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Star Wars saga making high-definition digital download debut this week

Leading up to Star Wars Episode VII and Star Wars Battlefront, Disney is bringing all six films to your favorite digital download store for the very first time.

AT&T brings gigabit Internet to Apple's home town, charges steep premium over cities where Google Fiber's available

AT&T and Google Fiber are slowly picking up the pace to bring gigabit Internet to more communities in the U.S.

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Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

Amazon wants to help you find your next electrician, handyman, or plumber.

YouTube's experimental 4K, 60 frames per second video will crush your computer

4K is old hat for YouTube, which first embraced the resolution in 2010, but now the Google property is upping the stakes by experimenting with 4K videos at a frame rate of 60 frames per second.

Google Chrome's data-saving compression feature hits PCs

If you need to save on your PC's bandwidth usage but don't want to use Opera, try adding Google's new Data Saver (Beta) extension to Chrome.

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Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro and Air models don't support Windows 7 in Boot Camp

Microsoft's trying to bury Windows 7, and now Apple's Boot Camp is, too

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs

CDs may be dying, but very slowly. They were still a more popular choice than streaming music services...until now.

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Autodesk's insanely fun Tinkerplay app lets you easily design your own 3D-printable action figures

Looking for some software that makes it easy to design 3D-printed figurines and toys? Check out Autodesk's Tinkerplay.

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Rhapsody's 30 million songs can now be streamed inside Twitter

Rhapsody is hoping that sharing music on Twitter will help bring in new subscribers to the growing service.

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The .SUCKS domain is coming soon to an angry website near you

Want to get your hate on for a certain company, brand, or product? Later this year, you'll be able to do that in style with your very own .sucks domain.

Yahoo wants to kill the password one text message at a time

Forget biometrics, Yahoo wants to kill the password with text messages.

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Google Chrome beta brings push notifications to your browser

They aren't ready for the stable version yet, but website push notifications to your desktop are one step closer to being done.

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may come to iOS and Android as a standalone app

Microsoft will continue its cross-platform push by bringing Cortana to Android and iOS devices, a new report says.

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