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iPhone 5s with iOS 8

Apple Announces iOS 8 At WWDC

The upgrade brings Health, Apple's health management software, among many other new products

Apple's iOS 8 does a lot to address long-held complaints while providing new features for…

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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite At WWDC

A new look, a new notification center, and a new cloud storage system all give OS X Yosemite a forward-looking future

Apple’s WWDC revealed OS X Yosemite, which packs features like iCloud Drive, a new look,…

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Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s Texas Factory Shutting Down

The factory employs 700 workers, and will be shut down at the end of 2014

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor

Lookout Uses Selfies To Catch Your Smartphone Thief

Lookout will send you an email when it detects suspicious activity, much like a bank account with unusual purchases

Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 have built-in security measures, like fingerprint sensors, to keep…

By Patrick Austin

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO, Wife, Donate $120M To San Francisco Schools

The donation will help provide Internet connectivity and computers as well as training for new staff

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were married in 2012 after dating since 2003.
Facebook CEO…

By Patrick Austin

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DISH Network Will Accept Bitcoin

Dish is the largest company to accept the virtual currency, ahead of Overstock.com and Virgin America

The decision to accept Bitcoin as payment is great for customer convenience, and a differentiator…

By Patrick Austin

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Erik Moore

Why this Silicon Valley VC Avoids Gaming, Sports, Music

Bay Area investor fancies disruptive technologies in growth markets

An early investor in Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop, he reaped the rewards…

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Google's David C. Drummond

2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

By Patrick Austin

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Google's self-driving car

Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Is Here

No gas pedal, no steering wheel, no problem

Google's newest self-driving car isn't just an SUV with cameras tacked on; all the sensors…

By Patrick Austin

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

By Patrick Austin

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Homeless Coder Leo Grand Still Homeless

Leo Grand's ride-sharing app brought him celebrity and a bit of money, but he still hasn't spent it, and is still homeless

Homeless New Yorker Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue teamed up to create a ride-sharing…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple Preparing For The Connected Home?

Patents and Apple-sold connected devices could be signs the company is ready to control your home through its iDevices.

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much…

By Patrick Austin

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Maya Angelou York College

Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet.…

By Patrick Austin

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Rap Genius Co-founder Resigns Over Insensitive Santa Barbara Shooter Comments

Mahbod Moghadam left inappropriate annotations on the manifesto of shooter Elliot Rodgers

Mahbod Moghadam was a wild card at Rap Genius, and has been known to share…

By Patrick Austin

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Make It Rain App is Making $50,000 Per Day For Developers

The app may involve mindless swiping, but it does offer some delightful money tips if you look hard enough

Make It Rain: The Love of Money provides some helpful tips on investing while you're…

By Patrick Austin

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Google Has Plans to Advertise In Your Home

No thermostat is safe from Google’s advertising might

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

By Patrick Austin

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HP Cutting Up To 16,000 More Jobs In Latest Earnings Report

This is the latest addition to HP's restructuring plans, which will now feature over 45,000 layoffs

HP's layoffs are part of a restructuring plan enacted in 2012. (Image credit: Don LeBold)
HP’s…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Accelerator Program Gets Black Businesses Online

The 12-week program sponsored by Google encourages black entrepreneurs to market their businesses online, and you can apply right now

The Accelerate With Google program has various partners, including the US Black Chamber, and is…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Search Engine Is Killing An Internet Veteran

MetaFilter, an Internet legend, is losing funds thanks to Google's algorithm tweaks, and is laying off valuable staff

Google's pretty hush about its search algorithm, which it constantly adjusts to keep spammers from…

By Patrick Austin

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Tech Companies Dominate In Best Pay And Benefits

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.
Silicon Valley’s tech companies tend…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5

iPhone Switchers Are Losing Texts Thanks To Apple

Your new Android phone could be missing some important texts thanks to a known bug from Apple, but you can fix it

Apple
If you’ve recently switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone, you may want…

By Patrick Austin

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Nest Recalling 440,000 Smoke Detectors

The Google-owned company says its Nest Wave feature is glitchy, and is issuing a fix through a software update

Nest's Protect smoke alarm can detect carbon monoxide as well as smoke, and can be…

By Patrick Austin

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says the guidelines will help sites "build their brands and to develop goodwill and trust through transparency." (Image credit: Anna M. Silva)

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Online Privacy

Kamala D. Harris' proposed guidelines show how sites can comply with California's newest privacy laws that require companies to disclose privacy practices

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says the guidelines will help sites
California is making it…

