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Google Lets People in 45 More Countries Edit Maps Again (Including the US)

Google Lets People in 45 More Countries Edit Maps Again (Including the US)

Google is going to let you hooligans edit its Maps again, even though you couldn’t resist using the tool to draw pissing Androids. The company has announced the second phase of the Google Map Maker reopening. This will open the map-editing tool to another 45 countries, including the US. This means that map maker is now back online in over …

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Kim Kardashian Is Now the Most-Followed Person on Instagram, and Her Family Pretty Much Rules the Site

Excluding the official Instagram account, which boasts 94.5 million followers, the most-followed person on the social media site is Kim Kardashian. Kardashian just surpassed Beyonce to become the new queen of Instagram. She now has 44.1 million followers, just a bit more than Beyonce’s 44 million. Once again, excluding the official Instagram account, it’s incredible just how much the cream …

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Samsung on Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw: ‘Just Don’t Stick the Stylus In the Wrong Way, Guys’

Samsung on Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw: ‘Just Don’t Stick the Stylus In the Wrong Way, Guys’

It looks like Samsung has something akin to antennae-gate on its hands. Pen-gate? Android Police found a pretty alarming design flaw in the company’s new Galaxy Note 5 – one that can cause permanent or at least hard-to-reverse damage. Apparently, it’s incredibly easily to insert the stylus the wrong way into the device, and this could lead to serious problems. …

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Amazon Will Bring You Beer, Quickly, in Its New Prime Now Market

Amazon Will Bring You Beer, Quickly, in Its New Prime Now Market

For the first time in the US, Amazon’s Prime Now rapid delivery service is offering to bring you some beer. The company just launched Prime Now in its hometown of Seattle, also serving the Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland areas. And along with the expansion comes a new delivery option – beer, wine, and a small selection of spirits. Prime Now, …

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Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Russia Bans Wikipedia Over Drug Article, Promptly Reverses Course After Edits

Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (basically its internet watchdog) has been in the news quite a bit lately. The regulatory body seems to be scouring the web, looking to block certain sites of content it deems harmful – which as of late has all related to drugs. Now, over the past couple …

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Stephen Colbert’s First Guests Include Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick

Stephen Colbert’s First Guests Include Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick

Stephen Colbert’s highly-anticipated debut in David Letterman’s old spot is fast approaching, and The Late Show has just revealed the guests Colbert will welcome in his first week. The list includes Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, as well as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. That’s a lot of tech for a first week, and for a network late night program. …

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Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter Really Wants You to Use It for Messaging

Twitter is taking steps to make itself a destination for messaging. Starting today, you will be able to receive notifications in your browser when you receive a direct message. Clicking on the notification will direct you to the DM interface on Twitter.com The option is available in your settings, and it appears to be opt-out. Direct Message notifications are now …

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Twitter Kills Sites Across the World That Archived Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

Twitter Kills Sites Across the World That Archived Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

One of the biggest operations for preserving politicians’ deleted tweets has been shut down. The Open State Foundation say that Twitter has cut off its API access for its Politwoops and Diplotwoops sites. The sites were simple – they just pulled deleted tweets from politicians’ profiles and made them visible for the world to see. It was about transparency, according …

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Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

If you purchased an iPhone 6 Plus between September of last year and January of this year, there’s a small chance your back camera is a little screwed up. According to Apple, a “failed component” makes some back cameras on the model take blurry photos. If you’ve noticed inexplicable blurriness to some of your shots, and your device falls within …

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Deez Nuts Swings Past Hillary Clinton in Google Searches

Deez Nuts Swings Past Hillary Clinton in Google Searches

I’m not sure what to say about Deez Nuts, a 2016 Presidential “candidate” that is currently polling better than the majority of the Republican primary field in multiple states. I mean, it’s funny. Don’t say it’s not. We’re all 12 and this is funny. On the other hand, I’m sad. I’m so sad and I’m scared. Anyway, Deez Nuts is …

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Apple Never Trademarked ‘One More Thing’, Apparently

Apple Never Trademarked ‘One More Thing’, Apparently

At big product events, right before unveiling something at the very end, Apple CEOs – first Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook – have used a certain phrase. You’ve probably heard of it. One more thing… That phrase is pretty much linked to Apple at this point – except not legally. Patently Apple discovered that the phrase “One More Thing” …

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Apple “Has Every Reason to Believe Dr. Dre Has Changed”

Apple “Has Every Reason to Believe Dr. Dre Has Changed”

It’s a pretty big month for Dr Dre. He’s just released a new album, which is being met with rave reviews. A movie about him, in part, is riding high at the top of the box office. Apple, a company for which he works, recently dedicated an entire branch of its new streaming music platforms to the company he founded. …

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