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Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28 Amazon’s Five New Pilots Land Aug 28

Amazon’s next batch of original shows, five new comedy and drama pilots dubbed the ‘third pilot season’, will debut on August 28th. This batch of potential series is arguably the most promising yet, pulling in some heavy hitters both in …

Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption Yahoo Follows Google Into Better Mail Encryption

Yahoo security chief Alex Stamos announced on Thursday that by sometime next year, Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end, and will be compatible with end-to-end encryption in Gmail. CNET shares this statement from Stamos: “What this means is that eventually …

Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada

Netflix announced today that it is about to start offering exclusive streaming access to hit BBC drama Happy Valley in the U.S. and Canada. “This year's biggest word-of-mouth hit” out of the UK, #HappyValley is coming exclusively to Netflix, Aug …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo)

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. A few …

Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads

Narcos, the upcoming Pablo Escobar television series headed for Netflix next year, has just picked up another cast member. The Wrap is reporting that the show has added Broadway star Joanna Christie, who will play one of the lead roles. …

Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit …

Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the Arrested Development front. It took many years for the show to finally be revived after its premature cancellation at FOX. Netflix eventually swooped in, and saved the day, debuting …

Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too

On Tuesday, on-demand ride company Uber unveiled UberPool, a new service that allows users to split fares with strangers who are planning on traveling on a similar path. With UberPool, one single Uber ride can stop numerous times in one …

Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom

You’ve probably seen those posters, plastered across middle schools everywhere, advertising fun things to do instead of doing drugs. You know, fly a kite; read a book; bake a cake! All of these things also stand in for things to …

iPhone 6 Event Reportedly Happening on Sept. 9 iPhone 6 Event Reportedly Happening on Sept. 9

It’s the dog days of summer, and like most years, Apple is here to offer a cool oasis to thirsty Applemaniacs. Recode is reporting that Apple’s next big media event – at which the company is set to reveal the …

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers Uber Wants to Get You Riding in Cars with Strangers

Uber has a super ambitious goal to “provide transportation so inexpensive and reliable, people can actually sell their cars.” And while Uber touts that its service costs 40 percent less than taxis, on average, riding with Uber still feels like …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

Elon Musk Continues to Warn of Impending Robot Apocalypse Elon Musk Continues to Warn of Impending Robot Apocalypse

While the rest of the country freaks out about some possible Ebola–Dustin Hoffman–Rene Russo scenario, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is keeping his eye on the ball. Musk, who knows a thing or two about things, continues to warn …

Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn Google Doesn’t Watch for Most Criminal Activity in Your Email, Just Child Porn

Feel free to sell someone some drugs or plan a burglary (Google’s own words) with your Gmail – Google isn’t looking for that kind of criminal activity. Yes, Google is scanning your email, but it’s only to spot child porn …

Unlocking Your Cellphone Is Now Legal – Again Unlocking Your Cellphone Is Now Legal – Again

Today, President Obama will sign a bill into law that The White House calls “a win for American consumers, a win for wireless competition, and an example of democracy at its best.” It’s the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Cosmos, Bieber, Nymphomaniacs & Mighty Ducks) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Cosmos, Bieber, Nymphomaniacs & Mighty Ducks)

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. I know …