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Bitcoin’s Future May Be in Jeopardy

The Bitcoin world is trying not to panic at the news popular Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has abruptly disappeared. Two weeks ago they halted withdrawals due to what they called “technical issues” regarding suspicious activity. Then on Sunday the company’s CEO Mark Karpeles quit the board of the Bitcoin foundation and all of Mt. Gox’s tweets were deleted.

Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed Algorithm-Again

Facebook has been making what seems like constant tweaks to their newsfeed for a while now, and most of them have prompted reactions varying from frustration to fury from page owners. Facebook Pages, once known as Fan Pages, provide a gathering area for fans of brands, celebrities, TV shows, movies, products, and more.

Visitors to Sochi Olympics Warned to Expect Hacking

NBC News had an eye-opening report last night about privacy concerns in Sochi. Simply put, media, athletes, and visitors there shouldn’t expect any-but they should expect to be hacked almost immediately.

Is Android Fragmentation a real problem or an excuse?

Hey Android users, are you drooling over Facebook’s new Paper app? Or maybe you’re dying to try the popular new trivia game app QuizUp? How about Amazon Instant Video or the Nike+ Fuelband? Sorry, you’re out of luck. These and many other popular apps are available for people who have iPads or iPhones only.

Amazon Offering Payment Plan for Kindle Fire HDX

There’s no credit check, no finance charges and no interest. Prime membership is not required either.

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Samsung Triumphs Over Apple in Tablet Satisfaction

Samsung came out on top in JD Powers’ biannual Tablet Satisfaction Study. The world’s top producer of Android devices was the only manufacturer to improve in all five areas surveyed (performance, cost, design, features and ease of use) since the previous survey in April.

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Windows 8.1 Update Leaves OEM Owners With Broken Restore Function

If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1 yet, and plan to do so by downloading it from the Windows app store, there’s something you should know before you do. Microsoft made a huge blunder that could leave you in a bind should you ever need to use the Refresh or Restore recovery tools after you more »

Windows 8.1 Update Causing Headaches for Some Tablet Owners

If you’ve got a Windows 8 tablet — specifically a , , ,  or any other Clover Trail-based device — and plan to upgrade to Windows 8.1, you might want to hold off. The upgrade does not play nice with the display drivers for those devices, causing them to be slow to come out of more »

Ebooks Are Changing How We Read

  Have you found yourself enjoying reading more now that you have a tablet or e-reader?  You’re not alone. A new study commissioned by USA Today revealed that ebooks really are changing the way we read. These days 40% of adults and 46% of those ages 18-39 own a device that displays ebooks. That’s twice more »

Facebook and Flipboard Finally Coming to Windows 8

  Microsoft’s vice president revealed recently that Facebook and Flipboard are finally coming to Microsoft 8 and in the process of launching Metro style apps for the OS. Panos Panay made note of the impeding launches when talking about the company’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. “Last year we launched this product more »

28th Amendment Hoax Going Viral

  The government shutdown is heading into week 2 and as expected, spammers and hoaxers are rushing to take advantage. The latest internet hoax is using the crisis in Washington to resurrect an old hoax urging people to support a proposed 28th amendment. In case you’re a little rusty on your American history, the Constitution more »

Have Facebook Friends You Don’t Really Like? You’re Not Alone

Do you have a few Facebook friends you really don’t like but just can’t bring yourself to unfriend? According to a newly released British study, you’re not alone. The study surveyed 2,683 people and found that 34-percent said they had friends they really don’t like but are reluctant to unfriend. Why? 58-percent said because of more »