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From :) To GIFs: Expressing Ourselves With Images Online

Tech Tuesday explores the history, function and future of GIFs and emoticons as a means of communication and their place in the tech lexicon.

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Improving Healthcare, One Search At A Time

By combing through 100 million search queries on Bing, Yahoo and Google, Microsoft Research Lab co-director Eric Horvitz and his colleagues were able to discover a previously unknown interaction between two commonly prescribed drugs. Horvitz says the method might detect dangerous drug interactions earlier than the FDA's warning system.
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Is All The Talk About Cyberwarfare Just Hype?

U.S. officials and security experts regularly highlight the cyberthreat, but they also note that the prospects of a major cyberattack are remote. Cyberespionage and "nuisance" cyberattacks may be a problem now, but all-out cyberwar is not.
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Angry Birds TV, Coming To A Mobile Screen Near You

The wildly popular game has been downloaded 1.7 billion times. Now, the company that brings these birds — and the pigs they love to hate — to your phone is launching an animated series, which will be distributed via television and app.
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Samsung Unveils Its Galaxy S4

Samsung is rolling out a new smartphone — the Galaxy S4 — as the company continues to snag new customers, often at the expense of Apple.
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Reuters Journalist Charged With 'Conspiring' With Anonymous

Matthew Keys is well known on Twitter for breaking news. Prosecutors allege he leaked the credentials to a Tribune Company server to members of the hacker collective Anonymous.
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Modern Dating Is A Group Sport For The Hashtag Generation

The online dating website Grouper helps single people find love with six-person blind dates. Why? "For a generation of people who grew up with participation trophies, rejection is a hard thing," says CEO Michael Waxman.

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