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As expected, Apple introduced the new iPhone 5S at a media event Tuesday.

Also as anticipated, the iPhone 5S will be the same size and design and the current iPhone 5, however it will feature improved specifications and features.

Perhaps most notably, it be available in colors: silver, gold, and space Gray.

iPhone 5S

Another significant new feature is a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor built into the home button that's capable of scanning sub-epidermal skin layers.

Seriously. It's got fingerprint ID technology on a hand-held device, NCIS style.

Touch ID can be used to unlock an iPhone and authorize iTunes purchases.

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Have you ever purposefully avoided the bad part of town?

Most likely, but now an app that purportedly helps you accomplish just that has come under heavy scrutiny and even faces racism allegations.

The Ghetto Tracker app - seriously, that was its name - allows locals to rate the safety of cities, towns and neighborhoods so that visitors will know where to avoid.

It has since been renamed Good Part of Town following the inevitable backlash, but critics claim that the app is classist at best and racist at worst.

The app does not use any racial demographics to tell you which areas to avoid, but some say it helps the rich avoid the poor and perpetuate stereotypes.

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Yahoo unveiled a new company logo last week, but a version from an intern that was rejected by higher-ups has leaked, and is seen by many as superior.

Yahoo Logo New

After the new logo (above) was revealed, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer personally thanked design intern Max Ma for his help crafting the new design.

But Ma may have had other ideas about the direction the web giant should take.

The intern previously hosted his alternative design on his personal website, according to Business Insider, but has since taken his site entirely offline.

Here's a look at the passed-over version you were never supposed to see:

Yahoo Logo Intern

Company loves its purple. Some tech bloggers say it's as good if not superior to the version Yahoo chose for its revamped website. Do you agree?

Which Yahoo logo do you like better?


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The Apple rumor mill is churning like crazy once again amid gossip and speculation that the brand's new iPhone 5S may be released September 20.

The next iPhone's release date, gold and graphite phones, and a "revolutionary" patent that could replace hinges (seriously) are all unconfirmed.

Still, why let that stop us from excitedly guessing? The latest Apple rumors:

  • The iPhone 5S will be released three weeks from Friday, September 20.
  • The iPhone 5C, a new, cheaper and more colorful plastic-cased handset, will also be released, a report in Japan's Nikkei indicates.
  • Apple is to announce the devices September 10, according to speculation, and the products' release 10 days later is standard iPhone procedure.

Elsewhere in iPhone land...

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Nothing is supposed to show up on your Facebook Wall unless it's posted by you or your friends, but it can happen, as Khalil Shreateh just proved.

By posting on Mark Zuckerberg's wall.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Page Hacked

Shreateh, a security researcher from Palestine, first reported the bug to Facebook, which pays people to report such things rather than sell them on the black market.

But, instead of fixing the bug and paying the researcher the $500+ fee, Facebook told him "this was not a bug," according to an email that Shreateh shared.

When he tried a second time to warn the company and was rebuffed, Shreateh posted on the Wall of Sarah Goodin - a friend of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.

That got their attention REALLY fast.

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Because regular web searches aren't sexy enough, a new extension of Google's web browser Chrome turns every single image on the web into a Ryan Gosling photo.

The plugin's name? Hey Girl.

The tool changes LITERALLY every image on any page to Ryan Gosling photos.

Your mom's weird ass Facebook pics?

Depressing CNN news dispatches?

Miley Cyrus Twerking?


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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, unveiled yesterday, is a concept designed to transport people at up to 800 miles per hour - and at a lower cost than bullet trains.

The billionaire inventor proposed the official concept Monday after teasing the idea of the magnetically propelled, pod-based system for more than a year.

The idea is that pods travel within low-pressure tubes that are nearly airless, hovering on a cushion of air, floating above thin skis of a custom metal alloy.

Air sucked in from an intake in front of the pod would be compressed and ejected beneath to levitate it above the metal sleeve of the device's tube.

Electromagnets would then zap the craft forward at high speeds.

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YouTube's Geek Week is already providing quite a bit of entertainment, both amusing and incredible.

Yesterday we had the Breaking Bad musical which was most certainly entertaining and today it's a functioning Wall-E Robot that is mindblowingly awesome.

The video is a little long (seven-ish minutes) but it is quite worth it. Check it out below!

Cool right? The expressive eyes, the details on the body... the fact they took a CGI rendered character and found a way to build him in real life, from scratch? That is some amazing stuff right there.

Who would have imagine there was a "Wall-E Builders Club"? Not I.

Plus, who else now totally wants a Death Star Orange t-shirt?

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A Long Island couple was visited by six men from a joint terrorism task force after Googling pressure cookers and backpacks, according to a new report.

How'd the government know what they were Googling - and so fast?

The Suffolk County Police Department released a statement:

"Intelligence Detectives received a tip from a Bay Shore based computer company regarding suspicious computer searches conducted by a recently released employee."

"The computer searches took place on this employee’s workplace computer. On that computer, the employee searched the terms 'pressure cooker bombs' and 'backpacks.'"

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Lady Gaga is continuing to push the envelope in anticipation of her forthcoming ARTPOP album release, and that involves a whole lot of Lady Gaga nude.

Not that we're surprised, or that her legion of Little Monsters is complaining.

In her latest effort, Lady Gaga poses nude on computer equipment ... obviously. Check her out in black booties, futuristic glasses, whiskers and a brown wig:

Lady Gaga Nude Photograph

Mother Monster captioned the photo on her official site "TechHaus."

What that means, who can really say at this point.

All we know is that with a new single dropping and her performing at the VMAs in August, and ARTPOP coming in November, Gaga is back in the Haus of THG.

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