More and More Couples Are Engaging in This Risky Online Behavior

Instead of getting roses or chocolate for Valentine’s Day this year, why not give your significant other your Facebook password? Apparently everybody’s doing it. A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project shows that couples that are married or in committed relationships are growing increasingly comfortable sharing their passwords with each other. Sixty-seven percent of […]

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3 Things Smartwatches Need to Be Ready for Prime Time

I have become very interested in smartwatches. Over the past six months or so, I have intermittently been using the Pebble watch, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and Qualcomm’s TOQ, and I have come to the conclusion that smartwatches really are important tools that could enhance one’s digital lifestyle. The first thing I realized when I unboxed the first generation of Pebble’s smartwatch […]

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YouTube to Crack Down on Fake Views

YouTube is fed up with users attempting to manipulate the view counts on videos posted to their site. “When some bad actors try to game the system by artificially inflating view counts, they’re not just misleading fans about the popularity of a video, they’re undermining one of YouTube’s most important and unique qualities,” said YouTube’s software engineer Philipp Pfeiffenberger in […]

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No, You Don’t Have to Play Flappy Bird

The first time I played Flappy Bird I died a dozen times trying to propel myself between a single pair of Super Mario Bros.-pilfered pipes. I’m no gaming wallflower, so when I say this is an onerously difficult game from the get-go, I mean it makes other onerously difficult games you’ve maybe heard about — say Demon’s Souls – seem breezy. It’s as if […]

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3 Reasons We Need a Bigger iPhone and 3 Reasons We Don’t

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was working on bigger iPhones. Though the article was filled with qualifiers (“preliminary development”), hedges (“cautioned that Apple’s plans weren’t final”) and vague sources (“people familiar with the situation”), the Internet marched dutifully to their Twitter accounts and sounded off on the official (read: totally speculative) news. The consensus was grim. […]

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