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Amazon intends to hire 80,000 holiday temp workers

Amazon will bring in more temporary employees for this holiday season, the company has announced. Last year, Amazon hired 70,000 seasonal workers to deal with the increase in demand, and this year it plans to hire 80,000. The extra employees hired by Amazon will work at the online retailer’s American fulfillment locations, of which there are now 50.

The 10 best #AppleEvent tweets

Seems like every week now there’s another Apple event that you just HAVE to know about. Yawn. Today’s was the highly anticipated iPad event, which shockingly announced the new thinnest iPad ever: the iPad Air 2. Along with that, it was announced that Apple Pay would begin on October 20, but of course the best part was Stephen Colbert’s appearance. Oh, and of course Apple had to be all, “You think 4K is cool? PSHHH we’ve got 5K resolution.” So yeah, that about sums it up. However, you know me – I much prefer catching up via Twitter.

Thus, I assembled the 10 best #AppleEvent tweets so you can laugh along with me! Enjoy!

Chromebook danger overload: HP discounts already affordable Stream 14

Microsoft and its hardware-making partners are sure in a charitable mood these days, even though the season to be jolly (and generous) is still a little ways down the road. Perhaps the best cheap Windows 8.1 tablet around, Toshiba’s Encore Mini, got better and cheaper as MS lowered its price tag to $99, and now the ultimate Chromebook “killer” is available at an all-time low as well.

Ebola hoaxes running rampant on Facebook

The U.S. has been gripped with fears about an Ebola outbreak happening here, and not surprisingly, this has resulted in a number of Ebola hoaxes going viral. Although some of them are really too absurd to believe, they’re still getting spread by people who don’t take the time to check things out and who have a distrust of the government, CDC and media. Here’s a rundown of the most popular ones.

Google’s Nexus 6 is official, but the Nexus 5 isn’t going anywhere… probably

Since they started this whole Nexus madness, pushing hardware manufacturers to offer more for less in order to compete and showing customers skins aren’t the only way to go, Google’s powers that be made a habit of refreshing and replacing stock Android-running devices fast enough so they’ll be regretted.

Deal alert: Toshiba Encore Mini for $99 via Microsoft Store ($20 off)

Microsoft’s decision to give up Windows 8.1 licensing fees for manufacturers of smartphones and small tablets may have been one of the most inspired in ages, as it’s currently raining with sub-$150 and even sub-$100 Win slates.

Microsoft accidentally takes down Windows video bloggers

Microsoft was left red-faced this week after its DCMA sweep of YouTube knocked several well-respected Windows bloggers down. The bloggers, including such well-known names as Bruce Naylor and Chris Pirillo were left shaken and angry by the take downs. Pirillo took to Twitter to air his frustration, creating the hashtag #MicroStopped to reach out to other Windows bloggers who may have been affected.

Motorola reveals its Android 5.0 update plans

Not too long ago, Motorola took the wraps off their highly anticipated Nexus 6, which will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed out of the box. Along with that, Motorola also shed some light on its plans to upgrade the existing devices to the latest Android operating system. The company mentioned it will upgrade most of its existing devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, including Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.

Verizon updates Edge with new upgrade restrictions

Verizon has updated its Edge program, and it’s definitely not better. Edge offers a way for customers to pay off their phone over a period of time while also having the ability to upgrade early. With the update, Edge now has payments spread out over 24 months instead of 20, and customers must get through 75 percent of a device’s purchase price before upgrading.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition teased again, is it real this time?

Fool us once, Google, shame on you; fool us twice, shame on us. That’s what the search giant is trying to do, right, fool us into believing a stock Android-running Samsung Galaxy S5 variant is on the way? One with 5.0 Lollipop pre-loaded, and naturally dubbed GS5 Google Play Edition.

Reddit acquires third-party Alien Blue app

Reddit has acquired Alien Blue, one of the most popular third-party clients for the site. By acquiring Alien Blue, Reddit now has its own official application for iOS, and an updated version of the application is now available on iPhone and iPad. The company says the acquisition decision was made because Alien Blue is already the most popular Reddit app on iOS. Due to its popularity, buying Alien Blue made more sense than developing an app internally from scratch.

LG G4 may have a 20.7MP camera

LG will not launch its G4 smartphone until next year, but some reports are already beginning to surface about the phone. A new report in Money Today, a Korean news website, claims LG will include a 20.7-megapixel camera in the G4, and it will also improve optical image stabilization in the device.