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U.S. Navy Reveals New Weapon: Electromagnetic Railguns

Projectiles from the railguns travel over 110 miles at speeds six times faster than a bullet

The United States Navy unveiled prototypes this week of a futuristic weapon that may seem like something straight out of science fiction: an electromagnetic railgun. The technology behind the railgun is reportedly set to revolutionize naval warfare, according to RT. The railguns are capable of firing non-incendiary projectiles at speeds in excess of 5,600 mph,… Read more »

Google Struggles With 70,000 ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests; Shady Politicians, Violent Criminals Want To Be Forgotten

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Although Google has vocally expressed its opposition to a new European law that requires them to remove any searchable link upon user request, the search engine giant is currently working hard to comply with the controversial ruling. According to execs, Google is currently struggling to address more than 70,000 “right to be forgotten” requests. According… Read more »

Hacking Into Internet-Connected Light Bulbs Reveal Wi-Fi Passwords

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Ever since the initiation of the internet as a vital part of living, the prospect of online crimes was considered to increase. Over the years, this has proven true. From the beginnings of online criminal activity with pirating licensed products, especially through LimeWire, to an anonymous entity (could be one or more people) protesting the… Read more »

Amazon Zocalo Document Storage And Sharing Service Finally Arrives

Amazon Zocalo

Amazon Zocalo has finally arrived, and it appears that it’s poised to challenge the likes of Box, Huddle and Google Docs, reports Venture Beat. What Is Amazon Zocalo? According to Amazon Web Services, Zocalo is a fully managed enterprise-grade document storage and collaboration service that allows users to “store, share, and gather feedback on documents,… Read more »

Should Facebook Add Polyamory As A Relationship Status Option?

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After Facebook added a laundry list of gender identity options, the social network was congratulated for acknowledging those off the male-female binary — but another, perhaps even larger group of users who are similarly not served by binary options and identify as polyamorous are hoping they too will get some profile options. Facebook initially did… Read more »

Portable Air Conditioners Not All They’re Cut Out To Be

Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners might not be all that they’re cut out to be. An investigation conducted by Consumer Reports reveals that even the largest portable air conditioners lack the capability to properly cool a room to below 80 degrees. Ouch! What Did They Do? The folks at Consumer Reports set up an experimental room to… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Says The Internet Should Be As Accessible As 911 Service

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In a Wall Street Journal piece posted Monday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg argued that basic internet services should be as free and accessible as dialing 911 for health and crime emergencies. Zuckerberg noted that although there had been a noticeable increase in internet usage over the years, only one third of the world population is… Read more »

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn Page

Connect with Entrepreneur Barbie on her LinkedIn

Now you can connect with Barbie on her LinkedIn Page. Mattel announced that Entrepreneur Barbie will now have her very on LinkedIn page to assist in showcasing her own various achievements but all in growing her list of business partners. The move is part of an endeavor by Mattel to help break through the “plastic… Read more »

Flappy Bird Clones Contain Malware That Will Steal Your Information

Majority of Flappy Bird clones proven to have dangerous identity-stealing malware hidden within.

Developer, Dong Nguyen, removed Flappy Bird from all app stores, in February, because he felt it was too addictive. “I think it is an unexpected problem … and I have to remove it,” Dong said, according to USA Today. Almost immediately, clones of Flappy Bird began to pop up on every device, offering people a… Read more »

iPhone 5c Beats Galaxy S5 Despite Being Called A ‘Flop’

The iPhone 5c with multiple color casing options.

Some were considering Apple’s new iPhone 5c to be a major flop, but it’s currently beating out the sales of the new Galaxy S5, which was just released in Europe. According to CultofMac.com, the research company Kantar Worldpanel compiled the sales figures for both the iPhone 5c and the Galaxy S5 in the month of… Read more »

Cheap Big Screen TVs On Their Way To A Best Buy Near You?

Cheap Big Screen TVs

Big screen TVs are starting to become so ‘cheap’ that more and more Americans are opting to replace their once-coveted 50-inch big screen TVs with giant 65-inch and larger ones, reports the Associated Press. In fact, super-big screen TVs accounted for 25 percent of all TV sales within the past 12 months. Some expect this… Read more »

Google Is Shutting Down Orkut, Its Oldest Social Networking Platform

Google Orkut Shut Down

Google has finally decided to shut down its once popular social networking website, Orkut. The website, which completed a decade of its existence back in January this year had long lost the social networking battle to rivals like Facebook and Twitter. While it might not have been very popular in Europe and North America, for… Read more »

Facebook Study Author Apologizes After Criticism Of Research Methods

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This weekend, news of a controversial Facebook study aimed at manipulating the emotions of users was widely criticized — and one of the authors of the research addressed the backlash in a Facebook post yesterday. Adam Kramer, one of three Facebook study authors, spoke to the methodology and results of the somewhat unsettling experiment, in… Read more »