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According to search traffic, these are the hot gifts of the holiday season

Can't figure out what to get anyone on your list this year? Well apparently these are the things they're getting busy Googling.
Social Media

Listen up! Shazam shares our 2013 stats, and makes some bold 2014 predictions

After correctly pegging two of summer's biggest hits before the spring showers even dried up, Shazam went back to its algorithms to find which artists will break out in 2014 - and there are a few surprises.
Computing

Facebook to track user data to stop piracy?

Facebook just acquired a patent that will allow it to track some of the data provided by its users in an effort to combat illegal file sharing activities occurring over the social network.
Social Media

Facebook changes ‘Hide All’ to ‘Unfollow,’ shaming us for ignoring annoying friends

Facebook's new 'Unfollow' button will work exactly how 'Hide All' did ... you'll just feel guiltier about censoring your unknowingly annoying friends. A few other News Feed options may have gotten the axe with this change, however.
Social Media

A tale of two Twitter hoaxes

If a Twitter-based feud seems too outlandish to be true, it probably is. TV producer Elan Gale and comedian Kyle Kinane participated in viral hoaxes.
Web

Never explain anything about the Internet ever again with this instructional GIF maker

Sick of explaining how to do things online to your friends and family? Save yourself the potential time, energy, and frustration and let LICEcap do the instructing for you.
Photography

MeCam upgrades lifelogging camera to capture your everyday moments in 1080p video

Want to capture your everyday moments with a lifelogging camera that can shoot 1080p HD video? MeCam's got you covered with their new product, which also has built-in Wi-Fi for remote viewing and sharing on your smartphone.
Social Media

Facebook’s new News Feed promotes articles, your friends’ old posts … and buries memes

Facebook is once again mixing up its News Feed algorithm, this time promoting popular old stories from your friends, news outlets ... and burying memes. Get it straight, Internet: Imgur, Facebook is not.
Apple

Apple acquires Twitter analytics firm Topsy for around $200 million

Apple has reportedly acquired social-media analytics firm Topsy for around $200 million. It's not yet clear why the tech giant has bought the San Francisco-based company, though there are suggestions it may incorporate its technology into…
Computing

Feeling slighted by traditional media, Toronto mayor Rob Ford starts his own online show

Everyone's favorite crack-smoking Toronto mayor is going to try his hand at making viral videos on his own terms. "Ford Nation," a talk show co hosted by his brother is going to premiere soon.
Social Media

TNT to tweet the screenplay of new show ‘Mob City’

TNT's new drama 'Mob City' looks promisingly pulpy -- and people excited about the show can preview its screenplay on Twitter.
Social Media

Why you might soon be the proud owner of an @instagram.com email address

New rumors say Instagram.com email addresses are on the way – a feature that is very reminiscent of Facebook's 2010 messaging experiments. Is this an attempt to fill out the photo-sharing service, or to compete with mobile messengers…