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The Vergecast 131: Texting for drugs

As the year winds to a close, we reflect back on the horrors of hacking, the collusion against Golia…

MPAA decries Google's 'shameful' attack on its anti-piracy program

The Motion Picture Association of America has responded to Google's condemnation of Project Goliath,…

This iPad app will land your airplane if your pilot can't

You might think that Citymapper is a pretty useful app to have in an emergency, but it’s nothi…

Study: More teens are fleeing from Facebook

An iStrategyLabs report from January 2014 caused quite a ruffle among the Facebook top brass and inv…

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’…

Watch Stephen Colbert and a chorus of celebrities sing goodbye to The Colbert Report

"Now folks, if this is your first time tuning into The Colbert Report, I have some terrible news." L…

Apple is 'deeply offended' by BBC's labor abuse allegations

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to an investigative report that revealed labor abuses at one of the…

18 houses that Christmas harder than you

The bright and pulsating LEDS, the raggedy old Santa and reindeer figurines, the astronomical electr…

Kurdish forces claim to have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar

Kurdish forces said they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where t…

Candle heater captures the hearts of funders on Indiegogo

Candles are often used for decoration, or to make a room smell like lilacs, but can you use them for…

9 Scheduling Benefits Employees Love — and Work Hard to Keep

It might seem counterintuitive, but many entrepreneurs are finding that being flexible — for e…

16 interesting facts about your favorite holiday movies

That kid from A Christmas Story has been a bigger part of your holiday binge-watch than you might re…

Comedy as activism: Why laughing together beats mourning alone

"Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it." This famous first sentence of…

Women in the British Army could soon be taking up combat roles

LONDON — Women in the British Army could be allowed to fight on the front line for the first t…

Samsung's messaging app ChatOn is closing for good in 2015

Samsung is shutting down its would-be WhatsApp-competitor ChatOn in all markets in the first quarter…

The best kisses of 2014

2014 was filled with enough powerful, poignant and sweet embraces to kiss this year goodbye. Here ar…

The ultimate gift guide for the techie in your life

In the waning weeks of 2014, one of the most tech-centric years in recent memory, you may be wonderi…

Airbnb signs deal to collect tourist taxes in Amsterdam

Airbnb has signed a deal with the city of Amsterdam to collect and pay taxes from hosts. See also: T…

Facebook's popularity slips again among teens

Facebook’s popularity among teenagers is continuing to slip, with younger users increasingly t…

Delaying worldwide releases can kill song sales, Spotify data shows

A new study by Spotify shows that "windowing" — the practice of delaying the launch of albums…