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Facebook Apologizes To Bereaved Father For 'Year In Review'

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Facebook rolled out a new feature this December called "Year In Review," a post that showed up on users' News Feeds highlighting their most popular photos of the year. Users could view their Year In Review and choose to share it with friends with a line reading "It's been a...

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AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes Calls Plane's Disappearance His 'Worst Nightmare'

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2014 | 11:37 AM

AirAsia's CEO Tony Fernandes on Sunday called the disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 his "worst nightmare."

Fernandes has been communicating with the public via Twitter since the plane's disappearance Saturday night -- 7:24 a.m. Sunday, Singapore time -- on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia,...

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As North Korea Loses Internet, Anonymous, Others Question Whether It Really Hacked Sony

(420) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's Internet service went down in a suspected cyberattack Monday, just days after the U.S. government blamed the country for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment and the White House said it was considering a "proportional response" to the crime.

Doug Madory, director...

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Type These Words Into Gchat And Instantly Delight Your Friends

(5) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 9:40 AM

You may have noticed some new little animations popping up in your Gchats when you're extra excited or "laughing."

The animations started out as an inside joke for Google's designers. Eventually, Google decided to release them to everyone who uses Gchat. They're "just for fun," Sanjay Mavinkurve, Google's Lead User...

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Uber Wants To Patent Its Controversial Surge-Pricing Plan

(49) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 11:27 AM

Uber is trying to patent one of its most controversial features: surge pricing.

The car-service app in September of 2013 applied to patent the way it charges customers during busy periods, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. When there's higher demand for cars, Uber charges more.

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미국 존스 홉킨스 대학의 첨단의수 : 생각만으로 움직일 수 있는 첨단의수(동영상)

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:10 PM

미국 콜로라도 주에 사는 레스 보(Les Baugh)는 40년 전, 전기사고로 양 팔을 잃었다. 하지만 그는 최근 생각만으로 움직일 수 있는 의수를 갖게 됐다.

이 영상은 미국 존스 홉킨스 대학이 지난 12월 16일에 공개한 것이다. 존스 홉킨스 대학의 응용물리학연구팀은 미국국방 첨단과학기술 연구소(DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)와 함께...

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You Probably Just Lost A Bunch Of Instagram Followers

(9) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Many were slain in the Great Instagram Purge of 2014. The photo-sharing app went on a cleaning spree Thursday, deleting inactive and spam accounts and causing people's follower stats to drop left and right.

It seems like celebrity accounts suffered the most. Web developer Zach...

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Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

(43) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:22 PM

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind.

Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), he's able to control a set...

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12 Times Online Dating Made Us Question Humanity In 2014

(6) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:29 AM

Technology has made it easier than ever to be your truly worst self in the wild game of love. From outright trolls to completely oblivious weirdos, 2014 was a big year for online dating fails. Let's resolve to do better in 2015. Online dating is hard enough without total creeps...

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5 New Instagram Filters Released With Predictably Silly Names

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Your photos are about to get a major boost of color with five new photo filters on Instagram.

Photo editing and sharing app Instagram released the new filters -- called Aden, Perpetua, Ludwig, Slumber and Crema -- in an update on Tuesday. They are now available in addition to the...

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페이스북에 대한 저작권 주장은 쓸모없다

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 12:43 PM

페이스북은 당신의 사진을 소유하지 못한다. 즉 당신의 개성적이고 창의적인 '상태 업데이트' 사진에 어떤 권리도 없다.

페이스북이 만약 당신의 지적재산에 대한 소유권을 행사할 수 있다고 한들, 상태 업데이트에 "나의 지적재산을 페이스북이 소유할 권리가 없다"고 주장하는 건 쓸모없다.

이에 대한 뉴스를 이미 접했을 수도 있겠지만, 일부 미국 페이스북 이용자들이...

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Reports Conflict Over Whether North Korea Is Source Of Sony Hack

(29) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 1:33 PM

Sony Pictures will announce that North Korea was the source of the company's recent hack, Re/code reports. The announcement could come "as soon as today."

A representative for Sony told The Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni that Re/code's story is wrong, and that the company will not be making...

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Gangnam Style's Relentless Popularity Forces YouTube To Tweak Its Counters (Updated)

(107) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:37 PM

The "Gangnam Style" music video has been viewed so many times, not even YouTube can keep up.

Yes, people still watch "Gangnam Style," and they have pushed the view count on Psy's viral music video to more than 2.15 billion since it was first posted in 2012.


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That 'Copyright' Facebook Status Is Useless And Absurd. Stop Posting It

(19) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 2:25 PM

Facebook does not own your photos. Facebook does not own the rights to your genius Facebook status updates.

If Facebook did own your intellectual property, guess what? Writing a status update declaring that the company doesn't own your intellectual property would be completely useless. So please Internet: Stop this...

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These Are Some Of The Best Deals On Headphones This Black Friday

(10) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 3:15 PM

Headphones are the perfect gift for any tech lover this holiday season, and there are a whole lot of great deals on popular models right now. Typically, headphone prices range from reasonable to outrageous. But between Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you should be able to get a...

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Twitter Exec. Accidentally Tweets Private Direct Message

(16) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 10:26 AM

If this doesn't convince you that Twitter's confusing, nothing will.

The social media company's chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, accidentally sent a private message publicly on Twitter. Noto tweeted the following private message on Monday: "I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec 15...

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Why You Shouldn't Wait For Cyber Monday To Shop Online

(12) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 1:46 PM

Shoppers who don't want to face the crowded stores on Thanksgiving or Black Friday but still want to get some good deals often shop online on Cyber Monday. But the Monday after Thanksgiving is no longer the best day for online shopping.

Every year, sales start earlier and earlier. Now,...

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This Free Tool Scans Computers For Government Surveillance Software

(9) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 11:27 AM

A group of nonprofits has come together to help you take back your privacy.

A new, free tool called Detekt can scan your computer to find government spyware. Announced on Thursday, Detekt was created by security researcher Claudio Guarnieri in conjunction with Amnesty International; the

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Amazon Is Starting Black Friday Sales A Full Week Early

(13) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Amazon is starting Black Friday sales earlier than ever this year.

The online retailer is rolling out deals on Friday, Nov. 21, a full week ahead of the traditional Black Friday.

For eight days starting on Friday, Amazon will have new sales every ten minutes, on...

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