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Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Facebook has made it official: Its users will no longer get a vote in how the giant social network handles their personal information. And the votes that they did cast over the past week rejecting Facebook’s proposed changes to privacy policies will not count. Facebook said Tuesday it has already adopted the policy changes. An…

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English to Klingon, Perhaps

Microsoft may boldly go where no one has gone before. At a demonstration in China on Oct. 25, Microsoft’s chief research officer Rick Rashid revealed a new technology seemingly straight out of Star Trek. In the classic sci-fi television show, a gadget known as the “universal translator” (seen here) was used to decipher languages in the 22nd century. And…

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A History of GIF

Go ahead, laugh at me. I didn’t know what GIF stood for until recently. But I AM a fast learner and catch on really quick. Which means that someone else with a somewhat above average level of intelligence probably didn’t know what it means, either. Lucky for you smart people, Mashable has given us all…

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CHARLI-2 Can Dance Gangnam

Meet CHARLI-2, Virginia Tech’s skinny, five-foot tall humanoid robot. His balance is enviable: Jostle him, and he’ll right himself — which is one of the reasons the Navy is using him for research on its firefighting robot of the future. Oh, and he also dances Gangnam Style. This week, CHARLI-2 will formally meet his flesh-and-blood…

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Toss A Zombie, For One

Are you waiting for someone else to tell you about cool apps? You are in the right place. No need to research, Mashable has done it all for you. This week, Mashable has found an app that will let you share a glimpse of your life with others, and another that will have you fighting…

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Rewards for Truth or Dare

Like you need an excuse to act stupid in public? Now there’s an app for it.  Klash, a social-rewards network, is the digital intersection of truth or dare and Foursquare. Launched two weeks ago, Klash allows users to log in to the app via Facebook or Twitter, and begin challenging friends in their networks in…

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Use Protection While F-booking

The bottom line: If you have something to hide, DON’T PUT IT ON FACEBOOK. Do not chat inappropriately. Do not post secrets. Do not THIS. Do not THAT. You never know if somehow your deepest secrets will “accidentally” become fodder for the masses to enjoy. The social network has offered a growing array of options…

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Email Swizzle

Are you sick of all the junk mail you get in your email box but still want to read it “sometimes”? The Swizzle, a service that launched last week, lets you easily and securely unsubscribe from commercial e-mails and combine any e-mails you do want to keep into a daily digest. The goal of The…

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