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Heartbleed, Bubble Porn, Game of Thrones Streaming Woes, and More
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This week’s news was absolutely dominated by Heartbleed—what it is, how it’s affecting people, and how to figure out if you’re safe. We’ve got all of that, plus a computer that perfectly ages you, a time capsule house untouched since the Mad Men era, and a sneaky subway camera used to steal credit card info, […]

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Colbert to succeed Letterman; Internet rejoices
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Twitter is alive with reactions to the (now official) news that Stephen Colbert will be the next “Late Show” host on CBS. Crave’s Eric Mack seeks to capture the gestalt.

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Internet Revolt Begins as Condi Rice Joins Dropbox Board
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Amid the shiny, happy announcements of new features and new apps this week, file-sharing startup Dropbox quietly revealed another piece of news. Condoleezza Rice — Stanford professor, Iraq War architect, alleged warrantless wiretap supporter — is joining the board at the rising tech startup.

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Rick Osterloh To Lead Motorola Mobility Into The Lenovo-era
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It’s a time of much change at Motorola, and following the plans of acquisition by Lenovo, the company is going in for a top level management re-jig. Motorola Mobility has just announced that Rick Osterloh, a company veteran, will take over as President and COO effective immediately, replacing outgoing leader Jonathan Rosenberg.   As Rosenberg […]

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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us — Spam
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mpicpp (3454017) writes in with news about accusations from Cuban officials about a spamming campaign against the country by the U.S.. “Cuban officials have accused the U.S. government of bizarre plots over the years, such as trying to kill Fidel Castro with exploding cigars. On Wednesday, they said Washington is using a new weapon against […]

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Founding iOS designer to retire following alleged clashes with Jony Ive
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The nondescript meeting room in which Steve Jobs, Greg Christie, and others discussed the first iPhone prototypes. Apple via the WSJ The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s Greg Christie, head of the iOS human interface team and one of the earliest employees to work on the original iPhone, will be retiring from the […]

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Vivo To Include A ‘True Tone’ Dual-LED Flash On Its Upcoming Flagship
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It was just a week ago that Vivo, a Chinese handset manufacturer, teased us with the details of their upcoming flagship. If you do not remember Vivo, they are guys who built the world’s first QHD screened smartphone. This time around, for their upcoming flagship, Vivo’s focus like every other manufacturer is on the camera. […]

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Eruption Update for April 4, 2014: Ubinas, Chilean volcanoes and Fearmongering
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Let’s wrap up the week with some volcano news: Perú Villages around Ubinas had to be evacuated after explosions rocked the volcano — combined with the elevated seismicity, all signs that the volcano may have larger eruptions in the works. However, it seems like a lack of response from Peruvian authorities have hampered the evacuation. […]

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Punishing Students for Gadget Use Will Make Their Tech Etiquette Worse
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At the start of this year, the President Barack Obama administration made a New Year’s resolution for schools nationwide. It urged them to drop the “zero tolerance” approach to discipline, joining a growing chorus of critics of policies that dispense serious punishments for small rule violations. The essence of zero tolerance is that normal but […]

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