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Be the Talk of the Party with This New Gadget

It’s party season. For the next month, people will be gathering in homes all across the country to share some good company and have a little fun, too. But everyone knows a good party can turn bad pretty quickly without the right mix of drinks. That’s why this new gadget is so awesome. It’s called [...]

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Google is Killing Those Annoying CAPTCHAs and Replacing Them With This

You are not a robot. I am not a robot. We know this, but how do we convince computers of that? Instead of squinting at squiggly, obscure text and patterns, you’ll soon be able to just click a check box in order to verify your humanity. Say hello to Google’s latest product, reCAPTCHA. When you’re on [...]

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Google Plans To Introduce New Versions Of Its Products For Kids Under Age 12

Google Plans To Introduce New Versions Of Its Products For Kids Under Age 12

Everyone uses Google. “Google” is a verb. We know this. But when everyone uses something, that means kids are among the users, and it should come as no surprise that adults and kids use products in different ways. Google recognizes this and according to USA Today plans to release kid-friendly versions of many of its [...]

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Starbucks Launches Its Order-By-iPhone Service In Portland, With More Cities Coming In 2015

Starbucks has long been a leader in mobile payments, with upwards of 15 percent of its customers using the coffee giant’s mobile app to pay for lattes and Frappucinos around the world. But on Wednesday, Starbucks launched its latest mobile feature which allows customers to order and pay for drinks in advance and have them [...]

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Sprint Promises to Cut AT&T and Verizon Bills in Half, But Should You Take the Bait?

Sprint’s latest promotion, which begins Friday, December 5th, offers current Verizon and AT&T customers a deal worth 50% off their current monthly phone bill. It seems straight forward enough, right? I wanted to take a closer look, and I’ll warn your now: this post is a long one, so hear me out. Here’s how it [...]

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This 16 Year Old New Jersey Kid Made $300k Trading Penny Stocks From His iPhone

This isn’t a how-to guide. In fact, you should probably avoid trying this at home. Stories like Conner Bruggemann’s are the exception, not the norm. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the fun stuff. — You’re 16 years old. You’ve just started your junior year of high school. For the [...]

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Google Fiber is Live in Austin, TX

In a blog post earlier this week, the Google Fiber team announced that the gigabit internet service is now online (no pun intended) in Austin, Texas. Signups are launching first for residents and small businesses in the South and Southeast parts of the city. Additional “fiberhoods” will be rolled out as the demand comes in [...]

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Samsung Slashes Senior Execs as S5 Sales Slump; iPhone Surges

Three top executives have been terminated at Samsung following disappointing sales of the company’s Galaxy S5 this year. The device has missed the company’s sales projections by 40-50% since it went on sale in the U.S. and the company reported Q3 earnings were down 60% over last year. To make matters worse, it was just [...]

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President Obama Promises $75 Million for 50,000 Police Body Cameras

The White House has announced that President Obama has pledged $263 million in funding towards the purchase and deployment of 50,000 body cameras for law enforcement officers. The latest available figures indicate that in 2008, there were roughly 800,000 sworn officers in full and part-time employment — those with the power to arrest citizens. The [...]

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Police Will Soon Begin Using Twitter to Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers by Name

Better think twice before you get behind the wheel after you’ve had more than a few to drink. Going into this year’s holiday season, police in Surrey and Sussex, UK are planning what amounts to a public shaming campaign aimed squarely at drunk drivers. The two departments announced the joint effort, set to start this [...]

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