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SpaceX explosion

Becky Maks

SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

A small rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

Debris from the SpaceX F9R rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.

The rocket self-destructed as a safety…

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Secret app

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'Secret' app didn't actually keep you anonymous

Secret is supposed to be the anonymous social network. But as of last week, Secret allowed your friends to trace posts back to you.

Hackers at Rhino Security Labs figured out a way to dupe Secret's system.

To join Secret's community, the app imports…

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Why Facebook is stockpiling Blu-ray discs

There aren't too many people collecting Blu-ray discs these days. But while the technology is fast becoming obsolete for movie viewers, Facebook sees it as a promising new means for handling data storage.

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Twitter timeline

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Is Twitter a tech company or a news service?

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo finds himself facing the same questions that news executives do: Where do you draw the line?

Twitter was founded on the idea of democratizing information and has famously been used to organize protests against dictatorships…

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Qmee

From Qmee

Get paid to click on ads

If you've ever searched online (so, pretty much everyone) this applies to you. A London-based startup called Qmee will pay you to click on links that surface in search queries.

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Sprint

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry.

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LiveLeak bans future ISIS beheading videos

When YouTube started to remove gory videos of journalist James Foley's beheading this week, the next stop for some Internet surfers was LiveLeak, a streaming video website that specializes in hosting graphic videos that other sites won't touch.

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Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.

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How we'll pay for things in the future

Whether it's via contactless cards and mobile phones, or even wearable gadgets and biometrics, new ways of paying and spending are increasingly muscling their way into the mix, leading to a rise in cashless transactions.

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Traffic light, red light

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Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Traffic lights all across the United States are dangerously easy to hack.

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