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Google+ might be about to take on Pinterest

What's next for Google+? And is anyone still using it? According to a screenshot and tip given to DroidLife, the social network has a Pinterest-style Collections feature in the pipeline.


We know who put an Android peeing on an Apple in Google Maps

Some enterprising soul decided to put an Android on Google Maps in Pakistan, peeing on an Apple logo. It's unknown who added the defiant Android, but it's yet to be removed from the map.


German parliament may limit intelligence agency communications with the NSA

The German parliament is reconsidering an agreement to share intelligence with the NSA, after it discovered that the U.S. agency used the agreement to spy on politicians and defense contractors.


It’s over! Comcast abandons plan to rule 57 percent of all U.S. broadband Internet

Under increased pressure due to recent moves from the FCC and the Justice department, Comcast is reportedly abandoning plans for its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

Home Theater

Dropbox Notes private beta teases a ‘new way for teams to write together’

Earlier this month, Dropbox was seen testing a new note-taking app called "Project Composer." Now that app appears to have resurfaced as Dropbox Notes, and promises "a new way for teams to write together."


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants 5 more years of the Patriot Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't just support the Patriot Act; he wants to extend it. The Kentucky republican introduced a bill that would extend the controversial surveillance methods for an additional five years.


Controversial bill on sharing your cyber-info passes the House

The House of Representatives passed a controversial new "Protecting the Cyber Networks Act" designed to address recent hacks and cyber threats. Critics fear that the bill represents another attempt to enact extra surveillance on civilians.


Wondering if Adblock Plus is legal? A German regional court answered with an emphatic yes

A recent ruling handed down by a Hamburg regional court in Germany upheld the legality of Adblock Plus, a popular browser extension that blocks ads, as well as block third-party tracking and malware.


A robot has been arrested for buying drugs with Bitcoin (all in the name of art)

A robot that was purchasing illegal substances as part of a Swedish art piece had to answer to the powers that be.

Cool Tech

Hilarious Chrome extension adds a Conchita Wurst beard to all faces in your browser

Once you've the extension switched on in your browser, Wurstify will use facial recognition algorithms to detect all the faces on any webpage you visit. Once it finds a face, it will instantly superimpose a realistic Conchita Wurst beard onto it -- regardless…


If you live in Munich and own an Audi, you’ll be able to get Amazon deliveries to your trunk

A new Amazon delivery option will see packages delivered to the trunks of Audi car owners in Germany. And this is actually one of the less quixotic Amazon shipping experiments in recent months.


Brands be gone! Facebook pushes your friends’ posts to the top of your News Feed

Facebook is rolling out some updates to the News Feed that will hopefully result in more relevant posts from your friends showing up in the feed. Posts from brands will be given less priority.


Soon you won’t need a Microsoft Band to use Microsoft ‘s Health app

New additions to the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health apps may transform the company's burgeoning platform into a one-stop activity tracker. Historical exercise data is in tow, along with other improvements.


Does encryption help terrorists? The head of Homeland Security thinks so

Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, called upon security experts at the RSA conference to join forces with the government on cybersecurity. He also spoke on the so-called danger of encryption.


Amazon Destinations launches, offering local getaways in NY, LA, Seattle

Amazon is increasingly focusing its efforts on services lately, and the most recent move in that direction is Amazon Destinations, a new site that offers getaways within driving distance to customers in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle.