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Gchat Is Starting to Look Much More Like Google Hangouts

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Some Gmail users noticed a big change to the Gchat feature on Tuesday, which now looks like a lot more like Google's voice and video chat service, Hangouts.

The biggest visual update to Gchat is the inclusion of bubbled profile pictures next to each contact's name. These images are pulled in from the user's Google+ social network.

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BitPay Now Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup After Raising $30 Million

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BitpayA man enters the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show, Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.

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There's a new leader in the Bitcoin startup space, at least in terms of funding.

BitPay, a bitcoin payment processor, announced Tuesday that it raised a $30 million Series A round of funding, bringing its total funding

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Solange Erased All But One Beyonce Photo From Her Instagram Feed

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Solange-beyonceHappier times: Beyonce performs with Solange Knowles at Coachella on April 12, 2014 in Indio, Calif.

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As the world hunts for deeper meaning to the Great Family Feud of our time (a.k.a. the elevator showdown among Jay Z, Solange Knowles and an unmoved Beyonce), there seems to be major passive

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Xbox Live Gold Requirement Dropped for Netflix, Hulu

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Update:Microsoft has confirmed that it will be dropping the Xbox Live Gold requirement for access to entertainment apps, including Netflix, and Hulu. More details to come.

Microsoft may be making a major change to its Xbox Live Gold premium service, making

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Chris Hadfield Is Removing 'Space Oddity' From YouTube Today

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Chris-hadfield-space-oddity-youtubeCanadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on board the International Space Station in 2013.

It was the video that made him famous, but now it has to come down.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is pulling his "Space Oddity" video from YouTube on Tuesday.

The video, which has more than 22 million views, was uploaded on

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For Marketers, 'One-Size-Fits-All' Doesn’t Fit in Latin America

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The world’s biggest brand marketers are seizing the opportunities that LatAm presents as a booming and emerging digital market, but many of them make the mistake of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to the entire region.

Effectively scaling a brand in LatAm requires — at a minimum — a critical understanding of cultural nuances, a keen awareness o

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Cameras Caught Rep. Joe Garcia Picking His Ear and Eating It

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D- Fla.) did what no human should do in public (or ever, really) — he picked his ear and ate it.

It all went down during a House Judiciary Committee markup on May 7, during which Garcia was being recorded live on C-SPAN. He was obviously very hungry, but we'd recommend eating an actual lunch rather than your own ear wax.

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Square's Receipts May Actually Be Useful

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Square on Tuesday will start letting business owners get some market research and pr on the cheap.

The company is introducing Square Feedback, a feature on its receipts that asks consumers "How was your experience?" Feedback also prompts those customers to give details and start a conversation with the business. Square will charge $10 per month for...

'Louie' Episodes 3 and 4 Recap: A Tribute to Women

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Women: Louis C.K. can't live with 'em, and can't live without 'em

Airing just after Mother's Day, episodes 3 and 4 explore Louie's relationships with women — from romantic and platonic to parental and filial — in all their complex glory

In "So Did The Fat Lady," Louie...

New 'Game of Thrones' Beer Picked By You And Tastes Like Vengeance

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If vengeance were bottled up and made to drink, it might have a sweet, fruity finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste. That is, of course, if it came from the land of Westeros.

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York has had major success with its series of Game of Thrones-inspired beer, and its back with its fourth installment: Valar Morghulis,...

Beer Trumps Netflix and Sex on Twitter

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A new study compares the frequency of certain terms used on Twitter in U.S. states. As it turns out, people in Florida would rather talk about sex than Netflix, shopping or church

Nothing weird there, right? However, they'd rather talk about beer than any of that stuff. Go figure

Also, check out the first, introductory episode below

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Google Challenged by 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling in Europe

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Is Google responsible for links to old websites that can hurt your reputation? A top court in the European Union says the answer is yes.

The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that consumers have the "right to be forgotten" and can ask Google to remove damaging links. Google has said the ruling is "disappointing" and is tantamount to...

Privacy Group Accuses UK Spy Agency of Hacking Millions of Computers Worldwide

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Civil-liberties groups have sued the NSA and its British sister agency, the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), over their spying activities in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations. Now, for the first time, a privacy group is suing the GCHQ for hacking millions of computers and cellphones worldwide

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Animals in Bowties Showcase Instagram's Fanciest Furballs

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Like the Doctor says: Bowties are cool.

Canines, kittens and cuddly creatures of all shapes and sizes are putting on the ritz for Animals in Bow Ties. Perhaps they're the fluffiest fanbase for the popular BBC sci-fi show's 11th leading man.

The fashionable four-legged friends have...

H.R. Giger, Man Who Designed the 'Alien' Creature, Dead at 74

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Swiss artist Hans-Ruedi Giger has died at the age of 74, Reuters reports quoting Swedish public broadcaster SRF. Giger died as a result of injuries after a fall

Best known to the public for designing the Alien creature (or Xenomorph) from the Alien movie franchise, Giger was a painter, sculptor and set designer

Born in Chur, Switzerland, in 1940, he...

10 Graduation Caps That Aren't So Funny After All

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Some graduates prefer to let their caps do the talking

Graduation season is upon us, and while many students are just happy to receive their diplomas, others seize the moment to make a statement. How do they do it? By decorating their caps

The square hat has the perfect flat surface for a...

17 Ways the '90s Were Plagued With Awesomeness

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The Middle Ages weren't all about the Black Plague and the Crusades. In fact, the Middle Ages — specifically the High of the Mediaeval times — were also an amazing time to be alive.

Just imagine how rad life would be in the '90s — the 1190s, that is. Kings and damsels, court feasts, and some of the greatest poetry of the Western...

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