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Cards Against Humanity Has a New Web App, So You Can Retire Your Old, Sticky Cards

If your actual Cards Against Humanity cards are warped and sticky from spilling one too many Miller High Lifes all over them at parties (and really, whose aren’t?), you’ll be pleased to know that you can now play the game online – no physical cards required. You don’t even need to physical presence of another human being, really. Cards Against …

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Apple Watch App Part of iOS 8.2 Update, Is Not Deletable, Will Get Stuck in That Folder (You Know the One)

iOS 8.2, now available to download, “introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability, and bug fixes. It also introduces one more pain-in-the-ass undeletable app. If you update your iOS right now, you’re going to be stuck with a new Apple Watch app that you cannot delete – just like newsstand, passbook, and …

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HBO GO Comes to the PS4, Finally

Almost a year to the day after HBO GO came to the PS3, it’s finally coming to the PS4. It wasn’t already on there, you ask. No. No, it wasn’t. HBO GO is notoriously slow to arrive on new consoles and other streaming hardware. It didn’t launch on the Xbox One until November of last year. And it didn’t land …

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Waze Adds AMBER Alerts

Thanks to a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Google-owned Waze traffic app will now feature AMBER alerts. “As of this writing, AMBER alerts have helped safely recover 728 children. We are proud to help expand the AMBER alerts program’s reach and eager to see the benefit Wazers can provide in making communities safer places,” …

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Tinder Plus Is Here, Will Cost More for Older Users

Calling someone who’s 30 “older” is weird, especially as I approach that age – but in Tinder land 30 is officially old. Tinder has just launched its Tinder Plus premium service, which it’s been teasing for months. The paid tier, which will give users access to a few new features, will cost $9.99 for US users under 30 and $19.99 …

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Google May Start Offering .App Domains

One of the hottest generic TLDs up for grabs by some of the Internet’s biggest companies was .App. According to reports, Google has now won that TLD, and is paying a whopping $25 million for it. According to Domain Name Wire, that’s likely a record-breaking price for a TLD, and Google has been battling 12 other companies, including Amazon, for …

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Spotify Puts Lyrics in Its Desktop App

For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back. Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service’s lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available …

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YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’

YouTube is one of the biggest resources on the planet for content that can entertain, educate, and in the best cases, entertain and educate your kids. Of course, YouTube is also filled with a lot of stuff you probably don’t want your four-year-old watching – at least enough of it to make any parent wary of handing their kid an …

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Facebook Is Making Virtual Reality Apps

For those who feel they aren’t already immersed in the world of Facebook, the company is working on making the service a reality. Well, a virtual reality. According to Facebook head of product Chris Cox, the company is already building virtual reality versions of its apps. He made the announcement at the Code/Media conference, saying that the company is working …

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Cops Are Flooding Waze with Fake Info in the Hopes of Rendering It Useless

Some police are taking on a this pisses me off, so I’m going to try to destroy it strategy when it comes to crowdsourcing traffic app Waze. According to a report from Autoblog, who cites reporting from a local NBC affiliate, hundreds of police officers in Miami are flooding Waze with inaccurate information in the hopes that it’ll render it …

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Instagram Videos Now Loop Continuously

There’s a new version of Instagram out, and with it comes a small but important change to videos. Videos on instagram will now auto-replay in your feeds. According to Instagram, this will not affect how much data the app uses. Vine has been doing this since the beginning, and the constant looping is part of the app’s appeal. Case in …

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Vine, a Decidedly Non-Kid Friendly App, Launches Separate Kid Friendly App

Giving them access to millions and millions of 6-second video clips seems like a pretty smart way to keep your kid occupied – you know, short attention spans and whatnot. But handing three-year-old Timmy your iPhone and cutting him loose on Vine proper is a decidedly bad idea. Vine started blocking outright porn just weeks after its launch, but that …

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