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Gmail No Longer Forces New Users to Make a Google+ Account

a shared story    16 minutes ago
Google's free email service is great—tons of people use it. Google+ isn't nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google's making that social service integration optional. Finally. Read more... 

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The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

a shared story    1 hour 16 minutes ago
Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.> 

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Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows Phone

a shared story    2 hours 16 minutes ago
With a simple "yes," Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Minecraft will be heading to Windows Phone. It's not a surprising move given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the popular title, but the software maker didn't promise to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone in its...(more) 

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Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

a shared story    3 hours 16 minutes ago
Apple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these issues by doubling its free OneDrive storage...(more) 

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Tim Cook puts personal touch on iPhone 6 launch

a shared story    4 hours 16 minutes ago
San Francisco (AFP) - Apple chief Tim Cook personally kicked off sales of the iPhone 6, joining in "selfies" and shaking hands with customers Friday outside the company's store near his Silicon Valley home. 

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Clouds, rain delay SpaceX Falcon rocket launch

a shared story    5 hours 16 minutes ago
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies delayed its cargo run to the International Space Station for NASA on Saturday after thick cloud and rain socked in its central Florida launch site. Liftoff of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon freighter was rescheduled for...(more) 

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SpaceX Delays Dragon Cargo Ship Launch for NASA Due to Bad Weather

a shared story    6 hours 16 minutes ago
A commercial SpaceX Dragon supply ship packed with NASA experiments — including 20 mice destined for the final frontier — will have wait at least one more day to blast into space after bad weather thwarted a launch attempt early Saturday (Sept. 20). A drizzling pre-dawn...(more) 

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Dear Wizards: it's time to make a 'Magic the Gathering' video game for everyone

a shared story    7 hours 16 minutes ago
Magic: the Gathering is one of the best games ever made. It wasn't until a few years ago that my roommate Scott, a person I would have never guessed might be into Magic, revealed that he was a huge MTG nerd. Scott showed me the basics...(more) 

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Driving in Los Angeles somehow looks awesome in this time lapse

a shared story    8 hours 16 minutes ago
I hate driving, I really do. I especially hate driving in Los Angeles. And even though I know it's impossible and unreal for me to ever feel this cool driving (unless I turn into Ryan Gosling), this time lapse by Gavin Heffernan makes me want...(more) 

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White House press, staff allowed back in after brief evacuation

a shared story    9 hours 16 minutes ago
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House staff and reporters returned to the building after being briefly evacuated on Friday night because of an intruder on the grounds, a Reuters witness said. President Barack Obama had just left aboard the Marine One helicopter for Camp...(more) 

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Texas governor orders National Guard to look for dead immigrants

a shared story    10 hours 16 minutes ago
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday ordered the Texas National Guard to search for the bodies of undocumented immigrants who have died by the hundreds in a remote part of the state as they attempted to walk to southern...(more) 

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Poisoned Texas doctor says lover gave him 'sweet tasting' coffee

a shared story    11 hours 16 minutes ago
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas doctor, who prosecutors said was poisoned by an obsessed colleague and lover, testified on Friday in her criminal trial that the woman served him a sweet cup of coffee one morning even though he preferred his black. Dr....(more) 

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