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20% Of Young Adults Are Using Someone Else’s Netflix, HBO Go Passwords

Are you piggybacking on the Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc, account of a friend or family member? A new report claims that you’re part of the 6% of U.S. households that are costing these companies $500 million in revenue this year.

This is according to a new report from Parks Associates, which found that 1-in-5 young adults in the U.S. are using someone else’s account to watch a streaming (or over-the-top [OTT]) video service.

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Always click the first Google result? You might want to stop doing that.

When you go to Google for anything, be it a weather report or a phone number or an explanation of string theory, you assume that the top results will always be the very best. Those are, at least, the only ones you click: Studies suggest it’s a rare, rare Googler who bothers scrolling past search result number five.

But according to a highly critical new paper out from legal scholar Tim Wu, Harvard Business School professor Michael Luca and data scientists at Yelp, many of us are totally missing out on the information that’s most relevant, and critical, to our lives.


‘Sexting’, ‘vaping’ and ‘photobombing’ reach Oxford English Dictionary

Around 500 new words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in the tome’s quarterly update, including several that provide an insight into 21st century hobbies, such as ‘sexting’, ‘photobombing’, ‘vaping’ and ‘crowdfunding’.

Other gems included in the latest version of the dictionary are the words ‘meh’ and ‘twerk’, as well as more complex ones like ‘Enviropig’ — the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with enhanced digestive capabilities — and ‘pharmacovigilance’, which denotes the practice of monitoring the effects of drugs after they have been licensed for use.

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Wikipedia Being Turned Into a $500K Book Set

It’s going to take two weeks to upload, and the table of contents will be 91 volumes alone, but Michael Mandiberg is determined to bring the project he tells the New York Times is “half utilitarian data visualization project, half absurdist poetic gesture” to fruition. That project: to transform the English-language version of Wikipedia into a 7,600-volume book set.

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Apple Watch 2: Apple plans FaceTime camera, iPhone-free Wi-Fi,

Two months after the initial launch of the Apple Watch, and only a day following the device’s debut at Apple Stores, sources have revealed Apple’s considerations for the 2016 release of a second-generation model. According to multiple sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the Apple Watch 2 is planned to gain a video camera, a new wireless system for greater iPhone independence, and new premium-priced models. Interestingly, it will also feature similar battery life to its predecessor…

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Amazon Reportedly Working On New Shipping Service That Turns Ordinary People Into Couriers

Looking to pick up a few dollars while making your way around town? Then Amazon’s latest attempt to quickly and cheaply deliver packages might be right up your alley, that is if the consumer-turned-courier program comes to fruition.

The Wall Street Journal, citing people close to the matter, reports that the online retailer is working on a mobile app that would essentially allow any regular ol’ Joe to multitask by delivering packages to customers while out-and-about.

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