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Opternative online eye exam provides a prescription for glasses remotely

Opternative online eye exam provides a prescription for glasses remotely

If you spend lots of time in front of your computer, you may end up with eyestrain that leaves you wondering if you need glasses. You could go to Walmart and take one of those eye tests they offer, but that quick test won't get you a prescription if you need it. A company called Opternative has announced a new online eye exam.

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BlackPeopleMeet PR agency IAC “parts ways with” Sacco for racist tweet

BlackPeopleMeet PR agency IAC “parts ways with” Sacco for racist tweet

A PR agency that handles CollegeHumor, OkCupid, the Daily Beast, Vimeo and other high-profile web properties has "parted ways with" a corporate communications officer over a tweet deemed offensive by the company and some of the grassroots public. The tweet came from one Justine Sacco's personal account, not a company account. It informed her followers that she was about to fly to Africa, commented on the AIDS epidemic on that continent -- and implied that she thought her being white inoculated her against the deadly disease.

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Welcome to the SlashGear 2014 redesign

Welcome to the SlashGear 2014 redesign

SlashGear is changing. Overnight we hit the switch on our 2014 redesign, paving the way for CES 2014 and ushering in a site that's more usable, brings the breaking news you want to the fore, and makes it easier than ever to find the top stories of the day. With more focus on multimedia and interactivity, we're hoping you find it a more engaging place to get your tech and digital lifestyle fix, too. Read on to see how we've changed.

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Healthcare.gov upgrades to go live Dec. 1

Healthcare.gov upgrades to go live Dec. 1

Healthcare.gov, the website that serves as a marketplace for private and public health insurance plans for Americans, is getting more upgrades. The servers and software will be upgraded, some fixes will be made, by Sunday, Dec. (tomorrow.) This will allow up to 50,000 people to access the site at the same time, up from about 20,000 as of this moment.

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YouTube down for 30 minutes today without explanation

YouTube down for 30 minutes today without explanation

YouTube went down today for about 30 minutes, a rare occurrence for Google's flagship streaming video service. Between about 5:20PM and 5:50PM Eastern Time, the site could not be reached. This included embedded videos in websites (this one, for example.)

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iCloud Keychain unifies sign-in security

iCloud Keychain unifies sign-in security

Apple really isn't wasting any time today with their WWDC Keynote and are talking about numbers, the new Mac OS X Mavericks, App Store download numbers and Safari. Just to name a few. One important and awesome new feature is the iCloud Keychain. Apple's way of unifying and improving the sign-in process across all devices, while remaining secure.

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Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Lucasfilm registers pack of new Star Wars domains

Just a couple days ago, Electronic Arts signed a deal with Disney that would see the video game publisher obtain exclusive rights to the Star Wars video game franchise, which pretty much confirms that new Star Wars titles will be incoming at some point. Today, it has been discovered that Lucasfilm has registered a slew of domain names that are possible ideas for future game installments.

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Google Play Store 4 leak shows alleged new design

Google Play Store 4 leak shows alleged new design

Screenshots have surfaced of what is said to be the next iteration of the Google Play Store, which first appeared over at Droid-Life. The current version Android users are running is 3.10.14 at most, but the version demonstrated in the image after the jump is said to be of 4.0.16. While its not official, there are a few indicators that it could be the real thing.

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Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

If you're one of the world's millions of Twitter users, then there's at least some chance that you were experiencing outages earlier today. Twitter first started reporting that some users may be having issues accessing the site this morning, but it seems that those issues have since been resolved. This problem doesn't seem like it was a massive outage, but then again, the details Twitter gives about the issues are pretty general, so it's difficult to know what was going on behind the scenes.

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Ticketmaster kicks the CAPTCHA to the curb

Ticketmaster kicks the CAPTCHA to the curb

We all have a love-hate relationship with the CAPTCHA. On one hand, it keeps us secure from those pesky internet bots, but on the other hand, they can be extremely annoying. However, online ticket retailer Ticketmaster is doing away with the CAPTCHA for a much-simpler system that will require users to type phrases instead of incoherent words.

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Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest has announced that it's got a new site design in the works, and it's looking for a select group of users to test it out. As detailed on the Pinterest Blog, this isn't a massive site redesign, but the developers are rolling out a few changes in the hope of making the overall experience smoother for users. These include changes to navigation and pins themselves, so while Pinterest isn't shaking too much up, the features it's implementing are pretty significant.

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Pinterest sued by man who claims the website stole his ideas

Pinterest sued by man who claims the website stole his ideas

Theodore F. Schroeder of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Pinterest, claiming that the website was originally his idea. The lawsuit is also against one of Pinterest's early investors, Brian Cohen, who Schroeder worked with on a project. Says Schroeder, after having a falling out, Cohen gave Schroeder's ideas away, and they were later implemented in Pinterest.

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