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Facebook Addiction 'Result Of Brain Evolution'

A professor says brain sizes peaked 20,000 years ago and started to get smaller - making us more likely to gossip.

Google had over 75 million takedown requests last month

Last month, Google processed over 75 million search takedown requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or over 100,000 links per hour. That's more than double the number of links it processed during the same period last year, and over 300 times more requests than in 2012. So why …

AdWords

The Next Amazon (Or Apple, Or GE) Is Probably Failing Right Now

When Jeff Bezos founded an online bookstore in 1994, no one could have guessed that in less than 15 years, Amazon would fundamentally reshape the …

8 Photography Contests 2016 that Are Worth Entering

Always wanted to show the world your incredible photos? The photography contests 2016 has in store might be the perfect chance to do that! This year …

Ignore Social Media When Deciding to Buy Something

Personal recommendations are the most coveted award a product can get when you’re making decisions. If your friends like it, it must be good! Except …

How Ferrari went from a race-car company to a multi-billion-dollar luxury brand

1/<p>In 1908, A ten-year-old Enzo Ferrari saw his first car race and immediately became hooked. As a young adult, Enzo was drafted by the Italian army …

Uganda Elections 2016 -- Three Days of Grand Corruption

<b>Feb 18, 2016 Uganda Election Day. Kampala, Uganda.</b><p>Today is a big day for Uganda. One of the biggest in recent history.<p>Holy! I just looked up at the television showing elections taking place as I started writing this and across the screen it says, "Besigye Arrested." Kizza Besigye is the opposition …

Islamic State threatens Facebook and Twitter chiefs

An Islamic State cyber team has threatened two Silicon Valley tech titans, posting a 25-minute video online that shows bullet holes over the faces of Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Both companies recently stepped up efforts to block postings and accounts that promote violence …

Sheikh Jalaleddin al-Saghir is mocked on social media for attacking people who spend their money on ‘unnecessary’ chocolate bars<p>Iraqis have ridiculed a cleric who said in a sermon that people should cut down on chocolate bars to fight the economic crisis.<p>At a Baghdad mosque on Friday, Sheikh …

Middle East

How Philippine startups fund their product development

I have been organizing meet ups on product management here in Cebu, Philippines. We visit startups in their offices, and we do a conference-type …

Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates<p>The Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has waded into the row between Apple and the FBI, arguing that the government agency is right to demand co-operation from Silicon Valley when it comes to …

Privacy

Mars recalls chocolate in 55 countries

<b>Chocolate maker Mars has ordered a recall of chocolate products in 55 countries.</b><p>In the UK the products affected include funsize Mars and Milky Way bars and boxes of Celebrations.<p>In the Netherlands Mars and Snickers bars were also affected.<p>It comes after a customer in Germany found bits of plastic …

Valve is preparing 'Team Fortress 2' for eSports

Valve plans to kick off the first round of beta testing for <i>Team Fortress 2</i>'s competitive matchmaking mode within the next week or so, the company writes in an update on the game'sCompetitive Beta Steam Group. In the coming weeks, Valve promises to open up the new mode to select members of that …

Gaming

Taylor Swift Announces the Next Single from '1989'

Get ready to start hearing this song everywhere.<p>Taylor Swift's epic world tour may have wrapped, but that doesn't mean she's slowing down the promotion of her Grammy-winning Album of the Year, <i>1989</i>. The pop star has announced the next song you'll soon be hearing non-stop on the radio.<p>"I'm very happy …

Music Videos

Eating chocolate 'improves brain function' - study

Chocolate could help protect against normal age-related cognitive decline<p>Cheering news for those with a sweet tooth - a recent study has found that regular chocolate consumption is associated with better cognitive function.<p>According to the study, published in the journal Appetite, chocolate …

Holistic Medicine

This is my back: Being a game developer is just about the only thing I can do

How I learned to ask for help, and found a home in games<p>Indie mega publisher Mastertronic closed its doors in late November 2015. My company Owl Cave was signed with them for both our games. The rights to these games have reverted to our studio, thankfully, but a few months of revenue is currently …

Game Development