By Patrick Austin

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eBay’s Been Hacked, Change Your Password

The auction site says a cyberattack compromised its databases of passwords, home addresses, and phone numbers, but no financial data was touched

eBay's compromised databases luckily didn't divulge any bank information about its customers. (Image credit: Cheon…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Invests In The Enterprise With Divide Purchase

Google's getting closer and closer to becoming a full-fledged enterprise company

The BYOD (bring your own device) company will still support its current users, at least…

By Patrick Austin

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Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro 3, Available for Pre-Order

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 starts at $799, and is designed to replace both your laptop and your tablet

With a thinner and lighter design, the more powerful Surface Pro 3 looks like a…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitch logo

Watching People Play Games is Worth $1 Billion to YouTube

After raising $35 million and tripling its bandwidth usage, Twitch is becoming a serious competitor in the streaming space

Twitch broadcasts games like audience controlled versions of Pokémon, real-time strategy game Starcraft 2, and…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter Now Lets You Mute Users

New function essentially a more polite form of unfollowing

You can officially mute Twitter followers thanks to an update rolling out in a few…

By Patrick Austin

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T. Boone Pickens and Harry Reid

T. Boone Pickens Welcomes Dr. Dre to The 1 Percent With a Tweet

After telling Drake that $1 billion is harder to make than $1 million, business magnate T. Boone Pickens is welcoming potential billionaire Dr. Dre to the ultimate club.

Business magnate T. Boone Pickens has donated over half a billion dollars to charities and…

By Patrick Austin

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Dr. Dre Rapping

The Chronic Apple Buying Spree Continues With Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

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The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far remained relatively neutral.

Chinese Banks Are Banning Bitcoins

Support for Bitcoin in China is shrinking thanks to the country's ban on using bitcoins in a Chinese bank account

The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far…

By Patrick Austin

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Angela Ahrendts

Highest-Paid Female Exec Now Works For Apple

Angela Ahrendts could be the highest paid female executive at a public company, topping Yahoo's Marrisa Mayer

Before joining Apple, Ahrendts was the CEO of Burberry for 8 years, and was successful…

By Patrick Austin

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Fever on iPhone

A 21-Year-Old Just Scored $3 Million For His Events App

Pep Gomez was bored in San Francisco, so he made an app that would help anyone find something cool to do

Fever is only works in New York and Madrid, but Gomez plans to expand to…

By Patrick Austin

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Samsung 4G Chromebook

Chromebooks Are Gaining On Microsoft’s Laptops

With Intel and Google teaming up to release a slew of Chromebooks, Microsoft could be in trouble

Samsung, HP, and Acer are all making Chromebooks, with newer versions powered by Intel processors.…

By Patrick Austin

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LinkedIn Switches to Evernote For Business Card Scanning

The social network for professionals is doing fewer things better, and outsourcing some of its workload to the Evernote team

Evernote will let current Cardmunch users use its business card scanning service for two years…

By Patrick Austin

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Rakesh Agrawal

PayPal Executive Fired Over Twitter Rant

Rakesh Agrawal went on an insulting spree over the weekend, calling out everyone from venture capitalists to fellow coworkers

Agrawal joined PayPal in March after serving as a consultant and became Director of Global…

By Patrick Austin

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iWatch concept

Could Apple’s Latest Acquisition Herald the iWatch?

Apple's acquisition of micro-LED company LuxVue could mean more energy efficient iPhones, and even the long-rumored iWatch

Various designers have come up with concepts for Apple's iWatch, ranging from high-tech to high-fashion.
Another…

By Patrick Austin

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Shaq on his phone

New ‘Shaq-Fu’ Project Surpasses $450,000 Crowdfunding Goal

Top backers paid up to $35,000 for special perks

Shaquille O’Neal’s crowdfunding campaign for his new version of ‘Shaq-Fu’ game beat its $450,000 goal.…

By Patrick Austin

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Ivan Basurto's GIF

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Use GIFs

Ecuadorian designer Ivan Basurto wanted his resume to stand out, and his GIF-centric Tumblr page delivers

Ivan Basurto used the Internet's love of GIFs to showcase his resume visually, as opposed…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple Wins Samsung Patent Lawsuit, $119 Million

While Apple won the lion's share of damages, it still owes Samsung $158 thousand dollars for violating one patent

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

By Patrick Austin

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Twitter

Twitter Earnings Show Increase in Users, Revenue

Twitter is still growing, but not as fast as analysts expected

Twitter isn’t flying as high as it could be thanks to its earnings report.
Twitter’s first…

By Patrick Austin

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The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far remained relatively neutral.

