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Designers Rejoice! Microsoft Kills Off Clipart – 15 Free Microsoft Clipart Alternatives

Well, they’ve finally done it. Microsoft has announced that it is removing its clipart from the Office Suite and replacing it with a Bing Image Search. After years of no one actually using the…

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‘Downworthy’ plug-in kills viral headlines with snark

Depending on who you ask, viral content farms like Upworthy and Viral Nova are either polluting your Facebook News Feed with deceptive — and extremely clickable — headlines, or they’re bringing interesting stories to your attention. If you’re in the former camp, the good news is that Facebook’s working to get more news into your News Feed, but if headlines like “9 Out Of 10 Americans Are Completely Wrong About This Mind-Blowing Fact” are still driving you crazy, there’s a new Chrome plug-in that might do just the trick.

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‘Machete Kills Again… in Space’ trailer is an X-rated sci-fi masterpiece

For anyone who saw Machete Kills last month , the trailer for Danny Trejo’s inexplicable yet appropriately violent journey through space and time won’t be anything new. For everyone else, this is genius in action.

Machete Kills… in Space appears to be exactly the kind of pulpy, mindless fun the previous two Robert Rodriguez films were. Here, Trejo wields a light-machete to cut down his enemies (including a mechanized Justin Bieber) while his comrades Michelle Rodriguez, Alexa Vega, and Lady Gaga kick ass, fire ray guns, and mug for the camera. Leonardo DiCaprio might or might not be along for the ride, but no one seems particularly sure. In the end, you don’t watch this because it makes even a lick of sense, but because it’s too good…

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Turntable.fm kills music upload feature as it fights for survival

When Turntable.fm launched in 2011 it served as a unique way to listen to music virtually with friends on the web. It works on the basis of groups that let users play music on virtual decks with a queue system, chat room, and the ability to search and upload music. Two years after its introduction, its creators are fighting to keep it alive.

In a recent blog post, Turntable co-founder Billy Chasen has revealed some of the spiralling costs that the social music service has faced. While the service is mainly supported by ads, Turntable.fm has tried to introduce premium tiers with additional features, avatars, and stickers, but it doesn’t appear to have generated the type of revenue the company needs to run the service. Instead,…

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Speed thrills, Delay Kills (Infographic)

Gone are the days when people used to depend upon pamphlets, word of mouth for promoting their business or publicity. For example, number shops have taken a setback after the arrival of online…

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Facebook reportedly kills friend-finding for group messaging competitor MessageMe

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In January Facebook caught some flack for preventing Vine users from using Facebook to discover new friends, and now it appears the company is doing something similar with the messaging app MessageMe. TechCrunch reports that Facebook turned off MessageMe’s ability to search for friends via the social network on Friday. We were able to confirm the the feature is not functional in the iOS version of the app; attempting to use it brings up no results, followed by an error message.

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Netflix kills third party app platform, current apps will continue to work

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In a blog post with the understated (to say the least) title “Changes to the Public API Program,” Netflix has announced that it’s shutting down its public API program. Effectively, that means that no new apps that take advantage of the data Netflix used to provide — for example, for searching for new shows and movies to watch — will be possible. Netflix director of engineering, Daniel Jacobson, writes that “existing and active affiliates” will still have access to Netflix’s APIs, so any third-party apps you currently use should still work as normally. Along with the changes, Netflix has set its developer forum to “read-only,” shut down its “OData catalog” for programmatically accessing Netflix’s catalog, and directed all developers…

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