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Facebook nixes click-bait headlines in users' newsfeeds

Likely bringing a collective sigh of relief, the social network announces it's changing its algorithm to ensure click-bait articles aren't so prominently featured.

By August 25, 2014

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Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.

By July 5, 2015

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Pharrell, Kasabian, Kylie and Blondie headline free iTunes gigs

This year's iTunes Festival is a month of free concerts featuring legendary acts as well as newcomers like Sam Smith and Jungle.

By July 21, 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

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Samsung snipes at Apple users and all their cables

Technically Incorrect: A new ad for the Galaxy S6 Edge says that living your life with all those white charging cables is no fun.

By June 24, 2015

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Swimming pool red-eye isn't from chlorine (It's from urine)

Technically Incorrect: The US Healthy Swimming Program says that when your eyes go red and stingy in the pool it's caused by a chemical reaction between chlorine and urine.

By June 25, 2015

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Microsoft CEO Nadella wants to help the world 'to achieve more'

Chief Executive Satya Nadella issues a far-reaching mission statement to employees, and doesn't stint on ambition.

By June 25, 2015

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Shia LeBeouf, imagined as all 13 Doctors from 'Doctor Who'

An artist paints actor Shia LeBeouf as every Doctor from the BBC's "Doctor Who" series. Don't blink. Just don't do it.

By June 23, 2015

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Tech companies want to control the news

Twitter will highlight tweets for breaking news, Google launches YouTube Newswire, and LinkedIn ruins the Pulse app to pick stories it thinks you should like. Along with Apple and Facebook, more tech companies want to decide which stories you read.

By June 19, 2015

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Video games' largest confab: Early bird specials, virtual reality and nostalgia

Check out the highlights and big trends at this year's E3, from Fallout 4 to Halo 5, as well as Star Fox and a surprise Jim Henson muppet.

By June 19, 2015