Bloomberg Terminal Now Tracks Bitcoin

The plucky virtual currency is gaining a lot of credibility as Bloomberg offers to track the controversial Bitcoin market

Bitcoin has been both praised and slandered by everyone with an opinion on the virtual…

By Patrick Austin

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Janet Vertesi at Theorizing the Web

How A Sociologist Hid Her Pregnancy From The Web

Janet Vertesi spoke at Theorizing the Web about the lengths she went to keep her pregnancy a secret from advertisers

Janet Vertesi spoke about buying hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards to hide from…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well as a lower price.

Apple’s New Macbook Air is Faster and Cheaper

$100 off doesn't seem like much, but now you can buy Apple's thinnest laptop starting at $899

Apple’s MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well…

By Patrick Austin

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Square Introduces New Services After a Losing Year

Square posted a loss last year, but that hasn't stopped the company from releasing a trio of tools useful for small businesses

Square is making it easier for businesses to keep track of their inventory, facilitate transactions…

By Patrick Austin

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De’Von Christopher Johnson: Embracing Technology to Publish Print Magazines

'We as a people need and deserve to see ourselves in print'

In the age of the internet, most people feel that the best way to obtain…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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2014 New York International Auto Show Recap & Storify

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is over, and featured the most stylish and imaginative cars around

The 2014 New York International Auto Show has officially ended, with dozens of automakers and…

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Clippers Twitter

Racist LA Clippers Owner Faces Twitter Firestorm

Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks were caught on tape and leaked online, and Twitter users are up in arms about the situation

On Friday, TMZ Sports uncovered a leaked audio recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling…

By Patrick Austin

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Have Lunch With Apple’s CEO (If You Can Afford It)

If you've got $67,500 to spend, you could have lunch with Tim Cook and support human rights

You can’t buy love, and you can’t buy friends.
But you can buy lunch with Apple…

By Patrick Austin

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Nas Provides Scholarships for Tech Students

Prolific rapper partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who have an interest in technology

Prolific rapper Nas partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Apple’s Quarterly Earnings Reach $10.2 Billion In Profits

iPhone sales are continuing to increase, but a slump in iPad sales has investors worried

Apple’s second quarter earnings report is in, and the iPhone maker has once again achieved…

By Patrick Austin

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Funkmaster Flex Partners with Emmis Communications in Online Properties

Media company has a 40% stake in Flexco

This includes blog sites, Flex’ InFlexWeTrust, DJ Enuff’s ThatsEnuff.com and Angie Martinez’ AngieReview.com, all Hot…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons of newer shows.

HBO Content Is Now On Amazon Prime

Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire will be available on Amazon Prime, but if you're waiting for Game of Thrones, don't hold your breath

Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter's new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can pin to your page.

How-To: Take Advantage of Twitter’s New Profile Layout

From using larger images to showing off your best tweets, Twitter's new profile layout is designed with you and your business in mind

Twitter’s new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can…

By Patrick Austin

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New Postal Service Changes May Reduce Netflix Mail Costs

Netflix is Raising Prices

The service's cost is expected to increase by $1 to $2 per month in order to pay for new content

Netflix is increasing the price for new users.
In the media-streaming company’s Q1 earnings report, Netflix…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.

Apple’s Environmental Ads Target Copycat Samsung

The company's new environmentalism ads take shots at rival smartphone manufacturer Samsung in the middle of their patent lawsuit

Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.
On…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Chicago

Google’s Hiring Manager Reveals How To Land The Job

Google's Laszlo Bock on how to frame yourself as a valuable potential employee, at Google or anywhere

There are loads of interview tips online, from how to respond correctly to questions to…

By Patrick Austin

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Payment Startup Square Posts Losses Despite Multi-Billion Valuation

Despite being one of the most popular mobile payment systems, the company posted a hefty loss

Mobile payment startup Square has posted a $100 million loss for 2013, according to the…

By Patrick Austin

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Nike's Fuelband has kept the company's name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.

Nike Lays Off Fuelband Hardware Team

With Nike dropping out of the hardware business, could Nike+ be in Apple's rumored smartwatch?

