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I Used the Internet to Quit Smoking



I started smoking for the same reasons most people begin the nasty habit: I was young and stupid

Like many teenagers, I could care less about the negative aspects of smoking. Money wasn’t yet a burden on my everyday existence, the long term effects meant little to nothing and I had myself convinced that quick spritz of spray deodorant and some gum masked the smell well enough

The truth was that smoking, once a fun and social activity then began to control my life

Don’t get me wrong, I still…

BBM Gets Stickers, Larger File Attachments And Group Photo Sharing

BlackBerry’s dedicated messaging app is growing at a decent clip, and now has a larger active audience than Tango did when it raised its recent $280 million funding round, with 85 million users engaging with the platform on at least a monthly basis. It’s not resting on its laurels, however; the network introduced new features via an update today, including bringing stickers to the… Read More

Spider-Man Has a Spider-Baby, Thanks to Evian



Sony has caught Evian in its web of marketing endorsement deals for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The video above is a teaser for The Amazing Baby & Me 2, an ad that will draft Spider-Man into Evian’s “Baby & Me” campaign, which featured adults seeing their younger doppelgangers in store windows and mirrors. The video was the No. 3 most-shared ad of 2013, according to Unruly.

According to Marketing, the brand…

Twitter #Music Is Dead



Cassette tape and boom box, say hello to Twitter #Music.

Twitter has announced the shut down of its mobile app #Music — yes, it still existed. The service was pulled from the App Store Friday afternoon and will stop working on devices that already downloaded it on April 18.

Later this afternoon, we will be removing Twitter #music from the App Store. If you have the app, it will continue to work until April 18.

— Twitter Music (@TwitterMusic)…

Scientists Introduce ‘Chicken From Hell’ Dinosaur to World



Don’t count your chickens before they hatch — especially if they’re 11 feet long and weigh 600 pounds, like the “chicken from hell” dinosaur scientists introduced to the world on Wednesday.

The dinosaur lived about 66 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period and somewhat resembles a modern-day emu or cassowary — if an emu had 4-inch claws. Its main unappealing characteristics include those treacherous claws, toothless beak and feathered appearance. While the beast’s fossils were…

Senators Propose ‘Kill Switch’ Law to Curb Smartphone Theft



With smartphone theft on the rise, lawmakers have proposed a bill aimed at reducing the impetus for thieves.

If passed, the law would require manufacturers to install a “kill switch,” or a mechanism to disable stolen phones. The law would not only protect sensitive personal data stored on the phone, but also ruin the device’s resale value. A group of four senators, led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), introduced the bill on Thursday.

New Legislation Could Save Net Neutrality — For Now



Democrats in both houses of Congress have introduced new legislation to protect net neutrality, at least for the time being

Rep. Henry Waxman and Rep. Anna Eshoo, both of California, proposed what they’re calling the “Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014,” a bill to restore Federal Communication Commission (FCC) open Internet standards struck down in an appeals court decision in January. (The bill’s full text is embedded below.)

If enacted, the bill would essentially keep net neutrality…

Thank You, Macintosh OS, for Changing the World



Was there really a time before Macs? More importantly, was there really a time before the Macintosh Operating System? As I sit here typing on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Mavericks, the pinnacle of the art form of Mac, with every technical obstacle between me and the interface removed, it’s genuinely hard to remember it wasn’t always this way

All computers that weren’t the Mac imitated its style. In the modern digital world, we are surrounded by its legacy. It’s like a fish trying to…

Tumblr Launches Second Mobile Ad Unit



This month, Tumblr is introducing its second mobile ad unit, Sponsored Trending Blogs, which leverages one of Tumblr’s most-read sections.

The ad unit is Tumblr’s fifth since the Yahoo-owned company began running ads in May 2012. The others include Radar and spotlight ads, Sponsored Radar, Sponsored Spotlight, Sponsored Web Post and Sponsored Mobile Posts. The latter unit, introduced in April, was Tumblr’s first on mobile.

Tumblr introduced Trending…