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After a few hours of wild speculation, TechCrunch founder and co-edit Mike Arrington and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong just announced that AOL has indeed acquired TechCrunch. According to Arrington, TechCrunch will be a fully owned subsidiary of AOL, but his team will have no "editorial boundaries" and AOL will allow the blog to operate as usual. Arrington will stay...

There are already numerous Twitter bookmarklets and browser extensions on the market that make it easy for Internet users to share any site with their Twitter friends. Today, Twitter itself is joining the fray with its own, official Twitter Tweet Button. To use the bookmarklet, you simply drag and drop a link to your bookmarks bar and you are ready...

Most Android phones allow users to protect their phones from unauthorized access by drawing a pattern on their device's touchscreens. According to a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, however, these graphical passwords are actually extremely easy to crack, as "oily residues, or smudges, on the touch screen surface, are one side effect of touches from which frequently used patterns such as a graphical password might be inferred."

If you own an Android phone with the latest Android 2.2 Froyo update, you can now use your voice to control almost all of the most often used features of the phone. With Voice Actions for Android, users can use voice commands to perform actions like sending text messages (" "send text to Allison Miller Running late. I will be home around 9"), play specific songs from their music collection ("listen to the New Pornographers"), go to websites, send email, write a note, search Google and view a map and get directions.

Google just announced that it has stopped development of its real-time collaboration and communication platform Google Wave. Wave, according to Google’s Urs Holzle, “has not seen the user adoption would have liked.” The parts of the code that Google already offered as open source code will remain available, but Wave as a standalone product will cease to exist...

Since its launch 2 years ago, Google Chrome always offered three different builds of its increasingly popular browser: stable, beta and developer. While regular users could always stay with the stable build, early adopters could opt for the beta and developer channel. The developer channel features weekly updates, while beta channel users only see and update or two per...

Facebook just launched its long-awaited question and answer product dubbed Facebook Answers. You can now ask your social network any question you feel like and get answers from your extended network