Nike’s Fuelband has kept the company’s name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.
Nike’s…

By Patrick Austin

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App Helps Consumers Spot Suspicious Charges

The BillGuard app remains current by sourcing information from other users about merchants that have consistently been problematic

BillGuard can also make you aware of fees that you didn’t even realize you were…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Airbnb

Airbnb Now Valued at $10 Billion

The house-renting service received $500 million in recent investment round

Renting out your spare bedroom has become big business for Airbnb.
The service, founded in…

By Patrick Austin

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LinkedIn Now Has Over 300 Million Users

LinkedIn's emphasis on new mobile apps helped to spur its growth

Every day I’m asked to make a new connection on LinkedIn, making me wonder if…

By Patrick Austin

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Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which resulted in the dissemination of Social Insurance Numbers of 900 citizens.

19-Year-Old Arrested for Heartbleed Hacking

Western University student Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes is charged with stealing the personal information of around 900 Canadian citizens

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which…

By Patrick Austin

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Christopher Carbone used writer Mikki Kendall's photo as an avatar for #RaceSwapExp, and was deluged with hateful responses.

Man Uses Black Female Picture on Twitter For #RaceSwapExp, Receives Hate Speech

During Suey Park's protest against Colbert, Carbone participated in #RaceSwapExp, where he used a black avatar instead of his normal one

Are you surprised?

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Manufacturers like HTC, Apple, and Samsung have agreed to voluntarily implement the anti-theft technology.

Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Security measures used by smartphone makers and carriers could render a stolen iPhone worthless

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

By Patrick Austin

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Samsung's latest smartphone has a water-resistant build, heart rate sensor, and a fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Already Hacked With Fake Fingerprints

The same fingerprint hack was used to trick the iPhone 5s' Touch ID sensor last year

Are you worried it could happen to you?

By Patrick Austin

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Office isn't just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it on almost any device.

Office 365 Gets Cheaper with $6.99 Personal Edition

You can now use your iPad to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets for $6.99 per month

Office isn’t just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it…

By Patrick Austin

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Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone can get in on the wearable technology action.

Google Glass On Sale For One Day Only

The $1,500 wearable computer is available for one day only, and in unknown quantities.

Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone…

By Patrick Austin

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Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere is asking the world to stop phone companies from overcharging consumers, with a petition.

T-Mobile Abolishes Overage Charges

CEO John Legere also urged people to sign a petition that encourages carriers like AT&T to get rid of overage charges

Will other companies follow?

By Patrick Austin

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The graphic tweet was deleted after an hour of uptime, and is currently being investigated by the airline.

US Airways Just Tweeted a Graphic, NSFW Photo

The saucy tweet at a US Airways passenger was deleted, but not before Twitter users took screenshots and spread them around the Web

What a social media fail

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Why This Company Will Pay You to Quit Your Job

Employees can receive up to $5,000 as an incentive to quit if they’re unhappy

Do you think more employers should do this?

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TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon won for "Celebrity Entrepreneur of the Year."

Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City

Jerry Seinfield, Nick Cannon among Shorty Award honorees

The Shorty Awards, held in New York City at the Times Center, honored the best…

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Many sites are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw, so changing your password is highly recommended.

4 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Heartbleed Security Hole

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw is affecting sites like Google, Instagram, and USAA. Here's how you can protect yourself.

Many sites are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw, so changing your password is highly…

By Patrick Austin

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The #DarkSkinRedLips founder committed suicide at age 22.

22-Year-Old “ForBrownGirls.com” Founder Karyn Washington Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington started the #DarkSkinRedLip project to combat remarks that encouraged colorism in the black community

Another young life lost

By Patrick Austin

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Drop-Dropbox.com used this picture of Dr. Rice in its manifesto against her appointment to the company's Board of Directors.

Condoleezza Appointed to Dropbox Board, Twitter Flips

Protesters are using #DropDropbox to show their disapproval at the appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Dropbox's Board of Directors

The site’s grievances with the choice lay in Rice’s past actions under the Bush Administration

By Patrick Austin

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50 Cent to Pay $16 Million For Stealing Headphone Trade Secrets

The rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson has his own line of cans, although they're not as ubiquitous as Dr. Dre's line of Beats headphones

That’s a lot of money to pay up

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The Cupola observatory module was installed in February of 2010.

The First Instagram Selfie From Space is Pretty Awesome

With Earth in the background photobombing, American astronaut Steven Swanson became the first person to take a selfie on Instagram in space

The photo was taken in the observatory module of the space station, the Cupola

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Sharpton’s FBI Informant Involvement Spurs #SharptonMobName Hashtag

Sharpton held a press conference at his National Action Network headquarters to clarify the story about his involvement with the FBI

He was responsible for gathering key pieces of information while wearing a wire in order…

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Is Tweeting Ruining Your Relationship?

