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Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

Amazon Gives Sneak Peek of Prime Day Deals

As you may have heard, Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday on by throwing a big deals party on Wednesday it’s calling Prime Day. Amazon says that there will be deals throughout the day that give Black Friday a run for its money. Well, we have a sneak peek at some of those deals, and some are pretty substantial. If …

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Google Map Maker Reopens, Tries to Prevent Pissing Androids

Google Map Maker Reopens, Tries to Prevent Pissing Androids

After a series of questionable (but kind of funny) edits, Google shut down its map editing tool Map Maker in May while it “made the moderation system more robust.” Today, Google is announced that it will reopen Map Maker in early August, with a new focus on community moderation. “Map Maker will be reopened for editing in early August, and …

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Pluto Image Hits Instagram First as NASA Shares New Horizons Flyby

Pluto Image Hits Instagram First as NASA Shares New Horizons Flyby

After more than nine years and a mind-blowing three billion plus miles, NASA’s New Horizons probe has finally made it to Pluto. And the clearest, most detailed look at the dwarf planet was shared on Instagram. This wasn’t accidental. “We made an editorial decision to give the world a sneak peek of the image on Instagram,” NASA social media manager …

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Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

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Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

Facebook’s Security Head Calls for the Death of Flash

In 2010, Steve Jobs famously tore down Adobe Flash. Facebook’s new Chief Security Officer wants Flash to die. “It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day,” said Alex Stamos in a recent tweet. “Even if 18 months from now, one set date is the …

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Comcast’s Google Fiber Competitor Is Not Cheap

Comcast’s Google Fiber Competitor Is Not Cheap

Comcast has revealed the pricing on it 2Gbps fiber network, and it’s not cheap. As predicted, Gigabit Pro is going to cost you $300 a month ($299.95, to be exact). This is more than double the price of Google Fiber, but also double the speed. Comcast will be offering a promotional rate of $159 – if you agree to sign …

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Walmart Throws Shade at Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ Birthday Celebration, Offers Up Own Deals

Walmart Throws Shade at Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ Birthday Celebration, Offers Up Own Deals

On July 15th, Amazon turns 20. In celebration of this, the company recently announced what it calls “Prime Day” – an online shopping “holiday” for Prime members that it says will trump Black Friday in terms of deals offered. Now, Walmart is throwing a bit of shade at Amazon over said event. “If you’ve shopped Walmart.com, you’ll know that every …

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Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Compelled a Woman to Change Her Name to Jemmaroid Von Laalaa

Facebook’s “real name policy”, as it’s been called, is frustrating to a lot of people. Facebook has long required its users to use their real names on the site, and this has been controversial for many years – but a few recent incidents have served to shine a brighter light on things. Now we’ve reached the point where people are …

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Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Comcast’s New Cordcutting Service Has a Lot of Catches

Everyone’s looking to give people more cordcutting options these days – even the guys providing the cord. Comcast has just announced a new streaming service, which it hopes to make available to the entire country by early next year. It’s called Stream, and it will launch in beta in Boston at the end of the summer and then jump to …

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Gerard Depardieu To Star in Netflix’s First French Series

Gerard Depardieu To Star in Netflix’s First French Series

Renowned character actor and Academy Award nominee Gerard Depardieu is heading to Netflix. The French actor will star in Marseille, “tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city.” Marseille is Netflix’s first French production. It’s shot entirely in France and will be entirely in French. Depardieu will play Robert Taro, mayor of …

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Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter-owned Vine’s videos autoplay in users’ timelines, unless you turn off autoplay in your settings – so it’s pretty hard to avoid them unless you’ve made a real effort to. Twitter just got in a bit of trouble over some of these Vine videos that featured flashing lights and colors. Why? Because they could have triggered seizures. Epilepsy awareness group …

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Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift holds all the power, forcing tech companies to change their policies left and right. A very generous pledge to a GoFundMe campaign has forced the company to change its donation policies. Earlier this week, Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to a little girl named Naomi, who is currently battling Leukemia. “Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required …

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