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Entries by Alexis Kleinman from 12/2013

Amazon Cyber Monday Deals 2013

Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology

If you're not into fighting people for sales in crowded stores, but still like a good deal, today is your day. Cyber Monday is the time for goofing of...

Instagram Hits New Record, Courtesy Of 'Thanksgivukkah' Food Orgy

Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology

Last Thursday saw two holidays at once, and one big day for Instagram. For the first time in 125 years, the Jewish holiday of Hannukkah and the Ame...

Android Won't Autocomplete 'Uterus,' 'Butt' And 1,400 Other Words

Posted 12.02.2013 | Technology

If you want to text a friend that you're taking the LSAT next week, Google won't help you out. An exhaustive investigation by Wired revealed that t...

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

Facebook tries very hard to have us get along. Like a kindergarten teacher, the website encourages us to "Share" things with "Friends." And despite nu...

In The Future, Your iPhone Password Could Be Your Face

Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology

If your fingerprint isn't secure enough for you, you might be able to use your face to unlock your iPhone someday. Apple Insider reported Tuesday o...

'Jeopardy!' Definitively Shows How To Pronounce 'GIF' (Sorry, Haters)

Posted 12.04.2013 | Technology

On Tuesday night's episode of "Jeopardy!," the smartest man on television, Alex Trebek, officially announced something many of us already knew to be t...

2 Million Stolen Facebook, Yahoo And Google Passwords Posted Online

Posted 12.04.2013 | Technology

More than 2 million passwords for sites including Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google have been stolen and posted online, BBC reports. S...

Google's Santa Tracker Is Like The NSA If It Were Awesome

Posted 12.04.2013 | Technology

Tech already has its tablet wars, smartphone wars and patent wars. Now we've got a Santa war. Google has revamped its Santa tracker this year to co...

Here's The Video That Got Aaron Swartz Arrested

Posted 12.04.2013 | Technology

In 2011, a video was recorded of then 24-year-old programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz breaking into a computer closet at the Massachusetts I...

Justin Bieber Could Have Saved BlackBerry (Maybe)

Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

Look at how far BlackBerry has fallen. That is what happens when you don't take Justin Bieber seriously. Bloomberg Businessweek's cover story this...

This Video Reveals One Big Problem For Those Amazon Drones: Birds

Posted 12.05.2013 | Technology

Birds are used to being the only bird-sized things in the sky. They also have sharp beaks and no morals. No other flying thing stands a chance. Un...

「サンタクロースの追跡」Googleとマイクロソフトが競う

Posted 12.05.2013 | Japan

クリスマスシーズン恒例の「サンタの追跡」が始まった。今年も、マイクロソフトとグーグルの両方の追跡サイトが楽しめる。

Spotify Is Reportedly Launching Free Mobile Streaming

Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and ...

50 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

You probably already knew that your iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri, could send text messages and set alarms. But did you knows that it can also show...

Some Government Agencies Still Uses Floppy Disks

Posted 12.07.2013 | Technology
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WASHINGTON — The technology troubles that plagued the HealthCare.gov website rollout may not have come as a shock to people who work for certain age...

8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 12.07.2013 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: The White House recently announced President Barack Obama’s support for a Senate bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to...

Insurance Agents Feel Left Out Of Obamacare

Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

MIAMI (AP) -- When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace w...

8 Countries Where People Suffer The Most: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
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During the global financial crisis, suffering increased globally. According to a survey recently published by Gallup, 14% of the world's population wa...

Bill Gates-Funded Startup Hampton Creek Foods Aims To Replace Eggs

Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most...

Wine Makers Forced To Fight Back Against Counterfeiters

Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

SAINT-EMILION, France (AP) — An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Che...

Madoff's Scam Still Stings Ex-Clients 5 Years Later

Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff's former clients are still struggling to move on five years after his massive Ponzi scheme was exposed. World War ...

45 Years Ago, We Saw The Mouse For The First Time

Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

1968 is remembered as one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history. But one presentation in San Francisco that year, while unacclaimed at the time...

eBay CEO Calls Amazon Drones A 'Long-Term Fantasy'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

If you're skeptical of Amazon's plan for delivery drones, you're not the only one. Ebay CEO John Donahoe dismissed Amazon's drone plans as "long-t...

NSA Is Reportedly Spying On 'World Of Warcraft' Players

Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the worl...

'Seinfeld' Is Coming To Apple TV (Via Crackle)

Posted 12.12.2013 | Technology

This news is real, and it's spectacular. Apple TV just added four new channels/apps: Crackle, Bloomberg, Watch ABC and KORTV. Crackle's lineup inc...