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Variety
December 15, 2014

Social media 2014: From spider dog to World Cup soccer to #Ferguson

Social networks are tallying up the most popular posts and topics from 2014.
Variety
December 12, 2014
Mingle@ app aims for in-person introductions

Mingle@ app aims for in-person introductions

It's the first in a proposed suite of apps from Minneapolis-based Here@ Networks.
Variety
December 11, 2014

Head movements drive high-tech racecar

Arrow Electronics helped design the car, which was on display at the Internet of Things Roadshow in Minneapolis.
Variety
December 9, 2014

Google elves offer games daily until Christmas

Once the North Pole games are done, Google Santa Tracker will trace the Jolly Ol' Elf on his journey.
Variety
December 5, 2014

Friday fun: Panda shows us how to enjoy winter

A panda bear at the Toronto Zoo shows us all how to enjoy winter.
Variety
December 3, 2014

Wearables 2014: From smartwatches to earplugs

Wearable gadgets pitched in 2014 range from normal to wacky.
Variety
December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday tips for secure online shopping

Shawn Kardell of Digitaria offers some tips for more secure online shopping.
Variety
November 28, 2014

Mall of America forecast calls for a #twizzard

For every thousand tweets, a snowfall in the Rotunda
Variety
November 26, 2014

Forget the turkeys. Reindeer Cam is back.

Animal Planet is live-streaming the Como Zoo reindeer 24/7 until Christmas.
Variety
November 25, 2014

Pew asks: What's your Web IQ?

A quiz from Pew Research found people had a pretty good grasp of Bill Gates, but little memory of Mosaic.
Variety
November 24, 2014

Cook up a visual #Thanksgiving feast on Instagram

Photographer Melissa Oholendt, a frequent contributor to the blog Wit & Delight, shares her tricks for social media-ready table shots.
Variety
November 21, 2014

Friday fun: "Gone Purrl" and "Dachshund's Creek"

Animals and parody videos are the perfect mashup of Internet entertainment.
Variety
November 19, 2014

Tech toys, wearables hit the runway at Verizon store

The store staged a "tech fashion show" to promote holiday gadgets, including wearable technology.
Variety
November 19, 2014

DrinkFly app delivers alcohol to your door

Liquor store delivery isn't new, but DrinkFly founders say an app makes it easier.
Variety
November 14, 2014

Friday fun: A bird that chirps and whistles like R2-D2

A bird who learned to mimic the "Star Wars" droid is getting lots of attention on YouTube.
Variety
November 12, 2014

Do we want online privacy or free stuff? Both.

Americans feel they've lost control of their personal information, but also admit they're willing to give up personal info for free online services, according to a new Pew study.
Variety
November 12, 2014

Facebook offers new tools to control news feed noise

The social network now gives users more options for explaining what they don't want to see.
Variety
November 10, 2014

Bye Felipe uses Instagram to call out online jerks

A woman from Minnesota created a wildly popular Instagram account to spotlight online abuse
Variety
November 5, 2014
Borhan Muthana, 16, takes the Allstate Safe Driving Challenge in Detroit, Michigan, on August 27, 2012, at Comerica Park. Muthana attempts to negotiat

Phones tempt texting drivers who know better

Three-fourths of people admitted to glancing at their phones when behind the wheel, according to an AT&T survey.
Variety
November 3, 2014

#AlexFromTarget goes from cashier to Internet famous

A photo, a flurry of retweets, and a red-and-khaki social media star is born.
Variety
November 3, 2014

More voters follow politics on social media

Following candidates and campaigns on social media is more popular with voters than it was four years ago.
Variety
October 31, 2014

Map your treats, read up on witches and watch animals in costume

There's an endless supply of Halloween fun online. Here's a sampling.
Variety
October 29, 2014
Online writers connect in real life at #MnBlogCon

Online writers connect in real life at #MnBlogCon

The fifth-annual event drew about 300 bloggers eager to network and learn more about writing online.
Variety
October 27, 2014

Last-minute Halloween costumes inspired by Pinterest

The social network for all things DIY has curated a collection of homemade costume suggestions
Variety
October 24, 2014
Facebook wants you to chat in Rooms; Zuckerberg chats in Chinese

Facebook wants you to chat in Rooms; Zuckerberg chats in Chinese

Rooms is meant to be an update to old school Internet chat rooms.