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Off topic: Grave atlas, popular Halloween costumes, parking signs, horse communication

From John Wilkes Booth to John Dillinger, an atlas of where some famous people are buried. A timeline of America's most popular Halloween costumes in the past five years. (Confusing) signs of the times, and possible Read More →

Quoted: Tim Cook comes out, says he’s ‘proud to be gay’

"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then Read More →

Russians behind White House hack, report says

If you can't go over the White House wall or through its front door, how about breaking into its computer networks? That appears to be what happened in recent weeks. Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were behind an Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Wednesday menu. Retailer members of a group working on mobile payments platform reportedly face steep fines if they accept Apple Pay and similar systems. FCC proposal would treat Internet TV services like Read More →

Quoted: on Tinder and vanity

"The irony of Tinder is that in some ways the lack of information, or text, is actually less superficial than having the information." — Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, tells Rolling Stone that just because the dating app relies Read More →

Survey finds many experts fear worsening cyber attacks

A majority of 1,642 technology experts surveyed for a new study predict rogue groups and malicious individuals will ramp up their cyber attacks, causing significant loss of life or property by 2025. While some of those queried by the Pew Read More →
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