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Caught Lion Down | It breaks our heart, but OS X Lion feels like a failure.

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I Flunked My Social Media Background Check. Will You?

Your next job application could require a social media background check. Odds are, you have no clue what that means. Nobody does. It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach. More »

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How America's First Reusable Space Shuttle Got Off The Ground

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With the launch of STS-135 today, the US Space Shuttle program will end with a whimper. To celebrate the shuttles' service to both our nation and the sciences, the NASA Space Shuttle Manual by David Baker discusses the launch of the very first, Columbia. More »

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How To Fix the Five Most Common iPhone Injuries

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iPhones aren't built to last forever, but that doesn't mean you should let a cracked display or dead battery finish your handset. Here are detailed instructions for five of the most common iPhone 4 repairs—courtesy of our buds at iFixit. More »

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The Day I Discovered That I'm an OK Cupid Asshole

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I jumped into the internet ball pit of online dating as a free, simple way of getting over my last girlfriend. It was great! It was convenient, quick, and distracting. More »

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How—and Why—to Use Turntable.fm, Your New Favorite Music Time Vortex

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Turntable.fm is good, because it's a fun way to listen to music online with your friends. Turntable.fm is bad, because it'll suck your already strained attention span down a black hole. More »

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7 Tools to Help Your #AntiSec Hacking Antics Remain Anonymous

Lulzsec has vanished into the ether. Anonymous is lost in Orlando City. And, I don't know what you're doing on the internet. Don't wanna know. More »

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Facebook + Skype Video Chat = "Something Awesome" (Updated: Hands-On)

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Facebook started Rollout Season 2011 with its answer to Google+ Hangouts today in the form of Video Calling, an integrated video chat feature built on Skype technology. More »

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The Mystery of the Phantom Pyramid That Never Existed

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There's nothing triangular about the Mount Teide volcano. From its base, it's the third largest volcano in the world but is pretty flat on top. So why does its shadow look like a perfect ghost pyramid rising over the horizon? More »

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Woman Sees Mother's Face For First Time In Five Years After Photo Becomes a Hit On Chinese Twitter

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When a 71-year-old Chinese shoeshiner spotted an iPad-user walking past, she begged him to take a photo of her face, and somehow send it to her daughter, who she hadn't seen for five years after moving to a different city. More »

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