Using Twitter doesn't mean you're more likely to break up, but it does mean you'll probably fight about it with your partner

How much you tweet shows how much you cheat?

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The battery pack is still bulky, but Storedot's 30-second charge claim is definitely real.

This Device Can Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds or Less

The product is still a prototype, but the battery pack technology could pave the way for quick-charging devices

Myersdorf wants to eventually open a manufacturing facility for StoreDot’s battery technology

By Patrick Austin

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White House Not Happy Over David Ortiz, Samsung ‘Selfie’ Stunt with President

Thanks to the Red Sox MVP, selfies at the White House could be banned

Why all the drama over selfies?

By Patrick Austin

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Why The Wu-Tang Clan is Only Releasing 1 Copy of Their New Album

The Wu will hold listening parties before selling the only copy

Will you support the album?

By Patrick Austin

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Tech Entrepreneur Talks Success, Lack of Blacks in Tech Field

CEO talks business, IT and why there are so few blacks in the industry

The 19-year-old Southfield, Michigan-based company provides a host of IT consulting and staffing services to…

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The messaging company was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion last month.

WhatsApp Posts Record Numbers, Then Crashes

Facebook acquired the messaging service for $19 billion, hopefully for its uptime.

The messaging company was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion last month.
Only a day after…

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The Canadian smartphone maker has been hemorrhaging both money and people in the past few years thanks to Apple and Google.

T-Mobile Won’t Carry BlackBerry Devices Anymore

Current BlackBerry users on T-Mobile will not be affected, but don't expect to grab one from the carrier for much longer.

The Canadian smartphone maker has been hemorrhaging both money and people in the past few…

By Patrick Austin

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How Amazon’s Fire TV Beats Roku, Apple and Google

Amazon's media takeover plan has gone from the tablet to the television with the Fire TV.

Which one of the three do you prefer?

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As the job market focuses more on technology, we need to focus on creating more opportunities for Black technologists.

Why We Need Black Computer Programmers

Black programmers are few and far between, but an influx of coders of color could reshape the tech industry

There will be over 2.1 million jobs available by 2020 in the STEM field, and…

By Patrick Austin

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Kate Spade, Macy’s, and Other Brands Support NYC Fashion Start-Up Accelerator

New accelerator and mentoring program targets small fashion start-ups

The NYFT Lab is the result of a collaboration between the Partnership Fund for New…

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 2 Morning Recap

We're up all night to get code-y at the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota

Congratulations to the winners!

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 1 Morning Recap

The morning of the Driving Innovation Hackathon was filled with hackers arriving to form teams and present their big ideas.

This Saturday, over 25 hackers and coders showed up at Black Enterprise headquarters to show…

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Check out the Hackathon from home with our livestream of the event.

Watch BlackEnterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon on LiveStream Today

Join Black Enterprise and Toyota Saturday and Sunday for the Driving Innovation Hackathon livestream

Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota will be livestreaming the event this Saturday…

By Patrick Austin

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BE Hackathon 2014: Q&A With Hackathon Judges and Hosts

Black Enteprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon judges answer a few questions about coding and opportunities.

Here are the judges

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How Crowdfunding Is Saving This Homeless Mother

Community crowdfunding has raised almost $30,000 for Shanesha Taylor, a mother jailed for leaving her children unattended during a job interview.

When you say crowdfunding, you usually think of something like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, where creators…

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Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

More Owners are Recognizing the Need to Control their Social Media Presence

Owners are recognizing the need to control their social media presence

Franchisors are getting involved, often funding and controlling digital marketing activities at the local level

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Join Black Enterprise’s #DrivingInnovation Hackathon Twitter Chat Tomorrow on STEM

Join the #DrivingInnovation Twitter chat to discuss the importance of coding and STEM for today's generation

Make sure to tune in and converse

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Carolyn Malachi is an independent, Grammy-nominated artist and the great-granddaughter of Jazz pianist John Malachi.

Grammy Nominated Singer Provides Her Tech Tips for Recording Artists

From Youtube videos to Bitcoin, Carolyn Malachi has a few tech tips that'll make your music career a little easier

Carolyn Malachi blends Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and lots of imagination

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Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, is said to have an estimated $400 million worth of the virtual currency.

Another Digital Currency Heist Steals $70,000 From Exchange

Hackers got away with 1.5 million coins

Hackers tampered with a glitch at currency exchange company Crypto Rush

By Patrick Austin

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HTC's newest flagship pulls out all the stops, but the smartphone manufacturer still has to compete against Samsung's Galaxy S5.

