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Hacking Team, which makes spyware for governments, just got hacked — When your company has a name like "Hacking Team," it doesn't look very good if you're the ones getting hacked. Italy-based Hacking Team, which is best known for developing the surveillance software Remote Control System (also known as RCS or daVinci - essentially spyware for governmental use) has apparently been hacked, with 400GB of data stolen from its servers and posted publicly.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns after referendum — Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said last week that he'd resign if the country were to vote for a bailout in the historic referendum on Sunday. That did not happen - 61% of voters voted "no" and against the proposed bailout plan - but Varoufakis surprisingly resigned anyway, claiming he feels he is in the way of future negotiations with Greece's Eurogroup creditors.

Large parts of Reddit shut as users revolt against firing of admin — Reddit users and some moderators of the site are revolting en masse over the alleged firing of communications director Victoria Taylor, with several major subreddits being set to private and thus closed to users.

All pixels must die: Game of Thrones deaths reenacted with pixel art — You watched in disbelief as Ned Stark's head rolled off and away from his body. That 'Rains of Castamere' tune got stuck in your head for days after the rest of Stark family got butchered during the Red Wedding. And you couldn't believe your eyes as Stannis Baratheon and his wife Selyse did the unthinkable.

EU agrees to end roaming charges, announces net neutrality rules — BRUSSELS - The European Union has signed a deal to end mobile roaming charges by June 2017, allowing travelers to make mobile calls, send texts and use mobile data at the same price anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The agreement, announced by the European Parliament, Council and Commission on Tuesday, also introduces EU-wide net neutrality rules for the first time.

Apple reveals the exact launch time for Apple Music and Beats 1 — Apple will launch its new music streaming service, Apple Music, on Tuesday, the same day the company will launch its Beats 1 radio station and iOS 8.4. "Seeing Apple Music on stage at WWDC this month ...

Lines form at Greek banks as PM Tsipras calls historic bailout vote — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced an unexpected referendum early Saturday morning, giving the indebted country's people a chance to accept or refuse the bailout deal offered by international creditors Thursday. In a televised speech, Tsipras called the bailout deal "blackmail" and an "ultimatum that contravenes the founding principles and values of Europe."

That Lexus hoverboard has its own custom skatepark — Lexus unveiled a "real, rideable" hoverboard on Wednesday - a skateboard that levitates above the ground, just like in the legendary Robert Zemeckis movie Back to the Future Part II. Such a hoverboard would be likely to rely on magnetism, which implies it had to be ridden above a metal surface, but the surface in Lexus' short promo video appeared to be concrete.

Steve Wozniak: In the future, AI will keep humans as pets — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is pretty certain artificial intelligence is taking over, but he's having a hard time deciding whether that's a good or bad thing for humans. In a March interview, Wozniak predicted AI will surpass humanity and "get rid" of slow humans.

A luxury hotel in Germany has a switch that kills Internet in your room — You know using a smartphone right before going to sleep is unhealthy, but you still find yourself checking Facebook and Gmail long after getting into bed. You just can't help it. A luxury hotel in Germany knows this is probably the case, and implemented a simple solution: a switch that disables the wireless in your room.
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Jul 03, 2015

I’d thank god it’s friday but I’m an ungrateful, non-religious workaholic.

Jul 01, 2015

The fact that there’s a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

Jul 01, 2015

Greek PM Admits 6 Months of Negotiations Were Just a Big Prank on the EU “Got you, Angela,” he said at a conference. “You just got Greek’d!”

Jun 30, 2015

I’m listening to Nick Cave’s Tupelo and YouTube offers a “feel good song from Avicii.” That’s, like, exactly the opposite of what I want.

Jun 30, 2015

So I live next to the local fire department. Today, they’re conducting a *very* thorough testing of all their chainsaws. Y, they have a lot.

Jun 30, 2015

No more mobile roaming charges in the EU after June 2017. Also (somewhat unclear) net neutrality rules.…

Jun 30, 2015

Mashable’s @film_girl speaks to Eddy Cue, Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine about Apple Music.…

Jun 30, 2015

It’s a comforting thought for those who can’t sing — however flabbergastingly bad you are, you’re still better than Kanye West.

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