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Twitch kicks off new Creative channel with Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon

It's not all fun and live-streaming games for Twitch. The new channel will highlight the site's lesser-known, but thriving community of artists seeking an online audience for their work. And what better way to kick it off than to stream all 403 episodes of 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross?

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Facebook Message Requests wants to replace your phone number

Facebook's new solution for getting messages from non-friends means the end of the little known 'Other' inbox.

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Chrome for iOS adds iOS 9's Split View multitasking

Google recently released a new version of Chrome that takes advantage of new iOS 9 features.

Death to passwords! New Yahoo Mail protects with push notifications instead

Yahoo's offensive against the password is almost complete with Yahoo Account Key.

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Google dumps Chrome's notification center on Windows, Linux, and Mac

Unless you're running Chrome OS, you will soon lose Chrome's notification center and it's your own fault.

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How to set up Mozilla's Firefox browser the right way

Firefox is a fantastic browser that has a lot to offer for those fed up with Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera.

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Firefox-maker Mozilla devises three laws for responsible ad blocking

Firefox is proposing a set of guidelines that will guide the Firefox maker's actions when it comes to content blocking.

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Facebook 'Reactions' test adds six emojis to the Like button

Don't call it a Dislike button, but Facebook is taking a new approach to the Like button with a system allowing you to express empathy.

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Adobe's free new Photoshop Fix, Capture CC apps retouch pics and capture assets

Adobe unleashed a slew of updates during its Max conference on Monday including a new Photoshop app for mobile that specializes in touch-ups.

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Sprint's unlimited data plan is getting more expensive

Little more than a year after it was first introduced, Sprint is increasing the price of its $60 unlimited talk, text, and data plan.

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Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 roll out with support for 4K video

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14 are here and they've got a bunch of tweaks, including 4K video support.

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Firefox's tracker-killing private browsing mode hits beta

Private browsing modes don't protect you from third-party tracking during your browsing session, but that's about to change on Firefox.

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, is shutting down

Oyster clams up just as e-books hit a growth plateau.

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The iPad mini 4's display shrugs off ambient light like a champ, says DisplayMate

The iPad mini 4 has the same resolution display as its predecessor, but its quality is actually much higher.

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Minecraft update lets Windows 10, iOS, and Android gamers play together

Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12.1 brings a host of improvments, but the biggest one is cross-platform play for all mobile gamers including the Windows 10 version.