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If Twitter adds commerce to their platform, this is how it might look

Twitter is great for social networking and news consumption. But something that has always been missing is a native option for users to purchase items directly through the platform. Facebook and Google+ don’t have direct-to-buy options, so if Twitter had an e-commerce option, it would set it above everyone else. 

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Science Experiment: How to crush a can without physical force

Gotta love science! This is a fun science experiment anyone can do at home. It’s simple. All you need is an empty can with a small amount of steaming hot water inside of it, and some ice water. The results when you put the can into the ice water are magical.

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iPhone users are smashing their devices in protest of Apple’s anti-Bitcoin policies

imageIt has become overly clear in the past few weeks Apple’s stance on Bitcoin. Bitcoin, the new digital currency that has gotten more popular and seen quite a bit of press coverage in the past several months, has Apple on edge, and it’s now obvious Apple is opposed to bitcoins.

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Tumblr is coming clean with their own Transparency Report

imageAll the big tech companies are doing it. Google has been doing it for years. Facebook just started doing it recently. Yahoo! does it. Now Tumblr is doing it too. I’m talking about a government Transparency Report.

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A detailed world map of the Internet

imageThe Internet is vast. To map the entire Internet, would be next to impossible. But Jay Simons, made a valiant effort with his Map of the Internet, version 1.0. The map captures the Internet in great detail, but due to the sheer size of the web, only parts of it can be captured in a way so that it can be comprehensible, both on print and the web.

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Facebook may soon let you be anonymous for the first time

imageFor the entire history of Facebook, there’s one thing that has always been pushed on it’s users - real identity. Facebook is known for using identity verification for user accounts, and users having to use real names.

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Virtual currency mining with the iPad

imageSince Bitcoin started becoming more and more mainstream over the last year we’ve started to notice mining becoming more accessible to complete technophobes. Mining pools like bitcoin.cz help ordinary users get a standing chance or generating a bitcoin by pooling computer resources amongst several other PC users.

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New iPhone 6 features: Fact or Fiction

Will the new iPhone 6 be one hundred times better than the iPhone 5? The iPhone community and users as a whole are expecting Apple to go above and beyond with what they did with the iPhone 5, but how?

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CEO of Bitcoin exchange arrested

imageCharlie Shrem, the CEO of BitInstant, which is an online Bitcoin exchange, has been arrested for conspiracy to commit money laundering and running an unlicensed money transmitting business.

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Expect to see giant blimps hovering above in the NorthEast in the near future

They will hover 10,000 feet above the ground, in areas such as Baltimore, MD. They are 243 feet in length, and tethered to the ground. There will be at least two of them to start, costing $2.7 billion dollars each. They are in fact, JLENS blimps. JLENS is an acronym for Joint Land-attack cruise-missile-defense Elevated Netted Sensor system.

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Don’t get caught using these passwords

Each year, SplashData releases the Worst Passwords of the year. In 2012, there sure were some bad passwords, with “password” topping the list. Obviously you don’t want to use “password” as your password! But it looks like the 2013 year proved to be no different. 

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Sacramento Kings will be the first pro sports team to accept Bitcoin

imageBitcoin continues to transcend boundaries that many for the past year have been speculating it could never do. Many say that Bitcoin is extremely volatile, which it has been, but recently for the past several weeks, Bitcoin has done something that nobody expected - it has gotten a bit boring.

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The unofficial Bitcoin address shortener

imageSomething has been bugging me for a couple of weeks now about Bitcoin addresses. They are very long, and impossible to remember. As a Bitcoin user and fan, I often found myself going to blockchain.info for information. The rest of the Bitcoin community does as well, since blockchain.info is one of the most trusted and authoritative websites for bitcoins. And with their URL and Bitcoin addresses, it makes for a very long string of information that is not user-friendly at all.

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World Map of Facebook, err, Social Networks

imageEach year Vincenzo Cosenza posts his World Map of Social Networks, showing which networks are the most popular by region. He recently posted his December 2013 edition, showing the most popular networks according to Alexa website traffic data. 

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Help fund cancer research with Bitcoin

imageThe power of Bitcoin. Ever since Bitcoin started to catch momentum, and become more popular especially in 2013, everyone has been doing what they can to contribute to the community. From bitcoin enthusiasts, developers, investors, to vendors; people are contributing to grow the ecosystem of a digital currency that will be competing with all FIAT currencies for years to come.

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