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Comcast jumps up in Netflix speed rankings after payola-style agreement

Fresh from its brokered deal with Netflix to receive a payout for a more direct connection, Comcast has moved up significantly in the Netflix speed rankings. As Comcast pushes for its $45.2 billion merger with TWC, what does this mean for…

14-year-old girl tweets terror threat to American Airlines, gets arrested for it

Seemingly out of boredom, a teenager from the Netherlands decided to make a terror threat to American Airlines. The result of her shocking stupidity? An arrest by the Dutch police and a well-deserved grounding by her parents.

Scan websites for Heartbleed with this Google Chrome browser extension

You can protect yourself from the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability with Chromebleed, a free Google Chrome browser extension. Learn more about how Chromebleed works, and how to get it here.

Watch Dogs dev reveals what you’ll need to be packing to run the game at ‘ultra’ on PC

Watch Dogs’ creative director Jonathan Morin let slip via Twitter the PC requirements for those that want to run the upcoming Ubisoft game on the “ultra” settings.

Android may soon have a flatter look, if these leaked shots are real

The supposed leak, which Android Police said came from “a source familiar with the new designs,” shows a flatter interface similar to the design scheme that first appeared in iOS 7.

BMW celebrates 30 years of M5 with smoking tires … and a surprise

The BMW M5 has anchored the company's M line of performance cars since it was launched in 1984. To celebrate 30 years of M5, BMW will recount past models, burn a little rubber, and prepare a surprise.
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Ikea just bought a massive wind farm in Illinois to power all of its US stores

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce its power consumption, Ikea just made a big investment in an Illinois wind farm. Learn more here.
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Research shows people share more photos through their TV than other kinds of media

YouGov — a London-based research firm — released data last week that indicates a rapidly changing technological and behavioral landscape in the home. The study finds that the most popular form of content-sharing between devices is…

Nikon debuts compact J4 camera with fast burst mode

Nikon has a new mirrorless camera out, the Nikon 1 J4. The 18.4-megapixel compact interchangeable lens camera has specs similar to the recently announced Nikon 1 V3.

Omni virtual reality treadmill is set to ship in July

Virtuix’s Omni, the virtual reality-based treadmill that began its life as a Kickstarter project, has confirmed that it will begin shipping sometime this July.

X-Men: Days of Future Past teases 25 moments where mutants changed the world

Director Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014, but in anticipation, the studio has created a new website showing 25 moments where mutants changed the world.