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Blekko Launches Izik For Smartphones, Adds Local Search Feature Blekko Launches Izik For Smartphones, Adds Local Search Feature

Blekko has just launched a new smartphone version of its mobile search product izik, which until now was only for iPad and Android tablets. The app, now available in Apple’s App Store and in Google Play, tries to emulate the …

Here’s 12 Minutes Of Thief Gameplay From E3 2013

Prior to E3 2013, it didn’t look like we would be seeing much of Eidos Montreal’s reboot of the classic Thief franchise. We got a CG trailer, but that’s no substitute for actual gameplay. Those wishing for gameplay can now …

Vine Sees Near YouTube-Level Engagement on Twitter Vine Sees Near YouTube-Level Engagement on Twitter

If you’re a brand who’s looking to expand its social media strategy – you better give Vine a look if you’re not already. New data from SocialBakers suggests that Twitter users are almost as likely to engage with your Vine …

House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection

One of the worst things about the recently leaked NSA spy programs is what the agency calls “incidental data.” In short, it’s data on innocent Americans that gets picked up alongside data on non-Americans. The agency claims it can’t look …

State of Decay Sells 500,000 on XBLA

A PC mod for ARMA II called DayZ gained steady popularity over the summer of 2012. Set in the zombie apocalypse, the game tasks players with finding food, tools, weapons, and medicine while avoiding zombies and other players who won’t …

Kanye West Takes Inspiration From Bret Easton Ellis

Kanye West has chosen an interesting way to promote his new album, Yeesus; the new dad took advantage of Scott Disick’s resemblance to a certain Psycho and used it to great effect in a new promo video. Disick, who is …

Jesse Ventura Wants Lawsuit Against “American Sniper” to Proceed Jesse Ventura Wants Lawsuit Against “American Sniper” to Proceed
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Attorneys for former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura have requested that a federal judge allow Ventura’s defamation case against the estate of Chris Kyle to proceed. In his memoir, American Sniper, Kyle, a former U.S. Navy Seal known as the most …

Arrested Development’s Mark Cherry ‘Get Away’ Song Gets Ringtone Treatment On SoundCloud Arrested Development’s Mark Cherry ‘Get Away’ Song Gets Ringtone Treatment On SoundCloud

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz did a reddit AMA on Monday in which he talked about many topics related to the show, including the next chapter and never-nudes. One question, which got 1,096 points, was: “I want to download/buy the …

Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers
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Like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and more, Yahoo is the latest tech company to release a transparency report in light of the recent allegations that they were involved in the NSA’s secret surveillance & data-mining initiative, PRISM. Yahoo reports between 12,000 …

Jimmy Fallon Thinks You Should Avoid These Video Games

God bless Jimmy Fallon. He brought video games to the forefront of late night television, and may have even inspired Conan O’Brien to start his own wonderful video game series. Now, Fallon may have a big heart for games, but …

Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product

Amazon is looking to move in on Facebook’s gifting turf with a new product that lets friends crowdsource each other’s gifts using the power of the social network’s graph. Amazon has just announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a “new way for …

Allen Iverson Confronted Over Kidnapping Accusations [VIDEO]
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Earlier this week, former NBA all-star Allen Iverson was accused of kidnapping his own children. Iverson’s ex-wife, Tawanna Iverson filed court documents stating that Allen took the couple’s five children on a vacation on May 22, but has not returned …

Yelp Adds Feature To Let Customers Pay Businesses Yelp Adds Feature To Let Customers Pay Businesses

Yelp announced the launch of a new feature for business owners today, which lets them encourage actual transactions from customers right from Yelp. Yelp says it will help business owners “close the loop” between customers discovering them on Yelp and …

Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us? Can We Trust Our Government Not To Spy On Us?
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Earlier this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on non-Americans and Americans via phone tapping and Internet surveillance. President Obama and his administration were quick to deny that the program targets Americans. He’s been …

GM Recalls 200K SUVs Over Fire Concerns GM Recalls 200K SUVs Over Fire Concerns

GM this week is recalling 193,652 SUVs over concerns that they could catch fire. Dealers were notified of the recall on Monday, and GM will be mailing letters to vehicle owners on July 24. The vehicles involved include the 2006 …

Netflix Shares New ‘Arrested Development’ Cast Q&A [Video] Netflix Shares New ‘Arrested Development’ Cast Q&A [Video]

Netflix has put out a new Arrested Development video in which cast members Jessica Walter, David Cross and Portia De Rossi answer questions from fans. Jessica Walter answers burning questions about where she gets the inspiration for Lucille, how she …

Chicago Shootings Leave 8 Dead, Over 47 Injured
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A rash of shootings in Chicago this weekend left 53 people injured and nine dead. According to the Chicago Tribune, the victims included teens, including a 16-year-old who tried to flee from a gunman riding a bicycle. The youngest victim …

Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki Yahoo Said To Be Close To Buying Qwiki

Yahoo is said to be in the advanced stages of discussion to acquire Qwiki for $50 million. Kara Swisher at All Things D cites sources close to the company. Qwiki launched to the public back in January of 2011, with …

Albino Gorilla The Result Of Uncle, Niece Mating

An albino gorilla who lived for 40 years at a Barcelona zoo is the subject of a new study that traced his origins, and the results are surprising. Snowflake was famous up until his death in 2003 from skin cancer …

Shark Attacks Teen In Texas Waters
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A 15-year old boy was attacked by a shark off the Texas Gulf coast on Monday afternoon while swimming with his church group. The boy was swimming in waist-deep water at Surfside Beach when the shark began biting his legs; …

“The Voice” Winner Probably Won’t Shock You Tonight
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“The Voice” has gained strong audience favor during its last few seasons, and this one is no exception despite some changes in the judge lineup. But if fans are expecting to be blown away by the winner reveal tonight, they …

Indonesia Haze Affecting Singapore, Forest Fires Being Blamed

Indonesia is being asked by Singapore to get control of its forest fires after the pollutant index in the air rose to a staggering 155 on Monday, the highest it’s been since 2006. Officials asked employers to provide masks to …

Adobe Looks At Enhanced Campaigns’ Impact On CPCs, Tweaks Media Optimizer Algorithm Adobe Looks At Enhanced Campaigns’ Impact On CPCs, Tweaks Media Optimizer Algorithm

Adobe has released a new report analyzing Google’s Enhanced Campaigns from about 100 major U.S. advertisers ($100+ million ad spend). It looks at data from the past three months, and found that Google CPCs have increased by 6%, among other …

Selma Blair And Charlie Sheen Feuding On Anger Management

If the rumors concerning Selma Blair and her role on FX’s Anger Management turn to fact, the actress’ relationship with Charlie Sheen has deteriorated well beyond the feud stage. A report at TMZ indicates the two are “at WAR (their …