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Learn the secret language of Twitch's rogue emojis

Twitch, Amazon's site to broadcast and watch footage of people playing video games, has chat rooms packed with the craziest emoji -- called emotes -- you've ever seen. These glyphs mean more than meets the eye.

By May 31, 2015


4 anonymous social networking apps that are not Secret

Secret's shutting down -- here's where to get your anonymous social networking fix.

By April 30, 2015


'Ancient Fear' could be 'Star Wars Episode VII' title

While Lucasfilm has yet to confirm, a report claims to reveal the official title for the much-anticipated seventh major "Star Wars."

By May 6, 2014


Windows Phone 8's most exciting new features

Microsoft has unleashed the new version of its mobile operating system -- here's what to look out for.

By October 29, 2012


Visually splashy Google+ for Android catches up to iOS

The photo-first look brings new polish to the Google+ app for Google's mobile OS. You also can start hangouts from Android devices. But it still needs improvement.

By May 24, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1542: The spin on the HP spin-off (Podcast)

The cast of Buzz Out Loud has a message for HP that we hope they'll hear: guys. Seriously. Please stop talking. Don't tell the press you may or may not spin off your PC unit if you can figure out what that would mean for the company, and don't let the EVP of the PC business say HP might get back into tablets. I mean, how hard is that, really? Plus, Wikileaks springs a major leak, and Beyonce's baby pwns Twitter.

By August 30, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1536: TouchPad frenzy ignites the Internet (Podcast)

HP has a winner on its hands, now that it's killed off that particular winner. The Internetorati clamor to buy discounted TouchPads, while HP's stock plummets 20 percent to a six-year low. So, Apotheker, who's right? You or the geeks? Also, Facebook finds out once again that censorship is hard, and the real reason aliens want to kill us: we'll ruin the entire galaxy if we get off this rock!

By August 22, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1531: Introducing: Googorola! (Podcast)

Google buys Motorola Mobility! Once we figure out that it's not actually a joke, we grabbed News.com senior writer Maggie Reardon to help break it all down for us. Upshot: patents, patents, and more patents, and a war with its hardware partners. And also, a sea change in the entire industry. So, no big deal. Also, Anonymous rides to war with San Francisco's subway system over free speech, and we're with Anonymous. And did Apple's amazing Photoshop skills kill Galaxy Tab sales in Europe? The plot thickens.

By August 15, 2011


Digital City 135: Diving into the new MacBooks

This week: there's plenty to see as we talk about getting hands-on with the latest MacBook Air laptops and Mac Mini desktop, plus a quick tutorial on fixing some of the quirks in OS X Lion.

By July 27, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1519: Content holders become content withholders (Podcast)

Fox decides to implement an 8-day window and subscription authentication on its content across the Web ... which we know consumers love. No really, we love that. Meanwhile, patent wars continue to ruin smartphone innovation -- hopefully not so much that it prevents us from getting the transparent gadgets that some genius Stanford researchers. Also, Mango is coming!

By July 27, 2011