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Shopping for a new phone, but don't want to break the bank? Here are some good smart phones that cost a third of top-brands but still have all the frills.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has hit its third milestone release, with bug fixes and new features rolling out for "fast track" and "slow track" testers. Windows 10 will feature a work-friendly version of the Windows Store, and will fix a long-standing quirk in the operating system version number.

Gamergate revealed just how quickly online mobs are able to harness hacker tools to intimidate, harass, and humiliate.

The Internet has infiltrated our daily lives. We spend large amounts of our time using social networks and shopping online, but a new Pew Center study found that most Americans have a hard time answering basic questions about how the Internet actually works.

Sony's electronics division, buffeted by several years of poor sales, announced a three-year plan to return to profitability. Under the plan, Sony will sell fewer TV and smart phone models, focusing instead on PlayStation and related services.

T-Mobile doesn't charge customers extra for exceeding their monthly data limits, but it does slow their connection speeds. Under a new agreement between T-Mobile and the FCC, T-Mobile won't keep speed test applications from showing the actual speeds of slowed connections.

Wireless companies such as AT&T and Verizon have collectively bid more than $34 billion in an FCC auction for the rights to use 65 MHz of spectrum. 

On Monday, security researchers announced the existence of 'Regin,' a sophisticated malware program that has spied on governments and research institutions in Russia, Saudi Arabia, and a handful of other countries. Regin is so complex that it was probably written by a country – most likely the US, Israel, or the UK.

The U.S. military and automakers are scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.

The Toyota Mirai, announced last Thursday, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and emits only water vapor. A few testers have driven the Toyota Mirai, and most have positive things to say about the car.

Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by.

Although phone manufacturers are trying to help by building in tools for better selfies, many of these have their limits. For better selfies, consider some of these gadgets for yourself or your loved ones.

Google Contributor is a subscription service that allows users to surf the web without the annoyance of ads. Other services have tried similar models and experienced pushback from content creators who say they aren't paid enough for their work. Will Google Contributor work?

Google left China in 2010 after potential loss of intellectual property, hacking attempts, and persistent censorship.

Who says financial planning has to be boring? Fidelity Investments created StockCity, a 3-D experience to make money management more interesting. 

Netflix makes up 35 percent of downstream Internet traffic during peak hours, according to a new report. Between Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, and other applications, users are downloading about 20 gigabytes of data each month.

After complaints from parents and authorities, Apple is renaming the "Free" section of the App Store to "Get." Apple is making the move to make it more transparent that free apps with in-app purchases are not always free.

Firefox announced it will dump Google and begin using Yahoo as its default search engine starting in December. But with 67 percent of the search engine market share, should Google care?

Corita Kent, the nun-turned-internationally-renowned-pop-artist, gained popularity for her vibrant serigraphs during the 1960s and 1970s. Kent drew on popular culture to spread her own spiritually inspired messages.

Google has been able to program cars to avoid accidents, but what will the cars do when there is no good decision? That's why Google is teaching them ethics.

Apple is planning to embed the Beats subscription music service into iOS next year, reports the Financial Times. Apple has been skeptical of the streaming music business until now, but Beats might be a boon for iTunes customers.

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