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Amazon Prime price slashed 25% this weekend to celebrate Golden Globe win

If you want to get a Prime subscription, a good time to buy will be Friday starting at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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Error 451 is the new Ray Bradbury-inspired HTTP code for online censorship

The web has a Ray Bradbury-inspired status code that tells you when content you want to see is blocked due to "legal obstacles."

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Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and more all have Star Wars themes letting you show if you've conquered your fear or let hate consume you.

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Twitch kicks off new Creative channel with Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon

It's not all fun and live-streaming games for Twitch. The new channel will highlight the site's lesser-known, but thriving community of artists seeking an online audience for their work. And what better way to kick it off than to stream all 403 episodes of 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross?

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade, a store for artisanal goods

Amazon.com has made a pitch for the handicrafts market occupied by players like Etsy by setting up its own "Handmade at Amazon" store

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

Want to make your email look a little more hip and social...or something like that? Embed your latest tweet into your email signature on Yahoo Mail.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

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Yelp adds hospital and health care data to help plan your treatment

Alongside user reviews, the site now shows key survey information such as ER wait times and the quietness of guest rooms.

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Google search tweak helps you avoid long lines at local shops

Got a hankering for coffee but can't stand the thought of waiting in line? Google search on mobile can help you figure out if that's likely to happen.

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Twitch finally starts ditching Flash for HTML5

Twitch's slow move out from under Adobe Flash is slow going, but work on the video player is starting to appear.

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Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.

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Yahoo axes Maps, Pipes, other services as it narrows focus

Yahoo says it has a clear focus on search, communications, and digital content, and to keep that focus some older services must go.

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Blocs 1.3 review: Web design program executes well on limited ambitions

Blocs makes it easy for amateurs to quickly build beautiful, modern web sites.