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Error 451 is the new Ray Bradbury-inspired HTTP code for online censorship

The web has a Ray Bradbury-inspired status code that tells you when content you want to see is blocked due to "legal obstacles."

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Microsoft's new Bing election site tracks candidates, will predict the next U.S. president

Microsoft's Bing search engine uses graphs to show how each U.S. presidential candidate feels about a particular issue, and will eventually attempt to predict the outcome of the U.S. presidential race.

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Ronda Rousey, Taylor Swift, and Syrian refugees dominate Bing's top searches of 2015

What topics captured the world's attention in 2015? Microsoft just revealed the top Bing searches of the year to help answer the question.

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How to add any website to Windows 10's Start menu

Chromebooks aren't the only PCs that can treat web pages as apps. You can do it in Windows 10 too.

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Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and more all have Star Wars themes letting you show if you've conquered your fear or let hate consume you.

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Alibaba's Singles Day smashes online shopping records

It was always going to be big, but the day-long "Singles Day" promotion on Chinese online shopping site Alibaba on Wednesday smashed previous records, with millions of people participating and $14.3 billion worth of goods sold.

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VBulletin resets passwords, issues emergency patches following breach

VBulletin Solutions has reset the passwords for over 340,000 accounts on its website following a security breach and released emergency security patches for its popular Internet forum software that's used on tens of thousands of websites.

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Twitch kicks off new Creative channel with Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon

It's not all fun and live-streaming games for Twitch. The new channel will highlight the site's lesser-known, but thriving community of artists seeking an online audience for their work. And what better way to kick it off than to stream all 403 episodes of 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross?

Facebook helps Tor project get official recognition for .onion hidden sites

With the efforts from Facebook and the Tor project, it should become easier to browse securely via SSL on the so-called Darknet.

These helpful Bing and Cortana tricks can help you get ready for Halloween

Microsoft wants you to make Bing your go-to resource for this year's Halloween festivities.

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Webmasters have only hours to deploy patches, Joomla incident shows

Less than four hours after a critical vulnerability was patched in Joomla, security firms already detected attacks exploiting the flaw.

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This website helps you find cheap items to get free Amazon shipping

This site makes finding filler items on Amazon a breeze.

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5 ways to diagnose a website that's not working

When a website doesn't load, do you blame yourself, your ISP, or the website? Try one of these tests to find out who's at fault.

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Mozilla mulls early cutoff for SHA-1 digital certificates

Mozilla is considering banning digital certificates signed with the SHA-1 algorithm in July 2016.

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9 ways to celebrate “Back to the Future” Day

If you’re looking to join the festivities, we have several suggestions on things you can do. Grab your flux capacitor and let’s generate 1.21 gigawatts of fun!