Author Archive for: ‘Sean Patterson’

Mike Ditka is Now the Spokesperson For Al’s Beef

Football legend Mike Ditka is best known as the longtime coach of the Chicago Bears, but younger NFL fans may soon know him for more for Italian beef and pizza. Two Chicago restaurants this week announced that Mike Ditka will now be their spokesperson. Ditka will be the face of Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza in the Second City and …

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Ehud Olmert Headed to Prison For Taking Bribes

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for accepting bribes. Olmert was convicted of bribery in March 2014. The charge stems from a bribe of over 500,000 NIS that Olmert accepted while he was the mayor of Jerusalem. Eight other Israeli officials, including another mayor of Jerusalem, were convicted of bribery for taking …

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Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox One will be sold in all territories where the console is currently released starting on June 9 – the day …

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Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry

The provocative “Black Mass” planned to take place at Harvard Extension School this week has been officially cancelled. The event had caused an outcry from Boston’s significant Catholic community. According to a WCVB Boston report, the event has now been cancelled. Event organizers had reportedly been unable to find a venue to perform the Black Mass. The Black Mass is …

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Samsung Galaxy Tablets Still Growing Larger, Shows Leak

Samsung’s quest to offer a mobile Galaxy-branded device in every conceivable size category is continuing apace. GSMArena this week reported that Samsung is preparing three new tablet devices in a variety of sizes. The report’s unnamed source revealed that the largest of these tablets has a whopping 13.3-inch display. This display size matches the one Asus chose for its dual-OS …

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Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion

Hillshire Brands, the food company behind Jimmy Dean Sausages, Ball Park hot dogs, and Sara Lee frozen pies, today announced that it will be acquiring food company Pinnacle Foods. Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle stock for approximately $4.3 billion. Including Pinnacle’s debt, the deal is valued at around $6.6 billion. Pinnacle foods is best known for its …

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Carrie Fisher Lost 40 Pounds For Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII is now filming and fans around the world are hoping that director J.J. Abrams can re-capture the Star Wars magic lost among the hit-and-miss prequel trilogy. One sign that the movie is on the right track is the movie’s cast, which was recently announced. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are all returning to that …

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HTC One “Prime” Specs Leaked, Could Have 2K Display

For the past few years, Android smartphone manufacturers have been taking their flagship products and tweaking them for all levels of the smartphone market. Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup is the most visible of these, with Galaxy smartphones now coming in a wide variety of sizes with varying hardware options. HTC has followed Samsung’s lead, modifying its HTC One smartphone to …

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Alice Uden Found Guilty of 1970s Murder

A jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming this week found Alice Uden guilty of second-degree murder. Uden was found to have shot and killed her husband during the mid 1970s. Uden is 75 years old and most recently lived in Missouri. According to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle report, Uden was arrested last fall nearly 40 years after the disappearance of her third …

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Genealogy Tool Can Now Pinpoint Ancestry Through Genetics

Genealogy is a fun pastime for many people throughout the world. Tracking down ancestral information and filling out family trees is a way for many to connect with the past. Beyond birth and death records, however, the study of genealogy is now being pushed forward faster than ever thanks to genetics. Genetic research can provide people throughout the world with …

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Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is still one of the most reliable ways to archive large amounts of data, and the technology is still improving. Sony …

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Angry Birds Control Humans in New Viral Video

As one of the first big hits of the mobile gaming market, the Angry Birds franchise is now bigger than ever. The series spans nearly a dozen games, a popular cartoon series, and a mountain of Angry Birds-branded merchandise. What this means is that millions of birds have been flung at buildings, space stations, and storm trooper pigs. Now, Angry …

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