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Time calculator shows futility in trying to keep up with Twitter

The Tweetulator Twitter time calculator offers a compelling case for keeping your Twitter following activities down to a reasonable size.

By Feb. 18, 2013

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Find your first tweet: Twitter opens archive for its birthday

To celebrate turning 8, Twitter is making it easy for you to find your very first tweet. Were you witty or dull?

By Mar. 20, 2014

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Intel reveals what happens in a single Internet minute

If the Internet is a series of tubes, then those tubes are jam-packed. An Intel infographic shows all the amazing things that happen in just one minute on the Internet.

By Mar. 20, 2013

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Lego machine removes DRM from Kindle e-books

Lego Mindstorms, a Kindle, and a laptop combine into an art project that is an automated system for scanning e-books and creating DRM-free versions.

By Sep. 8, 2013

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Tweet-to-shoot paintball gun makes social media messy

The power of paint is in your hands thanks to Paintbot, a Twitter-activated paintball gun that only requires the right hashtag to make it shoot.

By Mar. 6, 2013

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Buying an HDTV: Online or in-store?

Where should you buy a new HDTV: online, or at a good old brick-and-mortar store.

By Nov. 18, 2011

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Whiffers scented bands are smelly study aids

Whiffers scented wristbands in peppermint, spearmint, and lavender play on the connection between smell and memories and are being marketed as study aids for nervous test takers.

By Aug. 1, 2011

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New intrigue on trail of cheaper iPhone

Reuters had cryptically withdrawn a story pegged to remarks purportedly made by Apple's Phil Schiller in China. Now the story's back with a nip and a tuck or two.

By Jan. 11, 2013

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Another sheriff goes after Craigslist

A Florida sheriff has 28 women arrested for alleged prostitution and then declares he wants to take action against Craigslist for alleged facilitation.

By Sep. 15, 2009

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First Microsoft, now Google: Does the government have it in for consumers?

Ten years ago this week, an appeals court upheld Microsoft's conviction for monopolizing the PC operating system market. Now this sad history seems to be repeating itself, and there's no reason to expect the outcome to be any better for consumers this time around.

By Jul. 2, 2011