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nest protect smoke alarm

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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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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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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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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Will Lucas

Classana Founder Will Lucas Talks Educating Yourself Outside the Classroom

Meet Classana's founder who will serve as moderator for the Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Classana, Will Lucas, talks non-traditional ways of educating yourself and…

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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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Moo QR code business cards

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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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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