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  1. Sadly, the Internet’s Efforts to Buy a Ghost Town Have Failed

    What, the government doesn't accept bitcoin?

    Denizens of the Internet tried to buy a ghost town in Connecticut with crowdfunding, but sadly, their plans—I'm assuming—to reconstruct the society of the Internet IRL were dashed at the last minute by another bidder. So no towns with shiba-faced money or flying cat breakfast pastry deities for us, I guess.

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  2. Retailer-Backed ApplePay Rival CurrentC Has Already Been Hacked, So That’s Reassuring

    On the bright side: Its app store rating can't get any lower.

    CurrentC is quickly becoming a cautionary tale about trying to beat Apple and Google. The retailer-backed solution to paying for things with your phone has been practically one star reviewed into oblivion on the App Store and Google Play, and now it's fallen victim to a hack before it's even made an official debut.

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  3. Google Developing a Pill So You Can Google Whether You Have Cancer… Kind Of

    As opposed to just obsessively WebMDing it?

    Google wants to put tiny little things into your body to search out diseases like cancer, and they're called nanoparticles. Nope, not nanobots. I know; I was surprised, too.

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  4. Google Planning a Gmail Replacement Called Inbox With a Social Media-Inspired Feel

    You can't take the Gmail from me!

    Ever since Google set the standard for modern email with Gmail, they've been adding features to further improve your email experience through automation with limited success. Well, they're finally going to take a full-fledged crack at revolutionizing email again by replacing Gmail entirely with a new product called inbox.

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  5. Google Finally Gets Off Its Butt And Starts Removing Links To Jennifer Lawrence’s Nudes

    Don't be evil.

    Jeez, it took them long enough.

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  6. FKA twigs Directed And Starred In This Concept Film Advertisement For Google Glass

    Stop trying to make Google Glass happen.

    Google got super-wicked-cool artist FKA twigs to star in and direct this "concept film" showing off Google Glass and what it can do. Google Glass is both featured in and used to create the film. Which, yeah, no one's ever used Google Glass to create a wacky art film before, so that's cool. But also, will Google Glass ever be cool? Not even FKA twigs can make it look cool, and she's, like, the coolest person on the planet right now.

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  7. What Do You Do When You’re A 113 Year Old Woman Looking To Facebook? Lie About Your Age, Of Course!

    You'd think after you hit the century mark ladies could stop lying about their age to get ahead. Not if you want to get on Facebook, apparently.

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  8. [Updated] Lawyer Representing Hacked Celebrities Compares Google To The NFL In Righteously Angry Letter

    YOU GOT SERVERS! Er, served. You've been served, Google.

    Google, I know you're untouchable and we're likely all just a dream within your dream, but still. Lawyer up.

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  9. Amazon .Bought All the .Buy Top-Level Web Domains for $4.6 Million

    I hope they at least qualified for super saver shipping.

    Tech companies with deep pockets just love buying things these days, so Amazon decided to one up them all by buying .buy—all of it—for $4.6 million. Now Amazon is the only company that can have websites that end in .buy, although they'll probably sell you one after they create all the ones they want. When reached for comment on the purchase, .biz responded: "PLEASE LOVE ME."

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  10. 5 Million Gmail Passwords Hacked and Leaked, Here’s How to Check Yours

    Or you could use this as a reminder to change it for general safety.

    5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on a Russian forum. Check to see if you need to change your password immediately instead of at your regularly scheduled password change date, which is a thing you have, right?

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