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A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory
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A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

Researchers have provided another reason to embrace our coffee addictions, with a new study suggesting caffeine may improve long-term memory.
The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes
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The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from the screens of its roughly 20 million customers early Tuesday morning after the two couldn't come to terms on carriage fees.
GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook
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GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality
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U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million
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Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'
Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.
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Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

Draw Something creator Charles Forman has written a film treatment about the unintended consequences of civilian drones -- and now he wants your feedback.
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group
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Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance
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Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France
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Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

Be glad you weren't in this Uber car when French taxi drivers turned violent.
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
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Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365
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GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365

The domain registrar will now offer its small business customers the latest productivity and management tools, courtesy of Microsoft.
Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service
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Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service

The venture-funded startup will reduce prices of its UberX service by 15 to 34 percent in many of the cities where it is currently available.
Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?
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Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

With global soup sales declining steadily over the past half of a decade, a new study indicates that an iconic packaging format may be to blame.
Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking
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Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.
CES Announcements Pave Road For Tomorrow's Tech
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CES Announcements Pave Road For Tomorrow's Tech

Announcements from Qualcomm and Audience offer a glimpse at what we can expect from other companies later this year.
Timberlake, Diddy Throw Down in Artisanal Tequila Battle
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Timberlake, Diddy Throw Down in Artisanal Tequila Battle

In the span of two days, two musicians-turned-moguls--Justin Timberlake and Sean 'Diddy' Combs--have announced co-ventures in the increasingly lucrative realm of high-end tequila.
In Patent War, Apple and Samsung to Try Mediation Before March Court Date
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In Patent War, Apple and Samsung to Try Mediation Before March Court Date

Next month, CEOs from both companies will sit down to discuss "settlement opportunities" to try and resolve the ongoing patent disputes.
The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014
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The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014

We scoured the Eureka Park startup area for the most interesting-looking technologies. Here's what we found.
What If EVERYTHING In Your Life Was Connected to the Internet?
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What If EVERYTHING In Your Life Was Connected to the Internet?

Samsung is looking toward a future made up of countless smart screens for improving your life and interactions with others. It's pretty far out.
The Wackiest Gadgets and Other Tech at CES
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The Wackiest Gadgets and Other Tech at CES

More than just TVs and computers, a number of bizarre products launched this year during CES.
Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?
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Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a Q&A app called Jelly with the mission of making the world 'a more empathetic place.'
Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles
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Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On
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The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On

Representatives from LG, Lowe's and Verizon discuss why the market for these smart gadgets has potential but hasn't exploded yet.
Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries
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Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries

A new study claims that attractive CEOs are more likely to garner higher stock returns, negotiate more lucratively and take home bigger paychecks.
McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'
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McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'

Intel will drop the McAfee name from its security products, hoping to distance itself from controversial founder John McAfee, who says the move has delighted him 'beyond words.'
San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops
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San Francisco to Tax Google, Facebook for Using City Bus Stops

The Wi-Fi-equipped commuter shuttle buses offered up by tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, Apple and Facebook are now going to be taxed based on the number of stops they make in city bus zones.
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