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A long dormant meteor shower will put on a show for astronomers this weekend, but star gazers in North America may be out of luck. The Draconid meteor shower is expected to provide hundreds of shooting stars per hour, but due to the presence of a full moon and bad timing, it may not be […]

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Google+ becomes third most popular social networking site

by Kelly MacNeil on September 28, 2011

After doing away with its invitation-only policy last week, Google+ has seen an impressive rise in membership that puts it among the top three social networking sites on the internet. Web trafficking firm Experian Hitwise says Google+ enjoyed 15 million total visits in the United States last week. Perhaps most impressive is that the boost […]

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President Obama defends taxing the rich at town hall

by Adam Russett on September 27, 2011

President Barack Obama continued to tout his deficit reduction plan at a town hall-style meeting hosted by the social networking website LinkedIn on Monday. Obama fielded questions from concerned voters on a variety of topics, but most centered on the economy and a stubbornly high unemployment rate, the Associated Press reports. At the center of […]

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Karl Rove: Sarah Palin has ‘enormous thin skin’

by Adam Russett on August 25, 2011

It's no secret that Karl Rove, the mastermind behind George. W Bush's improbable win in the 2000 election, is not fond of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. And according to The Huffington Post, the political strategist made it glaringly apparent on Fox News Wednesday night. Rove has maintained that he believes Palin will announce her […]

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Anonymous threatens to "kill Facebook"

by Kelly MacNeil on August 10, 2011

The hacktivist group known only as Anonymous has said that it has gained access to everything from Iran's government emails to the Twitter account of Norwegian shooter Anders Breivik, and now it has Facebook in its sights. The group announced that it will shut down the popular social networking website on November 5 in an […]

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Google+: Here for good or here for a few days

by Kelly MacNeil on July 29, 2011

There's been a lot of buzz about Google's newest foray into the social networking world, Google+, but it's hard to tell if the gossip is warranted yet. Some have pointed to the project's unique features, such as video chat conferencing for companies and families, while others are skeptical that Facebook users will hop onto the […]

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Apple may buy Hulu

by Kelly MacNeil on July 22, 2011

In an effort to grow its ever-expanding technology empire, Apple is looking into purchasing the popular online video service Hulu. Bloomberg reports that the sources close to the company have said that Apple is in early discussions with the website. The partnership would likely be a smart move as Hulu looks to compete with Netflix, […]

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Groupon announces changes to its privacy policy

by Kelly MacNeil on July 11, 2011

The popular deal-a-day website Groupon recently changed its privacy policy, and the move has caused some users to be concerned. According to The Washington Post, the company revealed that it will be collecting more information from users to share with business partners. The new policy tracks a number of statistics, including contact information (such as […]

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Facebook unveils video chat

by Kelly MacNeil on July 7, 2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg hinted at an "awesome" development in the popualr social networking website last week, and on Wednesday he made the announcement. Facebook and Skype have teamed up to provide users with new video chat system that Zuckerberg hopes will improve their experience. The addition of Skype is especially easy-to-use, as it brings […]