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10 Most Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads on YouTube

Top 10 Most-Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads 10. President Obama and the Fight for LGBT Rights Glee star Jane Lynch narrates this documentary style ad (it’s more than 5 minutes long) on a popular topic for the Democratic party — LGBT rights. The ad builds up to the fact that Obama is the first sitting […]

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Panic Erupts When Starbucks Closes, Even During a Hurricane

Weather.com wanted New Yorkers to know about three closures as they prepped for the Hurricane Sandy: subways, schools and Starbucks. Yes, Starbucks. The coffee chain was among the three urgent bullet points listed on the site on Oct. 28 as a top notification. The site has been since updated. Bad news come in threes, and […]

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Tech and Global Activism Will Collide at Social Good Summit 2014

The Social Good Summit brings together world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens to discuss digital solutions to the the greatest challenges of our time. We’re excited to announce that the Social Good Summit is back for a fifth year on Sept. 21-22, 2014. This year, we’re continuing the theme #2030Now. Speakers will analyze how […]

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The Future of Feet: Biometric Shoe Insoles Revolutionizing Security

Everyone knows they have unique fingerprints, but what about a unique footprint? Research has shown everyone has a personalized way of walking — pressure of step, length of stride — and a new lab is working to turn those individual foot features into a security measure. The lab is developing biometric shoe insoles to monitor […]

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Twitter’s Dead Presidents Roast Candidates During Debate

In some obscure and slightly amusing corner of the Internet, dead presidents sit hunched over laptops and smartphones — on Twitter. Though the operators of these faux accounts spout off tweets ranging from opinionated to ridiculous on a regular basis, there is perhaps no better time to focus in on these fakers than during a […]

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Internet Defense League Lighting ‘Catsignal’ for Web Freedom

The Internet Defense League (IDL), a collection of organizations and individuals promoting Internet freedom across the world, wants to make its mid-July launch something special. The plan? Collect $19,000 to fund at least five giant “catsignals” that will light up the night sky in cities around the world in a geeky nod toward Internet culture’s […]

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FCC Approves Wireless Signal Boosters, With Caveats

Rejoice, oh sufferers of terrible wireless connections: The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the regulated use of signal boosters to extend the range of wireless networks. The Commission’s decision, however, comes with several conditions: First, carriers can individually determine whether they will allow their customers to use signal boosters. All four major […]

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Heat-Sensitive Telescope Could Find Aliens

We might be able find aliens using the heat their civilizations give off, astronomers say, but it will take a megatelescope to do the job. The development of such a telescope is in the works. The telescope — called Colossus — would be a massive 250-foot (77-meter) telescope, which is more than double the aperture […]

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Does Microsoft Help the NSA Hack Your Computer?

Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News investigative piece revealed that Microsoft, anti-virus software maker McAfee and numerous other American technology firms shared advance information about vulnerabilities in their software with the U.S. government. Such knowledge, Bloomberg reported, could be weaponized, giving the United States a tool to break into the computer systems of adversaries — […]

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