Dramatic dash cam footage captures Taiwan plane crash

A plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday morning was caught on video by a dash cam just meters from where the aircraft came down.

Amazon and Sprint in talks to buy RadioShack locations, report says

With RadioShack's future hanging in the balance, Amazon and Sprint are reportedly looking at the possibility of taking over some of the troubled company's 4,000 locations across the country.

Amazon, Google and Microsoft pay AdBlock Plus to bypass the plug-in

A report from The Financial Times has revealed some of the world's largest technology companies pay AdBlock Plus for automatic whitelisting which bypasses the plug-in's blocking function.

Truly relax by setting a vacation reminder in Gmail

Everyone needs a vacation, but unfortunately, it's harder to unplug now than ever before. Check out our guide on how to turn on Gmail's auto-replying vacation reminder, so you can spend less time rummaging through your inbox and more time…

Google starts offering up-front payments to security researchers in hunt for bugs

In an effort to nail even more potentially damaging bugs in its products and services, Google has started paying security researchers up front as part of a new grant scheme launched over the weekend.

The Pirate Bay is back online, ahead of schedule

Just as it promised earlier this week, the Pirate Bay is back online to provide users will all of their torrenting needs. The site went offline in December in connection to copyright violations.

‘The last McDonald’s hamburger in Iceland’ now live streaming from Reykjavik hostel

Although it's clearly not a this-is-what-the-Internet-was-made-for moment, the live streaming of a five-year-old burger and fries from a hostel in Iceland is, if nothing else, helping to bring a historical artifact to a much wider audience…
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Best drone video yet? Two guys strap roman candles on a quadcopter and let it rain

After knocking back a couple beers, these two idiots had the bright idea to strap a bunch of roman candles to a quadcopter drone and chase each other around the backyard. And thank god they did -- it's hilarious

Amazon goes after business customers with new ‘WorkMail’ email service

Amazon is taking on Microsoft and Google in the fight for business customers with WorkMail, a new cloud-based email and calendar service set for launch in the spring.
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Tumblr revamps writing tools in ‘big’ update

Tumblr on Wednesday rolled out a significant update aimed at offering a more refined user experience and more posting options for its millions of bloggers.
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These 5 tech companies will help you find clothes that actually fit

We explore some of the online (and brick-and-mortar) retailers that are offering new ways to find clothes that fit. Here are a few ways that technology is resizing and reshaping today's clothing racks.

Put on your eyepatch and peg leg, Internet: The Pirate Bay returns February 1

The Pirate Bay looks set to return on February 1. The site last week relaunched its homepage complete with a countdown clock, and on Monday it updated it with an image of a phoenix, suggesting the site will soon be reborn.