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NSA Deputy Director: 'We Need to Be More Transparent'

So, Ledgett wasn’t exactly facing a welcoming crowd in the beginning — in fact it was dead silent when his face appeared on screen. At a conference like TED, where the echelons of the tech industry pal around with each other in lunch lines, most attendees support Snowden — at least that's what more than half said by a show of hands when Anderson asked the crowd earlier this week if they considered Snowden to be "fundamentally heroic."

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10 Amusing Cubicle Makeovers [VIDEOS]

We have found 10 amusing YouTube clips showing various offices, desks and cubicles given a new look while their unsuspecting owners spend time away from the workplace.

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CNN Actually Speculated If A Black Hole Swallowed The Missing Malaysia Flight

This is one of the most surreal cable news segments you'll see.

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PlayStation Enters Original-Content Arena With Superhero Show 'Powers'

Sony’s PlayStation Network, which has offered movies and TV shows to rent and buy on its consoles since 2006, is joining the growing ranks of digital platforms producing original content with the launch of Powers .

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Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion

China’s Alibaba is the latest Internet giant to make a bet on the messaging space, and it’s a big one. The company is spending $215 million for a minority stake in the messaging and free-calling app Tango, the startup revealed today.

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The winners of the 2013 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice

Well, the results are in -- first you nominated your favorite gadgets from 2013, then you voted on the most popular picks. Not to overanalyze the results or anything, but readers definitely have a fondness for legacy gadgets (like the second-gen Nexus 7 and the updated Amazon Kindle Fire), while a certain household name provokes a very negative reaction.

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Want to Work for a Startup? 10 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

It's a huge risk to begin work at a startup within months of an upcoming funding round. At that point, you've had very little time to influence the company's viability, so you'd basically be left crossing your fingers and hoping that they've been doing well without the extra manpower, innovation, skill and insight that now makes you so in demand. Investing time and energy to build a startup is a calculated risk to begin with, but putting yourself in a position where your job security rests exclusively on the efforts of your predecessors is an even bigger gamble. Proceed — if at all — with extreme due diligence and caution. Whatever answer they give, deduct two to four months in case they've underestimated their expenses — it happens.

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Apple iPhone 6

The rumor mill is already churning out reports about Apple's next smartphone, likely called the iPhone 6. We're collecting every rumor, whether wacky or plausible, that CNET has reported about the iPhone 6 here, so you can stay on top of the latest reports on its release date, specs, and special features. Let us know in the comments below what you're hoping to see from Apple's next iPhone.

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8 of the best iOS apps for shooting and sharing video—beyond Vine and Instagram - The Next Web

Longer narratives can make great major motion pictures, but for documenting your walk on the beach or your afternoon at a street fair you want to go short. These shooting, editing, and sharing apps will have your video on Facebook or YouTube in no time flat. If you want more control over the scene, to add special effects and motion graphics variations, Filmic Pro can do most anything you can think of on your phone.

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Ex-Microsoft employee arrested for leaking copies of Windows 8

While copies of Windows were being regularly shared and leaked, Kibkalo is also alleged to have stolen Microsoft’s "Activation Server Software Development Kit," software for a system used to protect against piracy. The unnamed French blogger reportedly shared the kit online, allowing others to circumvent activation protections used for Microsoft Office and Windows. Microsoft identified the employee leaking the information after the French blogger contacted another employee by email. Kibkalo was arrested on Wednesday after more than a year of investigations, and the ex-Microsoft employee will now appear in a US district court today.

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Dark Arts

We’re in a weird time for the way the future looks; somehow House of Cards can slyly introduce a floating text-message interface to their present-day political drama without so much as blinking, but most of our iconic near- and far-future worlds run on tracks laid down well before the ’90s. And it’s not just the recycling of every franchise from Star Trek to RoboCop : Avatar ’s and Prometheus ’ huge budgets couldn’t hide their indebtedness to the grandiose sci-fi storyboards of the ’70s. Which isn’t even to mention Oblivion .

