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MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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How to find a lost message in Gmail

Vicki Pen lost three important messages from her Gmail inbox. I help her find them.

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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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Facebook disables some legitimate apps while targeting malicious ones

The use of tools to detect malicious patterns in apps led Facebook to temporarily disable some legitimate third-party apps that integrate with the social networking website.

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Facebook readies roll-out of mobile payment system for e-commerce

Facebook's new mobile payment system may place it in direct competition with PayPal.

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Hands on: MixBit is not another YouTube—but that's OK

MixBit, an iPhone app from YouTube developers, has an inspired idea of crowdsourcing video. Who knows? It may just play.

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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How to shop online without a credit card

Diana Delgado asked if there are ways to shop online without the traditional piece of plastic.

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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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There really shouldn’t be an app for that: 13 apps that don't need to exist

These apps are such horrible fails, we must question whether we—as a species—are responsible enough to use mobile devices.

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Google confirms it's shutting down Google+ Local for iOS

Google is shutting down the Google+ Local places and discovery app for iOS devices and will be transitioning its features over to its Maps app, the company said Friday.

TechTip: Hiding updates, photos from your Facebook profile

Have you been tagged in a Facebook update or photo that you want to banish? Here's how to use the Hide From Timeline feature on the social network.

Study: Google accounts for 25 percent of all Internet traffic

The diversified range of new products being built and provided by Google now make the company accountable for nearly 25 percent of all Internet traffic, up from a mere 6 percent just three years ago, according to a new study.

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Uber users summon ice cream trucks rather than rides for promo

The mobile app developer hoped to lure new users with its ice cream delivery promotion.

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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How to use IFTTT to automate your online life

The quietly powerful If This, Then That fetches and carries Web content from one service to another so you don't have to. Learn how it works and check out some of its best 'recipes.'

Google keeps users' data available until July 15 in Reader's wake

Google's Reader is now officially dead, but the company wants to make users' transition to other content aggregators as painless as possible, partly by keeping their data available for the next couple weeks.

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