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What Drugs Are Twitter Users Talking About Right Now?



If proponents of the war on drugs are having trouble finding drug abusers, maybe they should try checking Twitter.

The network sees a massive number of drug-related tweets every day, ranging from jokes to news stories, with at least a few actual attempted drug deals thrown in for good measure.

The folks at Fractl have created a real-time visualization tool, measuring just how many times Twitter users mention drugs…

8 Modern Gadgets That Look Like They Macarena’d Out of the ’90s



The dream of the ’90s is alive in modern technology

The decade, which left its mark in the form of absurdly colorful outfits and zany cartoons, has never really left the building. It’s still a popular reference point in terms of style and culture — which is probably why there are so many gadgets that have taken cues from the ’90s.

From portable CD players to the high-tech return of the Furby, here are eight modern…

Facebook Says Paper Users Browse 80 Stories A Day, Adds Features That Let It Replace FB For iOS


Facebook Says Paper Users Browse 80 Stories A Day, Adds Features That Let It Replace FB For iOS


11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note



Welcome to Tumblr, Lana Del Rey.

The singer is the latest in a slew of songbirds taking up social residence on the blogging site. The hyperreal online mecca, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, is home to a number of big-name musicians.

Full of glittering GIFs, candid photographs and brazenly honest blog posts, here are 11 musicians worth following on Tumblr.

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7 Incognito Wearables You’d Never Guess Were Gadgets



The state of wearables seems to be divided into two contrasting design ideas: the visible and the subtle.

On one side, wearable tech is futuristic and cool, and the design of objects should reflect that. At the other end of the spectrum, “Glassholes” are very real, so subtlety is key.

For those of us slightly embarrassed by our more techie side, there are plenty of concealed wearables on the market and in…

How to Make a Caesar Salad and 8 Other Super Specific Apps



Let’s cut to the chase. While some apps have a lot of bells and whistles, there’s something refreshing about those with a single, specific function

How about a weather app that tells you when you need to wear pants? Or a fitness app that helps you knock out a great workout in seven minutes?

In a world filled with technology that can bog us down, there are plenty of apps that developers created with the bare minimum in mind. Here…

8 Google Easter Eggs Worth the Extra Peep



Don’t have the time for a real Easter egg hunt this Sunday? Turn to Google instead.

The search engine has been hiding Easter eggs — hidden features and tricks — inside its site for years. Sometimes they’re elaborate, like the entire video game hidden in Google Images, and sometimes they’re as simple as a quirky search result.

From the nerdy to the nostalgic, here are eight silly Google Easter eggs

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6 Video Games That Wreak Havoc on NYC



New York City is burning. The famous American metropolis is a popular playground for video games, but more for destruction than just admiring its skyscrapers.

The city that never sleeps is often virtually reimagined in the world of video games. Shooter games turn it into a battleground, while others fast forward to the future, transforming it into an apocalyptic wasteland

Here are six games that have annihilated the Big…

Stop Treating Introversion Like a Trend



I am guilty of blogging away my anger and tears after struggling to connect with other people. I prefer staying at home or going to a quiet coffee shop over attending a loud party or nightclub. I like reading, knitting and Netflix and I absolutely hate small talk

Yet I didn’t discover I was an introvert through a quiz or by reviewing a list I found on my Facebook News Feed. When I was a teenager, I wasn’t aware of introversion as a real thing; most of the time it was commonly referred to as…

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