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Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

What does the Ultra Power Saving Mode do? Samsung says that its new Ultra Power Saving Mode can keep the phone running 24 hours on 10 percent battery. That's a huge claim, and one I'll have to test over the course of a couple days when the device comes in. A software feature, this works by changing the display color to grayscale, limiting the processor, cutting off GPS, turning off Wi-Fi when the screen goes dark, and putting the kibosh on most of your extraneous apps.

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The Navy's Robot Firefighters Get Ready For a Test-Run

Since the ships are designed for people, the bots will function at a higher level if they are built like humans. They will be able to climb ladders, turn doorknobs and perform other basic physical tasks to help them carry supplies from one place to another. If the firefighting goes according to plan, the humanoids might take over other dangerous duties, too, such as administering medicine on the battlefield or scoping out disaster areas before soldiers are sent in.

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See The Workspaces Of 14 Leading Creative Minds

For the most part, the work spaces have tabletops brimming with swatches and notebooks, and mood boards full of textures and fabrics that will soon become finished garments. Many of the studios offer tantalizing peeks at the designers' sources of inspiration. Van Herpen, for example, has a mood board in her Amsterdam office filled with feathers and bits of skeletons, which likely help her imagine her 3-D printed dresses. Isabel Marant, whose designs often have unusual, sculptural silhouettes, has a studio devoid of sketchbooks, because she crafts by draping and playing with fabrics. And several others simply work in a nest of chaos--evidence, perhaps, that a messy office can make you more creative ?

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Facebook Security Director, Amazon BD Director Join Bitcoin Startup Coinbase | TechCrunch

Ryan McGeehan  has recently announced on Facebook, fittingly, that he is leaving his role at Facebook as its Director of Security Incident Response, and taking up a security-related role at Coinbase.

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Hacked emails show what Microsoft charges the FBI for user data

The documents consist of what appear to be invoices and emails between Microsoft's Global Criminal Compliance team and the FBI's Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), and purport to show exactly how much money Microsoft charges DITU, in terms of compliance costs, when DITU provides warrants and court orders for customers' data.

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Los Angeles Cops Argue All Cars in LA Are Under Investigation

The Freedom of Information Act is not the only law the public can use to obtain records from the government. Most states have similar laws for accessing documents on the state and local levels. Here in California, EFF is using the California Public Records Act to learn what new technologies local law enforcement agencies are using and whether these technologies violate our rights.

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See The Workspaces Of 14 Leading Creative Minds

For the most part, the work spaces have tabletops brimming with swatches and notebooks, and mood boards full of textures and fabrics that will soon become finished garments. Many of the studios offer tantalizing peeks at the designers' sources of inspiration. Van Herpen, for example, has a mood board in her Amsterdam office filled with feathers and bits of skeletons, which likely help her imagine her 3-D printed dresses. Isabel Marant, whose designs often have unusual, sculptural silhouettes, has a studio devoid of sketchbooks, because she crafts by draping and playing with fabrics. And several others simply work in a nest of chaos--evidence, perhaps, that a messy office can make you more creative ?

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The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars | Autopia | Wired.com

The assembly line isn’t going away, but 3-D printing is going to reshape how we make cars. The EDAG Genesis points the way, with an beautifully crafted frame made from a range of materials and inspired by a turtle’s skeleton.

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LinkedIn: Evolution of a Publishing Platform

For you, I, and probably many others, LinkedIn is a bit of an odd beast. We all no doubt have a profile on the ‘social network for professionals’, but how often we actually log in and check what’s going on is another matter altogether.

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Scientists Introduce 'Chicken From Hell' Dinosaur to World

The dinosaur lived about 66 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period and somewhat resembles a modern-day emu or cassowary — if an emu had 4-inch claws. Its main unappealing characteristics include those treacherous claws, toothless beak and feathered appearance. While the beast's fossils were discovered over a decade ago in the North and South Dakotas, scientists introduced its scientific name and analyzed it fully for the first time in the journal PLOS One on Wednesday.

