Liam Payne’s selfie angst deserves your sympathy

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Selfies are the new celebrity signatures, this is known. Liam Payne is a member of One Direction and therefore in very high demand for selfies with fans. This is also known. What’s less known, perhaps, is how he feels about the confluence of these facts. Let the following Vine of Payne taking a series of selfies at the Aria awards change that:

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Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

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tweet-analytics Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer features at January event

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Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that Microsoft will hold a separate press event in late January to unveil the consumer preview of Windows 10. Microsoft previously promised “early 2015” for a discussion on consumer features, and it appears the company is on track.

Microsoft’s first unveiling of Windows 10 was a small low-key event in San Francisco that lasted around an hour, but we’re told the company’s consumer feature unveiling will be more significant. Microsoft has a large number of features to discuss, including a new touch interface…

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We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

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windows10 Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More

The Black Friday Survival Guide

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black-friday-survival It wasn’t easy accumulating the research data displayed in the following guide. I saw horrific sights working retail for seven long years in both a big box electronic store and a major shopping center. I saw things that will haunt me the rest of my days. I watched two kids get trampled by what I call Double-Wides because Circuit City clearanced-out Dreamcasts for $80 on Black Friday.… Read More

The 6 best movies to see in theaters Thanksgiving weekend

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There’s a good chance you’re headed to the movies this weekend. Thanksgiving and the days following it are supposed to be among the busiest each year for theaters, with plenty of families heading out to spend some time together. The good news this year is that there are some pretty great movies to see right now. Here are our recommendations for what you should check out, most of which should make for a fun couple of hours:

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12 new Netflix movies to stream on Thanksgiving

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Netflix no longer has every movie you can dream of: instead, it offers a curated selection, with new movies usually being added by the month. The trouble is, it isn’t always obvious what good films have made their way onto the service just by browsing around. We’ve taken a look through the past few months’ additions to pick out 12 movies — some new, some classics — that are worth watching if you haven’t gotten around to them yet.

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The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

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Concept photo of folder sitting inside two open hands. 451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most popular sync and share tool in the enterprise today is not Box or even Microsoft OneDrive. It’s Dropbox, the cloud service IT supposedly loves to hate. The report, which surveyed over 1000 IT pros… Read More

Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

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Screen Shot 2014-11-27 at 14.49.02 We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane. The Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft or BEHA for short, aims to be the world’s first ‘Hybrid’ eco-friendly aircraft, but won’t… Read More

Europe votes in favor of breaking up Google

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The European Parliament has today approved a non-binding resolution calling for the “unbundling of search engines from other commercial services” in order to ensure “competitive conditions within the digital single market.” This proposal stirred up plenty of discontent when it was revealed a week ago, but it has been affirmed in its original form today, including the controversial unbundling provision. Without the authority to act on this resolution itself, the European Parliament is asking the European Commission and the EU’s member states to ameliorate Google’s dominant and apparently discriminatory position in online search by forcing it to decouple its search and ads businesses. The language is strong, describing search engines as…

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