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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’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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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of June. There was a lot more change in the rankings in June compared to other recent months. “In the U.S., there was much movement in the index,” said Netflix’s Anne Marie …

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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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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Available on 07/09: The Last Unicorn (1982) Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow This animated tale follows a unicorn who believes she …

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Yahoo Mail Makes It Easier To Add Images, Files & Links To Messages

Yahoo Mail Makes It Easier To Add Images, Files & Links To Messages

Google isn’t the only one that announced some email improvements on Thursday. Yahoo announced a new feature for when Yahoo Mail users are composing a message that makes it easier to find and add photos, files, GIFs, or links to their messages. “The new compose experience is simple and fun to use — simply click on the new + icon …

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Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

Uber Driver Threatens to Cut Woman’s Neck in Crazy Voicemail

A London Uber driver overreacted, a bit, to a customer who canceled her ride. He threatened to slit her throat. 28-year-old Anne Kealey says that she called an Uber at about 11am, but was forced to cancel the ride when it was a few minutes from her location – as people have to do from time to time. According to …

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Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

If you thought you looked cool wearing Google Glass before, wait till you see this. Google has been awarded a patent that allows “a computing device, such as a head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation” In other words, Google wants …

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Star Wars Fans, You Now Have an Official App

Star Wars Fans, You Now Have an Official App

Star Wars mania is a constant aspect of pop culture, but things are really turned up now that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in on everyone’s mind. I guess it seemed a good a time as any for Lucasfilm and Disney to finally create an official Star Wars app. You can download is now on iOS and …

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