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IBM to set Watson loose on cancer genome data

Instead, that gusher of information is going to be pointed at Watson. John Kelly of IBM Research stepped up to describe Watson as a "cognitive system," one that "mimics the capabilities of the human mind—some, but not all [capabilities]." The capabilities it does have include ingesting large volumes of information, identifying the information that's relevant, and then learning from the results of its use. Kelley was extremely optimistic that Watson could bring new insights to cancer care. "We will have an impact on cancer and these other horrific diseases," he told the audience. "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when—and the when is going to be very soon." IBM's Ajay Royyuru points to a drawing of the chemical formula for DNA at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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'We Will Fight for Their Freedom': 2 Mayors Arrested in Venezuela

"This is an act of justice for a mayor who not only did not meet his obligations as required by law and the constitution, but also facilitated and supported all the irrational violence in San Cristobal," said Interior and Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres, confirming the arrest.

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Valve's revamped Steam Controller feels less traditional than it looks

Just a few short days after  revealing its revamped Steam Controller , Valve is letting gamers and developers try it out for themselves on the GDC 2014 show floor. As Valve revealed last week, the new controller does away with the proposed touch screen and instead adds eight front-facing buttons, much as you’d see on an Xbox or PlayStation controller (the ABXY buttons mimic the size, layout, and general feel of the Xbox One controller). When asked about the touchscreen’s removal, a Valve representative told us that the company made the decision as a way to cut costs after tests revealed that users really didn’t need the flexibility that the touchscreen prototype offered.

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The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

But where did flat design come from? And why are we seeing it on the Web? As with anything in design, knowing where a style or technique came from and the history behind it can help you make more educated decisions when it comes to the use of the design aesthetic.

26
7 Apps For a Hassle-Free Spring Break

Whether you've suffered your way through midterms or you're just ready to ditch the office for some warm weather, spring break is upon us. Grab your skimpiest bathing suit and load up on the SPF.

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How Google Does Fundamental Research Without a Separate Research Lab | MIT Technology Review

Alan MacCormack , an adjunct professor at Harvard Business School who studies innovation and product development in the technology sector, says Google’s approach to research helps it deal with a conundrum facing many large companies. “Many firms are trying to balance a corporate strategy that defines who they are in five years with trying to discover new stuff that is unpredictable—this model has allowed them to do both.” Embedding people working on fundamental research into the core business also makes it possible for Google to encourage creative contributions from workers who would typically be far removed from any kind of research and development, adds MacCormack.

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Hack: a new programming language for HHVM

At Facebook scale — with thousands of engineers shipping new code twice a day — slowdowns like these are even more problematic. Before Hack, we had a simple language with a quick feedback loop — but how could we mitigate the sorts of problems described above? Could early error detection coexist with rapid iteration, all while preserving our investment in PHP? Could improved code analysis and introspection help make developers more productive with tools like auto-complete?

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'Flappy Bird' will fly back to app stores

(CNN) -- Let the flapless among us take heart. "Flappy Bird," the now defunct mobile sensation, will one day rise like a phoenix and fling itself awkwardly into an app store near you.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Aren't Leaving Their Kids Billions | Wired Business | Wired.com

The Gates parents’ attitude toward their kids and money — call it the anti-Paris Hilton approach — resonates with an attitude toward wealth that runs as a subtext through TED itself. As an event, TED manages to gather some of the world’s richest people into one room. Once there, they’re bombarded with the message that money is not for having but for doing. As the world’s richest people, the Gates family could spend lifetimes doing nothing at all. But for the TED set, at least, the only points you get are for making something happen.

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Mozilla Firefox 29 Beta is Out

Following the release of Firefox 28 just two days ago, Mozilla today updated its Firefox Beta channel to version 29 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. This is a massive release: Firefox Sync has been revamped and is now powered by Firefox Accounts, there’s a new customization mode, and the major user interface overhaul Australis has finally arrived.

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New Oculus Rift dev kit goes on sale for $350 today, likely ships in July

The system will go "on sale" today, for $350 along with the external camera that allows for positional tracking, with an estimated ship date of July of this year. The weight has increased a bit since the first version of the dev kit was released, but Oculus’ Nate Mitchell claimed this was due to the quick turnaround on the newest version of the hardware; they re-used the plastic molds of the original kit, and should be able to shave weight off the final project.

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The Best Android Phone In The World Is About To Get Better

Even though we're about a week away from the announcement, there have been tons of leaks over the past few months. In fact, we know a lot about the phone even without any official word from HTC.

