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Microsoft aims to be greener and drops ALEC membership

The tech giant pulls out of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.

By August 19, 2014

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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

By August 13, 2014

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George R.R. Martin addresses lack of gay sex in 'Game of Thrones' books

Asked about the absence of gay sex scenes so far, the writer explains that his "viewpoint characters" aren't gay. He also tells stories of how his teachers tried to stop him from reading sci-fi.

By August 12, 2014

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Fox's Bill O'Reilly: Gadgets got Obama elected

The Fox News presenter says iPads and the like made it easier to present a candidate's image that was "false" to narcissistic young people.

By July 29, 2014

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Snowden wants to build anti-surveillance tech

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, charged by the US with spying and still holding out in Russia sans a passport, has a new career plan.

By July 21, 2014

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The blogging judge and the Internet profanity

Judge Richard George Kopf of Nebraska has his own personal blog. However, after gaining notoriety, he's wondering whether this blogging thing should be for him.

By July 8, 2014

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Correction: Dismal voter turnout may doom Facebook's quasi-democracy

The earlier number indicating the number of votes still needed was incorrect. The vote is short 299.4 million.

By December 10, 2012

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Dismal voter turnout may doom Facebook's quasi-democracy

Facebook will abolish users' ability to veto its policy changes unless 300 million people cast a vote. Without a huge spike before today's noon deadline, user voting rights are history.

By December 10, 2012

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'Bitcoin Isle' might be next on Jersey's docket

The self-regulated island in the English Channel wants to be a leader in accepting Bitcoin.

By June 23, 2014

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Clickbait Dissertations: Academic papers get Upworthy headlines

Academia just got more glamorous with a series of eyeball-grabbing paper titles designed to lure online readers. These dissertations will blow your mind!

By June 11, 2014