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Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play

Malware is a serious concern for mobile devices. Android devices are especially vulnerable thanks to the platform’s open nature. Now Google is making sure almost every Android device owner is adequately protected from malicious apps. Computer World reports that Google …

Audrie Pott: 15-Year Old Girl Implicated In Suicide
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Audrie Pott–the 15-year old California girl who committed suicide last year after discovering a group of boys had sexually assaulted her while she was passed out at a party and then posted photos of it online–brings to mind the Steubenville …

NASA Names Ellen Stofan New Chief Scientist

NASA today announced that Ellen Stofan will be NASA’s next chief scientist. Starting August 25, Stofan will be NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s “principal advisor” on NASA science programs and “science-related strategic planning and investments.” Stofan is a geologist who has …

NPR’s Scott Simon Is Live-Tweeting His Mom’s Final Days, and It’s Heartbreakingly Beautiful NPR’s Scott Simon Is Live-Tweeting His Mom’s Final Days, and It’s Heartbreakingly Beautiful

NPR’s Scott Simon is currently doing something that some may call inappropriate, and others may call brave. Whatever the case, it’s inarguably fascinating, and at times heartbreaking. Simon is currently live-tweeting what seem to be his mother’s final days as …

Cisco Is Counting Things That Are Connected To The Internet In Real Time (Here’s The Counter) Cisco Is Counting Things That Are Connected To The Internet In Real Time (Here’s The Counter)

Cisco launched the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Connections counter today, claiming to count, in real time, everything that comes online. So far it’s over ten billion people, processes, data and things. Here’s a look at their counter: “Right now, …

Google Launches New Zagat (Desktop, Android, iOS) Google Launches New Zagat (Desktop, Android, iOS)

Google announced the launch of a new Zagat experience across the website and Android and iOS apps. Included is free access to its “trusted” Zagat ratings and reviews without registration (for the first time). Here’s a look: The new experience …

Beer Can House: Houston Home Attracts Attention

It may seem like a work of folk art straight from the Appalachians, but a home in Houston, Texas that is covered in flattened beer cans actually came about because of an aluminum siding craze in the ’70s. Former owner …

Google Reportedly Working On Image Search ‘Collections’ Feature Google Reportedly Working On Image Search ‘Collections’ Feature
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Google is reportedly working on an image search feature that would let users create collections and save image results apparently for personal use like research. Alex Chitu over at Google Operating System (an unofficial Google news blog) shares some source …

Here’s A Look At The Art In DuckTales Remastered

DuckTales is fondly remembered as one of the best animated television series from the late 80s. A lot of that had to do with its excellent aesthetic design that drew upon years of wonderful comic art. Now WayForward is bringing …

AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together AP And Meltwater Make Up And Work Together
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The Associated Press and Meltwater, once bitter legal rivals, have decided to squash their beef, and move forward working together on new products that will benefit both parties. Both (who were suing each other) have elected to cease all litigation …

Star Wars: John Williams Will be Back For Episode VII

For all the praise the Star Wars franchise gets for its technical accomplishments and memorable characters, the one thing the movies wouldn’t be the same without is the music. The John Williams-composed score of Star Wars is now as iconic …

Man Fulfills Odd eBay Request for Pics of Wife’s Feet

Today, the internet has one truly disappointed foot fetishist. Redditor Ferenginar’s wife decided to sell a pair of shoes on eBay, only to be hounded by one potential buyer’s odd requests for photos of her wearing said shoes. “Would you …

Artist Uses 3D Printer To Make Awesome Homes For Her Hermit Crabs Artist Uses 3D Printer To Make Awesome Homes For Her Hermit Crabs
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Hermit crabs aren’t especially interesting on their own, but it can be fun to see what kind of things the tiny crustaceans decide to call home next. One Japanese artist decided to make custom homes for her hermit crabs and …

Valeria Lukyanova, “Real Life Barbie”, Is An E.T.
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Valeria Lukyanova is known as “Odessa Barbie” and is an internet sensation all over the world after photos and videos of her went viral. The 21-year old model has Barbie-like proportions–including a tiny waist and perfect facial features–and has several …

Learn More About Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag From Its Comic-Con Panel

After many felt disappointed by Assassin’s Creed III, many gamers are beginning to warm up to the next title in the franchise. It doesn’t hurt that the gameplay shown thus far is leagues above and beyond anything we ever saw …

LCD Panel Demand Weakening, Says Analyst LCD Panel Demand Weakening, Says Analyst

Tech manufacturers are now gearing up for production runs of fall and holiday product launches. Those plans, however, have not translated to high demand for large-sized LCD panels, defined as those 7-inches or larger. Analyst firm IHS is now estimating …

Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television Netflix Users Aren’t Abandoning Traditional Television

A new study suggests that Netflix users aren’t turning to Netflix as a replacement for cable, but rather a supplement. In other words, people just love TV shows and movies and they will turn to any and all means necessary …

Francisco Garzon, Spanish Train Driver, Faces 79 Counts of Vehicular Homicide
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The driver of the train that crashed last Wednesday evening in Spain has been under arrest since it occurred, and just yesterday he was formally charged with 79 counts of homicide committed by ‘professional recklessness.’ Francisco Jose Garzon was granted …

Jennifer Aniston “Already Feels Married” To Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston is one celebrity whose relationships are constantly under a microscope; even as Hollywood stars go, her private life seems constantly scrutinized as the media and fans try to ascertain when she’s going to tie the knot. Perhaps it’s …

HPV Vaccine Adoption Stagnating, Says CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics have announced that HPV vaccination rates fell from 2011 to 2012. The data was taken from the 2012 National Immunization Survey – Teen (NIS-Teen) and …

Senate To Grill NSA Over Surveillance Programs This Week Senate To Grill NSA Over Surveillance Programs This Week
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It’s been almost two months since Edward Snowden revealed the existence of the NSA’s spy programs to the world. Any other issue would have been swept under the rug by now, but Congress is still pursuing changes to the agency. …

Malware Fools Man into Turning Himself in for Child Porn Malware Fools Man into Turning Himself in for Child Porn

A Virginia man has been arrested and held without bond after he turned himself in to police for viewing child porn. The story is a bit more complicated than it sounds, mainly due to the fact that it was a …

Amanda Berry Surprises Nelly Fans At Cleveland Show

Amanda Berry, one of three women who were kidnapped, tortured, and held captive for ten years by Ariel Castro, made a surprise visit to a Nelly concert in Cleveland on Saturday night and even walked up onstage. Berry was invited …

Robin Thicke, Vampire Weekend To Headline Free Festival

Robin Thicke is among several popular acts set to headline the 2013 Virgin Mobile Freefest this September. The concert, which takes place on the 21st at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, is free to enter but organizers accept donations …