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OkCupid: Dump Firefox Over CEO's Gay Rights Stance

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:26pm
OkCupid, the popular dating site, is not in love with Mozilla. In fact, it’s telling its users to stay away from Mozilla Firefox after the non-profit organization named Brendan Eich as its CEO.
    





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Why We're Not Satisfied with Social Media Sites

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
How much time will you spend online today — to shop, bank, stay connected with friends, get the latest news or plan a trip?More importantly, how much of that time will be pleasurable and how much will be aggravating and unproductive?
    





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OkCupid Gay Marriage Protest Hits Mozilla

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
OkCupid, the popular dating site, is not in love with Mozilla. In fact, it’s telling its users to stay away from Mozilla Firefox after the non-profit organization named Brendan Eich as its CEO.
    





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Google+ Adds Page View Counts - Here's How To Hide Them

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:39pm
Google+ received a new feature earlier this week: public view counts for all your photos and pages. But is that something you really want?For some people and brands, metrics like view counts are a source of pride.
    





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Microsoft Joins Amazon and Google in Cloud Price War

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:20pm

Microsoft announced serious price cuts to its cloud service, right after Amazon and Google did the same thing.


    





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Klingons and Wi-Fi Pigeons Invade Internet for April Fools' Day

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:03am
Do not trust anything you see on the Internet today.That is pretty good advice anytime of the year. But on April Fools’ Day, the Internet transforms into one giant episode of “Punk’d,” with each tech company trying to outdo the other with absurd projects.Is it hilarious? Tiresome?
    





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5 Simple Steps to Lock Up Your Personal Data

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:33pm

Short Cuts: To protect personal details like your bank account info or your location, three security experts outlined simple steps you can take on any computer or device.


    





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Apple Lets Parents Get Refunds for In-App Purchases

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:33pm
A $10 bribe to keep her kid quiet on an airplane ride turned into a $450 App Store spending spree.On the way to her parents' house, Jen Appel-Longtin, 43, told her 8-year old son he could spend a little extra real world cash in his favorite iOS game, "Clash of Clans.
    





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Computer Whizzes Do Battle With 'Blizzard' and a 'Cyberattack'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:02pm
LAUREL, Md. -- As a major winter storm lashes Maryland, causing “catastrophic damage,” a group of malevolent hackers decides to compound the chaos by attacking the emergency management computer infrastructure.
    





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Apps to Help You Keep Up With the Latest Apps

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:43pm

Tech guru PC Mike Wendland goes over the apps that help you keep up with all of the latest and greatest apps available.


    





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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Reshuffles Senior Ranks

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:12pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Monday named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups.
    





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Facebook Data Proves Nobody Likes the Mets

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:24pm

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and Facebook has mapped out where fans live and who they are rooting for.


    





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'Tiny Home' Architects Push the Envelope Around the World

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:24pm
Here are a few truisms about tiny homes: They are ecologically friendly. They are generally inexpensive. They can help avoid house debt. They have a reduced carbon footprint. They offer the possibility for a freer, simpler life.Tiny homes may have another selling point: the coolness factor.
    





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Yet Another Apple-Samsung Trial Kicks Off Today

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:22am

Apple and Samsung are back in court. It’s largely the same cast of characters as the 2012 trial, this time squabbling over different patents and newer devices.


    





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This Beer Glass Won't Let You Use Your Smartphone

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:22am

Finally, a way to stop people who would rather post photos of their beers online than drink them.


    





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7.5 Quake on California Fault Could Be Disastrous

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:51am
Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.
    





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Google Confirms Domain Name System Intercepted Before Turkey Elections

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:51am

Google said Saturday that the company’s Domain Name System service had “been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers).”


    





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Researchers Map the Brain Through Video Games

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:16am

Nerdwatch: Researchers at MIT's Seung Lab are using a video game to help them identify the shapes of retinal neurons.


    





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Texas Gun Dealers Draw Tech Crowd With Bitcoin

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 8:27pm
Gun buyers are about to get a lot more bang for their bitcoin.The digital currency that’s generated controversy with the hunt for its mysterious founder, gotten the attention of the Winklevoss twins, and been seized by the FBI will soon have a new use -– buying the super-powered guns of the future.
    





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Google Exec: Technology Is Not Silver Bullet to Solve World's Problems

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 11:49am
As revolutions continue to topple autocratic leaders at seemingly lightning speed, what role will technology and social media play in shaping the future of new regimes? How can the Internet help people communicate in places like Russia or Syria despite crackdowns on dissent?
    





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