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Lawmakers lambaste Apple's tax strategy as 'an absurdity'

As CEO Tim Cook prepares to testify before a congressional subcommittee, senators portray Apple as having exploited tax loopholes to escape paying its fair share.

By May 21, 2013

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'What If?': A terrific combination of the ridiculous and real

Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.

By September 2, 2014

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Fancy-pants cooler captures Kickstarter funding crown

Move over, Pebble, your reign is done. The Coolest Cooler rides a blender-induced wave to more than $10.5 million in crowdfunding.

By August 27, 2014

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'That one time I founded the Roman Empire,' and other selfie gems

Photographer Mike Mellia snaps a series of hilarious, absurd, selfie-style shots as a comment on rampant self-portraiture in the age of social media.

By July 25, 2014

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Fighting over scraps in Apple's withering patent war with Samsung

Commentary: As Apple's self-destructive campaign against Android winds down, all that's left to fight over are damages in two US cases involving basic design elements.

By August 7, 2014

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Blogger claims school fired him for post about homophones

A Utah social media specialist says a Language Center believed that writing about words that sound the same but are spelled differently associated the school with a gay agenda.

By August 3, 2014

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LibreOffice makes its case as open source alternative to MS Office

Newest release of open source suite comes as LibreOffice now claims 80 million active users around the world.

By July 30, 2014

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How many friends would you swap for your smartphone?

The US has reached an absurd level of smartphone dependence. One in seven people in a study say they'd forfeit friends for a week before their smartphone.

By July 3, 2014

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Apple, Cisco back Microsoft in fight over US warrant for data overseas

The two are the latest to publicly support Microsoft in its protest of a search warrant for customer emails stored abroad.

By June 14, 2014

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Microsoft fights US warrant for customer data stored overseas

Company says demand for emails stored in Ireland violates foreign sovereignty, erodes trust in US firms. US says it's essential for crime fighting.

By June 11, 2014