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Hands on with Remote Desktop for Google+ Hangouts

Google has integrated a remote desktop support feature to Google+ Hangouts, making it easier to troubleshoot someone else's computer. Here's how the new feature works.

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Hands On with Chrome Office Viewer

Google is beta testing an extension called Chrome Office Viewer, which allows Windows and Mac users to view Microsoft Office files without having to download them.

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Android app hints at future Game Center-like feature

Apple's Game Center may be getting some competition. An Android-centric website uncovered a purported ‘Google Games’ feature after digging through the My Glass companion app for Google Glass.

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Tablets may eclipse laptops in 2014, but there's no post-PC future on the horizon

A new IDC report on connected devices says tablets will outsell both desktops and laptops in the coming years, but diving into the data reveals a less ominous future for traditional computing.

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YouTube joins Facebook in the 1 billion users club

The video-sharing service can thank Generation C for pushing it past the billion-user milestone. That's the generation of Americans, age 18 to 34, who watch YouTube on multiple devices and enjoys video creation and sharing.

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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