HTC’s Newest Smartphone Could Save the Company

The new HTC One has some killer features, including front-facing speakers

Phone also has a camera with a built-in depth sensor for adjustable photos

By Patrick Austin

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Google's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

Google Glass and Ray-Bans Sunglasses Collaborating?

Google and Luxottica are betting on brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley to get you to use Glass

Would you wear Google Glass?

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise, Toyota to Host ‘Hackathon’ for Black Techies in NYC

Join us on March 29th and 30th for this historic Hackathon

Leaders of the technology and innovation communities will judge which team was most successful

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Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.

Facebook, Tesla CEOs Invest in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious wants to accomplish the impossible: replicating the human brain.

Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.
What do…

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Samsung's latest flagship smartphone has a heart rate sensor, 16-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor.

Cutting Edge Galaxy S5 Available for Pre-Order

Samsung's latest smartphone is available on almost every major carrier

Verizon has yet to make an announcement

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The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy after losing $473 million in bitcoins.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins

Virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox found a stash of 200,000 bitcoins

Why were they lost in the first place?

By Patrick Austin

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How Charles Barkley Leveraged a Lucrative Endorsement to Help Poor Children

As pitchman, Barkley's taking care of home

CDW is an NCAA sponsor

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Two monitors may work for some situations, but they can also make distractions incredibly easy.

Your Dual-Screened Computer May Be Counter-Productive

Studies show that multiple monitors improve productivity, but many of them are funded by the monitor manufacturers

Do you work on two monitors?

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Microsoft's Surface tablet is its mobile weapon against Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus tablets.

Microsoft Allegedly Searches Blogger’s Email to Stop Leaks

Microsoft searched through an unnamed blogger's Hotmail account to stop leaks of its software

Was it the right thing to do?

By Patrick Austin

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People like music producer Just Blaze took advantage of the Ralph Lauren discount.

Ralph Lauren Employee Coupon Code Leaks On Twitter, Causes ‘Pologate’

At 65% off, almost everything was up for grabs

The retailer eventually terminated the code

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The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second developer kit for its virtual reality headset, the Rift.

New Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Kit Makes It Closer to Launch

Oculus VR's virtual reality headset is approaching completion, as the Oculus Rift undergoes some major enhancements in the latest developer kit.

The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second…

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Dong Nguyen's Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App Store for months.

Flappy Bird is Making a Comeback in the App Store

Flappy Bird's creator is still raking in cash, but might put the hit app back into the world.

Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in the tech community.

Jesse Jackson Targets Silicon Valley’s Poor Diversity Record

Rev. Jackson wants to make companies like Apple and HP address the diversity issue in the tech community.

Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Survey: New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Small Business owners still hesitant to adopt new technology

Small business owners understand the value of new technologies, but are still a bit overwhelmed…

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Apple's rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and is expected to be released with the next-generation iPhone.

Apple’s Rumored Healthbook Will Track Nearly Everything Down to Your Blood

Apple's Healthbook app could bring in data from wearable devices, but is it a sign that Apple's making its own "iWatch" device?

Apple’s rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and…

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Microsoft Office May Finally Hit the iPad Next Week

Microsoft's stock shot up 4% after the announcement of a San Francisco event next Monday, rumored to be for Office for iPad.

If Microsoft brings its Office suite to iPad, it could lose the exclusivity of Office…

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Motorola and LG Show Off New Android Wear Smartwatches

The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear smartwatch with a round display, making its target market the more fashion-conscious.

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google’s Android Wear…

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Titanfall is Microsoft's exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One's killer app for 2014.

Titanfall Boosts Xbox One Sales 96% in the UK

The robotic shooter Titanfall can be just what Microsoft and the Xbox One needs to compete with Sony's increasing PS4 sales.

Titanfall is Microsoft’s exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One’s killer app for…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Is Apple Planning Two New iPhones This Year?

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple’s reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and they will have pretty big…

By Patrick Austin

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#SMW 2014: Black Enterprise Talks Social Media Innovation

Black Enterprise's 'Innovate or Die!' panel answered questions about what to share and how to share it when it comes to your business.

During Social Media Week, Black Enterprise and Toyota presented its ‘Innovate or Die: How to…

By Patrick Austin

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Popcorn Time let you stream movies using copyright-violating torrents, but was not breaking any laws by doing so.

