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You Can Buy Google Glass Today! A Few Things To Consider.

(88) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Today's the big day. The one day that us "normals," who were not chosen to be Google Glass Explorers during the first round of beta testing, can get our hands on some sweet, sweet high-tech spectacles. We're here to help you make the big decision of whether or not to...

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Google Buys Drone-Maker For Supposedly Non-Evil Reasons

(14) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Google announced Monday that it is buying New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal reports. If you recognize the name, it's because Facebook was reportedly in talks to buy the same company.

The thing is, Titan Aerospace doesn't exactly...

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Don't Read Yahoo Answers For The Answers. Read It For This Guy.

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 2:31 PM

Yahoo Answers is a den of idiocy, where strangers ask other strangers for advice, often with hilarious results. And Ethan T. Berlin is its biggest troll.

Berlin is an Emmy Award-nominated comedian who's written for "Da Ali G Show," "Crank Yankers" and other TV series. In his...

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The Heartbleed Bug Goes Even Deeper Than We Realized -- Here's What You Should Do

(133) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, two of the biggest creators of Internet equipment, announced on Thursday that their products had been impacted by the Heartbleed bug. Routers, firewalls and switches from these manufacturers and others have all likely been affected by the bug, leaving your personal information at...

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Facebook Told Not To Mess With WhatsApp Privacy Settings

(6) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 4:50 PM

When Facebook agreed to acquire the popular messaging service WhatsApp, some feared Mark Zuckerberg's company would ignore privacy promises made to early WhatsApp users in the name of sweet, sweet data collection.

According to a a new letter, you can count the U.S. government among the concerned parties.

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There's No Headline That Can Do This Cringeworthy 'Social Media' Song Justice

(9) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:49 PM

A social media enthusiast who doubles as a jazz saxophonist and worship leader decided to write a song about social media. What happened next will restore your faith in humanity. Or take that faith and burn it to the ground. But one of the two.

The song, entitled...

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How To Protect Yourself From This New Terrifying Security Flaw Called 'Heartbleed'

(108) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:28 AM

There's a big problem with one of the tools used to protect your data as it travels over the Internet.

The bug, revealed on Monday by security researchers at Google and at an independent firm called Codenomicon, is called Heartbleed, and it compromises at least 66...

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Twitter's New Design Totally Rips Off Facebook

(27) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Starting now, Twitter will look a lot more like Facebook. Sorry, folks.

On Tuesday, Twitter introduced a much more photo-centric redesign displaying a cover photo and profile picture in a strikingly similar way to its larger social networking cousin. According to Twitter's blog, the changes start...

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Your Tweets Are Taking A Toll On Your Relationship, Says Science

(4) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 1:00 PM

The more you use Twitter, the more likely you are to fight with your partner about it, according to a new study. And unlike with Facebook (more on that later), it doesn't matter how long your loved one and you have been together.

The research was published in the...

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In Secret Docs, Apple Admits The iPhone's 2 Big Problems

(486) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 10:17 AM

In documents the public was never meant to see, Apple lays out exactly what's holding the iPhone back: small screens and high prices.

These internal documents were revealed during the most recent Apple-Samsung trial, which began a week ago. Apple is suing Samsung, alleging that Samsung...

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Your Nest Smoke Detector Could Have A Dangerous Glitch

(14) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Nest has identified a glitch in its smoke detectors and has temporarily stopped sales of the Nest Protect smoke alarm, CEO Tony Fadell said in a note on the company's website on Thursday.

One of the Nest smoke detector's signature features, Nest Wave, lets you disable an...

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The 72 Worst Internet Sayings, Ranked

(121) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 5:36 PM

The Internet has given us a lot of great things. Wikipedia comes to mind. Maybe email and online shopping make your list. I don't know (or really care).

But the Internet has also created a lot of terrible things, and most of them are words. And some, like Gawker editor-in-chief...

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Amazon Unveils Fire TV, Its Own Set-Top Box

(243) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Amazon wants to take over your TV. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a $99 set-top box called Amazon Fire TV. The device will start shipping immediately.

The huge Internet retailer showed off its latest piece of hardware-- a device "thinner than a dime" that connects televisions to...

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YouTube Reveals Its Viral Secrets In April Fools' Day Video

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Were you aware that YouTube made every single viral video on the Internet? Remember The Harlem Shake? Planking? Nyan cat? Yep, all created by YouTube -- according to this year's April Fools' Day prank from the video site.

In YouTube's April Fools' video, the company takes credit for

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Google Maps Is Taken Over By Pokémon In April Fools' Prank

(75) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 4:02 PM

Google is starting April Fools' Day a bit early this year.

The company's maps division announced in a video published on Monday, Mar. 31, that it's got a new job opening. The title? Pokémon master.

In order to find the best Pokémon master, Google has developed...

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These African Emoji Are Both Adorable And Important

(19) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 1:46 PM

As of now, Apple's iPhone features only two cartoon emoji that represent non-white people: One is a vaguely Asian-looking man, the other a man with a turban:

african emoji

Apple knows this is a problem. Just last week, a company representative told MTV that "there...

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Facebook Suddenly Cares If You're Oversharing

(33) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:06 AM

It looks like Facebook may have just acknowledged one of the biggest gripes people have about the social network: Its privacy settings are just too complicated.

Starting on Wednesday, some people on Facebook who were sharing their posts publicly got the following notification:

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7 Dream Apps That Would Make Your Life Less Nightmarishly Awkward

(6) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 12:40 PM

I, like you, dear reader, feel weird in many social interactions. When I feel awkward, my iPhone is always there for me. I can read my email while standing in line to avoid eye contact. I can fake an important text to leave a party. I can have a pretend...

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Wonderful iOS 7 Glitch Lets You Hide Useless Apps

(47) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 12:06 PM

It's not often that you read the words "fun" and "glitch" in the same sentence, but a newly discovered glitch in the recently updated software for iPhones and iPads is actually pretty fun.

Apple's phones or tablets come with certain built-in apps, including rarely used programs like Stocks and...

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Check Your Email, Amazon May Have Just Given You Money

(95) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 10:02 AM

Good news: Amazon is giving out a whole lot of money, and you might be getting some of it.

On Tuesday morning, the online retailer sent emails to many customers informing them that they had earned a credit for past Kindle ebook purchases following a $166 million legal...

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