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Cybersecurity

White House asks FCC to decriminalize cell phone unlocking

Because the fact that unlocking your cell phone is a crime is anti-competitive—and just plain stupid.

Google buys Bump for smoother file sharing

Google's Bump buy could mean seamless cross-device sharing is coming to iPhones, laptops, and other hardware that doesn't support NFC.

Oyster offers all-you-can-read ebooks for $10 per month

A startup called Oyster wants to become your “Netflix for e-books.”

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MakerBot Digitzer turns real objects to digital models

We've already seen 3D printers, so why not 3D scanners as well? MakerBot's new $1400 Digitizer lets you scan 3D objects, converting them into digital models you can manipulate and then print on your 3D printer.

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LinkedIn adds University Pages to help the college-bound

Powered by LinkedIn's 200 million users, the new service returns a treasure trove of data on colleges, so you can see where alumni live and work, among other data.

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Report: Android tablet app availability still trailing iPad

Android tablets are making strides, but they still lag behind the iPad in at least one key area, market research firm Canalys says -- the availability of optimized apps for tablets.

Hands-on: Quip, the so-called "modern word processor," is cool, but doesn't feel done

The new mobile-first collaborative productivity app has landed with a splash (and a lot of buzzwords), but Quip promises exceed the initial reality.

Google Chromecast: A $35, cross-platform answer to Apple TV and AirPlay

This $35 dongle from Google will connect to your HDTV via HDMI and stream video from the Web to the TV at your instruction.

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Leap Motion

Leap Motion first impressions: There's work to do

The $79 gesture input device isn't quite done cooking yet. Perhaps, when they throw in some best-practices for app developers, it still might get there.

Dish Network wants users to move beyond scrolling through channel guides to find good TV

Dish Network moves beyond its traditional channel guide to app-based program selection via its Hopper DVR.

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Stores turn to Wi-Fi to track shoppers' comings and goings

More brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking shoppers who come into their stores by using Wi-Fi signals to figure out how long shoppers stay, where they look, and whether they wind up at a cash register.

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Deus Ex: The Fall jams jailbreakers, already fixed by hackers

Eidos attempted to stymie pirates of its new Deus Ex: The Fall by disabling the game's weapons on jailbroken devices--but clever hackers have already figured out a way around it.

Ex-Disney boss: Hulu's eventual sale could kill day-after episodes

Former Disney chief Michael Eisner has warned that Hulu being up for sale could mean the demise of shows streaming online the day after they air.

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Best Buy brings Pebble smartwatch to stores this weekend

Pebble arrives at Best Buy on June 7 for $150 -- the same price as pre-orders from Pebble's website.

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