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Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick Has A Few Kinks To Work Out

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Guest review by Nat Gertler Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick is the e-tailing giant’s entry into the TV-streamers-on-an-HDMI-dongle market, facing up against Google’s Chromecast and the Roku stick. Like Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick is an affordable piece of electronics, a $39 item initially dropped to $20 for early-adopting Amazon Prime members. It has two strong advantages over the Chromecast that […]

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Isis Wallet Changes Name To Softcard Because Of Course It Does

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In a move that’s only shocking because it didn’t happen sooner, Isis Wallet is officially changing its name to Softcard. Softcard CEO Michael Abbott released this statement: In July, we announced that we would rebrand the Isis Wallet to avoid confusion and association with a violent Islamic militant group in the Middle East whose name, […]

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Facebook Finally Kicks Click Bait To The Curb

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You’ve seen the click-bait headlines. “YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN…” “THIS VIDEO MADE ME FURIOUS, THEN MY HEART SOARED!” “THIS FAMOUS PERSON DID SOMETHING AMAZING AND IT BLEW MY MIND!” “…I SOBBED WHEN I SAW #5!” Headlines like these have screamed just enough information at Facebook users to make us curious, and prompted just […]

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CodeBabes.com: Sexism’s Newest Face In Technology

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In tech industry-heavy cities, there’s a running joke that goes like this:  “I have been displaced from my residence because rent has gone up 200 percent and insanely wealthy young tech workers are moving into my place.” “Urr, what are you, stupid!? Just learn to code.” Okay, it’s not much of a joke and it’s […]

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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

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Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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New York Comic Con Says Sorry For Hijacking Attendees’ Social Network Accounts

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I’m not terribly homesick for New York most of the time, but I admit to missing New York Comic Con quite a bit. It was always a blast. This year, those in attendance received a special surprise: Social network updates they’d never actually made. First reported by Polygon and brought to our attention by Jonah […]

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