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Facebook Wants to Challenge Twitter as the Place for Discussing TV

A Facebook study has revealed that Twitter might have a battle on its hands as the social network of choice for real-time engagement while people are watching films or TV.<p>The research is the result of a partnership between Facebook and UK analytics firm SecondSync, and looked at social TV data from …

Snapchat flaw lets attackers crash iPhones

A vulnerability in the Snapchat app allows attackers to flood the device with information, freezing and crashing the users iPhone, according to security researcher Jaime Sanchez.<p>Using a flaw in how the app authenticates users, Sanchez discovered that sending a huge number of messages to one user …

Instagram teaching ad-makers how to be less square

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has repeatedly emphasized that a big focus for the company is to "keep the standard really, really high" for its first ads — something Facebook and mobile ad networks like AdMob perhaps missed the boat on. But how will brands know how their "rich" ads should look? …

New Report Tempers iWatch Expectations, Device May Have 'Simpler' Technological Capabilities

Apple's much-rumored iWatch has been depicted as a standalone device able to function as a typical smart watch and monitor everything from glucose to blood pressure, but a new report from Brian Dolan of <i>MobiHealthNews</i> (via <i>NetworkWorld</i>) suggests that the iWatch's actual functionality may be somewhat …

Catchr Catches People Using Your iPhone While You’re Not Around

Ever wondered if somebody you thought you could trust is going through your phone when it’s out of sight?<p>That’s the (all too pertinent) premise behind Catchr, a new app designed to give users peace of mind while they are away from their iPhone. While the app won’t protect against “leaky apps” or …

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The 24 Apps on We Heart It CEO Ranah Edelin’s Home Screen

In the second iteration of a weekly feature called Home Screen (think Media Diet meets What’s in your bag), we asked We Heart It CEO Ranah Edelin to …

Has Facebook’s “Suggested Pages” Spawned a New Haven for Spammers?

Many of us are trusting. We like to believe the best in people – in their honesty, integrity, and good intentions. For society to function, this is an inherently necessity of the majority.<p>But after writing an article describing the loss of organic Facebook reach, I was tuned in to an even more …

Virgin Atlantic testing Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch 2 to bring “sheen” back to air travel

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: SITA<p>Feel like flying has lost its luster? Well, what if airline staff could update you with weather information and …

Obama: No 'no spying' agreements

The United States does not have a no-spying deal with the United Kingdom or anyone else, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at a news conference with French President Francois Hollande.<p>“There’s no country where we have a no-spy agreement,” Obama said. “We have an intelligence capability and then …

Meet Karmel Allison, The Woman Who Fainted Behind President Obama Today

Karmel Allison could feel the sun beating down on her. She is pregnant, and she was worried about having to use the restroom while she was standing behind President Barack Obama during his speech Monday morning on the Affordable Care Act. So she didn't drink much water before the speech.<p>But …

How subtweets are ruining Twitter

Subtweets may seem like they empower the subtweeter; actually, the subtweet-ee wins. And online discourse loses<p>Most rational people understand that short messages, haphazardly inputted into a smartphone during a brisk walk or after a few tabs of Adderall, can be wildly misinterpreted. Yet Twitter, …

Some TV Watchers Will Soon Be Able To Change The Channel Directly From A Tweet

Twitter, NBCUniversal, and Comcast have announced an interesting social media partnership. Starting next month, Xfinity TV users will be able to …

Sparks school shooting: teacher died trying to protect students

Maths teacher and military veteran Michael Landsberry hailed as hero after being shot dead in attack by student in Nevada<p>A US middle school teacher who served two tours with the National Guard in Afghanistan has been hailed as a hero for trying to protect students from a shooting witnessed by up to …

Hot Mic Catches Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Discussing Their Actual Government Shutdown Concerns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) were caught on a hot mic Wednesday discussing talking-points for the shutdown by local news station WPSD 6.<p>"I just did CNN and I just go over and over again 'We're willing to compromise. We're willing to negotiate.' I …

Palestinian Authority cracks down on lawlessness in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank – The<p>Palestinian Authorityhas launched a security crackdown after a wave of lawlessness in West Bank cities.<p>Hundreds of masked special forces, dressed in black and armed with machine guns, were dispatched Wednesday to the northern city of Jenin in a show of force, according to …

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US shutdown: Barack Obama cancels trip to Asia

US President Barack Obama has cancelled his trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown.<p>Mr Obama had already shortened the trip from four countries to two. The White House announced earlier in the week that Mr Obama would be unable to visit Malaysia and the Philippines because the …

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Jay Z confronts hip-hop's middle age

"I can't hear you Manchester," yells Jay Z, and for a moment you fear he may have actually gone deaf. With an incredible racket coming from the crowd and stage, thousands of hands rising and falling as if in prayer and the man in black with a huge cross daubed on his back, this is hip-hop as a …

New Video: Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Nosetalgia”

Pusha T goes to what he knows best, the gritty streets in his new video “Nosetalgia.” Pyrex P heads west to Compton, roaming L.A.’s inner city in the …

New Music: Meek Mill “Make Me”

Meek Mill is ready to feed the streets with his <i>Dreamchasers 3</i> mixtape, set to impact this weekend. Set to release on Sunday via DatPiff, the Philly …

Kanye West Reacts to Jimmy Kimmel’s Recent Viral Spoof

Kanye West has a lot more to get off his chest, this time it’s directed to one person. Days after a children’s spoof of Kanye’s recent interview with …

A Very Happy Jimmy Kimmel Explains Why Kanye West Is So Mad At Him

The threatening phone call and crazy tweets are only helping Jimmy's show, FYI.<p>The rant, it seems, came as a consequence of the late night host's refusal to apologize on the air; and, of course, resulted in even more broadcast mockery.<p>"He called me. He said a lot of things," Kimmel explained on his …

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Kanye West is really pissed at Jimmy Kimmel

From time to time, Kanye West likes to let off a little steam with a good old fashioned rant. Back in February, he rallied against corporate …

GTA 5 Race CHALLENGE! Fastest Lap Around Los Santos!

Apple’s iPhone Event: Everything You Need To Know

Apple just held a splashy press event in several global locations to launch its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Did you miss it? Here’s everything you need to know.<p>Apple, as it promised, has just managed to “brighten everyone’s day” with a big news conference that revealed the iPhone 5S and the iPhone …

New Video: Rich Gang Feat. R. Kelly, Birdman & Lil’ Wayne “We Been On”

The wealthy get wealthier in “We Been On,” the latest single off YMCMB’s <i>Rich Gang</i> compilation album. Birdman takes his stunting ways to another level …

Weapons Found on 2 Chainz's Tour Bus: Police

Search also turned up prescription painkillers, ammunition<p>Police who stopped 2 Chainz's tour bus last month in Oklahoma discovered weapons and drugs …

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Miley Cyrus says VMAs twerking was an attempt to 'make history'

Miley Cyrus has revealed she hoped "to make history" by wriggling, lolling and twerking with teddy bears at last week's MTV Video Music awards. Critics have accused her of cultural appropriation – or simply making a fool of herself – but the singer claimed people are "overthinking" a sequence into …

Egypt clashes: New video shows police van 'attacked by protesters' reversed off bridge

Footage has emerged showing the moment an armoured police van, believed to have been pushed off an overpass by Islamists, drove through the barrier by accident.<p>Dramatic photographs of a police van toppling off the Sixth of October bridge in Cairo during Wednesday's clashes led to reports that the …

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