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Chris writes about the Internet, in all of its unpredictable glory. You can find him on Google+, Twitter, and, of course WebProNews.
George Takei’s Facebook Adventure Now Includes An Apologizing Ghostwriter George Takei’s Facebook Adventure Now Includes An Apologizing Ghostwriter
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George Takei has had a successful post-Star Trek career, keeping himself in the public eye with appearances on Howard Stern’s XM/Sirius show, and many other places. Lately, however, the man who made Sulu famous has been really taken with social …

IBM Layoffs Having Dramatic Effects Across North America IBM Layoffs Having Dramatic Effects Across North America
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IBM has initiated another round of layoffs, and while the national story is concerned with the total number of employees dismissed–anywhere from 6000 to 8000 employees, according to some estimations–if you take a closer look at the towns and cities …

Terrell Owens Is Holding On To His NFL Dream Terrell Owens Is Holding On To His NFL Dream
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Terrell Owens, who was last seen in the NFL wearing a Cincinnati Bengals jersey during the 2010 season, has not given up on making his return to the NFL, although teams have shown little to no interest in the wide …

Big Tobacco To Join E-Cigarette Revolution Big Tobacco To Join E-Cigarette Revolution
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If the giants of a particular industry adopts a new and up-and-coming item, does that bring legitimacy to the product? In the case of e-cigarettes, we’re about to find out. According to reports, companies that are immediately associated with Big …

Woman Photographs UFO in the Netherlands Woman Photographs UFO in the Netherlands
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Somebody call Fox Mulder because we’ve got ourselves an honest-to-goodness x-file on our hands, thanks to a female amateur photographer. With that in mind, get out your “I Want To Believe” posters, because according to those who’ve reviewed the image, …

Tim Tebow Signed By The New England Patriots Tim Tebow Signed By The New England Patriots

Well, that was unexpected. After hitting the news/trend cycle with statements like “his career is probably over” and rumors of Tebow to the Canadian Football League, the Tim Tebow legend will live on in the NFL for at least one …

Purdue University’s Invisibility Cloak Is Based On Time Purdue University’s Invisibility Cloak Is Based On Time

At least, that’s what the description from researchers based at Purdue University indicates. Yes, most of us have dreamed of becoming invisible, for whatever reason. Be it to pull off a master heist or disappear in the middle of a …

Star Wars Episode VII To Begin Filming In January Star Wars Episode VII To Begin Filming In January
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Without revealing, well, anything else about the upcoming sequel to Return of the Jedi, director-to-be J.J. Abrams did inform the audience at the Produced By Conference that the newest installment to the Star Wars saga–again, none of that prequel nonsense–will …

Apple To Finally Introduce iPhone Trade-In Option Apple To Finally Introduce iPhone Trade-In Option

While some are pointing fingers at Samsung’s success, perhaps Apple is just tired of companies like Gazelle from making all that money from the secondary iPhone sales market. Whatever the case, the electronics behemoth is preparing to introduce its own …

Rob Ford And Alleged Crack House In The News Again, Still No Video Rob Ford And Alleged Crack House In The News Again, Still No Video
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Ever since the stills of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine hit the mainstream, the mayor’s denials and the house itself are still a topic of conversation, especially to the Canadian news cycle. Take, for instance, the latest …

McDonald’s To Include Breakfast Items On Late-Night Menu McDonald’s To Include Breakfast Items On Late-Night Menu

For those of you who are dying to try your “lose weight eating McDonald’s” diet, and maybe want to introduce an occasional Egg McMuffin to your late night adventures, the folks behind the glowing, golden arches have heard your call. …

First Public Atheist Monument To Go Up In Florida First Public Atheist Monument To Go Up In Florida
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In a move that will generate absolutely no comments on the Internet whatsoever, a county in North Florida is going to allow the installation of a monument dedicated to atheism in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. Perhaps the juiciest …