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60+ Events in Marketing, Technology and More

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in California to Florida. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing .

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Why Does the NSA Want to Keep Its Water Usage a Secret? | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The National Security Agency has many secrets, but here’s a new one: the agency is refusing to say how much water it’s pumping into the brand new data center it operates in Bluffdale, Utah. According to the NSA, its water usage is a matter of national security.

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Discover Your First Ever Tweet

As Twitter gears up to celebrate turning eight-years-old , the social networking giant now wants to help you easily find your first ever tweet.

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Exclusive: Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion

China’s Alibaba is the latest Internet giant to make a bet on the messaging space, and it’s a big one. The company is spending $215 million for a minority stake in the messaging and free-calling app Tango, the startup revealed today.

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Twitters Experiments With Removing @ Replies

This won’t go down well with Twitter lovers. Everyone’s favorite microblogging service is experimenting with a new version of its Android app that removes @ replies entirely, hinting at the possibility that it will phase out the communications feature it has become synonymous with.

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Obama's Team Shuns U.N. Human Rights Council Drone Talks

Pakistan is trying to pass a resolution in the council that would mandate an impartial investigation into U.S. drone strikes there that may have violated human rights, and the council had its third discussion about the topic on March 19. The resolution would also ensure a more accurate record of death totals from those attacks, according to  Foreign Policy . The U.S., which claims the strikes are necessary to thwart potential terrorists, says the council shouldn't have jurisdiction over human rights violations that come from drone strikes, so it won't be a part of the conversation.

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From What Perspective Do Mashable Readers See the World?

We want your help to see everyday life from a new perspective. For this month’s MashReads Instagram challenge, take a photo of an ordinary object from a unique perspective to give us a new way to see the world. For instance, you could show us your car by taking a close up of a wheel or make a glass of water look like an abstract waterfall.

41
The Ultimate Ranking of TV Sitcom Series Finales

Unfortunately, that's not always the case. While some sitcoms end on the happiest of notes, others have left us feeling totally confused and pretty dissatisfied — we're looking at you, Roseanne .

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Government Snooping Is Bad for Business | MIT Technology Review

There is a risk that the Internet could fracture into smaller national networks, protected by security barriers. In this view, Brazil’s new cable is akin to China’s Great Firewall (that country’s system for censoring Web results), or calls by nationalists in Russia to block Skype, or an unfolding German plan to keep most e-mail traffic within its borders. Nations are limiting access to their networks. The result, some believe, could be the collapse of the current Internet.

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Sony Project Morpheus

Sony's Project Morpheus Virtual Reality Headset Sony has unveiled its own virtual-reality PlayStation 4 headset, and for now it's called Project Morpheus. In a gaming landscape where the Oculus Rift has inspired many to wonder what's next, Sony aims to capture a bit of that magic for itself with its own brand of immersive headwear. It's not the first Sony headset; in fact, the company has had nongaming models for years. This, however, is Sony's entry to VR gaming in the way that we've come to imagine since the Oculus Rift. And unlike the Oculus, Project Morpheus is PS4-only. Sony unveils Project Morpheus virtual-reality headset (pictures) 1-2 of 25 Scroll Left Scroll Right Project Morpheus, as it was unveiled at the Game Developers Conference panel in San Francisco tonight, is smaller than Sony's existing HMZ line of headsets. The design looks more like a final product than the still-in-prototype Oculus Rift, with glowing blue LEDs and a Tron-like vibe. According to Richard Marks from Sony R&D, the plans for Project Morpheus reach beyond gaming, to promised partnerships with NASA and uses for immersive science.

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China's Lunar Rover Is Working But Not Moving

The rover was only intended to have a mission life of three months – which it has already exceeded. And although it can’t move around, it’s still providing useful data to scientists. That includes the use of its ground-penetrating rada r to learn more about the composition of the Lunar surface.

