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Report: Teens now spend more hours consuming media than sleeping

According to a new report from non-profit group Common Sense Media, teenagers now spend a whopping nine hours a day using media (and are averaging just seven hours of sleep). Out of these nine hours, nearly seven are spent in front of a…
Computing

Want a new alternative browser? Vivaldi launches into public beta 1:13

Chrome alternative Vivaldi has announced it is stepping into public beta, after two million technical preview downloads. The web browser is built for the most demanding users, and has a few new tricks to show off.
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Edward Snowden touts Signal for your end-to-end encrypted messaging needs

Edward Snowden needs to be extra careful on the Internet, and one of the ways he keeps safe is by using Signal, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app launching on the Google Play store today.
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Amazon just opened its first brick and mortar store

Started from the web and now it's here -- with a physical storefront. Abandoning or perhaps augmenting its not-so-humble beginnings as an online marketplace, Amazon has now opened its first-ever brick and mortar storefront in Seattle…
Computing

Microsoft announces major cutbacks on OneDrive storage

Microsoft is lowering the amount of OneDrive storage across the board, removing the unlimited storage plan, and lowering free storage. The company claims a small number of users were abusing the unlimited deal.
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The man bun may be here to stay, according to Google search

According to Google's 2015 Beauty Trends Report, men are not only more vain about the hairs on their heads, but they're also particularly interested in one controversial hairstyle -- the infamous man bun.
Mobile

It looks like Verizon’s Droid Turbo 2 giveaway left several burnt contestants in its wake

To promote the Droid Turbo 2, Verizon launched the Droid Seeker contest disguised as a game, which gave 200 winners the handset for free. However, due to technical issues, more than one contestant were left burned.
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PewDiePie claims YouTube Red is a direct response to growing number of ad blockers

YouTube star PewDiePie has given some thoughts on YouTube Red, the new subscription service. He claims the main reason it is here is because of the massive growth of adblock in the past two years.
Web

If you can’t wait for Black Friday, Amazon has started its deals early

There's still four weeks to go but Amazon's already doing what it can to squeeze every dollar it can out of Black Friday. On Sunday the online retailer launched a Black Friday deals store with offers on "tens of thousands" items.
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Amazon brings curtain down on its Amazon Local daily deals service

Amazon Local clearly hasn't worked out for the online retailer – it's shuttering the daily deals site on December 18. It'll instead turn its attention to other local-focused initiatives such as its Home Services program and fast meal…
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Stories you missed: Samsung’s touchable TV, RIP Chrome OS, a Bob Ross marathon

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. Up this week, Samsung's Galaxy View, Adele, and more.
Health & Fitness

Hackable hearts: A real threat, and a wake-up call

We can thank security researchers for uncovering how hackable implanted cardiac devices are. It makes sense to apply the same principles that secure other devices to the ones we have had inserted into our very bodies.