Tim Tebow’s NFL Future Doesn’t Look Promising Tim Tebow’s NFL Future Doesn’t Look Promising
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There are rumblings that the person who was voted to the top of Forbes’ “Most Influential Athletes” list may not be playing the sport where all that apparent influence gained notoriety. About that “most influential” thing, Forbes apparently took a …

111-Year Old New York Yankees Fan Visits Yankees Stadium 111-Year Old New York Yankees Fan Visits Yankees Stadium
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If someone were to tell me that 111-year old Bernando LaPallo has, in fact, seen it all, it would be hard to dispute. That, however, would not have been accurate, at least until incredibly well looking LaPallo arrived at Yankees …

Another Summer, Another Rise In Gas Prices Another Summer, Another Rise In Gas Prices
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As the title indicates, while the Memorial Day weekend may mean the beginning of summer fun, it also means that gas prices have, once again, gone up. This, naturally, means, those road trips families have been planning are going to …

Steven Seagal Versus Terrorism: Who Ya Got? Steven Seagal Versus Terrorism: Who Ya Got?
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Steven Seagal recently announced, while visiting areas in Russia that have suffered terrorist attacks, that he will spend the “rest of his life fighting terrorism.” While it’s not hard to approach this story with something of a tongue-in-cheek vantage point, …

Powerball Winner STILL Hasn’t Revealed Themselves Powerball Winner STILL Hasn’t Revealed Themselves
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Remember that $590 million Powerball jackpot that everyone was going crazy over? Remember that there was only one winning ticket, which was sold in Zephyrhills, Florida? Well, it seems no one wants to claim that big pile of money the …

Matt Hasselbeck Is Incredibly High On Andrew Luck Matt Hasselbeck Is Incredibly High On Andrew Luck

After helping the Tennessee Titans avoid complete failure the last couple of seasons, 37 year old NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck–he of the “We want the ball and we’re gonna score” fame–has moved on to the (still lucrative) land of backing …

Burger King Rolls Out The Hands Free Whopper Burger King Rolls Out The Hands Free Whopper

So yeah, this actually exists. At least according the Burger King-branded website, HandsFreeWhopper.com. So what would you do if you could eat a Whopper while your hands were free to pursue other activities? It should be noted that while the …

Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has Its Own Moon, Will Pass ‘Close’ to Earth Asteroid 1998 QE2 Has Its Own Moon, Will Pass ‘Close’ to Earth

While NASA promises us the latest asteroid to pass close to our planet is no threat, the fact that a moon was discovered in rotation around Asteroid 1998 QE2, does give us an idea of just how big the traveling …

Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene? Did Google Street View Catch A Break Up Scene?
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Ever since Google has introduced the “Street View” function to its Maps service, there have been all kinds of discoveries and finds by users all over the globe. So much so, in fact, a multitude of publications–this one included–have leveraged …

Nicki Minaj Actually Ends A Feud Instead of Prolonging It Nicki Minaj Actually Ends A Feud Instead of Prolonging It
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When you look up the words “Nicki Minaj” and “feud,” you rarely find anything about peace being brokered between the pop star and those she’s at odds with. While the Nicki/Mariah hubbub predominated the topic, there were other feuds connected …

Disneyland’s Toontown Evacuated After Apparent Dry Ice Explosion Disneyland’s Toontown Evacuated After Apparent Dry Ice Explosion

While details are still coming in, reports reveal an explosion at Disneyland’s Toontown has caused the attraction to be evacuated. The Anaheim Police Department were part of the first responders, and based on their observations, the explosion was caused by …

Kelly Osbourne Calls Lady Gaga A Big Hypocrite Kelly Osbourne Calls Lady Gaga A Big Hypocrite

Apparently, these celebrity spats are serious business. Just ask Kelly Osbourne, who, after appearing in the July edition of Cosmopolitan, decided to reignite a “feud” that had already fizzled out; considering it started early last year (2012). Osbourne, when asked …