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Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Between Google and Microsoft's Bing search engine, Google has always reigned supreme as the most popular choice, and it's a good thing too, since a recent study found that Bing returned around five times more malware in search results than Google, meaning that Bing highlighted websites that contained malicious code of some kind.

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Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Hostility on social networks rises to 78% of users

Social networks are a great place to vent your frustrations to your "friends," but sometimes they can be a hotbed for debates and arguments. According to a new survey that polled almost 2,700 people, approximately 20% people have reduced in-person contact with someone due to an argument or debate that occurred online.

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Majority of the world’s gold deposits formed by earthquakes

Majority of the world’s gold deposits formed by earthquakes

It's always interesting to learn how certain rocks are formed, and gold is one of those elements that is so precious and rare, yet very few people have any idea on how it's formed in the Earth. According to a study conducted by a group of Australian geologists, 80% of the world's gold deposits are actually formed in the blink of an eye thanks to earthquakes.

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Researcher debunks “unidentified” life found in Lake Vostok

Researcher debunks “unidentified” life found in Lake Vostok

The scientists at the St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute were excited when they found what they believed to be "unidentified" life near the South Pole. They collected 7 samples from Lake Vostok after drilling 3.5 kilometers to reach the lake. Scientist Sergei Bulat, who was the leader of the group that discovered the "new" species, stated, "After excluding all known contaminants... we discovered bacterial DNA that does not match any known species listed in global data banks. We call it unidentified and ‘unclassified’ life."

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A mouse click burns 1.42 calories, according to researchers

A mouse click burns 1.42 calories, according to researchers

Sitting at your desk all day surfing the internet with a pile of unfinished TPS reports sitting in front of you probably isn't a good sign, and even worse, you're probably not doing yourself a favor and getting enough exercise, or aren't you? According to a recent study, one mouse click burns approximately 1.42 calories.

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Scientists discover unidentified life near South Pole

Scientists discover unidentified life near South Pole

Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria from water samples obtained from the ancient Lake Vostok. Lake Vostok had been isolated from the world for over 17 million years, and was protected by a thick sheet of ice. Scientists began drilling through the ice since 1989, and have been collected water samples from the lake. The scientists stated that the bacteria did not belong to the "40-plus known sub-kingdoms of bacteria."

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Global temps highest in 4,000 years, according to report

Global temps highest in 4,000 years, according to report

Global warming: it's a heated debate, but a recent report suggests that temperatures here on Earth have been the highest they've ever been in 4,000 years. Plus, it's predicted that over the next few decades, temperatures are likely to surpass levels not seen on Earth since before the last ice age occurred.

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Megaupload shutdown increased legal movie downloads, according to study

Megaupload shutdown increased legal movie downloads, according to study

What once was a haven for illegal downloading is now just an afterthought. After the shutdown of Megaupload last year, it seems users are starting to resort to legal downloading means, according to a study from Carnegie Mellon University. The study suggests that studios saw a boost in digital movie and music sales since the shutdown.

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Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

We've been seeing a major push for tablets lately, but if a new study from Arieso is to be believed, then manufacturers might want to rethink their strategies. As it turns out, Arieso has found that smartphones have passed tablets in data usage for the first time in the three years the company has been doing these studies. You'd think that given the larger screens found on most tablets, users would turn to those devices more often for Internet access, but it seems that the tides are changing as far as mobile data goes.

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84% of Kickstarter projects miss their ship dates

84% of Kickstarter projects miss their ship dates

If you've ever backed a Kickstarter campaign before, you might have been notified of a delay of some sort. Based on the top 50 most-funded projects on Kickstarter, 84% of them ended up missing their initial ship date, including the Pebble smartwatch, which garnered over $10 million in funding from almost 69,000 backers.

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Entry-level smartphone sales to be the majority by 2017

Entry-level smartphone sales to be the majority by 2017

While high-end smartphones sales are dominating the market right now (83% last year, according to research firm Informa), it's said that entry-level and budget-minded smartphones will take over by 2017. Informa predicts that, by 2017, affordable smartphones (those priced below $150 with no contract) will account for a majority of mobile devices sales.

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Americans spend over 2 billion hours on social media per month

Americans spend over 2 billion hours on social media per month

It's really not a surprise when you're told that people spend a lot of time on social media. We all know that Facebook has over a billion users, and that all these statistics that get thrown around of how many photos users share on social networking sites are just a fancy way of saying, "people are using social media." However, it turns out that Americans are collectively spending over two billion hours on social media, every month.

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