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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a ...
Words Have Consequences

License To Post

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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a rare bipartisan move, lawmakers said they had to do something “before the whole country lost its goddam [&hellip
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We learned in part 1 that we've still got plenty to be angry about when it comes to women’s rights but we’re currently on a cocktail-glass-half-full type kick, so let’s explore the many and varied ways humans have made ...
It's Hard To Believe But Everything Isn't Total Crap

Women’s History Month Part 2: Hope

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We learned in part 1 that we’ve still got plenty to be angry about when it comes to women’s rights but we’re currently on a cocktail-glass-half-full type kick, so let’s explore the many and varied ways humans have made enormous strides in terms of gender equality. 1. You Down With RBG? Women of the Court [&hellip
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The Snap: Google, the all-American technology success story, is under attack by the European Parliament (EP). Well, symbolically, anyway. The Parliament passed a resolution to break up the tech company by a vote of 384 in ...
The resolution to break up Google is a stern bluff to protect European tech firms

European Parliament Takes Aim at Google

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The Snap: Google, the all-American technology success story, is under attack by the European Parliament (EP). Well, symbolically, anyway. The Parliament passed a resolution to break up the tech company by a vote of 384 in favor to 174 against. The problem is the European Union (EU) doesn’t have the authority to dismantle a U.S. [&hellip
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The Snap: The reviews of the current build of Google's Android version 5.0 paints a picture of a more comprehensive mobile experience than previously considered. Named Lollipop, Android 5.0 is Google's most forward ...
Google's New Mobile OS is A Wonderland of Papercraft

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

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The Snap: The reviews of the current build of Google’s Android version 5.0 paints a picture of a more comprehensive mobile experience than previously considered. Named Lollipop, Android 5.0 is Google’s most forward thinking and aesthetically thought out version. Starting with the visuals, Lollipop incorporates a new philosophy
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The Snap: A few days ago, Apple formally announced the two latest iterations to the iPhone. The higher-end iPhone 5S has a new fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone and making purchases through iTunes; it also ...
It's More Likely Than You'd Think

WILL THE iPHONE 5S BE MY LAST IPHONE?

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The Snap: A few days ago, Apple formally announced the two latest iterations to the iPhone. The higher-end iPhone 5S has a new fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone and making purchases through iTunes; it also offers a 64-bit mobile processor for gaming, an improved camera, and it comes in three colors: gold, silver and [&hellip
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The Snap: This week, IDC released global smartphone market share numbers for the second quarter of 2013, and the results show that Android is dominating. Google's mobile operating system climbed from an already-astounding ...
Follow The Money

WHY THE HOT APPS ARE STILL iOS FIRST, ANDROID SECOND

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The Snap: This week, IDC released global smartphone market share numbers for the second quarter of 2013, and the results show that Android is dominating. Google’s mobile operating system climbed from an already-astounding 69.1% share in Q2 2012, to a dominating 79.3% share in Q2 2013. As Android’s market share prepares to blow
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The Snap: At its annual I/O event, Google announced that its long-rumored music streaming service – the horribly named Google Play Music All Access -- is now available. Users are offered a free 30-day trial to ...
C'mon, Google.

GOOGLE JOINS THE PARTY WITH NEW STREAMING MUSIC SERVICE

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The Snap: At its annual I/O event, Google announced that its long-rumored music streaming service – the horribly named Google Play Music All Access — is now available. Users are offered a free 30-day trial to begin, but the service costs $9.99 per month after that. Using the same music licenses that Spotify and Rdio already of
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The Snap: Out of exasperation with an old HP laptop that kept shutting down due to ridiculous heat generation issues -- and grossly inadequate cooling, for which they should be ashamed! -- I broke down and bought a ...
(I may need to be deprogrammed.)

THE CULT OF CHROME

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The Snap: Out of exasperation with an old HP laptop that kept shutting down due to ridiculous heat generation issues — and grossly inadequate cooling, for which they should be ashamed! — I broke down and bought a Chromebook. The Download: After just a few days of using this uber convenient device, I fear I [&hellip
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The Snap: This week, Twitter announced important changes to its Twitter Cards feature, which provide a mechanism for web and app content publishers to "attach media experiences to Tweets that link to... content." The most ...
That "Oh Shit" Sound You Hear is from Mountain View

TWITTER TEARS AT GOOGLE’S WEB WITH CARDS UPDATES

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The Snap: This week, Twitter announced important changes to its Twitter Cards feature, which provide a mechanism for web and app content publishers to “attach media experiences to Tweets that link to… content.” The most notable changes include direct app downloads and app-to-app linking, as Twitter notes on its Developer
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