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Online stores now have to ship your orders on time, or else

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by Jon Fingas 2014-09-17 15:28:00

Internet stores can sometimes be far too optimistic about the time it takes to ship your order -- just ask the scores of gift givers whose packages arrived late last year. They'll have to be much more pragmatic from now on, though. The FTC has issued...

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Apple's iOS 8 is now available for you to download

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by Chris Velazco 2014-09-17 12:57:00

Apple's iOS 8 may not look too different from the version that preceded it, but trust us: There are plenty of new bits and bobs to get familiar with once you start poking around. Now that you've had some time to dig into our full review, you can take...

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GDC award for culture critic Anita Sarkeesian led to bomb threat

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2014-09-17 19:53:00

A bomb threat was made regarding a speaker and award recipient at the Game Developer's Choice Awards (part of the annual Game Developer's Conference) in San Francisco this past March. Anita Sarkeesian (pictured above), host of Tropes vs. Women in...

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Mint on iPhone can now use your fingerprint to keep banking info safe

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by Jon Fingas 2014-09-17 18:41:00

You're going to see a lot of apps taking advantage of iOS 8's expanded Touch ID support in the near future, but one of the bigger improvements is already here. Mint has updated its iOS app to let you use your fingerprint to sign in rather than rely...

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Google Fiber proves it's serious about fast internet with a new leader

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by Jon Fingas 2014-09-17 13:29:00

Worried that Google Fiber would just be a momentary fascination for the folks in Mountain View? Don't be. Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it recently hired Dennis Kish, one of Qualcomm's bigger senior vice presidents, to lead its...

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BlackBerry's latest Porsche Design smartphone is real, ridiculous

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by Chris Velazco 2014-09-17 19:21:00

Well folks, the rumors and leaks were true (as usual): the heated BlackBerry/Porsche Design love affair has once again borne fruit, this in time in the form of the new Porsche Design P'9983. At its core, we're looking at a device running BlackBerry...

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Apple TV gets Beats Music streaming and a flatter look

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by Jon Fingas 2014-09-17 17:13:00

Your iPad or iPhone isn't the only device getting a big iOS upgrade today. Apple is now rolling out an Apple TV update that brings not just iOS 8-savvy features like iCloud Photo and Family Sharing, but a flatter-looking interface on third-generation...

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The Uber effect: how San Francisco's cab use dropped 65-percent

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by Sean Buckley 2014-09-17 20:22:00

Hailing a ride has never been easier -- just take out your phone, tap on an app and wait for your internet-wrangled chauffeur to arrive. Companies like Uber and Lyft have are reinventing the transportation industry, and traditional taxi services are...

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SlingPlayer support for Chromecast brings an obvious combination together

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by Richard Lawler 2014-09-17 18:12:00

Watching Netflix or Plex streams on your Chromecast is great, but what about when the game is on? Sling has enabled its apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phones (Android tablets coming soon) to help with just that situation. Just tap the Cast button...

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Yelp settles with the FTC over claims it collected personal info from kids

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by Jon Fingas 2014-09-17 16:10:00

The FTC is eager to crack down on any perceived online privacy violations, especially when they involve children -- and we just got a good demonstration of that eagerness today. Both Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo have settled with the FTC over...

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