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Wednesday April 16, 2014
Report: Nearly half of Twitter Users Never Tweet
Only 56 percent of Twitter users have actually used the site to post content, according to a new report. But it may be that many people are using the site without actually posting their own content.

Review: S5 Features Useful, Less About Gimmicks
There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone -- among them, its relative lack of features. Samsung chose to focus on features people might actually want, not gimmicks.

Is a Site Safe from Heartbleed? Use This Tool To Check
A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most web sites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure.

Roku Streaming Stick Packs Big Punch in a Small Frame
With the addition of Amazon Fire TV, the market for video-streaming devices is getting crowded. And maybe that's why Roku made its latest device -- the Roku Streaming Stick -- so small.

Review: The Ups and Downs of Google Glass Apps
Using Google's web-connected eyewear Google Glass over the past few months, a reviewer gets a glimpse of what might be possible down the line with the device, despite frustrations with daily use today.

High-Tech Tools Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access
Thousands of people with hearing and vision loss have benefited from a pilot program called iCanConnect, providing low-income deaf-blind individuals with the most up-to-date telecom devices.

Review: Fire TV Device Great, But Not Fully Ready
Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search, but the device still has a way to go.

FTC Approves WhatsApp, Facebook Deal
The Federal Trade Commission has OK'd Facebook's deal to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion but under one condition. WhatsApp’s privacy policies must stay the same unless users give informed consent.

WordPress Parent Buys Storytelling Site Longreads
Automattic, the parent of open source publishing platform WordPress, has purchased storytelling service Longreads. The service is designed for reading stories that are at least 1500 words long.


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