Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long.

8 hours ago from

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Windows 10 Technical Preview, hands-on (video)

I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview. Actually, I was so brave (foolhardy?) that I upgraded my main Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10. The good news: The upgrade process went very smoothly ...

2 hours ago from Extremetech

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Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

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Hackers charged in software theft from US army, others

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army and developers of blockbuster war video games to steal software, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Sprint and Verizon Are Doubling Data for Family and Friend Plans

Phone carriers play this competitive game of "me too." So following the AT&T promo that will double data on shared plans, both Sprint and Verizon have announced that they'll do ...

2 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Microsoft now taking preview invite requests for the new Sway presentation app

Microsoft is adding a new application to its Office suite soon known as Sway. It is designed to allow users to easily aggregate and organize web and Office content into tidy multimedia presentations. ...

2 minutes ago from Techspot

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Study: Chimps Learn How to Use New Tools From Other Chimps

This means chimps have a prerequisite for human culture

8 hours ago from TIME

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Classic videogame Tetris to be made into a movie

The classic videogame Tetris, in which players slot a cascade of tumbling blocks together, is being turned into a science-fiction movie, the project's developers said Tuesday.

15 hours ago from

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What is FireChat? The internet-free messaging app that's sweeping the world

"FireChat" sounds like a phony location-based sex line.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Internet of Things gets a hand from ARM's new operating system

The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet ...

4 hours ago from CNET

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