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Everything you need to know about preordering an iPhone 5c

All the major U.S. carriers have the iPhone 5c up for preorder, but the details differ. Here's everything you need to know.

Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

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Trade-in market for older smartphones gets more competitive

As Apple and Wal-Mart enter the trade-in market, NextWorth ups its game, anticipating swarms of older phones being traded by users to fund new iPhones.

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Legal ruling

Ka-ching! Amazon explains benefits from ebook price-fixing settlement

The settlement over ebook price-fixing could mean that you might be eligible to receive a payout for certain ebooks you've purchased.

define_awesome

Define awesome: Google beefs up dictionary in search

Google unveiled some cool new features to the dictionary function in its search.

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Hands-on: Google starts highlighting in-depth articles in (some) search results

Google's Knowledge Graph already provides you with tasty informational tidbits, and now, the company plans to point you towards the meatier stuff.

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Hands-on: Twitter's new two-factor authentication sounds cool, but we can't get it to work

The encryption behind Twitter's new in-app security scheme sounds wonderful! Now, if only it worked...

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Spotify Browse gets official, brings the service's best curated playlists to your ears

Beyond mere "best of" lists, Browse has a playlist for every mood, occasion, and news clip.

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Twitter ups its search game: How it compares against G+ and Facebook's Open Graph

Twitter’s new search features are supposed to make it easier to find accounts and recent photos related to your search topic, as well as view a stream of topical tweets as you could before.

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Socialmatic unveils $300 price tag for Instagram-focused camera

Socialmatic's slim, Polaroid-branded digital camera will cost $300 when it ships early next year. It comes with built-in photo filters and the ability to printer photos.

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No-contract mobile plans compared: Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump

Verizon is the latest carrier to jump on the no-contract craze. Let's see how its offering stacks up against already-announced plans.

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piracy, antipiracy

Tech companies try to put a chokehold on ad-supported piracy

Online ad companies agreed to a new set of "best practices" that would remove ads from sites engaging in copyright piracy or selling phony goods. But the effectiveness of these practices is still very much up in the air.

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Opera 15 mixes classic features, mobile-inspired enhancements

Coming out of beta on Tuesday, the new version of Opera is the first powered by the new Blink rendering engine. Here's what to expect from Opera 15.

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13 must-have iPhone camera accessories

These accessories will help you take your iPhone photos to the next level.

airplane travel

Your best bets for finding Wi-Fi on domestic flights

There’s a lot of Wi-Fi out there, and more is rolling out over the next two years. But right now, if you want to guarantee your domestic flight will have Wi-Fi, you’d better do your research. Here are some tips.

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