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(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Now that your Pinterest page has been revamped (thanks to the new profile pages the site rolled out on March 16), you might as well brush up on your pinning skills, too.

We've compiled some of the best applications, websites, and browser extensions to help both beginners and...

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How To Spot Twitter Propaganda: Study

(22) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 2:49 PM

They send tweets constantly, many of them just retweets. They connive with other users to send the same exact tweets at the same. Exact. Time.

They're Twitter propagandists, and, according to a new study from Georgia Tech's College of Computing, they've all got the same M.O.

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EFF Privacy Report 2012 Shows Which Internet Companies Will Protect Your Data From Big Brother

(84) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 11:12 AM

Online privacy is no small issue nowadays, with millions of users across the world depending on Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to protect their personal data no matter who asks for it -- including the government.

In a

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Amazon Patents 'Electronic Gifting'

(250) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 9:19 AM

Congratulations, Amazon. You now own the act of online gift-giving. Sort of.

According to GeekWire, the web's largest online retailer has just been granted a patent for "electronic gifting," which may seem like a familiar concept to anyone who's ever done his or her...

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Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available For Download

(366) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 5:25 PM

Windows fans, rejoice! The latest preview of Windows 8 is available for your testing pleasure.

Microsoft announced on May 31 that the Windows 8 Release Preview, the company's final prerelease of the forthcoming OS, is now available for download in 14 different languages. You can get it...

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Google Shopping Search Results To Become Paying Merchants Only

(22) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 5:16 PM

Looks like Google's free shopping search results won't be free much longer.

In a May 31 post on its Google Commerce blog, the company announced that, this fall, its Google Product Search feature will turn into a new shopping search engine called...

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iPhone Users Are By Far The Biggest Data Hogs: Report

(28) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 1:11 PM

Looks like iPhone users have been getting greedy.

According to a new report released on May 30 by tech research and consulting firm Analysys Mason, iPhone users make up a whopping 80 percent of the top 10 percent of heaviest data users.


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Google World Wonders Project: Explore 132 Historic Sites Across The Globe (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 11:56 AM

Google has officially announced the World Wonders Project, which will offer on-the-ground 360-degree views of 132 historic sites from 18 different countries.

Since it launched its Street View project back in 2007, Google has brought far-off places like the Amazon...

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Prepaid iPhone Now Available From Cricket Wireless

(160) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 10:34 AM

The ubiquitous iPhone is extending its reach in the smartphone market yet again, this time hitting prepaid cell phone service provider Cricket, a subsidiary of Leap Wireless.

Cricket announced on May 31 that it will begin offering the 8GB iPhone...

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Aaron Sorkin Talks Steve Jobs Movie At D10 Conference

(36) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:08 PM

Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin earned himself an Academy Award in 2011 for "The Social Network," a feature film that dramatized the founding of Facebook. Now, Sorkin is once again re-immersing himself in the tech world as he tackles the life of venerable Apple co-Founder Steve Jobs...

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Tim Cook Facts: 7 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About The Apple CEO

(25) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:01 PM

At AllThingsD's D10 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook was as mum on upcoming products as he usually is on his private life, which he actually did shed a little light on in his interview with ATD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.

Cook sat down...

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Obama's 'Perfect' Tweet: Is The President A 'Twoosh' Master?

(15) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 10:04 AM

Barack Obama can now add "master tweeter" to his resume.

Obama took to Twitter from Iowa on May 24 to answer a few questions regarding Congress's to-do list for the summer, and, despite the stressful challenge of having to answer difficult questions in a...

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To The Beach! 9 Beach-Ready iPhone Accessories, Apps And Cases

(15) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 4:25 PM

To help out those of you who won't be purposely damaging iPhones at the beach as an excuse to buy the much-anticipated iPhone 5 later this year, we've compiled a list of iPhone cases, accessories and even apps that will let you have a beach day free of...

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What Does It Look Like When You Apply Every Instagram Filter At Once?

(13) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 3:21 PM

A huge part of what makes Instagram so popular (it had more than 40 million users as of last month) are its easy-to-use filters, which allow any ol' picture-snapper to turn their regular photos into unique creations.

But what happens when you apply several of Instagram's...

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Apple's IOS 6 Maps App: Is This What It'll Look Like?

(80) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 2:35 PM

Just a few weeks back, 9to5Mac reported that Apple would most likely be replacing Google Maps with the company's own in-house 3D-equipped maps program for its upcoming iOS 6 -- and now there might be pictures to prove it.

Tech news site

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WWDC 2012 Keynote Announced: Apple's Big News Coming On June 11

(47) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 12:58 PM

The date's already been set for Apple's much-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but the company has managed to drum up even more hype with the release of the event's official schedule, which includes a time for the keynote address, during which the company usually...

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Facebook To Snap Up

(6) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 11:30 AM

Facial recognition may be in Facebook's future.

Rumors have been swirling for more than a year around Facebook's desire to snap up the successful facial recognition company; now, the word is that a deal between the two might finally happen.

According to...

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Facebook: les 13 trucs les plus bizarres que vous pouvez y acheter (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 11:52 AM

Vous vous en êtes sûrement rendus compte: Facebook est devenu bien plus qu'un réseau social. À présent par exemple, vous pouvez y acheter des trucs... toutes sortes de trucs.

Ainsi, Le «Facebook Marketplace» est un bon moyen de se faire de l'argent. Vous pouvez y acheter ou y...

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Samsung Galaxy S III Reviews: What Critics Think Of The International Version

(66) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 6:45 PM

While the Samsung Galaxy S III isn't set to hit shelves in the U.S. until sometime in June, the international version of the device will be available in Europe on May 29. Samsung recently let a handful of critics spend some time with the non-U.S. version of the...

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Apple App Store Now Features 'Editors' Choice' And 'App Of The Week'

(10) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 2:53 PM

This week the Apple App Store rolled out its new "Editors' Choice" and "App Of The Week" features, both of which highlight apps for users and promise to make app discovery less difficult; the "App Of The Week" addition will even offer apps for free, reports...

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