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Amazon signs lease on huge Manhattan premises, possibly for first physical store

A real estate company confirmed Thursday Amazon has signed a 17-year lease on a huge site in midtown Manhattan. The premises, located close to the Empire State Building, could become the e-commerce firm's first brick-and-mortar store.

Web

How to search through every public tweet sent since 2006

Good news, Twitterers; you can now search through each and every public tweet sent since 2006.

Social Media

Google brings Chrome browser to the 21st century with 64-bit Mac OS X support

Google's Chrome, the second most used desktop browser in the world, has just received a major update, with 64-bit support for Mac OS X added in the mix.

Computing

Are you a Verizon FiOS customer in Maryland? Big Red owes you some money

Verizon has agreed to a settlement worth $1.38 million in Maryland. The investigation stemmed from thousands of customer complaints about Verizon's advertising when it first launched FiOS.

Computing

Google’s mobile search results now come with helpful ‘mobile-friendly’ label

Google is adding a mobile-friendly label to its mobile search results to help you avoid sites where the text is too small to read, the links too small to tap tiny, and the content unreadable unless you scroll sideways.

Mobile

Trip Advisor couple fined $150 by hotel for negative review

Looks like you'll have to start taking a closer look at the booking conditions next time you stay at a hotel, especially if you like to post reviews on Trip Advisor. One couple in the UK was recently hit with a fine for leaving a negative review on the site.

Web

Netflix continues global expansion with imminent Down Under launch

Netflix is all set to take its streaming service Down Under, announcing plans this week for a March 2015 launch in both Australia and New Zealand. The roll out marks a continuation of the California-based company's rapid global expansion.

Home Theater

Nielsen will start measuring Netflix viewership in December

In an attempt to measure how many episodes of House of Card that you just binge watched, Nielsen will start using audio-monitoring in December to track what digital content is being watched in Nielsen homes.

Home Theater

New York City gets serious about converting its old payphone kiosks into Wi-Fi stations

New York City finally looks set to breathe some new life into its aging payphone kiosks, this week unveiling plans to convert them into high-tech 'connection points' featuring, among other things, free 24/7 gigabit Wi-Fi.

Mobile

State of shock: US government agency shuts down email system after hacking attack

The U.S. State Department was reportedly one of the high-profile targets of recent hacking attempts, which forced the agency to shut down its email system.

Computing

Google to test fly its crazy Internet balloons over Australia

Google is continuing to make progress with its bold plan to use high-altitude balloon to deliver Internet connectivity to remote areas of the planet, with a new round of test flights scheduled to take place in Australia next month.

Cool Tech

Get your fix for pigskin play with this NFL live stream watch guide

The NFL season is well under way. Here's our guide on how to stream live football games online.

Computing

Google Play Music subscribers will get YouTube Music Key for free

In the wake of the recent unveiling of YouTube Music Key, some of the details weren't clear — now Google has confirmed it will work with rather than compete against its existing music service.

Music

Hey you kids, shut off that racket: How to turn off IM notification sounds in Google Hangouts

You might not know it, but that sound you hear every time you get a message in Google Hangouts can be turned off. Here's how.

Computing

There's an easier way to get your Skype on now

Microsoft has started to roll out Skype for Web browsers, so if you want to get in touch with friends using the service but find yourself on a computer without the software already downloaded, you're all set.

Web

From news to comedy, there’s something for everyone in our top 100 podcasts

Don’t drown in the vast, virtual sea of free podcasts. Check out our roundup of some of the best podcasts available at your fingertips. We've got 100 awesome ones for you to check out!

Music

The CEO of Reddit resigns, and one of the reasons why is really weird

CEO Yishan Wong didn't just disagree with Reddit's board of directors over a proposed new office location. There's a bit more to the story than that.

Computing

Take the stress out of holiday travel with these gadgets, apps, and tips

Despite the festive-sound name, holiday travel is one of the more stressful times of the year. Learn how to breeze through using the latest tech, apps, and services.

Buying Guides

Amazon and Hachette have finally settled their differences

As revealed by Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch in a letter to the publisher's authors, Amazon and Hachette have reached a new, multi-year agreement that gives the publisher more leeway with its ebook pricing.

Web

Amazon looks set to ramp up Prime Air development at new R&D base in UK

In a bid to attract local talent in a city that's been steadily making a name for itself in the tech world, Amazon will reportedly open a huge R&D center in Cambridge, UK, geared toward developing its Prime Air delivery drones.

Cool Tech

Samsung hires Korean rapper to sing its sustainability report

Apparently concerned that news items on its latest sustainability report focused too heavily on the negative content, Samsung decided to go out of its way to highlight the positive parts. Using a rapper.

Web

YouTube’s paid service Music Key is Spotify for music videos and it only costs $8

YouTube finally made its paid subscription service official. Music Key will cost $8 a month and offers offline playback, ad-free music videos, and full albums for streaming from Google Play Music.

Music

Net neutrality is under threat from the FCC: What it is, and how we got here (Updated)

Over the past few weeks (or years), you’ve probably heard a lot about Net neutrality. If you want to know what it's all about, we’ve constructed a timeline to show the relevant events that led us to this point.

Web

Google gives more love to Missouri, launches Fiber for Business in Kansas City

The service will only cost small businesses $100 a month for gigabit Internet speeds, assuming you live in the small area that can take advantage of it.

Computing

YouTube to launch music subscription service ‘within weeks’

For more than a year we've been hearing that YouTube's working on a music subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify. The latest news is that the expected ad-free service is set to launch "within weeks."

Music

Barnes & Noble offers aspiring authors print-on-demand option with Nook Press Print

Barnes & Noble already offers an ebook service for authors to get their work on mobile devices, and from this week it's also giving publishers the chance to put their work on paper with a new print-on-demand option.

Web

Best Buy shoppers are already in line waiting for Black Friday

Seeking a killer price on new high definition television sets, two women in California will end up spending just over three weeks camped out in front of a Best Buy before Black Friday deals kick off.

Home Theater

Kids presented with old camera, wonder why 'things have to be so hard back then'

Part social commentary, part humor, and part "kids say the darndest things," the "Kids React to Technology" Web series takes a look at film cameras. We learn that youngsters do love selfies, and they hate waiting.

Photography

Learning to forget faster: Latest Firefox version brushes up on browsing privacy

Mozilla's Firefox desktop Web browser turns 10, and a slew of new features aim to make the anniversary special. Learn more here.

Computing

Porn stars want Google to help them combat piracy

Much like Google has done with the music industry, the porn industry wants the search giant to help display legitimate links more prominently than illegitimate ones in an effort to combat piracy.

Mobile