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updated at 7:25am on 8/27/2014

Top Meme

Neowin — HP is recalling around six million power cords that it shipped with notebooks and accessories, citing a "risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers", after 29 instances of the cords overheating. Read more...

cords, recall, power

Secondary Memes

Snapchat valued at $10 billion, has 100 million monthly users

Nate Swanner, SlashGear — Snapchat is becoming ubiquitous with messaging, and that’s never been more evident than with today’s news of their valuation and user-base. A fresh funding round tells us that those backing Snapchat are doing so at a $10 billion valuation. That’s not just rare air for a messaging app — it’s an...

snapchat, billion, round

Microsoft Promises Fix For Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issue

Alex Wilhelm, TechCrunch » Gadgets — The issue that is causing some Surface Pro 3 devices to restart and tell users that they are overheating is an error, according to Microsoft. The company has promised a fix in short order. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet hybrid has an Intel Core i7 processor option; Microsoft says the chip requires...

microsoft, surface, pro

Tertiary Memes

Hyperlapse: Instagram's First Standalone App You'll Actually Want to Use

Karissa Bell, Mashable — Between Facebook's Slingshot and Instagram's Bolt, there's been no shortage of photo-focused standalone apps...

instagram, app, video

Rumored 12.9-inch iPad could be better for business productivity

Tony Bradley, PCWorld — Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 12.9-inch version of the iconic iPad tablet sometime in early 2015....

ipad, apple, inches

Coolest Cooler etches a new Kickstarter record

Brittany Hillen, SlashGear — Hailing from Portland, Oregon is the Coolest Cooler, the latest device to take the #1 slot on Kickstarter....

kickstarter, cooler, campaign

Google Bug in Searches Spurs Talk of Hacking

WSJ.com: Technology — A software bug disrupted some Google Inc. searches for roughly eight hours early Tuesday, displaying images...

search, google, images

Archos announces its first Windows Phone

Mihaita Bamburic, BetaNews — Windows Phone is enjoying the support of more smartphone manufacturers than ever. In fact, at Build 2014...

windows, archos, phone

GTA devs on Lohan lawsuit: a desperate cry for attention

JC Torres, SlashGear — Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar is finally speaking up and, like the atmosphere in the popular video...

lohan, rockstar, gta

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