45 Airbnb is in advanced talks to raise funds that would value it at more than $10 billion.

The online service that lets people rent their homes to travelers is in advanced talks to raise capital that would value it at about $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Are Cord-Cutters Killing Cable Companies? Not So Fast

The U.S. pay-TV industry suffered a subscriber decline in 2013, according to a report from financial services firm SNL Kagan. The contraction, the first ever for a full year, represents a long-anticipated turning point at which industry watchers can finally declare that the traditional cable model is in decline.

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The Vergecast is live!

First word: dad. First love: Cheryl in Kindergarten. First job: pizza delivery. First designated major in college: liberal arts. First underage beer: Bud Light. First legal beer: Corona Light. First Facebook photo: deleted. First tweet : a link to that Facebook photo. First Vergecast: November 5th, 2011 . First and last time we use "Firsts" as a format for Vergecast descriptions: today.

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A 'Better' Flappy Bird in the Works and Other News You Need to Know

Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird , is at it again. He tweeted on Wednesday that he is working on a successor to the popular mobile game, which will he says will be even "better" than his original.

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Hear Your Unborn Baby's Heartbeat? There's an App for That

Bellabeat's Connected System allows pregnant women to listen to their children's heartbeats through a device that connects to a smartphone with an audio cable. It uses sound waves to find the baby's heartbeat while the accompanying Bellabeat app records the audio.

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The Complete iOS 7 Developers Course | Cult of Mac Deals

John was the lead iOS developer at Fast Society and Cameo until he started BitFountain in 2012. He’s contributed to apps that have appeared in TechCrunch, Mashable and the New York Times. At BitFountain, John oversees all projects from a technical and strategic perspective. Before becoming a techie John was a student at Boston College and a researcher in Biophysics at Harvard.

51 Layar Now Wants to Augment Your Reality with Its Google Glass App
52 As Messaging Wars Escalate, Social App Tango Raises $280 Million
53 Ex-Microsoft employee arrested for leaking company secrets
54 Why the Moto 360 Smartwatch Will Kill Google Glass
55 Project Morpheus vs. Oculus Rift: The Coming VR War Will Be Great For The Industry
56 At TED, Bill Gates Talks About Spending Warren Buffett's Billions
57 Vote for the 2013 Engadget Awards!
58 Teen Slips Past Security and Climbs to Top of WTC
59 Can God Really Be Happy?
60 Apple’s decision to ignore NFC is looking better every day
61 OracleVoice: Healthcare's Next Innovation? The Answer Is In The Data
62 Video Streaming Site Qik Shutting Down on April 30
63 The Vergecast is live today at 1PM PT / 4PM ET!
64 'Flappy Bird' Creator Confirms His Next Game Will Be Even 'Better'
65 WIRED Space Photo of the Day - Wired Science
66 Gmail Uses Encrypted HTTPS When Checking, Sending Email
67 23 Awkward Types of First Tweets
68 Structure Data 2014 live coverage
69 How Mobile Is Bridging Brick and Mortar’s Data Gap
70 Tribune's Newsbeat App Reads You the News
71 Ten Thousand Things We Can’t See
72 Driven by Facebook and Google, Mobile Ad Market Soars 105% in 2013
73 South Korean Schools Use App to Control Student Smartphone Use
74 Footage shows Ukraine TV boss attack
75 Project Morpheus: Meet Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset For PS4
76 Intel reinvents desktop PC with new Core chips, portable all-in-one | PCWorld
77 the post: Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality
78 Here Are 4 Industries About To Be Completely Disrupted By The Smart Home
79 Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy
80 Scientists Reveal Secret To Wiping Out Bad Memories
81 Chelsea Manning Formally Requests Name Change
82 Gmail Uses Encrypted HTTPS When Checking, Sending Email
83 Infamous: Second Son Review
84 How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home — Free eBook
85 White House embarks on climate change mapping project
86 A Glut Of Facebook Updates Results In Fewer People Seeing Posts From Pages
87 PS4 Reportedly Getting Pre-Load Functionality in April - IGN
88 It's All Fun and Games 'til Jimmy Kimmel Ruins Everything
89 Google-Backed Lending Club Brings Peer-To-Peer Lending To Business Loans | TechCrunch
90 Project Morpheus: Hands On With Sony's Vision for Virtual Reality
91 Minneapolis' FirstTech, Apple retailing pioneer, is closing