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updated at 5:23am on 7/30/2015

Top Meme

Brittany Hillen, SlashGear — The hackers responsible for the massive data breach against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reportedly also hit United Airlines with a cyberattack, doing so at about the same time that they targeted the US government. The hackers are also said to be responsible for the breach that took place against...

united, hackers, breach

Secondary Memes

Brown dwarf's fiery aurora is out of this world...and solar system

Eric Mack, CNET News — Astronomers have spied an aurora beyond our solar system for the first time, lighting up the pole of a failed star that's cool in multiple ways.

aurora, system, solar

Uber explains why accurately showing all cars in its app is 'not always possible'

Karissa Bell, Mashable — Uber's app is a lot more complicated than it seems The company has responded to claims that it shows users of its app "phantom cars" that don't actually exist, saying the reason why a driver's location may not always be accurately reflected in the passenger app is due to factors like latency, driver safety...

uber, leasing, app

Tertiary Memes

Volkswagen's first car with CarPlay starts landing in showrooms

Dan Thorp-Lancaster, iMore - The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog — Volkswagen has announced that the first car sporting CarPlay has started landing in showrooms. The Golf R is...

volkswagen, carplay, system

Amazon Dash buttons launch for all Prime members

Brittany Hillen, SlashGear — In case you thought those Amazon Dash buttons would turn out to be an elaborate joke, Amazon has made them...

amazon, dash, button

Galaxy S6 smartphones don't ring true for Samsung Electronics' profits

Associated Press in Seoul, Technology | The Guardian — Company reports fifth straight quarterly profit drop as the Galaxy S6 series fails to reverse its declining...

samsung, profit, quarter

Facebook beats earnings expectations, but the stock sinks (FB)

Jillian D'Onfro, Tech — Facebook just reported its Q2 earnings, with a beat on both the top and bottom line. Here are the numbers:...

facebook, revenue, users

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia — Taiwan makers' shipments of small- to medium-size panels slipped 0.4% in the second quarter of 2015 to 287...

tablet, shipments, quarter

Tesla Launches Referral Program

WSJ.com: Technology — Tesla Motors is launching a $2,000 referral program for buyers and owners, attaching a rare direct financial...

tesla, model, car

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