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Amazon Outage Latest Unexplained Big Name Site Failure

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An Amazon outage inconvenienced back to school shoppers, but the implications of such a tech failure are worrisome. The Amazon outage lasted for less than half an hour by most accounts Monday, beginning in the middle of the afternoon and knocking the massive online retailer off the web. Amazon’s cloud services were unaffected, and ZDNet… Read more »

Twitter Hacked And User Information Released

Twitter Hacker

Twitter was hacked on Tuesday, and the hacker who goes by the name “Mauritania Attacker” released the account information for thousands of users. According to Social News Daily, the hacker leaked details for 15,167 accounts including “Twitter IDs, handles, oauth_token, and oauth_token secret codes.” The leaked information can be used to log into a users… Read more »

Facebook Reunites Couple 35 Years After 1978 Summer Romance

Facebook reunites couple 35 years after 1978 summer romance

Even though Gay Cioffi was reluctant to look up her old fling, Mark Obenhaus on Facebook, because she thought it was cliche, she gave in and connected, 35 years after their three week romance of 1978. It was a short romance, three weeks, but enough to leave a lasting impression on both of them, but… Read more »

Hot Dog Legs Tumblr Proves Disturbing Body Image Trend

Hot dog legs

For most Tumblr is a place where you can share and reblog your favorite photos and artistic creations from users across the social networking site. These items range in area of interest from celebrities, to cat memems to hot dog legs. You may be asking yourself, what are hot dog legs? Before you start googling… Read more »

Twitter Hires Top Google Executive To Handle Entertainment Business

Twitter hires former Google executive to handle entertainment business.

Twitter has stolen one of Google’s top executives, Jennifer Prince, to focus on the entertainment end of their business. In a bid to increase their celebrity following, Twitter hired Prince, Google’s former head of media and entertainment ad sales, to change the way in which movie and TV executives use the search engine. According to… Read more »

Social Networks Turned Into Real Life Scenarios

Social networks become real life in parody videos

Social networks have been turned into real life scenarios in these parody videos. What if the sites you visited ended up becoming your life? No, we don’t mean just becoming an obsession that takes over your life, but actually becoming scenarios you encounter from day to day. These videos show what would happen if some… Read more »

LEGO Mindstorms: Robot Building Made Simple

LEGO Mindstorms Set To Debut

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 will hit the shelves next month. For around $350, hobbyists will have the chance to build a fully functioning robot. Four years ago, LEGO released the Mindstorms NXT 2.0. The newest version has been promoted as smarter, faster, and easier to use. As reported by PC Mag, the EV3 kit includes everything… Read more »

Motorola Skip: Unlock Your Device With A Quick Finger Tap

Motorola Skip

The new Motorola Skip accessory is capable of unlocking your smartphone without a single finger swipe or passcode code. The average user unlocks their smartphone 39 times in a single day, and heavy users could find themselves unlocking their phone hundreds of time. To save on those precious seconds it takes to unlock a smartphone,… Read more »

Elmiraj Cadillac Concept Coupe Unveiled In Carmel [Video]

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Cadillac unveiled the Elmiraj concept full-sized luxury coupe late last week in Carmel, California. Actor/Director Clint Eastwood was among the celebrities present at the unveiling on Thursday. But if some strange reason Cadillac forgot to invite you along for the ride, there’s a video. Hit that button to enjoy some car porn footage of the… Read more »

Google Patents ‘Pay Per Gaze’ Advertising For Google Glass

Google Glass Pay Per Gaze

Google Glass users will soon see ads that are charged to advertisers on a “pay per gaze” contingency. Google has filed a patent for its new technology, which will work in both online and offline modes. The patent was granted to the tech giant on Tuesday. Google doesn’t specifically list Google Glass, but it does… Read more »

Facebook Is A Total Downer For Its Users, Studies Suggest

Facebook Messenger is better than texting

Is Facebook making you feel bummed out? If so, you’re not the only one. Studies have shown that most college users find their social network activity to be a bit depressing. A recent research done out of the University of Michigan surveyed undergrads, who live near the campus, with questions asked via text messages. Amazingly,… Read more »

Syrian Electronic Army Outbrain Hack Affects Washington Post, CNN

Syrian Electronic Army hack affects Washington Post, CNN

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed responsibility for hacking the link referral service Outbrain used by The Washington Post and CNN. Both national outlets were indirectly affected by the intrusion on Thursday. The Washington Post reported being hacked, but that is not exactly accurate. Outbrain, which the newspaper publication uses for link referral is… Read more »

Best Buy Launches iPhone 5 Trade-In Promotion

iPhone 5 Best Buy Trade-In Program

A new iPhone 5 trade-in program has been launched as the US locations for retailer Best Buy. From today through August 18, customers who trade in their iPhone 4S at any Best Buy location will receive a gift card towards an iPhone 5 worth at least $200. The customers iPhone 4S must be in working… Read more »

Lean In? Sheryl Sandberg Posts Unpaid Intern Gig, Made $91M Last Week

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Sheryl Sandberg urged women to “lean in,” (whatever that means, we still don’t know) but the Facebook hotshot seems to really think opportunity comes dressed as hard work… the kind for which you don’t get compensated. While Sheryl Sandberg may be raking in more money than any person could reasonably spend in a lifetime, she… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5C Compared To iPhone 5 In Leaked Video

iPhone 5C Leaked video

The Apple iPhone 5C has been spotted in a new leaked video. Released by insider Sonny Dickson the video does a quick comparison between the already available iPhone 5 and the soon to be released “low-cost” iPhone 5C. Before the high-definition video was released, the only footage we had of the iPhone 5C were a… Read more »

Lavabit, Silent Mail Founders Open Up About Self-Shutdown [Video]

Lavabit, Silent Mail owners discuss shutdown

Both Lavabit and Silent Mail abruptly pulled the plug on their encrypted email services late last week, and their owners are speaking out. You may recall that Lavabit’s Ladar Levision posted a message to users last week that said in part, “I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes… Read more »

Apple Stock Rallies After Billionaire Carl Icahn Tweets

Apple stock rallies after tweet by billionaire Carl Icahn

A coincidence? Apple stock surged after billionaire Carl Icahn took to Twitter. It goes to show how intimately related finances and social media really are. Apple’s shares (APPL) were up five percent after the tweet went out and remained high, going over $500 for the first time since January. The tweet was related to a… Read more »

Trayvon Martin Slammed On Facebook By Federal Prosecutor John Craft

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Slain teenager Trayvon Martin was mocked on Facebook by a federal prosecutor in Texas, and Eastern District of Texas attorney John Craft also derided “low information voters” and President Obama on his private page. Aside from the Trayvon Martin criticism Craft engaged in on the social network, Craft posted that “low information voters carried the… Read more »

Icahn Has Hope For Apple

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Carl Icahn has announced that he now has a “large position” in Apple and that he feels the company is far undervalued. This news prompted Apple’s share prices to increase as investors took Icahn’s remarks as good news. Icahn’s firm has investments in Apple valued at $1 billion and it appears as though his involvement… Read more »