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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

Facebook’s News Feed experiment: Not the end of the world

The network constantly tweaks the content it shows you, which makes its emotional manipulation expected if not acceptable.

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Yahoo looks to Community to help build an audience for Yahoo Screen

Yahoo's online video site figures to get a boost from the company's decision to create 13 new episodes of the canceled cult TV show.

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Newegg will take your Bitcoin now

The online electronics retailer has started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for more than 10.5 million products.

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More app install ads are coming to your Twitter Timeline

First they came for your Facebook News Feed, and now mobile app install ads are going to be all up in your Twitter Timeline.

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Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

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Facebook researcher: 'We care about the emotional impact of Facebook'

The researcher behind a controversial psychology experiment on Facebook users spoke out in defense of the project over the weekend.

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Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

A recently released research paper shows that the emotions others express on Facebook rub off on you—even with the absence of nonverbal social cues.

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Startup offers Netflix-like clothes rentals for women

Why buy when you can rent? That's the idea behind Le Tote, which offers a subscription rental service that lets you add new pieces to your wardrobe without having to buy them.

Rent tomorrow’s outfit with Le Tote, like Netflix for clothes

San Francisco-based startup Le Tote offers a Netflix-style subscription service for women’s clothing. For $49 a month, customers get a box with a new outfit and accessories that they can keep or exchange as many times as they want.

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Report: The team behind Facebook Home is no more

It sounds like the Android launcher is done for.

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MIA at Google I/O: Glass, Google+ and other projects we're still wondering about

Google failed to mention some of its most famous (or infamous) products, or how they fit into the bigger picture. And that could be saying something.

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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FireChat opens up off-the-grid conversation between iOS and Android

In its third update, the anonymous messaging app makes it possible for all its users to chat with each other.