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The Death Star, undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking but not on the Obama administration's radar, is now on Kickstarter if you want to help build one.

The Death Star

A recent White House Death Star petition was denied, citing Obama's “we don’t blow up planets” political stance and the potential fiscal nightmare.

Now, a new Kickstarter project wants to pick up those plans, using an open source design effort and trying to raise funding to help make it happen.

A LOT of funding.

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Unknown hackers besieged Twitter this week and may have gained passwords and personal information of up to 250,000 users during the cyber-attack.

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Twitter confirmed it was hacked in a blog post, saying that the passwords were encrypted and that it already reset them as a "precautionary measure."

The social network is "in the process" of notifying affected users.

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Vine’s recent “sex scandal” became a nightmare for parent company Twitter after an adult video appeared in the app's "Editor's Picks" this week.

Twitter rushed to keep its younger users away from questionable content Tuesday, while Vine announced it had blocked searches for adult material.

Hashtags like #sex and #porn no longer turn up results.

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The social network, currently valued at $9 billion, recently tuned up its photo capabilities to compete with Instagram and launched its video service, Vine, last week.

Vine lets users make and share six-second looped videos.

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Philippe Dubost's online resume is in a class by itself.

The web product manager built a web C.V. that is a near-perfect ringer for an Amazon product page … with himself as the product, of course. Check it out:

Dubost Resume

Every detail is hilarious, from "Customer Reviews" to Dimensions (186 cm), and Language (trilingual). You can Add to Cart or even purchase related products!

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Apple has always been very careful about what can be downloaded from its app store, and in turn, pulled an app this week amid concerns over its content.

Or more specifically, its ability to share content.

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The app in question, 500px, allows users to upload and share photos; it is possible to view nude photos if one first disables a "safe search" feature.

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Apple stock is currently in free fall (albeit from record-setting highs) amid speculation that the company is losing a little bit of its innovative edge. 

An iPhone 6 with fingerprint technology could change that.

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According to AppleInsider, the rumored innovation for this year or early next could come in the form of a sensor beneath the iPhone's home button.

The iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor would be "an intuitive design that could be difficult for competing Android and Windows Phone devices to copy."

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Even dogs are using Skype to maintain long-distance relationships nowadays.

In this fun viral video, a pair of canine pals communicate in a video chat ... which soon turns somewhat heated for reasons we humans aren't privy to.

Seems like these two have some issues to hash out ...

Arguing over who sniffed who at the dog park this morning? Whether or not Congress should raise the debt ceiling? The NFC Championship Game spread?

We may never know.

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The law used to prosecute Internet freedom activist and hacker Aaron Swartz could be amended in the near future - in the late Reddit co-founder's honor.

At least if Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) wants.

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Lofgren posted on Reddit Tuesday evening a proposal to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, under which Aaron was being charged.

"We should prevent what happened to Aaron from happening to other Internet users," Lofgren wrote Wednesday on a post, appropriately, on Reddit.

Swartz committed suicide Friday at the age of 26.

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In one of the nerdiest and most entertaining videos we've seen in awhile, CDZA and its co-founder offers a new take on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song.

Having run the lyrics through Google Translate and back.

Watch below as the site (which "creates musical experiences") puts the Will Smith / DJ Jazzy Jeff smash to the search engine auto-translation test ...

The lyrics were translated from English to the world's most spoken language (Mandarin), to the second most (Spanish), to the third most, to the fourth most, etc.

Then rapper Jeremie Harris does his hilarious thing, dropping awkwardly-phrased lyrical BOMBS that make you scratch your head and smile as you rock to the beat.

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Facebook's big announcement today involved the unveiling of a customized Facebook search engine called Graph Search. So what is this thing's deal?

"Graph Search is not a web search," said CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“It’s about graphing our part of the web.”

Graph Search

Zuckerberg and the tool’s creators showed how you can use Graph Search to dig through Facebook to find exactly who or what you want to find.

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