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In this week’s MakeUseOf Poll we want to know what device you are using to read these words. And these words. And indeed these words.
Statistics can be used to prove anything. You don’t have to take our word for it, as a website called Spurious Correlations demonstrates how statistics can be bent and shaped to suit any bias.
Edward Snowden talks to NBC, troubling TrueCrypt tales, CryEngine comes to Steam, Google Video Quality Report ranks ISPs, Vimeo’s gets High Maintenance, Ballmer buys the Clippers, and 25 years of LOLs.
There are more people who don’t subscribe to Netflix as those who do, and that swathe of the population wants to know if they’re missing out on anything. Is Netflix worth the money?
Apple Finally Buys Beats, Microsoft Teases Skype Translator, Hidden Cash On Twitter [Tech News Digest]
Apple gets Beats; a promise of real time translations from Microsoft; Chrome turns into a walled garden; Billboard ranks songs on Twitter; Uber gears up for the future; Avast hacked; and a Twitter cash grab.
Fictional gadgets are always so much cooler than those sitting on store shelves. The question is, which fictional gadget would you sell your soul to own?
Windows XP registry hack, Google’s self-driving cars, the Find My iPhone ransomware, Spotify gets hacked, Word Lens app given away for free, and an awesome Choose Your Own Vine Adventure.
We asked you — Do You Want The Right To Be Forgotten? Do people have strong feelings one way or another? Read on to find out.
The #YesAllWomen hashtag, the LulzSec FBI informant, the release of Watch Dogs, VirusTotal Uploader on OS X, Oculus Rift gets a Second Life, Any.do on the Web, and kids react to old computers.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reviews, an update on Apple buying Beats, Google keeps its employees happy, free Amazon Fire TVs, the PlayStation 4 in China, Google+ Stories, and an iPhone ringtones dance track.
There are no shortage of companies trying to convince us their headphones are the best in the world. But which brand of headphones is actually best?
New words are being invented all the time, both online and offline. The Internet is responsible. Let’s look at a collection of new words currently vying for inclusion in the next Collins English Dictionary.
Watered-down USA Freedom Act, Facebook privacy defaults, a Chrome OS update, PlayStation 4 profits, the $99 HP 7 Plus, the death of Helium Publishing, and Quest Attack on Twitter.
eBay gets hacked, Nest Protect gets updated, Secret app expands, Apple removes Weed Firm, Spotify boasts 10 million subscribers, and ‘I Got This’ should actually exist.
Some consider the right to be forgotten a step in the right direction for privacy; others argue it’s at odds with freedom of expression. What do you think?