• Facebook rainbow profiles used by 26 million

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    Rainbows spread quickly all over Facebook this weekend to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

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  • Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'

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    Emmanuel Tambakakis

    You won't even notice it -- it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.

  • SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

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    An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk's SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch.

    It wasn't clear what caused the rocket, named Dragon, to fail. SpaceX will conduct an investigation overseen b...

  • 'Crazy money' - Airbnb valued at over $25 billion


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    The price tag keeps rising for hot startups. The latest is Airbnb, which is raising $1.5 billion, and scoring a valuation of $25.5 billion.

    That's more than double what it was previously valued at, according to PrivCo.

    It's an eye-popping valuation --...

  • These places have the slowest Internet in the country



    Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through.

    If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up ...

  • Sean Parker: Music isn't 'winner take-all'

    Sean Parker

    It's been more than a decade since Sean Parker, now a billionaire, blew up the music industry by co-founding Napster. Yet the industry is still going through a painful transition.

  • Lexus reveals hoverboard, but you can't buy it

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    Lexus International

    You can't be Marty McFly just yet. Lexus revealed on Tuesday a 30-second teaser that included a real-life functional hoverboard very similar to the one that Marty McFly used in 1989's "Back to the Future Part II."

  • Instagram gets into real-time news

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    From Instagram

    In April, amateur photographer Devin Allen started sharing his striking black and white photos of Baltimore protests on Instagram.

    One photo made the cover of Time Magazine, another was shared by Rihanna. But many of Instagram's 300 million users had...

  • Facebook now worth more than Walmart


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    Facebook's stock rose 3 percent Tuesday and hit at an all-time high. And the company is now worth more than Walmart.

  • Google Play Music is now free

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    Google has made its streaming music service Google Play Music free to use, without a subscription.

    The catch is that you'll have to listen to ads, similar to the way free versions of Spotify and Pandora work.

    Google launched the new version for U.S. d...

  • Gmail now has an 'undo send' button


    Courtesy Google

    Repentant emailers everywhere: Gmail just enabled an "undo send" button.

  • Hulu subscribers can add Showtime streaming


    In a first of its kind deal, Hulu will sell subscriptions to Showtime programming through its own streaming TV site.

  • Group claims Uber is tracking users 24/7


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    Uber's hot on your trail.

  • NASA astronaut takes selfie with 'earthshine'

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    Scott Kelly/NASA

    Earthlings can take selfies with sticks, voice commands, and beauty-enhancing apps, but NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is above it all -- quite literally.

  • Hackers successfully ground 1,400 passengers

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    Hackers targeted air travel and successfully grounded around 1,400 passengers on Sunday.

  • Step up! At $8 billion, Fitbit worth more than GoPro

    Fitbit Flex band

    Courtesy of FitBit

    Surge isn't just the name of a popular Fitbit product. It's the most appropriate word to describe its stock.

  • 'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

    Pepper 1

    TV Asahi

    Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp.

    Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set at ¥198,000 ($1,600...

  • Brigade: 'Tinder for politics?'


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    Unsure of where your neighbor or second cousin stand on the issues? Now, there's an app for that.

  • Teens are downloading Jott like crazy

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    If you haven't heard of Jott, go ask a teenager.

  • Mysterious moon may harbor life



    NASA wants to go to Europa, one of Jupiter's larger moons. It's about the size of Earth's moon, and it's thought to be one of the best places to look for life in our solar system.

  • FBI chief: We can't limit ISIS on social media

    James Comey


    FBI Director James Comey said Thursday his agency does not yet have the capabilities to limit ISIS attempts to recruit Americans through social media.

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that Americans are gravitating toward the militant organization...

  • Google bans revenge porn

    Website allowed people to post explicit images of others without their permission

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    Google is finally taking steps to remove "revenge porn" from its search results. The company announced a new policy on Friday that will allow anyone to fill out a form requesting the removal of nude and sexual images of themselves that have been post...

  • Major Mac flaw spills your passwords

    MacBook Air

    From Apple

    Apple claims that its "Keychain" software lets people securely store their passwords on their Macs. As it turns out, hackers can pull the keys off the chain.

  • Solar plane 'might not make it this year'

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    Solar Impulse

    The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world without a single drop of fuel, might not be able to complete its journey this year, according to one of its pilots.

    Andre Borschberg, a Swiss engineer and former fighter pi...

  • 600 million Samsung Galaxy phones exposed to hackers

    Samsung Galaxy S6 phones

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    Every Samsung Galaxy device -- from the S3 to the latest S6 -- has a significant flaw that lets in hackers, researchers have discovered.


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