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Drunk Shopping service streamlines the process of regrettable purchases

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If you’ve ever held a pair of mesh overalls in your hands after an ill-fated brunch-drunk Forever21 shopping spree, you know that alcohol-inspired poor judgement can be equal parts thrilling and terrifying.

A new mobile service, straightforwardly named Drunk Shopping, hopes to hold your hand through the experience of buying something you definitely don’t need, probably don’t even want, but couldn’t live without for five fateful minutes.

Let’s all be thankful cable companies don’t control the world

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If you get frustrated paying for channels you don’t watch, just be glad that hasn’t caught on to other facets of your life.

Funny or Die painted a horrifying picture of what we can only assume is the tenth circle of Hell, where cable companies rule the world.

As if we needed more reason to throw money at Netflix Read more…

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7 ways Apple Watch will transform how you date

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Forget old-school online dating because now you can get some loving right from your wrist. No, not that way.

The Apple Watch‘s more intimate and convenient interface (see: its Digital Touch features) allows people to connect more closely than ever before. “Every exchange is less about reading words on a screen and more about making a genuine connection,” says the Apple website

And despite just a few apps being currently available for Apple…

Colorblind dad tears up after seeing true colors for the first time

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Although Opie Hughes could see well, he suffers from protanopia, which affects his ability to see red and green colors properly

Using a pair of EnChroma glasses, Hughes was finally able to see colors accurately for the first time. According to the company’s website, the glasses allow users see more vibrant colors “yet without compromising the accuracy or color balance of the scene.”

Hughes knew about the technology, but was unable to drop $350+ on the glasses.

“My girlfriend actually…

Parking Duck helps you deal with the nightmare of finding a parking spot in Bangkok

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Densely populated Bangkok has around 7 million registered cars, but only 400,000 parking spaces, a reality that former IBM consultant Paruey Anadirekkul found frustrating whenever he visited clients. As it turns out, many of these lots are owned by homeowners at their condominiums, apartments, and homes, giving him the idea to find information on the nearby estates to find a parking space that he could rent.

Having successfully done that, Anadirekkul decided to launch an online marketplace…

AOL is now a pawn in the growing battle between media and Internet giants

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There is a battle brewing between some of the biggest companies in the world as they position themselves to soak up the billions of advertising dollars slated to be spent online in the coming years

On Tuesday, AOL was tossed into the fray.

Verizon announced on Tuesday that it had acquired AOL for $4.4 billion. That might sound like a lot of money, but it’s chump change compared to AOL’s height in 1999 when the Internet giant was valued at $222 billion and was so core to popular culture that…

If your favorite Jewish characters had online dating profiles

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If real Jews can find love through dating apps, fictional and historical Jews should be able to find love too

Think about it, Jewish characters have always been a major cornerstone in media. Where would President Bartlett be without Toby Ziegler? or George Costanza without Jerry Seinfeld? Hell, even the mutant revolution in X-Men would be nothing without Erik Lehnsherr (a.k.a. Magneto)

To help these fictional singles of the…

Australians could have VPNs blocked under new piracy bill

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The number of Australians using virtual private network services (VPNs)

Twitter’s Periscope app nabs 1 million users in just 10 days

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Twitter confirmed early success of its Periscope app on Tuesday with news that it racked up more than 1 million users just 10 days after launch.

The company said during an earnings call with investors that its live broadcast app — which was acquired by Twitter in March — is off to a strong start, with more than 1 million logging on to give it a try. Periscope launched just a few weeks after Meerkat, a similar service, gained significant buzz online.

20 years of Match.com: How its message evolved as we did too

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As Match.com celebrates its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, with more than 125 million people joining the site over the years, one thing is clear: Online dating no longer has a stigma.

But for old times’ sake, let’s recall a quote from a Match.com executive in a 2007 press release about its then-new advertising campaign, which suggests “It Starts With a Look”:

“Online dating has evolved to become a very natural way to meet potential mates — everyone knows someone who met on Match.com,” the…