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Facebook messed with users' emotions--for science!

A recently released research paper shows that the emotions others express on Facebook rub off on you—even with the absence of nonverbal social cues.

Aereo 'temporarily' ends service after Supreme Court ruling

Aereo subscribers wake to find their service cancelled after a US Supreme Court ruling against the company.

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8 great moments in Google I/O history

Get ready for 2014's Google I/O by looking back at some of the biggest moments and announcements from previous years.

The EFF wants to improve your privacy by making your Wi-Fi public

Could allowing strangers to use your Wi-Fi actually protect your privacy? The EFF thinks so, and plans to make it easier with a new tool.

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8 PCs that get you more than the low-end iMac

There are plenty reasons to consider the new lower-priced iMac, but if raw specs are your primary concern, these eight all-in-ones from top PC makers are worth your attention.

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Report: Google wants to get into the health data game with 'Google Fit'

Google's new "Fit" service would bring together your health data from various apps and devices, according to a Forbes report.

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Amazon's average 'Mayday' response time is under 10 seconds

Forget waiting on hold: Amazon touts nearly instantaneous response times to support requests.

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The 12 biggest gaffes by high-tech execs

Tim Cook admires Macs running Windows. Mark Zuckerberg flop-sweats. Marissa Mayer fancies herself a graphic designer. The bigger the names, the bigger the embarrassment when things go awry.

Report: NSA facial recognition program collects 'millions' of photos from the Web

Newly leaked documents reveal a massive NSA program to collect and analyze photographs, according to the New York Times.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

YouTube wants to make it easier for creators to manage videos, make money

A new creator-centric app and donation feature are a couple of the features in the works.

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Rumors point to September 3rd launch for Galaxy Note 4

The rumored Galaxy Note 4 launch comes almost exactly a year after Samsung introduced the Note III.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

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Leaked screenshots show a brand new look for Gmail

Newly leaked images show a refreshed, app-inspired layout for Google's popular email service.