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Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf
FBI: Driverless Cars Might Be Good for Bad People FBI: Driverless Cars Might Be Good for Bad People

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Strategic Issues Group is worried about the possible criminal uses of all these self-driving cars that folks like Google are trying to get on our roadways. The Guardian obtained an internal FBI report, which offers …

Tesla Confirms Model 3, Its $35,000 Car Slated for 2017 Tesla Confirms Model 3, Its $35,000 Car Slated for 2017

Tesla Motors has confirmed the name of its third-gen electric car. It’ll be called the Model 3 and will retail for around $35,000 – much cheaper than the Model S. Tesla confirmed a report from Auto Express on Twitter, noting …

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” …

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec for CEO

Daily deals company LivingSocial has just poached an eBay exec to be their next CEO, following January’s announcement that longtime head Tim O’Shaughnessy would be resigning. Your new LivingSocial CEO is Gautam Thakar. Thakar was eBay advertising General Manager since …

Leaving Your Kids in a Hot Ass Car Will Likely Get Your Windows Smashed

It seems like every summer we hear some tragic story about someone leaving their kid(s) in a sweltering car while they run an errand – or in the case of this summer’s worst thing ever, while they work for seven …

Netflix Stopped Shipping on Saturdays, By the Way Netflix Stopped Shipping on Saturdays, By the Way

Though there is still a dedicated contingent of Netflix users who still take advantage of the DVD-by-mail service, the rise of streaming has definitely made it a less-robust community. That community, however, noticed that Netflix had quietly phased out Saturday …

Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada Amazon Prime’s Discount for College Kids Hits Canada

Amazon Student, the program that allows college and university kids to receive free and then discounted Amazon Prime memberships, has just landed in Canada. Eligible college students can sign up today and receive six months of Amazon Prime for free …

Canceling Cable Is a Hellish Ordeal, Exhibit A Canceling Cable Is a Hellish Ordeal, Exhibit A

You want to know how a company earns (and I mean really earns) the title of most hated company in America? Well, this is a start. Canceling one’s cable services is a nightmare, and most everyone who’s ever tried is …

Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon Google Glass Founder Is Heading to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the guy who once headed up Google’s experimental wing Google X and gave us Google Glass, was jumped over to Amazon. Parviz made a bit of a cryptic announcement on Google+, simply posting the Amazon logo and saying …

World Cup Streaker Was a Big YouTube Star

Did you watch the World Cup final on Sunday afternoon? Do you remember when the cameras cut to an extended (and actually rather beautiful) shot of Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue framing a gorgeous sunset? Well, during those few seconds, …

Orange Is The New Black Wasn’t Canceled, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax Orange Is The New Black Wasn’t Canceled, It’s Just a Dumb Hoax

Despite what you might have read over the weekend, the ladies of Litchfield will be back for a third season. Self-proclaimed “satirical and entertainment website” Empire News published an article on Friday with the clickbaity headline “Netflix Pulls Plug On …

World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History World Cup Final Was the Biggest Game in Facebook History

Did you feel like your Facebook news feed was dominated by posts about the Word Cup Final on Sunday? Well, it was. According to Facebook, Germany’s extra time victory over Argentina is officially the biggest sporting event in the history …

Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend Extant Lands on Amazon Prime This Weekend

If you’re curious about Halle Berry’s new sci-fi drama Extant and missed the premiere on CBS earlier this week, you’ll be able to stream it this weekend via Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’ll pop up on Sunday, July 13. Extant‘s …

Between Two Ferns’ Obama Bit Gets Emmy Nod

Thursday’s Emmy nominations, though dominated by HBO (per usual), featured a striking number of nods for Netflix, whose hit series House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black garnered 13 and 12 nominations, respectively. One nomination for Rick Gervais’ …

World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request World Cup Highlight Twitter Bot Suspended After FIFA Takedown Request

And here’s the corner from the DMCA…it’s a line drive…right at FIFA, who’s on a run – FIFA with the header…GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!! In other words, FIFA has successfully petitioned Twitter to suspend the increasingly popular @ReplayLastGoal account, a single-purpose Twitter bot …

Lyft Slapped with Restraining Orders Hours Before NYC Launch Lyft Slapped with Restraining Orders Hours Before NYC Launch

According to a report, both the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission and the state Attorney General have filed temporary restraining orders against on-demand car service Lyft, who is planning on launching in Brooklyn and Queens Friday evening. Earlier …

Government Asks 120-Year-Old Dead Men to Register for the Draft, Blames Computer Error

You may be 120 years old, dead, and enjoying your eternal peace – but the US government wants you to know that its not done with you yet. The Selective Service System erroneously mailed out over 14,000 reminders to register …

Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption Amazon Asks FAA for Drone Exemption

Amazon is making strides in the development of Amazon Prime Air, the company’s oft-parodied but completely serious drone delivery service. Their newest delivery drones (currently ninth-gen) can travel over 50 mph and can carry five-pound packages – which covers 86 …

Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate Committee Cellphone Unlocking Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate bill to reverse a Library of Congress decision and make unlocking your cellphone legal again has passed the Judiciary Committee. In January of last year, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via a decision from the Library of Congress. …

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …

Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum

In 2012, popular internet comic Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, published his most-viral comic to date – an ode to Nikola Tesla, who he called “the greatest geek who ever lived.” In it, he argued that the only …

Centenarian Claps as Grandson Shaves Beard She Hates

Scott Cleveland’s grandmother didn’t particularly care for the beard he’d been spoting for the past four years, so two years ago he promised to make her happy and shave the thing off – for her 100th birthday. That time has …

GoPro Captures Race to Hospital and Valet Stand Birth

Thanks to an eager baby and one dad’s GoPro, a Rosenberg, Texas family is going to have one hell of a video to show at birthday parties. When Kristin Dickerson went into labor the day before she was scheduled to …

Lyft Launches Friday in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback Lyft Launches Friday in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback

Lyft is not backing down in its quest to bring its on-demand car service to the Big Apple, despite warnings from the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission that they will not hesitate to take legal action. Earlier this week, Lyft …