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Private Facebook trading dries up as IPO looms

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The window for trading pre-public Facebook shares has closed as investors’ anticipation for the social giant’s IPO ramps up. If you missed the opportunity to grab these shares (or didn’t qualify to make a

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Report: Foursquare shuts off API for Girls Around Me app

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The Girls Around Me app showed the location of women near users of the app, in real time. (Credit: Screenshot by CNET) The tagline is “In the mood for love, or just after a

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Belkin N900 N+ router review: Almost there

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After the excellent N+ router that came out a few years ago, Belkin has been on a streak of rather mediocre routers, such as the Play or Play Max. But the Advance N900 DB

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WD 2TB My Passport review: The future is here

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The WD My Passport, the first-ever 2TB portable drive WD introduced last week, turned out to be pretty impressive. Despite the top capacity, the new My Passport drive remains very compact and portable. (Credit:

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How to set up Time Machine on your Mac

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Tomorrow is World Backup Day, which is an effort to spread the word about the importance of backing up your computer. As anyone who regularly uses computers ought to know, backing up is a

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Nokia Lumia 900 available for preorder

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 (Credit: Bonnie Cha/CNET) With its eminently approaching April 8 release date, the Nokia Lumia 900 from ATT is available for preorder today. The carrier is investing a lot in this handset,

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White House pressures AOL, Google over pirate sites

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The White House’s Victoria Espinel, whose office published a report today saying Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL “are being encouraged” to crack down on piracy. (Credit: White House) Yahoo, Google, AOL, and Microsoft try

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New addictive games that are near impossible to put down

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(Credit: CNET) What makes a game addictive? Obviously your answer to that question will depend on what type of games you like to play, but certain games have a way of breaking down those

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Current TV plugs wrong Twitter ID for Olbermann replacement

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This is not a tweet from the real former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer. (Credit: Screenshot by CNET) In its haste to make it look like it had everything in hand following its

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Motorola Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, April 4

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A leaked image from Best Buy shows the dates of ICS updates. (Credit: Android Police) Ice Cream Sandwich cravers, rejoice. According to Android Police, a leaked image from Best Buy shows that the Motorola

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Say hello to the brave new world of console gaming

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(Credit: Blake Stevenson) The next evolution of home console gaming is shaping up like a dystopian Philip K. Dick short story. Refueled by the latest PlayStation 4 rumor, signs continue to point to a

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Why I’m returning my new iPad and buying a Kindle Fire

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The new iPad’s screen is nice, but the greatest thing since sliced bread? Um, no. (Credit: Apple) My new iPad is going back to the store. I paid $600 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model,

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Boys’ diplomas withheld for Facebook kissing photos

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(Credit: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Have the world’s schools caught up with this social-networking thing? Or even with this Web thing? Or even with this being a teenager thing? These thoughts cross one’s temple on hearing

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Microbe helps convert solar power to liquid fuel

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A new “bioreactor” could store electricity as liquid fuel with the help of a genetically engineered microbe and copious carbon dioxide. The idea — dubbed “electrofuels” by a federal agency funding the research —

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Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

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(Credit: Screenshot by Ben Dreyfuss/CNET) If I could make one celebrity do whatever I wanted, I’d have Kobe Bryant come to my house and feign interest in my problems. But how could I get

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Cold Cover Chiller lid to land on a table near you

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Take me from your freezer. (Credit: Prodyne) Serving cold food is and always has been a bit of a hassle. Thankfully, modern convenience has made the availability of ice as easy as walking into

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Which online video service is right for you?

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Smartphones and tablets are no longer just for surfing the Web and checking e-mail. They’ve also become mini-TVs. But figuring out the best place to get your video for these devices is not easy.

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Big-screen ultrabooks: The first wave

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What’s an ultrabook, exactly? Is it a slim, portable 13-incher, or any laptop that’s thinnish and cool-looking? The latest confounding trend in Intel’s “ultrabook” brand creep has been the rise of 14- and 15-inch

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Case lets you turn iPhone into scuba-diving camera

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(Credit: TAT7) With the iPhone having been around as long as it has, it’s a bit surprising no one has come up with an affordable waterproof case that lets people use the device to

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Twitter toilet paper puts tweets where the sun don’t shine

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Royal flush: Collector’s Edition will print execrable tweets for $35. (Credit: Shitter) Sometimes it’s hard to turn the other cheek. That’s when it’s best to use both cheeks. Shitter turns Twitter into toilet paper.

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