Andrew Thomas Swartz

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Miley Cyrus Got a Tattoo She’ll Probably Regret

Miley Cyrus has decided to make a passing joke a permanent part of her body.<p>We were all young and foolish once. One must be young and foolish before one can be old and wise. But hopefully most of us have only fond memories and a few war stories from that era in our lives. Nothing too permanent or …

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as well come from different planets? And where there are differences, what are the causes? Everyone, …

This terrifying, betentacled vision of a globe-circling monster octopus is the actual, no fooling new logo for the National Reconnaissance Office, the agency that operates America's spy satellites. http://boingboing.net/2013/12/12/us-spy-agency-adopts-globe-enc.html

Google may be making its own custom server chips. It should

A thinly sourced report from Bloomberg Thursday speculated that Google is building its own custom server chips using the ARM architecture. This isn’t …

Oh you deleted me from Facebook? How's that going? http://t.co/Bk9xj27Zhs

5 Dating Apps To Help You Find Love

As we spent more hours on handheld devices, these dating apps are hoping to help you find mobile love.

Gift Guide 2013: Top Chromebooks for the holidays

Most folks either love or hate Chromebooks but in spite of what you might think they make good gifts for the holidays. They are all nice laptops that …

LXer: NSA Intercepts Links to Google, Yahoo Data Centers

Welcome to <b>LinuxQuestions.org</b>, a friendly and active Linux Community.<p>You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have …

Reputology: HootSuite Now Monitors Online Reviews

Cyber Monday has become synonymous with exceptional retail bargains, however, there are essential business apps and software that are a must like …

Julian Assange is tracking the movements of 19 spyware contractors

The latest installment of Wikileaks came with a surprise: the organization is going on the offensive. Assange has announced something called the Wikileaks Counterintelligence Unit, a project to actively surveil various surveillance contractors to provide a rare view into their business dealings — …

Silk Road 2.0 statement promises 'a brand new era for hidden services'

A new statement claiming to be from the founder of Silk Road 2.0 arrived on both Silk Road forums and Pastebin today, detailing the new Tor-powered security procedures that owners say will keep users entirely anonymous. "This overhaul marks the dawn of a brand new era for hidden services," the …

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship

Cyber-activists have retaliated against Chinese authorities' censorship of foreign media websites by exposing an apparent weakness in the country's vast internet control apparatus.<p>China blocked the Wall Street Journal and Reuters Chinese-language websites on Friday after a New York Times exposé …

The Next Generation Of USB Connector Will Plug In Either Way

Truly revolutionary<p>The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is a group of tech companies that promotes USB, has announced that the next USB plug specification is currently being developed.<p>The new plugs and receptacles will be bilaterally symmetrical, so <i>never again will you try and fail to plug in a USB</i> …

Four Reasons Why CIOs Need Social Media

Sometimes in IT, it’s hard to distinguish the gadgets from the game-changers. Every CIO has been pitched something that seemed intriguing and turned out to be frivolous (and vice versa). That’s why they can’t be blamed when they hear “social media” and think “teen-agers on Facebook.”<p>Nor has the …

Google gives free Glass upgrades to early adopters

It wasn't cheap to buy into the earliest round of Google Glass testing, but Google is now offering an unexpected benefit: a free hardware upgrade.<p>In an e-mail sent to early Google Glass owners on Wednesday, the company offered to upgrade the $1,500 Explorer Edition headsets to a newer model for …

Plex for Chromecast: new clues hint at imminent launch

One of the most-requested features for Google’s (S GOOG) Chromecast streaming stick has been support for local file playback, and it looks like …

Twitter Is About To Officially Launch Retargeted Ads [Update: Confirmed]

Twitter is ready to roll out retargeted ads fueled by browser cookies, sources confirm. Twitter could make the announcement as soon as tomorrow, expanding retargeted ads beyond the “experimental” phase that started in July. The secret sauce of Twitter’s retargeting is the use of your account as a …

Beats to launch streaming music service in January

Beats Electronics, the headphone company founded and run by music industry legend Jimmy Iovine, plans to launch a subscription music service in January.<p>Beats Music, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify and Deezer, will focus on combining algorithms with curated programming from tastemakers. …