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Chris Matyszczyk brings a fresh and irreverent perspective to the tech world.

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GM to launch cars that nag you to death?

A report suggests that Detroit is to install technology that monitors your distracted driving. At what point does the tech itself become too much of a distraction?

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Jennifer Lawrence, failed by the Web

We've all been naive to believe that there is any sort of true security on the Web. The case of the mass leaking of naked celebrity pictures is just one example.

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John Oliver turns to YouTube to thank, spank commenters

In a YouTube special, the HBO comedian marvels at the commentary he incites. It's already received some erudite comments.

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Interface designer Todd Hamilton released an iWatch mock-up in January 2014, showing the world what an Apple watch-wristband combo might look like.

Will Apple's iWatch actually be called iWatch?

We're already used to the concept of smartwatches. Is that one reason why Apple will not call its rumored new gadget a watch?

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Obama: Social media makes us see how messy the world is

Speaking at a Democratic Party fund-raiser, the president says social media lets us see the minute details of the world's hardships.

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Teacher tweets she wants to 'stab some kids'

A teacher is reprimanded by her California school district after tweets that mentioned her trigger finger was "itchy."

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Consumers pick Galaxy Tab S over iPad Air (in Samsung ad)

On the streets of New York, people are realizing that Samsung's new tablet is thinner and just plain better. At least in this Samsung ad they are.

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Exec eats off floor to sell vacuum cleaner

The Symphony All-In-One is, according to maker Bissell, so good at cleaning away germs that, well, its brand manager gets down and proves it. In the subway. There's a caveat though.

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Knee Defender inventor: It protects computers and babies

In justifying his device's existence, Ira Goldman tells MSNBC that the device is not being used to "hog space."

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Samsung ad: Galaxy Note is sexy secretary in short skirt

Wanting you to forget the iPhone 6, Samsung releases new ads that celebrate the September 3 launch of its Galaxy Note 4. One contains unfortunate dialogue. It then disappears from YouTube.

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Jon Stewart: Computers are going to kill us, right?

In an animated chat with MIT Media Lab's David Rose, the "Daily Show" host wonders about the Internet of Things and whether it's a good thing.

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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

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