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Weiner grapples with Twitter sex scandal

In the span of only a few days, Rep. Anthony Weiner has firmly ensnared himself in what is fast becoming Capitol Hill's first Twitter sex scandal.

By June 2, 2011


Digg launches new algorithm with 'Newsrooms'

As the site hemorrhages users, a new news algorithm attempts to separate "meaningful" stories from those that are merely popular.

By September 20, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1487: What, you don't Beluga? (Podcast)

Carriers are freaking out because they might not be able to keep charging you exorbitant rates to send tiny little data bits over the same network all the other data goes over--i.e., texting is dead. Hurry up and die, texting. Also, how Windows Phone 7 might catch up to iPhone by 2015 (we're skeptical) and why not to tag yourself in 250 pictures of you and your ex girlfriend. We'd have thought the answer was obvious.

By June 10, 2011


The 404 837: Where what have trees ever done for me? (podcast)

We're thinking about replacing Jeff with Joey Kaminski on a permanent basis. This is the third and final show with our guest host, and we're wrapping up the week with the final word on Weinergate, Facebook's new facial recognition and Happening Now tools, a drug that erases bad memories, and Will.I.Am.Forgetting.Lyrics.

By June 10, 2011


Facebook quietly rolls out facial-recognition tool

America was the guinea pig for the facial-recognition tool that is turned on by default, but now the feature is available in most countries.

By June 7, 2011


This Day in Tech: Schmidt testifies in Senate; Hate Facebook changes?

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, September 21.

By September 21, 2011


Rep. Weiner admits to Twitter, Facebook sex chats

Days after denying sending a photo of his crotch to a college student, the New York Democrat acknowledges "inappropriate" sexually explicit conversations with six women.

By June 6, 2011


Hottest stories, craziest moments from summer 2011

From huge debuts to hacks everywhere, big deals and bigger exits, this summer was anything but a vacation. A look back at the stories that made this summer anything but relaxing.

By September 3, 2011