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After XXX Video Leaks Tumblr Hunk Wonders, 'What Makes You Gay?'

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
The Internet ran a somewhat popular social media hottie off the web after XXX-rated videos of him "leaked," sparking him to delete most of his accounts and stressing that he is not gay.


FBI Chief: Important for Gov. to Access Citizens Phone Data

By Ken Dilanian | Sep 27
The FBI director criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order.

Personal Technology

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

By Anne Flaherty | Oct 1
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Hook-Up Apps Provide Inspiration for Broadway Fueled Musical Short Film

By Brian Scott Lipton | Oct 1
"Grind: The Movie" an award-winning musical short film inspired by gay hook-up app culture featuring "Rent" star Anthony Rapp available for view online October 1.

Attendees walk in front of a PayPal display area at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain.

What's PayPal's First Solo Move?

By Mae Anderson | Oct 1
PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay.

Drag queens from left, Lil Ms. Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 1
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

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Video Games

Roku 3, a product for streaming popular video services, apps and games in high-definition.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

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Science

A woman takes a walk under the scorching sun in Tokyo.

Studies Fault Warming in Much of 2013 Wild Weather

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 1
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes.

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