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5 Ways to Build Your Own Reddit Alternative
Tired of your online communities being hosted by seemingly incompetent management teams, or being overrun by trolls? Avoid the problem altogether: build your own alternative to Reddit, and host it on your own server. I'm not going to get into the politics of Reddit right now, but needless to say there's been drama. If your…
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Can you call it Digg and give it a usable UI??
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Scientists Create First Mammal “Hive Minds”
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in brain-networking technology, linking animals together to allow them to solve problems collaboratively. It may sound like science fiction, but this is real research that's turning up real results. One experiment linked together the brains of three monkeys, allowing them to jointly control an avatar arm. A second experiment connected the brains of…
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Not going to lie, that's pretty...disturbing.  Don't get me wrong, the science is interesting, but the idea's that might evolve from it are what give me the chills.
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8 Simple Things You Can Do to Fight EBay Scammers
Despite high profile and embarrassing security breaches, EBay remains very popular: its potential is great – for both good and bad. Of course all that junk you're storing somewhere can fetch big bucks and all you need to do is take a few photos and add a nifty description. But it's also a big target…
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Ah and one last thing. If your run across a fraudulent auction report the auction and copy the user name and call an eBay rep they'll investigate
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Is Angry Brids 2 Worth Downloading, or Should You Skip It?
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How to Clean up Evernote Clutter for Cleaner Note Taking
Evernote is one of the most popular, powerful note taking tools out there. From the web and desktop applications to syncing with phones and tablets, Evernote is a superb source for capturing, keeping, and referencing your thoughts, ideas, and important notes. As an Evernote user for six years, I can attest to how easy it…
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10 Free Two Player Games You Can Play In Your Browser
Up for a quick game with a friend? Whether you're both physically next to each other or miles away, you can enjoy a little downtime with nothing but a browser window on your computer. Pick any of these great two-player games and have fun! Browser-based games have come a long way in terms of graphics.…
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Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters When They Were Young
If you watch Game of Thrones, you probably have a certain mental image of what each of the characters look like. Have you ever wondered how they looked when they were young? Seeing them in this way just might change your mental image of them altogether. Have a look at some of the images of…
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Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Your Kids Started Using Kik
It seems that every week, there are new and more interesting ways to communicate with each other online. We all ooohed and aaahed when Skype was first introduced, thinking it was some kind of black magic. But now we have various other forms of communication, including texting apps which send those texts via the user's Internet…
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How Virtual Reality Will Change Sex and Dating by 2020 (NSFW)
Every generation has found ways to use new technology to shock their parents. VR is probably next on the list. Virtual Reality is rapidly improving, and it's going to transform the most intimate areas of life. David Holz, the founder of Leap Motion, has a talk he likes to give entitled "Our Kids Are Going to Get Really Weird". He's talking…
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30 years ago, futurologists previewed flying cars by 2000.
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The Worst Tech Company Names of All Time
Never before has it been easier to learn how to program and host your own websites, so it's no surprise that startups have boomed over the last decade. While this is a good thing in the bigger picture, it does present some issues... ...like picking a name that doesn't suck. Try coming up with a…
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Which Office Suite Is Best for You?
You'll be pressed to find an occupation that doesn't require word or number processing of some sort. Whether you need to produce a presentation, report, table, graph, or worse, you'll want to work with software. that makes your job easy. A professional office suite typically comes with a host of applications, including a word processor, but…
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Die Flash Die: The Ongoing History of Tech Companies Trying to Kill Flash
Flash is the rich media plugin that everyone loves to hate, notorious for its constant updates and fierce appetite for system resources. Now it's splashed across the tech headlines once more, as Mozilla moves to block it by default in the Firefox web browser. But this isn't the first time that Flash has come under fire. The tech…
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Before Flash dies we will her the year of the Linux Desktop :D
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