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Prince drops $22 million lawsuit against ‘bootlegging’ fans

Prince caused quite a stir earlier this week when it emerged he was suing 22 individuals – some of whom were apparently fans – for alleged copyright infringement regarding concert recordings posted online. He now appears to have dropped…
Web

Walmart starts testing online grocery shopping with in-store pickup

In an attempt to get a handle on the potential of online grocery shopping, Walmart has launched a trial that allows Denver area customers to order groceries and pick up that order at a local store.
Web

Move over, .com! The first 7 new domains launch today

The Internet is about to get a lot more crowded. Starting today, websites can register URLs with seven new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) launched by Donuts Inc. Read more here.
Web

Street View arrives in Manila, island hopping around Philippines to follow

Google's quest to map the world from ground level took another step forward Tuesday when its Street View cameras started snapping away in the Philippines for the very first time.
Cool Tech

Google, LEGO partner for virtual brick building with Build With Chrome

Definitely a cool tool for anyone that spend their childhood building creative LEGO creations, Google and LEGO have teamed up to offer a virtual building tool that's tied into Google Maps.
Cool Tech

New website lets you trade Starbucks gift cards for Bitcoin

Despite Bitcoin's increasing mainstream appeal, a wall stands between the virtual currency and the average person. Now, a new Web service called Card for Coin is doing its part to take a few bricks off that barrier to entry.
Computing

This mind-blowing Chrome extension restored my faith in humanity by getting rid of clickbait headlines

Downworthy, a snarky new browser extension for Chrome, takes all those annoying clickbait titles you see on sites like ViralNova and Upworthy and transforms them into hilariously realistic headlines.
Mobile

Annual smartphone shipments top one billion for first time: IDC

Smartphone shipments crossed the billion mark for the first time in 2013, with Samsung leading the way, according IDC research. The smartphone market increased by 38.4 percent year on year, while shipments of all mobile phones increased by…
Cool Tech

IRS continues to remain silent on Bitcoin tax liability

Definitely a concern for anyone that's significantly profited off Bitcoin during 2013, the Internal Revenue Service has yet to weigh in on the classification of virtual currencies for the tax season.
Web

CEO of Winklevoss-backed Bitcoin exchange charged with Silk Road money laundering

The US Department of Justice has arrested and charged Charlie Shrem, the 24-year-old co-founder and CEO of Winklevoss-backed Bitcoin exchange BitInstant, with money laundering in connection with now-defunct online drug marketplace Silk…
Computing

More than a third of Pirate Bay uploads are porn

You may think Pirate Bay consists mostly of music and/or games. Well, you'd be wrong on both counts. New data reveals that porn is the second most popular content category on the torrent site.
Web

Google glitch sends thousands of emails to one man’s Hotmail account

California resident David Peck was unfortunate enough to have his email address turn up in a Google search for 'Gmail' on Friday – at exactly the same time as millions of people were experiencing issues with Google's Web-based services.