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Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

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Docstoc Partners With Microsoft, Starts Selling Some Of Its Document Templates From Inside Office

Docstoc, the online store for high-quality professional and business documents that made its debut at the TechCrunch40 conference back in 2007, today announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to sell its content directly to Microsoft Office users from within the Office applications. When …

Microsoft’s Mobile Comeback Isn’t Happening

<b>We’re only talking about the world’s biggest software company and the future of computers. So far, it’s still basically irrelevant.</b><p>To Microsoft’s …

A New Perspective of the Day: Surreal Glitches in Google Earth Snapshots

Check out Brooklyn-based artist Clement Valla’s latest collection of images titled Postcards From Google Earth, which reveal Dalí-esque drooping roadways and and bridges spotted in the program. Although they may appear to have been caused by computer glitches, Valla says that they are logical results of the system when it is exposed to too much depth or too many shadows.

DARTH BABY'S LIGHTSABER - Hilarious Found Footage Style Short

The Indestructible Touchscreen Kiosks That Will Take Over New York's Subways

Over the last few weeks you might've heard about the ultra-futuristic information kiosks recently developed for the New York City subway system. It's …

Freeze-framed dogs - in pictures

April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be …

'Game of Thrones' chair made from melted keyboards

The Throne of Nerds embodies the angst and struggle of ruling the kingdom in a chair crafted from the keyboards of fallen foes.<p>Take "Game of Thrones." Stir in a high level of geekiness. Add a dash of Salvador Dali. Mix well. Apply heat. Congratulations, your name is Mike DeWolfe and you've just …

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21 Most Admired Companies Making IT A Competitive Advantage

All enterprises, regardless of what they produce or the services they deliver, are really information businesses.<p>The accuracy, speed and precision of IT systems means the difference between winning or losing customers, keeping supply chains profitable, and solidly translating new concepts into …