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​The mysterious voyage of Homer: Don Hertzfeldt's Simpsons couch gag

The Simpsons has turned to Oscar-nominee Don Hertzfeldt for its latest couch gag, but it's more bizarre than you'd expect as the nuclear family goes post-nuclear apocalypse.

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Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews

The new Ello social network sees a spike in sign-ups, Facebook copies Google's Auto Awesome Stories, and GoPro rolls out new Hero4 action cameras.

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Getting started with canned responses in Gmail

Learn how to save responses to email that can help save time and maintain connections by quickly getting back to your contacts.

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Bitcoin converter Circle opens to the public worldwide

The company's service allows consumers to swap established currencies for the digital kind without the speculating inherent in trading exchanges.

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Google Maps shows plenty of hotels in Crete along the Mediterranean coastline -- and ads for tourists who might want to book a room.

Google tries boosting Greek tourism -- and maybe itself, too

The search titan is touting a program to help Greek companies expand the country's tourism economy. Could be it'll also improve Google's image in Europe.

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Fashionistas who need to unload clothes? There's an app for that

Second-hand clothing apps are luring women from other online marketplaces by promising built-in community and profits.

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Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid pro-democracy protests

The Facebook-owned photo sharing app appears to be the latest victim of online censorship in China.

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Meet Ello, the social network that wants to be the anti-Facebook

The website has only been available to the public for a little over a month, but it's already gaining attention among tech elite.

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LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 07:  Yahoo Inc.! CEO Jerry Yang (L) and co-founder David Filo speak at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 7, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 10 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 140,000 attendees.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Yahoo Directory -- once the firm's cornerstone -- to shut down

The service will shut down on December 31 -- just one of more than 60 products that the company has discontinued over the past two years.

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10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

As you settle into the social network (or wait for your invitation), learn about Ello's ad-free promise and find out how to navigate the interface.

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Automatically mute background tabs in Chrome

You don't have to try to figure out what's making noise on a particular page, this Chrome extension will do the work for you.

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Activist investor pushes for Yahoo-AOL merger

In an open letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the investment management firm Starboard makes its case for the oft-rumored pair-up.

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