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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Was It Viewed? is a simple web app that creates trackable links to you can find out if any URL has been viewed. If you sent in an online resume, asked someone to check out a video, or want to know if a friend downloaded a file, it will let you create a simple, trackable link that lets you know when someone is checking it out.

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Companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, Australia Post and the Commonwealth Bank are currently competing for a new round of top-level domains -- think new versions of .com and .org like .search, .blog and .app. The argument is that this will make the internet easier to use, but we think it's a bit sketchier than those involved would like to admit. Here's why.

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You've probably been caught out by typosquatting before: you type an address into your browser, get a letter wrong, and end up on a site that's filled with ads, weird downloads or other unexpected content. But just how common is the practice of registering slightly incorrect domain names in the hope they'll attract traffic? An analysis by web security software firm Sophos suggests that when it comes to popular web services, nearly every possible option has been grabbed.

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Chrome/Firefox/Safari (User Script): If you're like me, you probably avoid most YouTube links because you don't know what's on the other end, and you don't want to waste time finding out. User script YouTube Link Title saves you from NSFW videos, rickrolls and things that just aren't worth your time by warning you what's on the other side.

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While all URL shorteners intend to simplify the process of sharing links without hassle, Rdd.me, a new URL shortener from the creators of distraction-free tool Readability, is special in that it simplifies the process of sharing content.