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Will Google Reader's demise revive RSS?

With Google Reader slated to end operations on July 1, people are looking for alternatives to get their daily RSS fix. And that could lead to a revival of sorts for RSS clients.

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Netflix takes need for speed global with worldwide ISP rankings

Netflix is expanding its rankings of Internet service providers by ranking streaming speeds from ISPs in the U.S., Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Sweden.

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HBO's Game of Thrones broadcast strategy aimed at thwarting piracy

Overseas audiences will only have to wait a week after the U.S. broadcast to see episodes from season three of Game of Thrones, as HBO looks for ways to stop piracy of its shows.

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Seagate to halt production of 7200-rpm laptop hard drives

Seagate has tasted the need for high-performance speed and now plans to discontinue 7200-rpm laptop hard drives in favor of faster hybrid and solid state drives.

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Music piracy is down: A lesson for Hollywood

A decrease in music piracy led to increased revenues for the music industry in 2012, for the first time since 1999. Hollywood should pay attention, stop worrying, and learn to love the digital economy.

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Computer History Museum shares original Photoshop code

Any user can get a closer look at the original code for Photoshop, which transformed image editing more than 20 years ago and continues to push the edges.

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Adobe releases emergency Flash patch for Windows and OS X systems

Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two vulnerabilities were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X PCs.

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Whatsapp gets thumbs down from privacy hawks

Whatsapp copies your entire address book on its servers but doesn't delete the numbers of non-users

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Top Gadgets at CES: A roundup of what the web liked best

Everybody gives out awards for the most amazing products at the show, but do the award sources agree? Here are five entries that drew applause from the pack.

Amazon AutoRip service bundles digital copies with purchased CDs

More than 50,000 CDs are AutoRip eligible including albums from every major label

Facebook holds vote on right to vote, data-sharing policy

Facebook users will be able to vote until noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern on December 10.

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News Corp.'s tablet publication The Daily closes December 15

News Corp. announced Monday that The Daily, the company's tablet-only digital newspaper, will stop publishing December 15 after the publication failed to find an audience large enough to support it.

Privacy groups ask Facebook to back off privacy changes

Facebook wants to remove the ability for users to vote on modifications to data usage and privacy policies

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Facebook adds iTunes gift cards to Gifts service

The move allows users to send iTunes credits worth $10, $15, $25 or $50 for purchases on Apple's digital content bazaar

Google aims to take on Apple's AirPlay, Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass

Google is hoping to convince a variety of device and software makers to support the new open initiative

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