon Tremosa said on Twitter. (Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop and Alastair Macdonald)

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Apple’s Apple Pay mobile payment app available on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus saw huge popularity after launch, injecting new life into the NFC-based payments business. Google, and others, have included such features in Android devices for years, but they never really took off. In fact, only recently, Apple’s competitors confirmed they witnessed an increase in Android smartphone-generated transactions after Apple Pay became available on this year’s iPhones. FROM EARLIER: Great news: Apple Pay will soon be accepted by a lot more small businesses On top of that, Want China Times citing Shanghai’s China Business News says that an Android Pay product is currently in development in China, but Google isn’t backing it up. Instead, China’s UnionPay, the largest card

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Jack Wallen introduces you to a simple way to remove Android devices from your Google account.

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By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merger advisory firm said on Thursday. Corporate finance adviser Hampleton Partners' report said that $9.4 billion has been spent in the past three years to acquire so-called "Internet of Things" suppliers, with $5 billion, or more than half of the total, in the first nine months of 2014. ...

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A Wall Street Journal report claims that the leading action camera company is planning to take its product range to another level, literally.

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