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Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Here’s the thing: We all know that Google knows everything about us – and of course that includes where you are and where you’ve been. But seeing all of that tracking in a neat little timeline is a tad disconcerting. A little bit neat and possibly useful, but pretty damn weird as well. Google has just launched a new feature …

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The New Google Glass Is Built for Enterprise

The New Google Glass Is Built for Enterprise

In January, Google had a back to the drawing board moment with Google Glass. It shut down its Glass Explorer program, took the product off the market, and began to restructure the whole thing. Google gave the reins to Next CEO Tony Fadell, and moved the project of the Google X lab and gave it its own division. At the …

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Emoji Movie Is in the Works, and We All Deserve This

Emoji Movie Is in the Works, and We All Deserve This

Look at your recent texts, WhatsApp messages, Snapchats, Tinder chats, and tweets. If you have used emoji – let’s say more than a dozen in the past few days – then this is your fault and you’re not allowed to groan. To be fair, this is all of our faults. We’re emoji crazy. Of course this should happen. It looks …

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Teen’s Homemade Gun-Equipped ‘Drone’ Sparks FAA Investigation

Teen’s Homemade Gun-Equipped ‘Drone’ Sparks FAA Investigation

A short YouTube video of a quadcopter has prompted an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This 14-second clip is simply titled “Flying Gun” and shows a handgun mounted on a quadcopter hovering above a wooded area. The gun fires a few shots and the video ends. “Homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it. Note: The length from …

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App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and Other Apple Services Down for Some

App Store, iTunes, Apple Music, and Other Apple Services Down for Some

Many Apple services are experiencing a pretty major outage today, as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, the iBooks Store, iTunes, Beats 1 Radio, and more are all down for some users. According to Apple, it’s only affecting some users. “All Store Services – Some users are affected,” says Apple. “Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed …

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Twitter Has a New Hub for Helping People Deal with Abuse and Harassment

Twitter Has a New Hub for Helping People Deal with Abuse and Harassment

Twitter continues to work to deal with the rampant abuse and harassment on the site – and it’s an uphill battle. This sort of behavior has always existed on Twitter, but for the past year or so, a brighter spotlight has been shone than ever before. Twitter admitted that it sucks a dealing with this, and has pledged over and …

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Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s a statement the company: We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, …

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Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The death will happen first on Android and then soon after on the web and iOS. Google unveiled its new Google …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make one service more attractive than the other, but for the most part, most top-tier streaming platforms all offer the same …

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Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon Is Set to Launch Prime in India: Report

Amazon may be gearing up to make another sizable investment in India. The India Times reports that the company is preparing to launch its Prime service in the country, including Amazon Instant Video within the year. Apparently, Amazon is already in talks with content producers. According to the report, this move will cost Amazon more than $5 billion, much of …

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Ashley Madison Hack Has Been Cleaned Up, Says Company

Ashley Madison Hack Has Been Cleaned Up, Says Company

Online dating site for married people Ashley Madison fell victim to a hack over the weekend, putting the personal information of over 37 million users in jeopardy. Now, the company says it has scrubbed all leaked info. “Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), our team has now successfully removed the posts related to this incident as well as all …

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