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Rapidshare Shutting Down March 31st

One of the world’s iconic file-hosting services will shut down next month

February 11th, 2015

Sad news for people who love uploading and sharing large data files on the web: One of the first hugely successful file-hosting services is going away next month. N4GM brings us word that Rapidshare is shutting down on March 31st, which means any users who have lots of important data uploaded onto the site should start moving …

Dash Cam Video Meteor Explosion

Awesome dash cam video catches a meteor exploding in mid-air

February 11th, 2015

Are dash cam videos 2015’s answer to GoPro videos in 2014? New Zealand-based YouTube user Josh Sherborne was on his way home from the gym when he thought he saw a big flash of lightning in the sky. When he watched the video recorded by his car’s dashboard camera, however, he realized that it was actually a …

Apple Vs. Google Microsoft Market Cap

Apple is now worth more than Microsoft and Google combined

February 11th, 2015

Ca-ching, ca-ching, ca-ching! Apple’s stock price has been on a tear lately and the company’s shares closed trading on Wednesday at a new high of $124.88. This gives Apple an absolutely massive market cap of $716.7 billion, which once again makes Apple the single most valuable American company ever just one day after it broke through the …

Android Wear Watch Sales

Almost nobody wants an Android Wear watch right now

February 11th, 2015

Even if the Apple Watch goes down as an epic flop, it will still likely sell better in its first month than every single Android Wear watch combined has sold for the past several months. Research firm Canalys has some new data out that estimates only 720,000 Android Wear watches shipped last year, which sets a …

Why Is The Comcast TWC Merger So Bad

Comcast’s most laughable claim about the TWC merger

February 11th, 2015

By now, we’re all familiar with Comcast’s litany of customer service horrors. Whether it’s telling customers that they’re going to be locked in at a low rate for a year before jacking up their prices after just three months, disconnecting customers repeatedly during service calls, allegedly pulling unauthorized credit reports, calling customers obscene names on their …

HTC Petra Smartwatch Rumors

HTC doesn’t need Google for its first wearable

February 11th, 2015

HTC wearable-related interests have been detailed in various reports in the past year, but the rumors failed to materialize, as the Taiwanese company postponed the launch of its first such device. However, HTC might be closer than ever to launching a first smartwatch or smartband device, that’ll compete directly against the Apple Watch, and all …

Charles Manson Wedding Called Off

Charles Manson calls off wedding after learning his fiance is too evil even for him

February 10th, 2015

Most 80-year-old guys wouldn’t mind having a 27-year-old woman marry them for their body, but this is something else all together. The New York Post brings us word that notorious murder cult leader Charles Manson has apparently called off his wedding with fiance Afton Elaine Burton after learning of her plan to put his corpse on display …