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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a growing fan base on Tumblr apparently.

Up until last week, "One Direction Infection" was a Tumblr blog created and maintained by an eighth grader devoted to the British boy band heart throbs.

Now, it's devoted to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

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Jahar, as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends and Twitter followers call him, has amassed a pretty huge following for a man charged with terrorism and WMD use.

He has his own hashtag, #FreeJahar, on Twitter, while thousands of Tumblr and Facebook fans closely follow his case and discuss his "innocence."

Beyond the boilerplate Boston bombing conspiracy theories that claim he's the fall guy or the whole thing is a hoax, there are other reasons for his appeal.

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At one time a mainstay of email and Internet communication, Hotmail is officially dead.

In related news, Hotmail was apparently not officially dead until this week. Who knew!

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As of Thursday, every single remaining Hotmail account (all 14 of them) has been migrated to Outlook, Microsoft's newer and redesigned email experience.

Chillax. Your Hotmail account will be the same. Your emails will still get to you at that address. But the interface and experience no longer say Hotmail.

Outlook allows Hotmail users to use SMTP, a popular, device-friendly standard for receiving email, and integration with SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage solution.

R.I.P. Hotmail. Say hi to AltaVista for us.

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Offering candid assessments of their less-than-stellar accommodations, some prison inmates are having way too much fun with review site Yelp.

Yes, purported inmates, employees and visitors have all been logging on to dish the details about penitentiaries from Rikers Island to San Quentin.

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“Overall, the jail was pretty miserable,” one disgruntled reviewer wrote about a recent stay at Cook County Jail in Illinois after an arrest in Chicago.

“The beds were very uncomfortable and my bunkmate was frequently rude."

It wasn't a total catastrophe, however. The joint still earned 2/5 stars!

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Google Now, the company's own personal assistant service, is coming to your mobile devices. Ask Siri if she's worried ... or ask Google Now if she is!

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Today Google is releasing its Google Now service for the iPhone and iPad, and it will be available in Google's Search app in the Apple App Store.

Similar to the Android version, the iOS version will provide information custom-tailored to your life, your habits and your routines, just as you need it.

"Our goal is to get you the right information, at just the right time," Google CEO Larry Page said of the service on a company earnings call last week.

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Ah, technology. Is there anything it can't do in this day and age?

It's certainly led to some high-tech marriage proposals in recent years, but this one, made with the aid of a drone, may have set the new high water mark.

A man from San Francisco, Calif., Jason, proposed to his girlfriend, Christina, in the city's Alamo Square Park with the excuse of taking some pictures of her.

She's pregnant, so that excuse was certainly a good one.

As she posed and discussed the arrival of their unborn child, he had a remote-controlled helicopter drone deliver a ring in the geekiest proposal of all time.

Geekiest, most elaborate and maybe awesomest.

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Reddit is currently under a malicious DDoS attack, according to the site's official Twitter.

The attack seems to have started Friday, coinciding with the developing story of the Boston bombing suspect manhunt, which is very much still underway.

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A source of the attack is unconfirmed, however, a Reddit admin says it was/is being performed by "someone with a lot of time and bandwidth on their hands."

From all known accounts, this is serious, large-scale attack.

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Venture capitalists Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, a.k.a. the Winklevoss Twins or Winklevii if you will, now claim to own about 1 percent of all bitcoins.

That's about $11 million worth of the beloved, digital quasi-currency that has acquired a following among hackers, libertarians and other non-conformists.

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The Winklevoss twins, who are famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, are getting in the game at the peak of the bitcoin mania.

They believe they're in "on the ground floor."

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A photo published by French blog Nowhereelse purports to give readers their first look at Apple's new iPad.

The company, of course, just came out with an updated version of this tablet in November, but it's safe to assume another is on the way in 2013.

If this picture is to believed, the new iPad will be thinner and lighter than past generations, possessing a different rim design yet maintaining the same screen size.

See for yourself:

New iPad?

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Fox is threatening to convert its entire operation to a pay-TV-only channel if Internet startup Aereo continues to "steal" its over-the-air television signal.

News Corp., which owns Fox, said not being paid by Aereo threatens the economics of broadcast TV, which relies on both retransmission fees and advertising.

Say what now?

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Anyone with an antenna can pick up a TV station's signals for free.

However, as we well know, cable and satellite companies typically pay stations and networks for the right to distribute their programming to subscribers.

Industry-wide, those retransmission fees can add up to billions of dollars every year. Fees that Aereo is circumventing with its new business model:

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Even though people who wear the futuristic eyewear may not be their target demographic, strip clubs are already calling for a ban on Google Glass, reports indicate.

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NBC News says that when it comes to the all-seeing and all-recording Google Glass, strip clubs will give it the same treatment as phones with built-in cameras:

Not allowed.

The manager of a strip club in Las Vegas said: "We've already been dealing with rampant cellphone video-ing and the picture taking over the years."

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