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Russian iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year — Apple iPhones and iPads might actually cost more in rubles than they did at the beginning of the year. But the dramatic collapse of the Russian currency has led the value of the gizmos to crumble when converted to U.S. dollars.

14 biggest tech fails of 2014 — Nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and several other celebrities surfaced on Internet chat forums in September. Hackers got access to the Hollywood stars' iCloud accounts with a phishing scheme. Apple beefed up iCloud's security features after the hack.

Why Apple is defending Microsoft in court — Microsoft thinks it knows the answer and is fighting in court to prove its point. At a press gathering in New York on Monday, Microsoft laid out its case for why it is r efusing to comply with a federal subpoena and search warrant for some customers' emails.

Google pulls Amazon app from Play Store listing — Google is typically lax about the kind of apps that live in its app store, avoiding the standoffs with app developers that Apple is so well known for. But Amazon's addition of its own app store within its main Android app appears to have ruffled Google's feathers.

Iowa replaces drivers license with app — Next year, the Iowa Department of Transportation will experiment with issuing drivers licenses via an app. The digital license will display a 3-D photo of the driver's face, which can be rotated side to side so law enforcement can better match the licensee to the picture.

Microsoft fights government search warrant — Microsoft's chief counsel Brad Smith and other tech attorneys will explain why the company should not have to comply with a warrant for data hosted at a facility in Dublin, Ireland, in a panel moderated by ABC's Charlie Gibson in New York next Monday.

Hacking Keurigs for cheaper coffee — A Keurig coffee machine owner found a simple hack to get around Keurig Green Mountain's notorious K-cup restrictions. The coffee maker company only allows its new Keurig 2.0 machines to brew coffee from coffee brands that are licensed to use K-cups. Keurig mandates that its licensed K-cups come equipped with tiny radio frequency emitters.

36 coolest gadgets of 2014 — It's easy to lump the clip-on Lumo Lift gizmo into the sea of fitness gadgets (it counts your steps, calories burned, distance, etc.). But the Lumo Lift does something refreshingly unique -- and helpful: It vibrates when you slouch, correcting your posture: A winner for people with desk jobs.

Microsoft: Cheap PCs are here to stay — Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner acknowledged that Microsoft has been charging PC manufacturers less to install Windows on their computers at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week. Microsoft has historically charged PC makers about $50 per Windows license.

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is the latest WTF phone — The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is certainly creative. Its defining characteristic is a small portion of curved glass that bends around the right side of the phone. It's unlike anything else you've seen on a smartphone. That tiny curve on the Edge's display functions as a second screen.
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Dec 18, 2014

Dear PR people: I am not going to CES. You can stop pitching me about the new gizmo that will revolutionize the way we eat pizza.

Dec 18, 2014

@jasonschaeffer Hey! Not sure we met, but I'm an old colleague at CNNMoney. Got a minute to talk? Thanks!

Dec 11, 2014

RT @JohnLegere: It’s confirmed, we are living in the future. Also, transparent cars?!

Dec 11, 2014

@JuddApatow Is it OK to publish Wikileaks cables? Or Snowden's leaked docs? I don't think Sony & nude pics are apples to apples.

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