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Russia announces $111,000 bounty to identify Tor users

Russia revealed a bounty, totaling roughly $111,000, to any Russian citizen or company that creates a solution to bypass Tor's anonymizing software. Winners will be announced on August 20.

Computing

Put on your bro and puffy shirt because Seinfeld may soon come to Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld returns to AMA on reddit, and reveals that his "show about nothing" may very well be making its way to Netflix, to the joy of fans new and old, especially to the cord-cutter crowd.

Home Theater

Best Netflix Instant TV shows

Looking for a new show to watch? Check out DT's tightly-curated list of the Best Netflix Instant TV Shows to find your next addiction!

Movies

Oyster ebook service lands on desktop and mobile browsers

'Netflix for novels' ebook service Oyster on Thursday launched a new web reader for desktop and mobile browsers. The company said its aim was to design a reading experience that feels "fast, fluid, and native to the web."

Computing

Google may purchase Twitch for $1 billion

Google will purchase streaming video network Twitch for $1 billion, according to a GamesBeat report. Unknown is when the deal will be announced or for exactly how much. Google and Twitch have yet to comment on the report.

Gaming

30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching

Check out our painstakingly-curated list of the best full movies on YouTube to find 30 feature-length flicks that are actually worht watching.

Movies

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands of songs

Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music and hundreds of new playlists. Amazon's growing song selection includes tracks from many popular artists old and new.

Music

Jon Stewart launches $10 billion fake Kickstarter to purchase CNN

In light of a recent report detailing Fox's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, and Fox's willingness to dump CNN had it been successful in the bid, Jon Stewart launched a fake Kickstarter campaign to purchase CNN.

Mobile

Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard after viral video craze

Weird Al Yankovic's album "Mandatory Fun" became the parody master's first ever to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Weird Al's eight-day music video extravaganza seems to have worked.

Music

OS X Yosemite public beta could arrive sometime this month (Updated)

Though Yosemite isn't due out until sometime this fall, the public could get a good look at it pretty soon in the form of a public beta.

Computing

Businesses, cyber security firms are coming up with creative ways to fight hackers

Both businesses and Internet security firms are taking some interesting measures to combat against hackers and ransomware.

Computing

60 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now

Save yourself from hours of scrolling and searching through Netflix's massive library by checking out this list of our favorite movies you can stream right now.

Gaming

Sneaky! Internet retailer Amazon just launched a real-world wallet

Amazon debuted its Wallet app on the Appstore and Google Play Store. Amazon Wallet supports gift cards and rewards cards from almost 70 retailers, including many popular ones.

Mobile

New Nigerian email attacks can take control of your computer

A new round of email-based attacks originating from Nigeria employ tainted attachments that can wreak havoc on your life; if you open them.

Computing

Viacom enlists Spotify to bring back the ‘Music’ in MTV

The music group underneath Viacom's wide-ranging umbrella - MTV, VH1, CMT and a few others comprise the family of channels - is currently in the midst of forming a partnership with streaming service Spotify, adding various playlists and features to their…

Music

Google wants to turn NYC’s archaic pay-phone kiosks into useful Wi-Fi hotspots

Google is one of several big-name companies interested in the idea of turning New York City's pay-phone kiosks into free Wi-Fi hotspots. The deadline for proposals was on Monday, with city officials expected to announce the winning bid soon.

Mobile

Facebook ‘Save’ button reminds you to read it later, like ‘Pocket’

Facebook added a new "Save" button to help users find specific content again later. Users will be able to save links, posts, pages, and more with the feature, but they won't be able to view the saved content offline.

Mobile

Google working to fix Chrome bug that saps Windows devices of their battery life

A bug in Google's Chrome browser drains more Windows battery life than it has to. Fortunately, Google is tackling the issue now.

Computing

Verizon to upgrade FiOS upload speeds for free

Verizon FiOS customers will allegedly see a significant boost to their Internet upload speeds.

Computing

Weird Al makes fun of your job with ‘Mission Statement’

As part of his promotion of his upcoming album, "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is releasing new videos all week. From "Tacky" to "Handy," we'll post them all here as they arrive, so stay tuned.

Music

Kindle Unlimited is like Spotify for books … so do authors get screwed?

Amazon’s latest subscription, Kindle Unlimited, gives readers access to 600,000 books for $10 a month. But will it benefit the book business, or break it?

Opinion

Dell, Newegg start accepting Bitcoin as payment

Likely an attempt to increase sales by appealing to a niche audience that's into computers, Dell is now accepting the virtual currency known as Bitcoin to pay for purchases of anything on Dell.com.

Web

Tweetbot catches Russia making edits to Flight MH17 Wikipedia entry

After Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down from the skies on Thursday, the debate continues to rage over who was responsible — and part of that debate is playing out on Wikipedia.

Web

4 big things 1 million people are telling the FCC about Net neutrality

Commenters overwhelmed the FCC with demands to preserve Net neutrality. The latest comments cite America's belief in free market capitalism, competition, and freedom as reasons to keep the Internet open.

Mobile

Blockades shmockades: Pirate Bay traffic reportedly doubles since 2011

Despite efforts to block access to the controversial website, the Pirate Bay's traffic has surged even higher the past few years.

Computing

Microsoft to cut ‘up to’ 18,000 jobs as part of efforts to ‘simplify organization’

Microsoft announced today that it will be cutting thousands of jobs as part of its efforts to "simplify organization" in the company.

Computing

Google uses its Street View cars to sniff out gas leaks in US cities

Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect potential hazards such as gas leaks.

Cool Tech

American Bar Association says that suing file sharers is an exercise in futility

One of the top legal organizations in the U.S. argues that suing individual file sharers isn't an ideal strategy for combating such acts of theft.

Computing

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally joins Google’s Board of Directors

Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford who was once considered to be in the running for Microsoft's top job, has been snatched up by Google.

Computing

Google+ now lets you use a fake name

Having clung to the rule ever since the social networking service launched three years ago, Google+ announced Tuesday it's now allowing users to choose any name they like for their profile.

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