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Thanks to technology, the Philly hate crime suspects have been identified

Admittedly, with all this constant surveillance it’s easy to feel a little uneasy about being watched all the time. Not everyone feels comfortable with the whole Big Brother concept. Plus, it lends itself to the obvious question of whether or not this surveillance helps us or hurts us. Whatever your stance, there is a story that has been developing this week about a hate crime that took place in Philadelphia, which utilized technology to identify the suspects. And as someone who lives in Philadelphia who was extremely disturbed by the hate crime, I couldn’t be more thrilled that these people will be brought to justice. But it wouldn’t have been possible without technology.

10 gadgets you should score for the football season

Is there anything better than fall? Pumpkin spice lattes, cozy clothes, colder commutes, flannel, and, of course, FOOTBALL. So, whether you’re playing pickup touch football in the park, tailgating at your NFL team’s Sunday game, losing sleep over your Fantasy Football team, or simply watching the game on the couch with a cold beer, you’ll want to ensure your tech is up to speed. From apps to gadgets, and everything in between, here’s the items to consider for your fall football season.

Conan’s Acer keynote defeats the Apple keynote by a landslide

This week, I am in Denver for the CEDIA Expo 2014. Usually, I can’t stay up late enough to watch Conan because I am a 24-year-old trapped in a 75-year-old’s body but because of the jet lag, time change, and good ole fashioned Mountain Time, I was finally able to watch my favorite late night host in action. So, imagine my surprise when Conan showcased the “Acer” keynote on his show.

The best Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch parody videos

Are you sick and tired of hearing about Apple yet? Us too. Naturally, yesterday’s event created quite the buzz in terms of the products that Apple has in the pipeline. From the iPhone 6 Plus to the Apple Watch (DON’T CALL IT AN iWATCH), it seems the Cupertino company is gearing up for a jam-packed 2015. However, I have no plans to purchase an iPhone 6 or an Apple Watch, so instead of joining the excitement, I would rather join all the efforts to make fun of the new products.

10 hilarious #AppleLive tweets to distract you

Apple is like the Marcia Brady of the tech world, and based off today’s announcements, that’s not going to change any time soon. So, instead of writing about how amazing and innovative Apple’s new iPhone and Watch are, I’m just going to round up some hilarious tweets from Apple’s #AppleLive hashtag. I just like you guys that much.

10 activities you can do with iPhone’s new one-handed feature

So, while people might make the obvious jokes about the possibilities a one-handed feature will provide for the iPhone’s perverted users, let me suggest a couple other activities you will be able to partake in. Granted, you could already do these activities but now you can do them while tweeting about them!

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Pornhub, Redtube, and Youporn join the net neutrality protest

Like redditor ishkabibbles84 said, “Honestly I think if anyone can stop the FCC from ruining net neutrality it will be the porn industry.” And that’s certainly the motive behind the recent announcement a spokesperson just made for Pornhub, Redtube, and Youporn. The famed porn sites have decided to join the BattleForTheNet campaign to fight for net neutrality.

The 10 best tweets about Facebook being down

Yes, the rumors are true: Facebook is down, and it’s down hard. This comes right after Instagram went down last week! If this isn’t a sign of the apocalypse then I don’t know what is! Naturally, since people are unable to log into Facebook, they have diverted their attention to Twitter to rant about Facebook. It’s too perfect.

So, to distract yourself while we wait for Zuckerberg to reset the Facebook fusebox, check out some of these tweets about Facebook being down. It’s not like you’re going to do actual work instead anyways.

Best Buy introduces exclusive Kate Spade tech accessories

With technology becoming the dominant accessory in everyone’s wardrobe, it’s no surprise that fashion designers are capitalizing on tech accessories. Kate Spade has always been at the forefront of designing fashion-forward smartphone and tablet cases for their trendy consumers, and now Best Buy will take advantage of the brand’s designs. Starting September 7, Kate Spade New York will be the first in a series of Best Buy fashion designer partnerships to hit the tech scene.

Digitsole introduces wearable “smart” insoles

When it comes to insoles, I am extremely stubborn about them. Even after being advised by my podiatrist that I would continue having to deal with tendonitis without them, I still opted not to wear them. But thanks to Digitsole’s advancements in the field of insole functionality, I might be changing my tune in the near future. Even better, it’s a wearable that can’t be seen – thus cutting down on the nerdy stigma of visible wearables. No offense, Glassholes.

The Labor Day Weekend binge-watching guide

Is there anything better than a long weekend? Yes. A long weekend spent doing absolutely nothing. Sure, I have plans to go hiking and to a baseball game but for the most part I will be on my couch enjoying my air conditioning, drinking iced coffee and binge-watching to my heart’s content. But Hannah, there’s so much to watch – how can you even decide where to start? Great question, hypothetical reader. I’ve combed the recent streaming additions to our favorite streaming sites, and I’ve selected your best options for this special Labor Day Weekend.

5 things to do while Instagram is down

Like me, you probably logged into Instagram today and noticed THE APP IS DOWN. I REPEAT: THE APP IS DOWN. This is not a drill. And while this of course brings to mind the memes that were created the last time this happened, perhaps you haven’t subconsciously drafted an In Case Instagram is Down plan. But don’t worry, I have.