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This Clever Pedestrian-Safety App Turns Down Your Earbud Volume When You're Near a Road

And it was made by an agency for an insurance client

Wearing earbuds on a busy city street can be a nice way to tune out the annoying sounds of urban life, but it can also be an easy way to…

Replacing 'Artificial Intelligence' With 'Demonic Possession' in Headlines Works Eerily Well

Tech's hottest trend clearly has people awed but wary

Powerful, mysterious and a bit spooky, artificial intelligence is something everyone seems to discuss with a mix of fear and fascination. Browsing headlines on the topic today, I realized that AI's…

The Titanic's Final Hours Are Being Relived on Twitter, and It's Hard to Look Away

If you needed a reminder of the deadly hubris that can be fueled by marketing, technology and industrial one-upsmanship, there's a flurry of century-old tweets you might want to check…

Why OK Go Went Facebook-Only With the Debut of Its Buzzy, Zero-Gravity Music Video

Today's top viral clip isn't on YouTube

When OK Go releases a new video, it's bound to cause a viral explosion online. And today, in a possible sign of the times, all that buzz was centered solely…

Reddit CEO Says Front Page Is Due for an Overhaul, Possibly Doing Away With Default Subreddits

Too many opinions 'crammed into a small room'

While Reddit may be "the front page of the Internet," CEO Steve Huffman says it's a front page that could use some retooling. Huffman today posted a look back at the…

10 Ideas That Could Save Twitter

A decade-long power user asked for suggestions, and they poured in

Twitter may be down, but it's certainly not out. Sure, its user growth is dwindling, its leadership is departing, its stock is tanking, and its fortunes generally seem to be in…

Get a Crappy Present? Zappos Will Trade You a $100 Gift Card and Give the Gift to Charity

Regardless of where it was bought

Face it, we all end up with the occasional unwanted gift, and returning them can often be more trouble than it's worth. But Zappos is trying to fix that. For the…

Do These 'Instagram Husbands' Remind You of Any Poor Bastards in Your Life?

The life of an Instagram star might seem stylish and elegant, but what about the poor sidekick left holding the camera like some off-screen putz? A new video called "Instagram Husband"…

Facebook's 'Dislike Button' Looks Like It'll Actually Be a Set of Reaction Emojis

Idea to expand beyond 'Like' now being tested in Ireland and Spain

Mark Zuckerberg sparked a lot of debate and consternation when he recently hinted that a Facebook "dislike button" might finally be on the way, but the likely reality seems much…

Edward Snowden Is Now on Twitter, and He's Picked the One Perfect Account to Follow

He made his name by showing us all that the NSA can and very well might be listening in on our conversations, and now Edward Snowden is having a bit…

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