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Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

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Children are learning more anger and hostility, and less fairness and humility through social media, concerned parents say.  More than half of U.K. parents think popular...


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    Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely... Read more

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    Woman Keeps Homeless Man’s Cart Safe After He Collapses

    Dana Lee Calabrese of Hollywood, California, was walking to dinner on April 30 when suddenly a homeless man collapsed in the middle of the street—right... Read more

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    Facebook Unveils Global Suicide Prevention Tool, Will Review Concerning Posts

    As people mirror their lives through social media more and more, Facebook is trying to use its vast reach to help stem the tide of suicides beleaguering... Read more

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    Russian Hacker Tries to Sell 33 Million Twitter Accounts, 123456 Is Most Popular Password

    Almost 33 million Twitter accounts have been hacked and the data posted online for sale, according to leakedsource.com. The data was posted on dark web, closed-off... Read more

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    Muhammad Ali: Mourning Another Great in the Age of Social Media

    iaIn their 1998 song Destiny Calling, British indie band James combined a satirical glance at the contemporary nature of media celebrity with a sense of... Read more

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    Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Hacked—LinkedIn Leak or Weak Password to Blame?

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked on Sunday, June 5. A post appeared on Zuckerberg’s Twitter account (@finkd) on Sunday reading... Read more

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    Can YOU Find the Six Gardening Terms Disguised in This Brainteaser?

    Six gardening terms are hidden throughout an idyllic scene depicting a family hard at work in their plot of land. The agricultural-themed cartoon includes various... Read more

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    Can You Solve This Control Room Riddle That’s Baffling the Internet?

    One of the latest riddles to circulate online is leaving many internet users baffled. In the riddle from TED-Ed, you are a top spy attempting... Read more

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    After Guy Receives Jeans He Ordered Online, He Laughs and Laughs and Laughs

    George Riggall was excited to get his new jeans from ASOS, but when they arrived they seemed like the wrong size. Very wrong. Riggall posted... Read more

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    This Woman’s Viral Facebook Post Makes a Very Good Point About Depression

    Depression impacts people in different ways, and is a real illness that’s often hard to fully treat. To present only one solution to such a... Read more

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    MySpace Hacked—It’s a Bigger Deal Than You May Think

    Remember MySpace?—you know, the site where people used to go for social media before Facebook. Since it was overtaken by Facebook in 2008, MySpace has... Read more

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    A Mother Thinks Her Baby Looks A Lot Like Gordon Ramsay

    A British woman thinks that her baby bears a remarkable resemblance to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay—and it would seem the internet agrees.  Claire Dempster sent... Read more

  • Eric Lee displays the game Pokemon Go on his cellphone on July 13, 2016 in San Gabriel, California where he and friends were playing at the San Gabriel Mission, one of a number of landmarks across communities in southern California which can serve as gathering point for people playing the game. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon GO Causes Havoc as Players Trip Over Augmented Reality

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But the mobile video game... Read more

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    Pokemon Go Creators Say Coding Error That Gave Company Access to Emails Will Be Fixed

    The developers behind Pokémon Go are fixing a bug that gave the game far too much access to users’ Google accounts. Currently, the bug appears during the user... Read more

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    Pokemon GO Can Be a Dangerous Exercise for Distracted Players

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But it might not be the... Read more

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    Nintendo Pushes Back Launch of Newest Gaming Console

    Nintendo has pushed back it’s release of its newest gaming console.  In their 2015/2016 financial report, the iconic gaming company mentioned that March 2017 will... Read more

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    ‘Final Fantasy IX’ Is Now Available on Steam

    “Final Fantasy IX” is now available on your PC. Get your wallets out, it’s time for some classic role-playing! “All Aboard the Hilda Garde everyone!” said... Read more

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    Rumors of a Sony PlayStation 4.5 Circulate. Good Idea or Bad?

    Sony Corporation might possibly be working on an upgraded edition of the company’s latest console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4).  According to Kotaku, game developer sources have... Read more

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    Sony Announces Pre-Order Date for PlayStation VR and Its Premier Bundle

    Sony Corporation released a launch bundle for its PlayStation Virtual Reality (PS VR)—and it’s available for pre-order. On March 18, just three days after it picked October 2016... Read more

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    UPDATE: Microsoft Enables ‘Cross-Network’ Play for Xbox Live

    Microsoft has made a big announcement that could pave the way for the future of gaming.  In a statement released on March 14, Director of ID@Xbox Chris... Read more

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    J.J. Abrams Confirms ‘Half-Life’ and ‘Portal’ Movies Are in Development

    Sci-fi Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he is producing films inspired by the video games “Half-Life” and “Portal” and that they are “in development.” In an... Read more

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    Diablo III Players Discover New ‘Cow Level’

    Blizzard brought back the “cow level” in the latest “Diablo III” patch, but it’s for a limited time only. In the original “Diablo,” there was a joke... Read more

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    Secret ‘Mortal Kombat’ Arcade Menus Discovered 20 Years Later

    The first three “Mortal Kombat” arcade games have secret menus, according to a YouTube user—20 years after the games were released. The uploader, YourMKArcadeSource, who goes by... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tristan, aged 2, holds a 'Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18' toy gun in Hamleys toy shop on June 27, 2013 in London, England. The gun, which retails for 50 GBP and has a range of 75 feet, is included in Hamleys' predictions for the top selling toys for Christmas 2013.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    This New Nerf Gun Can Shoot at 68 Miles Per Hour

    At the New York Toy Fair, the toy company Hasbro unveiled its latest line of foam dart guns, including the Nerf Khaos, which has a... Read more

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    Crash Bandicoot Is Being Revived by Sony, Reports Say

    It appears as though Sony will revive the Crash Bandicoot video game franchise. The company hasn’t made a formal announcement, but NECA Toys’ toy director... Read more

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    5 Windows 10 Games That You Should Definitely Try

    Windows 10 app store has a decent range of games that are really good for almost any user who wants to play occasionally. The good... Read more

  • The Nintendo logo is seen on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles, California June 13, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nintendo to Launch New Portable Game Console Later This Year

    Nintendo is expected to launch a new portable gaming device in 2016, according to a statement from IHS senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase on Thursday. This console... Read more

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    What to Expect of the Online Global Gambling Industry in 2016

    The online gaming business has quickly grown over the past few years into a successful multi-billion-dollar industry. The activity of wagering money or something of... Read more

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    Nintendo NX Survey Leaked Online, People Freak Out Over 900p Resolution

    There’s been scant details about the Nintendo NX, the next console from the company, but in the lead-up to the E3 conference in June, more... Read more

  • The original Duke Nukem, released in 1991 (YouTube screenshot)

    Duke Nukem Games Getting Removed from GOG, Now Being Sold for Dirt Cheap

    Classic Duke Nukem games, including the first Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem II, Duke Nukem 3D, and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project are being offered for dirt... Read more

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    Steam Users Say They Can See Others’ Private Data: Reports

    Steam apparently has revealed users’ private account information, according to reports. According to Steam Database, “There is no official confirmation from Valve yet, so we can... Read more

  • The Sony Playstation 4. (AP Photo/Sony)

    Sony Is Bringing PS4 Remote Play to PC and Mac

    At E3 2015, Microsoft dropped a bombshell: backward compatibility was coming to Xbox One. The feature was finally implemented after the New Xbox One Experience... Read more

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