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Giant tree of life contains 2.3 million species

The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.

By September 22, 2015


How to block Valentine's Day from Facebook

For singles, the romance-averse or anyone who just wants to remove cupid's trace from social media, here's how to block Valentine's Day from your Facebook news feed.

By February 9, 2015


From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.

By October 13, 2014


Forget SwiftKey; Swype is the iOS keyboard to get

It's a little limited and a little buggy, but when it comes to fast and easy typing, nothing beats swiping.

By September 22, 2014


'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014


Woman hospitalized with 'Twitter psychosis'

A woman was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after saying she believed that a famous actor was sending her coded messages via Twitter, according to a published research paper.

By August 7, 2014


Get a terabyte of cloud storage for $24.99

MediaFire raises the stakes by offering boatloads of Dropbox-style storage for cheap.

By August 5, 2014


Handy Twitter abbreviations

Hanging out on Twitter can be pretty fun, but there are a lot of abbreviations to get your head around.

By May 2, 2012


Twitter brings Bing translation to iOS, expands use on Web

Seeing the World Cup as a chance to lower language barriers, the social site enables translation in its iPhone and iPad app, and Twitter.com timeline. It's a win for Bing.

By June 13, 2014


Twitter tests Bing translation on Android

As Twitter spreads globally, it makes sense to be able to break down language barriers. But machine translation is hard -- especially in the abbreviated lingo of a tweet.

By May 29, 2014