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    [Product Review] The Rokit Boost Rectangle Is a Bluetooth Speaker That Seems Bigger on the Inside

    Rokit Boost sent us their portable Bluetooth speaker "Rectangle" to test out. The Rectangle is little, but it's fierce. Standing at under three inches tall and less than six inches long, we were really surprised by the quality of sound and the sheer volume the Rectangle could throw out.

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    Someone Made a Black Market Search Engine That Looks Just Like Google

    Google is great and all, but Grams, a Google look-alike search engine that offers a listing of reliable sources for illicit materials, is the most comprehensive way to find all things illegal. Drugs, weapons, Vampire Blood (probably), it's all there. Or, you know, that's what my friend told me.

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    “Liking” General Mills on Facebook Now Means You Can’t Sue Them, According to General Mills

    General Mills updated their online Privacy Policy to say that anyone who's received any benefit from them -- even downloading an online coupon, or liking their Facebook page -- can't sue them. Instead, they must settle any disputes about the purchase or use of any of their products in forced arbitration. Is this legal?

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    We Could Watch This 3D Printed Stop Motion Bear All Day And We Will

    A lot of people are worried that CGI will replace stop motion animation because it's less time-consuming and ultimately less expensive. If this little guy is any indication, however, then stop motion will never go away, because there will always be someone willing to put in a ridiculous amount of effort to make it happen.

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    TL;DR Wikipedia Distills the Internet’s Vast Knowledge Into Short, Sarcastic Barbs

    There's a lot of information on the Internet, so it can be hard to know just where to turn when you want a concise explanation of any given subject. That's where TL;DR Wikipedia comes in. They take all of the "knowledge" and "facts" and reduce it to easily remembered, sarcastic flash cards.

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    The IRS Missed the Windows XP Update Deadline, Has to Pay Microsoft Millions for Support

    It's tax day! Did you file your taxes yet? You know, it's important to get it done on time, because the IRS doesn't stand for missed deadlines—unless, of course, that deadline is Microsoft's end of Windows XP support. Then, the IRS is all, "Oh, was that this month? You know, I've just been so busy. Can I get an extension?"

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    Get Your First Glimpse at What the Bigger iPhone Screens Will Probably Look Like

    Everybody and their grandmother complained that the iPhone's screen didn't get any bigger between the 5 and 5s when the latter was released. Well, you can all hakuna your collective matatas, friends. If these photos are any indication, your wish will soon be granted.

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    Google Glass Available Today For One Day Only

    I can think of cooler ways to lose friends and alienate people, but if you really, really want to get your hands on a pair of Google Glass before everyone else, a 24 hour window to apply for a spot as a Glass Explorer began at 9 am ET today. If you're not reading this through a computer on your face, then you have some work to do.

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    Twitter Would Really Like For You To Start Using Their Private Messaging System More

    When was the last time you got a direct message on Twitter? Be honest, it was most likely one of those automated "Thanks for following!" things from a verified social media "expert" account. From the looks of it, however, Twitter is hard at work making DMs less annoying and more useful for you.

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    Dutch Teenager Arrested For Twitter Threat, So Here Are Some Lessons We Can Take Away From This

    Hey, you know what's a bad idea? Sending terror threats to an airline over Twitter. But one teenager decided to do it anyway, and now she's been arrested. Here's what you can do as a Twitter user to not suffer the same fate as her.

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    [Product Review] Rokit Boost Swage 2 Bluetooth Headphones

    Rokit Boost sent us a pair of their Swage 2 Bluetooth headphones to review. They're simple to use, and surprisingly affordable compared to some other Bluetooth headsets we've seen. That's not to say they're not without their drawbacks.

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    Want To Avoid Jet Lag? Surprise, There’s A Mathematician-Designed App For That

    One day, when I have a bunch of dollars and tons of free time, I'm going to jet around the world to all the different comic conventions that I always admire from afar. But since I'm going to be traveling so many places, I'll probably be dealing with some crazy jet lag. Luckily, the guys who made the Entrain app have my (metaphorical future) back.

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    Can Google Glass Solve Privacy Problems With This New Augmented Reality Browser?

    It's no secret that the government is creepily watching you all the time, like that weird dude who was really into you in high school. Many people think Google Glass won't help the matter (cameras on you 24/7?) - but this new augmented reality browser for the Glass might actually solve your privacy problems, instead of exacerbating them.

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    Sources Say the NSA Kept Heartbleed Bug A Secret And Exploited It For Years

    We've only known about the Heartbleed threat since April 7th, but sources say the bug was no surprise to the NSA. In a violation of trust that may end America's remaining patience for irresponsible surveillance, the NSA kept the coding flaw a secret and left citizens vulnerable to threats from criminals and foreign intelligence agencies for years.

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    Never Suffer A Paper Jam Again With This Portable Printer That Works Like a Roomba

    Have you ever looked at a roomba and thought, "Gosh, it would be really cool if this automated vacuum cleaner were depositing ink all over my floor?" Probably not, but if it were tinier and you could use it to print out your homework just seconds before class starts, we bet you'd be into it.

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