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The top 10 memes, viral videos, and online goings-on that defined 2014

What was it for you—Kitten Jam? The Ice Bucket Challenge? Relive some of the hottest happenings on the Internet from the past year.

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Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

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What to do when you're about to run out of broadband data

A meticulous backup strategy actually backfired on Joe Kissell recently, eating up half of his family's monthly bandwidth in just a week. Here's how he coped—brother, can you spare a byte?

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Internet sharing: The secret weapon in troubleshooting someone else's Mac

It's not the flashiest feature in OS X, but sharing your MacBook's Internet connection can be a life-saver when you're trying to fix a machine that can't get online by itself.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

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Stache 1.0 review: Create a corner of the Web with only the sites you care about

This bookmarking service makes it easier to get to the sties you like to visit.

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Google launches invite-only domain registration service

Private registration is included in service, which will go up against GoDaddy

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Unicode update adds emoji for spiders, chili pepper, 'live long and prosper,' and more

A new version of Unicode supports emoji, currency symbols and historic languages

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Remembering eWorld, Apple's forgotten online service

Twenty years ago this month, Apple introduced an online service to compete with the likes of AOL, Prodigy, and CompuServe.

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Contentious net neutrality proposal gets FCC green light, public comments wanted

The agency officially releases its chairman's proposal, while asking whether to reregulate broadband

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