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'Neda' four years later and other viral moments

In the last four years, there has been no shortage of extraordinary moments that captured people's attention.

By Jun. 14, 2013


This Twitch Plays Pokemon-themed Flappy Bird clone might make the Internet implode

And just when you thought that either of these wacky fringe fascinations couldn't get better. Think again.

By Mar. 13, 2014


After two months with Android, I'm going back to iPhone. Here's why.

While I can see the benefits of the Android platform, especially with regard to hardware, it's just not the mobile experience I want.

By Mar. 28, 2014


Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two members of the Norwegian parliament say NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made "a critical contribution" to restoring the balance between national security and civil liberties.

By Jan. 29, 2014


Study: Women bigger sexters than men

It seems that Rep. Anthony Weiner may have been in the minority. A study by two professors suggests that women might be more likely to sext than me.

By Jul. 16, 2011


Microsoft snags Yahoo scientists for new research lab

Software giant hires a handful of Yahoo's brightest scientists for a New York lab that will focus on social interaction.

By May. 2, 2012


Smart home of the future faces hurdles

The "Home of the Future" is on the way. But how long will it take to get here?

By Jun. 29, 2012


Media outlets (and Wikipedia) fooled by Irishman

A 22-year-old student posts a phony quote on Wikipedia purporting to be from deceased composer Maurice Jarre. He claims it was part of a sociology project. The media believes it's a real quote.

By May. 7, 2009


Millions of tweets reveal global mood trends

Researchers at Cornell analyze millions of tweets in 84 countries and find that seasonal variations in day length and sleep cycles may affect humans rather uniformly across cultures and borders.

By Oct. 7, 2011