Pirate Streaming App Popcorn Time Shuts Down

The torrent streaming app had the bulk of its users outside of the United States, according to its farewell post.

Popcorn Time let you stream movies using copyright-violating torrents, but was not breaking any laws…

By Patrick Austin

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Raising $8 million without a business model isn't new in Silicon Valley, but the Secret team is banking on anonymity.

Anonymous Chat App Secret Receives $8.6 Million Investment

With a host of competing anonymous chat apps, Secret has its work cut out for it.

Raising $8 million without a business model isn’t new in Silicon Valley, but the Secret…

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The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future of America.

Startup Innovation ‘At Its Peak’ According to Bill Gates

Microsoft's founder shares his views on Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp.

The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future…

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With storage plans starting at $1.99 per month, Google's competitive pricing makes it the cheapest online storage solution around.

Google Drops Price of All Monthly Google Drive Plans

200 years' worth of selfies won't bring down Google's improved storage plans, according to the company.

With storage plans starting at $1.99 per month, Google’s competitive pricing makes it the cheapest…

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The company is the third largest phone manufacturer, so making its devices accessible to everyone is a definite advantage.

Huawei Confirms Its Dual-Booting Windows-Android Smartphone

Huawei thinks Android is the front-runner, but doesn't want to leave Microsoft's operating system behind when courting new users.

The company is the third largest phone manufacturer, so making its devices accessible to everyone…

By Patrick Austin

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Amazon's Prime service has been expanding from two-day shipping into offering services like instant video and a lending library for Kindle owners.

Amazon Raises Prime Subscription to $99 Per Year

The $20 increase is the first since Prime's debut almost a decade ago.

Amazon’s Prime service has been expanding from two-day shipping into offering services like instant video…

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Shaq Says He Spends $1,000 on Apps

Could the Big Aristotle one day be called the Big Techie?

Check out Shaq’s really cool interview with the Wall St. Journal’s Evelyn Rusli and find…

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While the hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga may be generating revenue now, chances are King cannot recreate the success a second time.

Candy Crush Maker King Reaches $7.6 Billion IPO Valuation

King, maker of Candy Crush, thinks the company's IPO will rocket it into the billions, but for how long?

While the hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga may be generating revenue now, chances are…

By Patrick Austin

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New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission has banned direct sales of the electric automobile to consumers.

Tesla Sales Will Be Banned In New Jersey

Tesla called the decision an attack 'on Tesla’s business model and the rights of New Jersey consumers.'

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission has banned direct sales of the electric automobile to consumers.
Thanks…

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Overstock.com was one of the first major online retailers to adopt the virtual currency as a form of payment.

Overstock.com Handles $20-30k in Bitcoin Purchases Per Day

With no credit card charge fees and built-in fraud protection, Bitcoin is appealing to the major online retailer.

Overstock.com was one of the first major online retailers to adopt the virtual currency as…

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Dong Nguyen's Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App Store for months.

Flappy Bird’s Dong Nguyen May Relaunch the Viral Hit

After making an estimated $50,000 a day and removing his chart-topping app, Dong Nguyen may consider relaunching the brutally challenging 'Flappy Bird.'

Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App…

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Popcorn Time doesn't host pirated films, but it makes searching for them a more pleasurable experience (until you get caught).

Popcorn Time, the Torrent Streamer for Pirates

Movie streamer Popcorn Time! lets you watch any movie using torrents, but it probably violates copyright laws where you live.

Popcorn Time doesn’t host pirated films, but it makes searching for them a more pleasurable…

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The original 'Shaq-Fu' is considered one of the worst games of all time, with sites dedicated to destroying every known copy of the game.

Shaq Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for ‘Shaq-Fu’ Reboot

Want to support the 'Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn' reboot? Donate $600 and Shaq himself will follow you on Instagram.

The original ‘Shaq-Fu’ is considered one of the worst games of all time, with sites…

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Sony America's CEO Jack Tretton has spent 19 years at the company, and helped launch the original PlayStation.

Sony’s Jack Tretton to Step Down Next Month

Tretton has been with Sony since the launch of the PlayStation, and helped the company sell over 50 million PlayStation 2 consoles.

Sony America’s CEO Jack Tretton has spent 19 years at the company, and helped launch…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's latest software update for its iOS devices brings bug fixes, UI tweaks, and CarPlay, an in-car integration app.

Apple Releases Major iOS 7.1 Update With CarPlay

Apple's latest update issues myriad UI fixes and adds CarPlay support.

