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The Government’s back … online! Our 7 favorite apps and accounts that have returned

The shutdown didn't only close the gates on national parks - we also lost our beloved panda cam. Now it - and other social accounts, like NASA's Instagram profile and the White House Tumblr - are back in action.

‘Driveclub’ for PS4 delayed into ‘early 2014’

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirms that the PlayStation 4 launch title, Driveclub, will slip out of its launch day release target and into 'early 2014'.

Top 10 horror movies for Halloween

Halloween season comes only once a year, and it's your only chance to watch horror movies. Once we hit Nov. 1, it's back to superhero movies and romantic comedies. So, get into the festive, and frightened, spirit of Halloween by watching…

Fujifilm XQ1 is a fast premium compact with high-resolution X-Trans CMOS II sensor

Fujifilm's new compact features the company's high-performance X-Trans CMOS II and EXR Processor II technologies, similar to those in its higher-end models. Fujifilm says the XQ1 has the fastest autofocus speed in its class.
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Nick Bilton, you’re a smart guy but you’ve got this Twitter ‘like’ button thing all wrong

A recent call to action for Twitter to add a Like button is mistaken. Why Like when you can Fave? Both tools serve the same functions, and the overlap will just make our digital social lives even more complicated then they already are.

LG’s G Pad 8.3 Android tablet comes to America on November 3, will cost you $350

Having announced its new tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3, in September, the company has finally given it a price and release date for America. It's coming to Best Buy at the beginning of November.

Archos launches four Titanium smartphones, all with Android 4.2.2 and dual-core power

Archos has announced four new smartphones, all of which fit into the Titanium range, and are differentiated by their screen size, resolution and battery. All phones are powered by dual-core MediaTek chips and run Android 4.2.2.
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Is Instagram a celebrity confessional – and are admins keeping watch?

After a series of darker Instagram posts, Lady Gaga reportedly received word from Instagram checking in on her mental health. And she's not the only one, as it appears Instagram's shiny veneer might actually make it a good sounding platform…

BlackBerry: Chinese tech firm Lenovo considers buying entire company

Fairfax Financial has already made a $4.7 billion bid for BlackBerry, while company co-founder Mike Lazaridis is also said to be interested. And now, Chinese tech firm Lenovo has arrived on the scene. So who's it gonna be?
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‘The Fifth Estate’ whitewashes WikiLeaks’ nuance digging for a vanilla villain

Director Bill Condon’s ‘The Fifth Estate’ ignores the fascinating moral grey areas of its source material in favor of a black-and-white approach that portrays Julian Assange as just another bad guy.

AT&T announces $5-a-day data pass for cellular-capable tablets

Owners of cellular-capable tablets who've declined to sign up to a monthly data plan may be interested to learn that AT&T is set to offer a $5-a-day option with a 250MB limit, or a three-month pass for $25 with a 1GB limit.

Now you see it, now you don’t: Nexus 5 appears briefly on Play store, 16GB for $350

Still no official word from Google on its much-anticipated Nexus 5 handset. Instead, a fleeting appearance of the forthcoming smartphone on the Google Play store, revealing the 16GB version will sell for $349.