• Google to kill single most annoying thing about browsing the Web

    Google Chrome

    You know that panicked feeling when you've got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music?

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    By David Goldman
  • Instagram breaks out of the square

    Instagram

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    After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and videos.

    The Facebook-owned photo-sharing tool announced the change Thursday morning. To start posting photos in their original sha...

  • Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

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    Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark: 1 billion users in a single day.

  • Apple to make (iPhone 6S?) announcement on September 9

    Apple WWDC 2011

    The invitations have arrived. Apple's will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones.

  • Windows 10 downloaded 75 million times

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    Microsoft

    Windows 10 is now running on an astounding 75 million PCs.

  • Facebook and Twitter suspend suspected shooter's accounts

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    Facebook and Twitter suspended the accounts of the shooter in Wednesday's deaths of two Virginia TV journalists.

    A user by the name of Bryce Williams filmed himself shooting reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia.

    Will...

  • Madden 16 releases to favorable reviews

    Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

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    Perhaps the most iconic sports video game franchise ever released its latest installment Tuesday to mostly glowing reviews.

  • Comcast's super-fast cable Internet is coming

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    SXC

    Comcast is working on a way to make cable Internet speeds as fast as Google Fiber -- and maybe even faster.

    The company is testing new technology that will connect people to the web at more than 1 Gigabit per second. That's at least 50 times faster th...

  • Suicides may be linked to Ashley Madison hack

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    Toronto Police are investigating two suicides they say may be linked to the massive Ashley Madison hack.

  • What happened? Ashley Madison hack explained

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    Ashley Madison

    Hackers have made public the private information of millions of users of Ashley Madison, which promotes itself as the go-to website for infidelity. Its motto: "Life is short. Have an affair."

  • Apple recalls iPhone 6 Plus batch for taking blurry photos

    iPhone 6 Plus

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    Apple is recalling a batch of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones that are taking blurry photos.

    The company's website says the recall applies mostly to phones sold between September 2014, when they were released for sale, and January 2015. Apple said these pho...

  • Ashley Madison tries to stop spread of leaked data

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    Ashley Madison

    Ashley Madison is in full damage control mode right now. The hacked dating website dedicated to helping married people have affairs is trying to stop the spread of its customers' data.

  • Spotify CEO apologizes for super-creepy new privacy policy

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    Spotify's CEO has apologized for the company's new privacy policy, which is pretty much the opposite of private.

    The new policy allows Spotify to track your location, collect your photos and thumb through your contacts. It can view your Facebook posts...

  • Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream gains speed

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    Elon Musk

    It started as a fanciful idea straight out of science fiction, but the Hyperloop is starting to pick up real speed.

    The Hyperloop is Elon Musk's vision for a train that can move passengers and cargo between cities at speeds of more than 700 miles per...

  • IPhone users can try out Samsung phones for $1

    Galaxy S6, iPhone 6

    From Samsung

    Love your iPhone? If you spend a month and a dollar, Samsung is betting it can get you hooked on a Galaxy smartphone.

  • Hackers expose Ashley Madison CEO's emails

    Ashley Madison site 2

    Now for phase two of the Ashley Madison hack: exposing executives' company emails.

  • Google could 'rig the 2016 election,' researcher says

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    Google

    By manipulating its search results, Google could decide the next election.

  • Google loses data after lightning strikes

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    Jim Castel/CNN

    Lightning struck a local utility grid near one of Google's data centers four times last week, causing a tiny but permanent loss of data in affected systems.

    An electrical storm on August 13 "caused a brief loss of power" to some of Google's cloud stor...

  • China arrests 15,000 suspects for alleged cybercrimes

    Great Wall of China, amazing views

    Grace Yang/SXC

    Watch out, cybercriminals! China's got eyes on you.

    China's central government has arrested 15,000 people for alleged cybercrimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called "Operation Clean Internet," according to a statement from the Ministry of Pu...

  • These roads will charge cars as they drive

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    Highways England via CNN

    Electric cars are cool. Running out of juice -- not so much.

  • Next version of Android will be called 'Marshmallow'

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    "Roasted-Marshmallow" by Evan-Amos - Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Commons

    Google shared some sweet news on Monday: The next version of its mobile operating system will be called Android Marshmallow.

    As you may or may not know, nearly every version of Android has been named after a candy or dessert in alphabetical order, sta...

  • Amazon workplace story raises dread of 'rank and yank' reviews

    Amazon warehouse

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    Do a good job -- or even a very good job -- but get fired anyway. That's a risk when you work for a company that uses a "stack ranking" performance review system.

  • Amazon battles accusations of 'brutal' worker treatment

    Amazon Jeff Bezos

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    From a mid-level engineer to the CEO, Amazon employees are fighting back hard against accusations that the company treats its workers deplorably.

    CEO Jeff Bezos, in a widely distributed staff memo, rebutted a New York Times Amazon exposé that portraye...

  • Bezos: Amazon drones will be as common mail trucks

    Jeff Bezos

    David Ryder/Getty Images

    Amazon delivery drones are still "years" away, but CEO Jeff Bezos said someday they will be "as common as seeing a mail truck."

    Bezos told the Telegraph in London that the biggest hurdle Prime Air has to clear isn't related to technology, but regulato...

  • LinkedIn co-founder: There's no startup bubble

    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman

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    Jessica's Alba's startup company just got more funding and is now worth $1.7 billion. Uber was recently valued at $51 billion -- the largest valuation for a private company in the world. Airbnb is allegedly worth $25 billion.

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