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Here’s How to Bypass Those Infuriating Automated Phone Menus

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Having to enter phone number extensions or deal with multi-layered phone menu systems is a pain whether you're on a landline or a mobile phone. Luckily, there's a way to skip those annoying automated menus and dial your contact directly on your smartphone....

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Sony’s Turbocharged 4K Shooter Sucks in Crazy Amounts of Light

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Sony's new Sony Alpha A7S packs a full-frame sensor and uses the company’s E-mount lenses, making it the second mirrorless camera to venture into 4K video territory....

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How to Email iPhone Videos That Aren’t a Blurry Mess

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If you want your videos to look their best, stop sending them from your iPhone via email or iMessage....

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Blue Bottle Coffee Buys Coding Talent for Next-Level Delivery

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The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the Internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend....

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New Gadget From Amazon Makes Grocery Shopping Dangerously Easy

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Amazon announced a new stand-alone gadget today called the Dash. It's basically a remote control for buying groceries....

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This $1,300, Lightning-Fast External Drive Is Worth Every Penny

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LaCie's new Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 drive is designed to move giant files, video streams, and masses of data at speeds that push the limits of what external drives can achieve....

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Gadget Lab Podcast: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Talk to Your Stuff

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On this week's podcast (#206), Mat and Mike discuss Microsoft Build, Windows Phone and Cortana, Apple's WWDC Lottery, and the debut of Amazon Fire TV....

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An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It's time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik's cube. Dust off that Donna Summer LP. Put on some clogs. You need to be ready. You're about to take a trip back to the 1970's. Here we go... You call the plumbing firm and a middle aged lady named Miriam answers the phone. You ask to schedule an appointment. She checks the calendar. She tells you that a plumber can come out on... Read more...

Fort Hood shooter used car to prey on victims

Fort Hood shooter used car to prey on victimsOver 8 minutes, Ivan Lopez fired on soldiers he worked with and others on his path, investigators say.

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Comcast defends Time Warner Cable deal as U.S. review kicks off

A man enters the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New YorkBy Alina Selyukh and Liana B. Baker WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp sought to rebut critics of its planned $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc, arguing that newcomers like Google Inc and Apple Inc would ensure competition in both Internet and video markets. In a 175-page filing with the Federal Communications Commission that kicks off the FCC's review of the deal, Comcast argues that combined with Time Warner Cable,

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US stocks rise for the first time in four days

US stocks rise for the first time in four daysNEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the sell-off was a little overdone.

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Big U.S. banks must boost capital by $68 billion under new rules

Big U.S. banks must boost capital by $68 billion under new rulesBy Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eight biggest U.S. banks must boost capital levels by a total of about $68 billion under new rules, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday, prompting industry complaints that less-stringent global standards will give overseas competitors an advantage. The rules would limit banks' reliance on debt, part of efforts to prevent another financial crisis. Banks' insured subsidiaries face tougher limits

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California state senator pleads not guilty to corruption

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A prominent California state senator and gun-control advocate pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in San Francisco on Tuesday to charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms. Leland Yee, 65, who was arrested last month and has since been suspended with pay, was criminally charged along with about two dozen other individuals in a broad sweep of suspected organized crime and... Read more...
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