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Senate passes Internet sales tax

The U.S. Senate has voted to allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers, making it more difficult to buy tax-free products online.

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Huffduffer saves Web audio to your own podcast stream

Jason Snell answers a surprisingly common question: How do you save random audio files so they can be played back in a podcast app?

Remains of the Day: Masked crusaders

Volkswagen gets ready to premiere its FahrvergiPhonenugen, the problems with MobileMe finally get laid at the feet of the man responsible, and Apple extends a helping hand in China.

Review: Forecast.io is a fantastic service and a fantastic Web app

Forecast.io is not only a great way to view your real-time and weekly weather forecast; it's one of the best Web app implementations I've ever seen.

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CISPA protesters rally, but this Internet blackout may fizzle

Without the endorsement of the big technology firms that helped with the SOPA boycott last year, protests against CISPA aren't drawing the same support or attention.

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Hands on: Twitter Music finds fresh tunes, but lacks crucial features

Twitter Music is finally here, bringing along a slick interface, excellent music discovery chops, and—alas—a very short memory.

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Remains of the Day: Face the book

Microsoft execs are trying to convince people that Windows Phone is exciting, while Facebook picks up Apple's leftovers. Meanwhile, an Apple Store grows in Germany.

Remains of the Day: We happy few

Yahoo and Apple may be the latest superhero team-up to hit Silicon Valley, while Apple could be considering plans to space-ify its retail stores. And Steve Jobs's life is translated into yet another genre.

Browser engine forking isn't the end of the world

Announcements from browser makers last week may recall the bad old days of browser incompatibility, but this isn't IE6 all over again.

Mobile browsing focus gives Apple an edge over Mozilla

The trend toward browsing from phones and tablets has helped some browser makers, dramatically in one case, but hurt others in the battle for usage share, data from a metrics firm showed.

Teenaged Mark Zuckerberg's embarrassing Angelfire website goes viral

The Internet has uncovered what appears to be Mark Zuckerberg's Angelfire website form 1999.

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April Fools' Day 2013: A roundup of the best tech gags

Every April 1, the Web explodes with nonsense. Here is a rundown of many of 2013's most creative pranks.

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Live training in groups through Wello's online training service

Wello brings the gym home through live training service

Wello is planning to bring one-on-one and group workouts to tablets, with the goal of offering an app for gaming consoles and TVs.

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Amazon to acquire Goodreads book recommendation site

Amazon.com will acquire Goodreads, a website that recommends books.

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Eerie streets of abandoned Fukushima town revealed in Google Maps

The earthquake and tsunami that demolished northeastern Japan in 2011 left many thousands of its survivors cut off from their homes. But displaced residents of Namie-machi, a small town on the eastern coast of the Pacific that's still in an exclusion zone, can now at least get a present-day glimpse of their neighborhood, thanks to Google.

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