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Google’s newest Chrome utility is designed to buff out any blemishes in the browser

This Chrome utility from Google will allegedly scan the browser and purge it of any malware or other harmful software. Learn more here.
Social Media

Don’t joke about ebola on an airplane or a hazmat crew will detain you

So a man walks onto a plan and says, "I have ebola. You're all screwed!" Then people in hazmat suits take him away to a tiny room for questioning.
Mobile

Adorable idea: London Zoo now livestreams its otters, turtles, and meerkats on YouTube

London's Zoo created a livestream of otters, meerkats, and Galapagos turtles on YouTube. You can watch the cute critters 24/7, thanks to TV White Space technology.
Computing

Google chief fears surveillance scandal could ‘break the Internet’

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said at a gathering of tech firms in California on Wednesday that the government spying scandal is so serious there's a danger it could "break the Internet."
Web

Street View straps a camera onto a camel for a trip through the Arabian desert

Realizing its Street View cars probably weren't up to the job of taking on the 40-meter-high sand dunes of the Arabian desert, Google's mapping team decided to strap one of its Trekker cameras onto a camel instead.
Social Media

Twitter sues US government in bid to share more information on state surveillance

Twitter announced Tuesday it's suing the US government in an effort to obtain permission to publish details revealing the full extent of the surveillance of Twitter users by state agencies.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger is ready for mobile payments between friends

Facebook Messenger may soon support mobile payments. A Stanford student uncovered the feature hidden in the code of the app. Facebook could charge for the service.
Home Theater

BBC extends its iPlayer catch-up viewing window to 30 days from 7

The BBC's on-demand iPlayer service has proved a massive hit with British TV audiences since its launch in 2007. The latest change to the VOD platform came Monday with the catch-up viewing window extended to 30 days, up from 7.
Computing

Google deleted thousands of images after celebrity hacking scandal

Can Google be blamed for the spread of nude celebrity photos across the Web in the wake of the recent hacking scandal? The search giant says it took prompt action to remove the material.
Computing

More people are using Chrome on desktops lately, and less of everything else

Google's Chrome desktop browser got more popular last month, while its main competitors saw less usage. Learn more here.
Computing

Bank hack: JPMorgan Chase says 76 million households hit in cyberattack

One of the largest banks in the US has been a hit by a massive cyberattack involving the accounts of approximately 76m households and 7m businesses. JPMorgan Chase said that up to now there was no evidence the stolen data had been used for…
Mobile

Splikity remembers your passwords so you don’t have to and it works with Touch ID

Tired of trying to keep track of all your passwords? Splikity is a new iOS app that also has a Web app and browser extension that remembers all your passwords.