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Study shows you’re probably not getting the broadband speeds you’re paying for

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Broadband Internet service is still painfully expensive in the United States and to make matters worse, a new study shows that most American households aren’t getting the fast data speeds they are paying for.

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Webcomic explains Heartbleed bug like you’re five

So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug’s all about, but you can’t really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here’s what you should do when someone asks at your weekly family dinner, then: launch the XKCD website…
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Watch where you’re swimming: Animal Planet’s popular ‘River Monsters’ returns for 6th season

Often television stars travel with assistants in charge of makeup and wardrobe.
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New Xbox One notifications let you know when other gamers think you’re being a jerk

The Xbox One’s simplified Reputation system aims to keep like-minded gamers playing together, and now the folks in Redmond plan to notify you if you fall of out the community’s good graces. Are you the sort of player who doesn’t ruffle too many…
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Yahoo now shows Yelp reviews when you’re searching for local businesses

Google has long made it easy to find reviews of local businesses in its search results, but you’ve been out of luck if you prefer Yahoo. You won’t have much trouble scouting those locations after today, though. As hinted earlier this year, Yahoo has…
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Need a quality left tackle in free agency? You’re already too late

Free agency began at 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, and by 4:15 the top four free-agent left tackles were off the market.

They played a giant, expensive, hilarious game of musical chairs.

[Be sure to check out Shutdown Corner's NFL free-agent rankings. Click here for the list of offensive players, and click here for the list of defensive and special teams players]

The Miami Dolphins signed Branden Albert instants after the start of free agency for five years and $ 46 million.

Moments later, the Arizona Cardinals locked up Jared Veldheer for five years and $ 35 million.

The Oakland Raiders, having lost Veldheer, signed Rodger Saffold to a contract. For a mind-blowing five years and $ 42.5 million.

And it appeared that the Baltimore Ravens, having seen the carnage in the market, found a way to lock up Eugene Monroe. Terms were not immediately available.

Fifteen minutes, four signings, more than $ 120 million dollars worth of left tackles gone. Wow.

The biggest losers in this, other than the Chiefs (who lost Albert), are the Raiders. What were they thinking? Saffold was benched as a left tackle in St. Louis and went for more money than Veldheer. And they have him playing guard, by some reports. Just … wow.

If you throw in the signings of guards Shaun Lauvao (Washington Redskins) and Zan Beadles (Jacksonville Jaguars), it’s clear that the big men are the big winners in the first hour of free agency.

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The 404 1,436: Where you’re never too old to start Tindering (podcast)

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Leaked from today’s 404 episode:

Apple CarPlay to bring iPhone experience to your next car’s dashboard.

This electric condom promises to supercharge your sex life.

60-year-old goes on Tinder tear: “By the end of the year, I had slept with 15 men, 11 of whom were in their 20s or 30s.”

– A smart Netflix employee invents wristband that pauses your shows when you fall asleep.

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Intel’s smart headset understands you even when you’re offline

Intel claims that its Jarvis headset’s voice recognition makes it smart, but we’ve seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before — what’s so special this time around? It’s all about offline support, the company tells Quartz. Unlike many …
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Google wants you to know what you’re clicking on

Google knows a lot, both about its users and about the internet in general. Today, the team in Mountain View has found a new way to share more of its vast knowledge of the web with us by providing background info on sites that show up in search …
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CES 2014, Day 2: Five signs you’re at the biggest tech show on Earth

It’s easy to lose track of yourself in a city as busy as Las Vegas. Between the iconic strip, the historic downtown casinos and the international trade shows, folks have a habit of waking up without a solid sense of location. We understand, and we’re …
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