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Are Sane Adults Allowed To Ever Use ;) ?

You probably haven’t regularly used smileys since your middle school days, when modems screeched and President Clinton rained ordnance against Bosnian war criminals. You’ve grown up since then, but the ;) has remained inert, a relic of type. In our new modern age, is it ever OK to drop a smiley?


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Facebook Home Review: Surrender Yourself Unto Zuck

Facebook Home isn’t a Facebook Phone, nor is it really “a bunch of apps,” or a new operating system. It’s an admission: Facebook means a lot to me, and is an interesting view of my life — and I want to look at it all the time, everywhere I go. If that sounds like you, Home is where your heart should be. If not, your phone will become something you hate.


Botnet Warlord: Meet The Man Who Will Kill Your Computer

You can blow away any website in the world if you try hard. Throw enough traffic at a server on the internet — friendly or otherwise — and it will buckle. For most, these attacks are a headache, but here’s one man who makes a sport (and money) out of swarming his enemies online.


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The Facebook Phone: Finally Sorta Real

We’ve been talking about it for years now — half dread, half excitement — and now it’s no longer just our imaginations. The Facebook Phone is as real as it’s probably ever going to get: a complete Android takeover that converts your smartphone. UPDATE: EYES ON!


What Is Facebook's Big Mysterious Phone Going To Be?

Next week, Facebook is going to show us its “new home on Android“. What does that mean? We’re not sure — we could be days away from The Facebook Phone, or just a lovely new life-consuming app. But here are our best bets for what Zuck has up his Androidy sleeves.


That Internet War Apocalypse Is A Lie

You might have read some headlines today — in very reputable publications — saying that there’s an internet attack underway. The biggest in history. Enough to slow down the internet. This would be exciting and scary, except it’s just not true.


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The Next iOS Needs To Look Like This Australian-Designed Render

It’s not a good sign when the best iOS features are imaginary ones designed by people who aren’t getting paid to do it, instead of, you know, being designed by Apple, like this revamped vision for iPhone multitasking. Apple, steal this now.


Apple's Big New Hire Sure Doesn't Like Apple Sometimes

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch — that’s the guy in charge of technology at a very powerful and important technology company — is jumping ship, reportedly for Apple. It’s odd, because he’s said a lot of mean, frustrated things about Apple!


It Took Five Years To Make A Beautiful Android Phone

Android has become an enormous success in part by appealing to a lot of people who don’t prioritise aesthetics. It’s no wonder it’s been ugly for half a decade. But it has finally spawned a truly gorgeous object for everyone: the HTC One.


The Single Creepiest Thing You Can Do On Facebook

Always be nice, and cool. That’s the motto around here. But sometimes you just want to make someone wildly uncomfortable. Or maybe you want to avoid social nightmare! Either way, here is some sacred social media advice. Heed or perish.