Apple’s latest software update for its iOS devices brings bug fixes, UI tweaks, and CarPlay,…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Glass is the company's first foray into wearable tech, but it wants to standardize how the rest of the world interacts with Android.

SXSW ’14: Google’s Wearable Device SDK Coming Very Soon

Google Glass is just the first step. The company's new software development kit for wearable devices could open the floodgates for sensor-laden tech.

Google Glass is the company’s first foray into wearable tech, but it wants to standardize…

By Patrick Austin

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Eric Schmidt has led the charge on data encryption in the wake of the NSA reveal.

Google Chairman ‘Pretty Sure’ Your Data is Safe

Google's improved its encryption systems since learning about the NSA, but can't prove whether it will really work.

Eric Schmidt has led the charge on data encryption in the wake of the NSA…

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Samsung's Milk Music is powered by Slacker Radio, an established player in the music streaming space.

Samsung Launches Ad-Free Milk Music to Compete with Beats, Pandora

The ad-free streaming service is available on over six Samsung-branded devices, including the upcoming Galaxy S5 in April.

Samsung’s Milk Music is powered by Slacker Radio, an established player in the music streaming…

By Patrick Austin

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Brooklyn photographer Daniel Arnold has earned over $5,000 so far in his Instagram photo sale.

Instagram Made This Man $15K in One Day

By selling some 4 x 6's on Instagram, Daniel Arnold went from being a poor artist to a pretty well-off photographer.

Brooklyn photographer Daniel Arnold has earned over $5,000 so far in his Instagram photo sale.
Talk…

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The Willows bar in San Francisco will be banning all recording devices, especially Google Glass.

San Francisco Bar Bans Google Glass

It's the second bar in San Francisco to ban the hi-tech eyewear, and could be a Silicon Valley trend

Have you ever tried on Google Glass?

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Roku's new Streaming Stick is a reboot of its original media stick. This one is designed to compete with Google's Chromecast.

Roku’s New Streaming Stick Competes with Google Chromecast

At $50 it's more expensive than Google's Chromecast, but it offers access to over 1,000 channels

It also comes with a remote if you don’t want to use your laptop or…

By Patrick Austin

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Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, is said to have an estimated $400 million worth of the virtual currency.

The Creator of Bitcoin Has Been Uncovered

It's a man in California, and his name is Satoshi

Will they find him?

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Accelerating STEM Opportunities for African American Students

Morgan State University hosts President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, showcasing the HBCU as a great academic resource in the sciences

President Obama’s advisor on science and technology John P. Holdren, Ph.D., visited the faculty and…

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Zhong Lin Wang's new form of energy generation could let you power an iPhone simply by walking down the block.

Need to Charge Your Phone? Go for a Walk

Researcher Zhong Lin Wang's new power source is inspired by the same prinicples that makes your hair stand on end: static electricity.

Zhong Lin Wang’s new form of energy generation could let you power an iPhone simply…

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Facebook and Instagram Reveal New Rules to Combat Gun Sales

Facebook's new rules will provide a warning and in-app education if users search for the purpose of purchasing illegal firearms

Facebook just announced new rules

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New Museum's NEW INC program is the first tech incubator created by a museum.

New York’s New Museum is Opening a Tech Incubator

The first class will have 100 spots open for year-long residencies

The New Museum is starting up an interesting technology project

By Patrick Austin

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Flexcoins offline bitcoins are safe, but the company has no way to replace the hundreds that were stolen.

Another Bitcoin Bank is Robbed By Hackers

The banking and wallet service had its wallet cleaned out less than one month after the largest bitcoin exchange was robbed of its 744,000 bitcoins

Who will be struck next?

By Patrick Austin

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Comcast Extends Program Offering Low-Income Families Free Broadband Access

The cable giant's merger with Time Warner Cable will expand the low-income service to even more major cities across America

Are you receiving the service from Comcast?

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The next-generation console is leading the charge in console gaming, outselling Microsoft's Xbox One.

Sony’s PS4 Sells 6 Million Units Thanks to Japanese Launch

The Japanese company sold 5 million consoles before bringing it to its home base

Will Xbox ever catch up?

By Patrick Austin

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In "The Internship," Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play Google interns. According to Glassdoor, they are the ninth-highest paying company for interns.

San Francisco Tech Interns Earn More Than Median U.S. Household

Software and services company Palantir takes the top spot, paying about $7,000 per month

Being an intern doesn’t sound so bad after all

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Pam Grier to be Honored at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Pam Grier to be honored with the Legacy Award at Black Enterprise’s 2015 Women of…

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