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‘Say Thanks’ with Facebook’s personalized video cards

  Facebook on Wednesday introduced ‘Say Thanks’, a new service allowing its members to create and send personalized video cards to their friends and family on the service. To make a video for a friend, just visit facebook.com/thanks. Upon choosing a friend, the service will generate a preview of your personalized video card. Limited customization features are available, allowing you to …

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YouTube unveils ad-free subscription service

Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday announced a long-rumored service which lets you stream ad-free music, play tracks in the background through mobile apps for iOS/Android and on YouTube.com, mark individual music videos and other clips for offline playback and much more, in exchange for a flat monthly fee of ten bucks per month. Dubbed YouTube Music Key, it’s releasing in beta …

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Jovian, who played ‘Zoboomafoo’ on TV, has died at age 20

DURHAM Jovian, a Coquerel’s sifaka lemur who starred as “Zoboomafoo” in the PBS children’s television show by the same name, died Monday at the Duke Lemur Center. He was 20. Jovian was the center’s most famous resident, known to children around the world as the leaping, bounding dark brown-and-white primate who appeared in 65 episodes of “Zoboomafoo” from 1999 to …

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Law Enforcement student organizes EVIT fitness 5K

Two-time cancer survivor CJ Goode wasn’t expected to live long enough to attend kindergarten, and he’s been told that he likely will be diagnosed with cancer again. But this Gilbert 18-year-old is unfazed by such odds. “I’ll kick its butt when it comes,” says Goode, a Law Enforcement student at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa and a …

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Obama asks FCC for stronger net neutrality rules

U.S. President Barack Obama took a strong stance on Monday on new ‘net neutrality’ regulations being drafted by the Federal Communications Commission, saying the agency should reclassify broadband to regulate it more like a public utility. The FCC has received nearly 4 million comments after Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules that prohibited Internet service providers from blocking any content, …

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Vintage arcade center opens in Mesa

MESA, Ariz. — Step back in time to when you used to have to go to an actual arcade to play video games! We’re talking classics like Donkey Kong, Pac Man, even the original Asteroids. Those games and more are all at Starfighters Arcade to play. “There’s a very large underground cult, community, that really loves these games,” said Mike Lovato, …

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