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Scribd helps you find the perfect book to read

Scribd introduced a new website design with new categories, recommended book lists, and better search functions. The update will arrive on mobile apps in the next few weeks.
Computing

Google adds an unsubscribe button to spam mail in Gmail

Google is making it much easier to un-subscribe from annoying, unwanted email lists. Learn more here.
Mobile

Obama goes against the FCC on net neutrality

President Barack Obama spoke out in favor of net neutrality, condemning the practice of paid prioritization. His statements go against the current FCC proposal on the issue.
Mobile

Pope calls Internet, smartphones, and TV a “distraction” from what’s really important

Pope Francis has said that smartphones, the Internet, and television is a distraction from what's important, and that many young people waste too many hours on these pastimes.
Web

Amazon expands same-day delivery service to NYC, DC, and four more cities

Amazon ramped up the pressure on US brick-and-mortar stores on Wednesday, announcing the immediate launch of its same-day delivery service in six more cities, including New York City, Dallas, and Washington, DC.
Computing

Security firm claims hackers in Russia stole more than a billion usernames and passwords

If you thought the Target online security breach was big, think again. It appears a gang operating out of Russia has amassed over a billion usernames and passwords in what's being described as "the largest data breach known to date."
Computing

Justin.tv shuts down, users asked to switch over to Twitch.tv

Justin.tv is no more as of today. The service has been shut down, and users are being asked to get their streaming fix from Twitch.tv instead.
Computing

This 28-inch 4K Acer monitor only costs a handful of Benjamins

Acer just lifted the veil on a new 4K monitor, which is quite affordable compared to what 4K displays cost less than a year ago.
Computing

Passenger planes can be hacked using on-board Wi-Fi, security researcher says

A security researcher says that passenger aircraft can be hacked into using the wireless Internet connections and entertainment systems on those planes.
Mobile

Here’s how to make an iPad with an Etch-A-Sketch and Christmas lights

Making an iPad is as easy as throwing some chocolate cake, acid, an Etch-A-Sketch, and some peanut butter in a pillow case to ferment overnight, says Team Coco in a new DIY video spoof.
Computing

Comcast offering ‘up to’ six months of free Internet service for low income families

Low income families can get up to six months of free Internet service on the house from Comcast. There's more though.
Social Media

Hotel charges wedding patrons $500 for every bad review posted online

The Union State Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, NY, charged $500 for every negative review wedding guests post online. Likely due to the immense backlash, the venue has since quietly taken down the policy.