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A Short History of Obama’s Evolving Stance on Gay Marriage

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President Barack Obama will be remembered for a host of reasons when he steps down from office at the beginning of 2017 — collaring Osama bin Laden, passing the Affordable Care Act — but a prominent reason is likely to be his “evolving” stance on gay marriage.

In an age when 59% of the American public now supports same-sex marriage — a drastic shift in favor of gay rights over the last few years — anything the president has uttered on the subject has garnered attention. Publicly, he’s said…

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Scene Sparks Young Love With Cigarette

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Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort revealed a new clip from their upcoming film The Fault in Our Stars during Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards

And while the film, based on John Greene’s young-adult novel, is sure to be a tearjerker, there’s no need to break out the tissues yet.

The one-minute clip shows Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort) mingling outside of a youth support group for kids with cancer. Things start off…

Mozilla’s CMO Moonlights As An iPhone Model

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Security Startup DSTRUX Gives All Your Files the Snapchat Treatment

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If you’ve ever hit “send” and regretted it, then DSTRUX is for you.

DSTRUX, a seven-person New York startup, on Friday released a cloud-based technology by the same name that lets you send photos and documents that you can destroy remotely. For instance, if you sent a Word document to a friend via Gmail, you could give your friend 10 minutes to look at it before it dissolved. You could also prevent your friend from forwarding the document.

In addition, DSTRUX makes it impossible for the…

How Ditching Windows XP Will Make the Whole Internet Safer

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Support for Windows XP may be over, but the 13-year-old operating system isn’t going anywhere. Certainly, there will be a rush to upgrade older systems after Microsoft kicked XP to the curb on Tuesday, but looking at simple numbers — more than 27% of all computers worldwide still run the software — holdouts are inevitable.

That poses a growing danger not just to those PCs, but to any system coming into contact with them. With significant market share and no more official support, Windows XP…

How Ditching Windows XP Will Make the Whole Internet Safer

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Support for Windows XP may be over, but the 13-year-old operating system isn’t going anywhere. Certainly, there will be a rush to upgrade older systems after Microsoft kicked XP to the curb on Tuesday, but looking at simple numbers — more than 27% of all computers worldwide still run the software — holdouts are inevitable.

That poses a growing danger not just to those PCs, but to any system coming into contact with them. With significant market share and no more official support, Windows XP…

Ukraine’s Zoo Animals Struggle to Survive Amid Political Turmoil

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When ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February, he left behind a nation, a mansion and a pristine 343-acre zoo.

The zoo’s animals and its employees were left to find food and money themselves, and the interim government hasn’t been able to help it, given Ukraine‘s economy is struggling to survive. For now, officials say there’s not enough funding to support Yanukovych’s former zoo and several others throughout the country that have sought donations to prevent…

Mozilla CEO Steps Down After Anti-Gay Marriage Controversy

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Brendan Eich has stepped down as CEO of Mozilla, a company he cofounded, following significant criticism for his earlier support of a legal measure banning gay marriage

“Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO,” Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of Mozilla, wrote in a blog post. “He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.

Eich, a prominent programmer who previously created Javascript,…

Amazon Fire TV: Questions and Answers

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Amazon’s Fire TV video-streaming set-top box fulfilled most observers’ expectationsIt’s hardware that supports Amazon’s existing Prime video service, Netflix and a handful of other streaming options. It plays music and games. There really wasn’t much we didn’t know about the $99 box before Amazon VP Peter Larsen took the stage

But by the time he was done, we had a whole set of new questions. I talked to Larsen at the launch event, and got a few answers for some of our most pressing…

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