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How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports fandom

With a revamped profile and gamification, the sports-focused social network aims to undercut its major-league rivals.

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Facebook stops using Bing search technology

At present, Facebook is pushing search queries to people and places that it has stored on its network.

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YouTube quietly rolls out a native GIF creation tool

Want to make GIFs, but you can't be bothered to use a photo editor or some of the other online tools? Try YouTube's ridiculously easy method.

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Forgotten subdomains on websites boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers

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Portland comes down hard on Uber drivers, threatens large fines

Uber drivers operating in Portland, Oregon risk fines up to $5000 as the ridesharing service comes to the city.

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New communications app Wire tones down encryption claims

During its launch this week, Wire promised a Skype built with today's technologies. But when it comes to use privacy the new service doesn't appear to be that different than other platforms that came before it.

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Scoot Networks wants to be the Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks lets riders reserve scooters by the hour

How to find free Internet for your laptop while traveling

A solid Internet connection isn't always available on the road. Here's three ways to stay connected almost anywhere.

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Google Fiber's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

The broadband service is already in Kansas City and Provo, Utah.

Twitter’s tweet-sharing is first small step in larger messaging revamp

The network promised a lot of great changes are coming to direct messages in the next year. The first is here.

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Google program mimics human brains and vision to automatically caption photos

A neural network-based system scores above average in writing natural captions.

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Report: 'Facebook for Work' to take on Yammer and Slack

There's no shortage of enterprise-centric Facebook facsimiles, but now Facebook itself may be looking to enter the fray.

How to create a high-quality animated GIF

Two free tools are all you need to transform a video into a high-quality GIF. Let the amusement begin!

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Drupal users: Assume your site was hacked if you didn't apply Oct. 15 patch immediately

Drupal site owners who failed to rapidly deploy a recent critical patch were advised to restore their sites from backups

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Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is focused on Internet.org, WhatsApp, and Oculus as long-term opportunities for Facebook.