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    Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

    Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out.

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Can the web predict the future?

Paddypower

Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain.

And while games of chance like dice and cards have been with us for centuries, bar room wagers o...

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Lunar mission to test China's space program

Signs of underground ocean found on Saturn moon

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.

China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program and considered a precursor to a ...

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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Facebook

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

Facebook want...

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Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

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Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

Partial solar eclipse

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

"Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can s...

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Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Obese crash test dummy

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

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Zuckerberg, in Chinese Q&A, says Facebook has '11 mobile users'

Mark Zuckerberg

To thunderous applause and astonishment from the Chinese audience, Mark Zuckerberg gave a 30-minute Q&A session at Beijing's Tsinghua University -- completely in Mandarin. So how did the Facebook CEO do? Well, he certainly gets an "A" for effort.

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Google unveils Inbox, a new app to fix email

Gmail

How do you solve a problem like email? Google's Gmail team thinks it knows how: with a new app called Inbox.

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Survey: 40% of Web users have been harassed

Woman using computer, laptop

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.

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Microsoft retires Nokia branding for phones

Nokia phone name being retired

Finnish phone maker Nokia once dominated the mobile phone market. But times have changed, and Microsoft is now doing away with the brand for phones.

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Virtual avatar used to bust sex predators

Sex predator avatar

An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as the result of an online sex sting centered around a virtual avatar.

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India's e-retail boom

India e-commerce

India is the leading the way for e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific region. Sales have jumped by 70 percent in the past year.

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Apps can help obese kids shed pounds

Weight loss apps kids

Find out more about weight-loss apps that can help overweight kids shed pounds.

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Data hacks may dictate holiday shopping

Shopping, spending, credit card purchase

High-profile hacks make some shoppers nervous heading into the holiday season.

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Apple unveils new, thinner iPads

Tim Cook with iPad Air 2

Apple unveils thinner versions of its iPad tablet computer in an event at its headquarters.

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Student drone flies over homecoming game

drone filmed high school football game

A high school computer club in North Carolina streams a homecoming football game with a drone.

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Female video game developer gets death threats

Video game developer Brianna Wu

Gaming developer Brianna Wu has been outspoken against video games depicting women primarily as sexual objects. Recently, she received threats to kill her and castrate her husband -- threats that were specific enough that they prompted the couple to leave their home while police investigated.

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Snapchat photos leaked by hackers

Snapchat photos stolen

Photos sent on Snapchat are supposed to disappear quickly after they're sent. But cybercriminals are leaking as many as 100,000 stolen videos and photos sent through Snapchat, which are believed to have been stolen through third-party apps that connect to Snapchat.

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Tesla unveils new electric vehicle model

Tesla D unveiling

Tesla reveals the D: Two motors and all-wheel-drive.

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