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Facebook is indeed a downer, another study suggests

Facebook + young people = Sadface? Dado Ruvic<p>The average U.S. resident spends a nice chunk of their life — 32 minutes daily by one estimate — on Facebook. But the question of how Facebook really makes people feel — whether we're a freshman in college, or a 45-year-old knitting enthusiast in the …

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Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

iPhone Photography Awards Showcase Best iOS Photos of 2013

Photos from the winners of the sixth annual iPhone Photography Awards have been posted on the IPPA website, displaying some of the best pictures taken with an iPhone over the course of the past year.<p>The photo subjects range from portraits of animals and people to landscapes, with the first place …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Now you can figure out if that IKEA couch matches your rug before buying it

Want to know if that rug will tie your room together? IKEA can help with that: Its newest catalog, to be released later this month, lets shoppers use their smartphones or tablets to virtually “place” furnishings around their homes in search of the perfect spot.<p>This big idea from the world’s biggest …

A look at what an iOS 7-inspired OS X could look like [Gallery]

In light of the upcoming launch of iOS 7, designer Stu Crew and other designers have imagined what a version of the OS X operating system with iOS 7 design principles could look like. Crew’s design matches iOS 7 by removing the heavy, metaphoric textures from OS X. The image above showcases a look …

Apple bans app that wants you to throw your phone in the air

Send Me To Heaven is an app that asks "how high?" You get points for sheer tossing height. It is Android only. It is profoundly ridiculous.<p>Citius. Altius. Fortius. Ridiculous.<p>These seem to be the Olympic principles upon which a new, allegedly playful app was created.<p>This app rewards you for tossing …

‘Bitcoin is a currency’: Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money

Physical Bitcoins created by Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah. Each has a unique code that can be used to retrieve a number of Bitcoins online.<p>Is the "online crypto-currency" Bitcoin money like dollars or is it no more the business of government regulators than virtual gold pieces in …

Nvidia CEO: We're working hard on Surface 2

CEO Jen-Hsun Huang tells CNET that Nvidia is working closely with Microsoft to make sure the second generation of Surface is a "big success."<p>Even with a dud in the Surface RT, Microsoft is cooking up a sequel, a chip partner confirmed to CNET on Thursday.<p>Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told CNET that his …

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YouTube's 'Missile Command' Easter egg puts the video in video game

Protect your cat videos for great justice. A new YouTube easter egg lets you play <i>Missile Command</i> — that artifact of early '80s Cold War consciousness and Golden Age game mechanics — above whatever video you’re watching. Just load up the Flash player and type "1980" anywhere outside a text field to …