Review: Digg provides a fun, interesting news source

Digg is a clean and streamlined source for news articles, images, and videos that are trending every day. The Digg app successfully uses social signals to discover worthwhile news and articles, and shares them in an easy-to-read format, allowing you to access all of the major news of the day in seconds.

Digg is not a complicated news app, but it may be a valuable one. It gathers articles and information from Digg shares, social signals, and more to list off relevant news, along with viral articles, art, images, and video. While you have the option of following different major … Read more

Digg Reader gets Chrome extension for easy feed signup

Digg Reader, one of the leading contenders for those looking to replace the now-extinct Google Reader, now has a Chrome extension that lets people subscribe to new feeds more easily.

The extension adds an icon to Chrome's status bar; clicking on it offers an option for people to add updates from an feed-enabled that means a single click, according to a blog post Wednesday by Jon Ferrer, the company's chief marketing officer and front-end developer. It also shows how many unread items you have in your feed and lets you open Digg Reader in a new tab.

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Apple joins the iPhone trade-in game

CNET Update compares buy-back quotes:

In this episode of Update:

- Add the Apple Store to the list of options for selling an old iPhone.

- Play music and send animated stickers with Facebook's updated Android apps.

- Learn about the latest pre-paid wireless provider, Aio Wireless.

- Say farewell to the Xbox Live Marketplace. It's now called the Xbox Games Store.

- Follow your favorite blogs with the Digg RSS reader app on Android.

- Prepare for Aereo to stream on Android devices in September.


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Digg launches Android app with RSS reader abilities

Digg, trying hard to reclaim its once-prominent position as a go-to site for interesting links on the Net, has released an Android app that combines discovery with RSS reading.

"Like the Web version of Digg, the Android app includes up-to-the-minute stories from the Digg homepage as well as Digg Reader, all optimized for your Android device," Digg said in a blog post Thursday. The app is available for download on Google Play.

The app warms up the competition for a Google Reader replacement after Google axed its feed-reading service and app. The new Digg Reader service competes with … Read more

Kevin Rose raccoon-tossing meme taking flight

Over the weekend, Digg founder Kevin Rose was spotted picking up a wild animal and then quickly turning and tossing it down a dark flight of stairs to land where no one knows.

But enough about Rose's new gig as a venture capitalist (ha!), let's check in on the meme centered around his launching of an aggressive raccoon that was attacking his dog at the top of the wrong flight of stairs.

In case you missed it, Rose posted video footage from his home security cameras of himself pulling the offending raccoon off of his poodle and launching it with major papa grizzly authority. With the animal separated from his pet, Rose then can be seen in the video heading down the stairs to check on the raccoon, but as he would later explain on This Week in Tech, it was nowhere to be found.… Read more

Digg founder posts raccoon-tossing YouTube video

I know that in certain parts of the world they enjoy throwing short people in bars. As sport, you understand.

But until Saturday, I had never seen anyone tossing a raccoon. Especially for a good cause.

However, Kevin Rose -- the man who founded Digg and is currently, I imagine, very happy -- posted a video of himself picking up a raccoon and throwing it from the staircase of his home.

This, I should add, was not for sport, but to protect his Toaster.

Toaster is his dog -- or, perhaps, his dogg.

In the video, Rose explains this all … Read more

How to import your Google Reader data to Digg Reader

Google Reader is officially gone, but you still have until July 15 to export your data via Google Takeout. Once you've exported your data, you can begin importing it into alternative readers, like Digg Reader. Here's how to import your Google Reader feeds, including starred items, into Digg Reader:

Step 1: Go to https://digg.com/settings, then under the Digg Reader section, click "Upload."

Step 2: Click on "Upload your data," then select your Google Reader Takeout archive -- the entire ZIP file -- for upload to Digg Reader.

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Google Reader has expired, but your data lives until July 15

By now you probably already know that Google Reader has crossed over into the digital netherworld, joining many of its ill-fated Mountain View kin who were doomed never to exit beta.

When these sad departures occur, the ritual of going through the deceased's basement begins, and in the case of Google Reader it turns out that the place was full of lots of digital detritus belonging to you and me, and hundreds of thousands (if not millions -- we never really found out how popular Google Reader was in definite terms) of users.… Read more

Google Now adds live TV info and coupons

CNET Update shops in space:

In this episode of Update:

- Pull up info on TV shows and coupons with Google Now.

- See what the world is like without clouds in the improved Google Maps satellite view.

- Say goodbye to 3G as Verizon plans to sell 4G-only phones in 2014.

- Ponder why Facebook is taking so long to create a Facebook app for Windows 8.

- Trek boldly with PayPal into the unknowns of space commerce.

- Try the new Digg app as a replacement for Google Reader.

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Digg rolls out 'very much a beta' RSS reader

Digg is opening up its RSS reader to users who have signed up for early access, the site said in a post on its blog early this morning.

As planned, it's rolling out days before the timer runs out on Google Reader. Google announced in March that it would shut down its RSS reader on July 1.

Digg is making no pretensions that this is something put together quickly in time for Google's exit.

"We want to reiterate that this is very much a beta release," the post said. "Our focus over the past 3 … Read more