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7 Hours Ago   Email is a pain. Yet, despite that most obvious of truths, it's almost impossible to use the internet without an email account. Or, realistically, several accounts.

Yesterday   New York City's Times Square is a famous for its towering digital billboards. However, they're typically not on fire. That all changed Saturday when a billboard advertising Skyy Vodka went up in flames around 3 p.m.

2 Days Ago   HBO's Games of Thrones finally and truly ends on Sunday, May 19. The hotly anticipated series finale airs on May 19, and fans around the world are busy losing their collective sh*t in response to the "controversial" season.

2 Days Ago   Never get between bargain hunters and their discounted designer beachwear. Target shoppers across the country found that out the hard way Saturday, when many rolled up to their favorite big box store only to find a giant line.

3 Days Ago   Google knows what you bought, and when you bought it. This fact is made painfully clear by the Google purchases page — a detailed list, pulled from your Gmail inbox, of everything you've purchased over the years that came with a confirmation email.

3 Days Ago   Say hello to Joe Rogan: podcaster, entertainer of problematic views, and man who believes that feeding his all chimp hockey team a diet of bone broth and elk meat will give them the power to rip your balls off.

4 Days Ago   The Chinese Communist Party's indoctrination app is absolutely crushing it. Study the Great Nation, available in the App Store, allows users to spend hours a day learning about their Great Leader, taking quizzes to demonstrate their devotion to said leader, and parroting back their absolute favorite leader's quotes.

4 Days Ago   Donald Trump wants you to know that he totally understands your online struggle. The 45th President of the United States is famous for complaining about the perceived censoring of conservatives on social media, and, in an effort to ride that wave of self-victimization toward a larger database of potential Trump voters, has launched a survey giving people to chance to gripe to their hearts' content about losing Twitter followers or whatever.

5 Days Ago   I, Jeff Bezos, super rich adult man and definite Big Boy, like trucks! And construction equipment! And moving dirt! VROOOOOOM! BEEP BEEP! But you already know this!

5 Days Ago   Well, it was nice while it lasted. For a while there, we really had something, didn't we? What with Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and even the more recent additions of Black Mirror and Star Trek: Discovery, it was starting to look like the Golden Age of TV was here to stay.

5 Days Ago   San Francisco just voted to ban facial-recognition technology. The city that has for many come to symbolize the power of tech, both in all its terror and glory, took an important step on Tuesday to rein in some of that power.

7 Days Ago   Facebook wants you to know that it's feeling generous. In a Monday blog post, the social media company announced that it will raise hourly wages for some of its contract employees by next year.

10 Days Ago   The embodiment of the tech industry is firmly planted in one ear — and falling right out the other. Depending on who you ask, Apple's $159 wireless AirPods are either straight up amazing or the cheery manifestation of societal rot.

10 Days Ago   Facebook has an automation problem. A confidential whistleblower complaint filed to the SEC and obtained by the Associated Press claims that the social network has been generating extremist videos, pages, and content by default.

11 Days Ago   Facebook is not happy. Facebook, in fact, is downright upset. You see, executives at the company awoke this morning to the most unpleasant of news. Specifically, the company's co-founder Chris Hughes published a thoughtful piece in the New York Times calling for U.S.

12 Days Ago   Referral links just got a whole lot edgier. The dark web review site Deep Dot Web was taken down by law enforcement Tuesday, knocking offline a centralized repository of knowledge detailing how and where to score illegal drugs and goods online.

12 Days Ago   The funds are decidedly not safe. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced a "large scale security breach" Tuesday afternoon, warning customers that unnamed hackers had managed to successfully steal 7,000 bitcoin.

12 Days Ago   Well that's certainly one way to get your point across. It was a beautiful Tuesday morning in Mountain View, California, and the troll or trolls looking down on the developers and Google employees at the annual I/O "developer festival" made it all the more so.

13 Days Ago   Not all things get better with time. It's been an entire year since the world was wowed by Google Duplex, the chatty AI that was supposedly able to make entire calls on your behalf.

13 Days Ago   UPDATE: May 6, 2019, 5:26 p.m. PDT: According to Google, Gmail is no longer partially busted. "The problem with Gmail should be resolved," reads an update posted to the Gmail status page.

14 Days Ago   Hey, would you look at that. A change to Twitter that won't immediately be universally reviled. The social media platform announced Monday that, starting immediately on mobile, users can add GIFs to retweets.

16 Days Ago   Tesla will have trouble innovating its way out of this one. The car manufacturer is facing potentially serious financial headwinds in its attempt to equip all newly produced vehicles with the technology required to enable full self-driving.

17 Days Ago   It's hard out there for administrators of illegal dark web markets trying to steal their users' cryptocurrency in peace. Barely a week after Wallstreet Market — one of the largest remaining illegal online marketplaces in the vein of the Silk Road — went into a suspicious maintenance mode, German authorities have seized the site and arrested its alleged operators.

17 Days Ago   Jack Dorsey once turned completely orange. His skin was orange. His hair was orange. Even his eyes were orange. But as he biohacked his way toward mental clarity, becoming an overgrown Oompa Loompa was just another necessary step on the journey.

18 Days Ago   "What does community mean to you?" So asks a large wooden wall painted Facebook blue in the Festival Hall of San Jose's McEnery convention center. It's the annual F8 developer conference, and adjacent a series of mock living rooms showing off Portal video conferencing devices sits an attempt by the Menlo Park-based company to highlight the positives of its scandal-plagued platform in attendees' own words.

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