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Carly Rae Jepsen Boy Scouts Appearance Cancelled Over Gay Rights Carly Rae Jepsen Boy Scouts Appearance Cancelled Over Gay Rights

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen, known for her 2012 hit song “Call Me Maybe,” has announced that she is canceling her appearance at the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) jamboree over the organizations exclusion of openly gay members. The national …

Google Now Includes National Security Requests in Its Transparency Report, But It’s Really Unspecific Google Now Includes National Security Requests in Its Transparency Report, But It’s Really Unspecific

Google has added another metric to its Transparency Report so users can identify one more manner in which the government is requesting their information. Starting today, Google is now including data about National Security Letters on its U.S. Transparency Report. …

Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate

In a statement released yesterday, The White House said that it sides with the 100,000 plus people who signed a petition asking that they able to unlock their smartphones. Having the support of The White House is great, but not …

Give This Nine Inch Nails/Call Me Maybe Mashup a Chance. No, I’m Serious. Give This Nine Inch Nails/Call Me Maybe Mashup a Chance. No, I’m Serious.

Peanut butter & jelly, on a burger. Calling your ex-girlfriend at 3am “just to talk.” Mashing up Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole” and Carly Rae Jespen’s “Call Me Maybe.” One of these three things is a bad idea, …

1,000 Flights Canceled as Snow Blankets Chicago 1,000 Flights Canceled as Snow Blankets Chicago

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that over 1,000 Chicago-area flights have been cancelled. More than 850 flights out of Chicago O’Hare International have been cancelled and Midway Airport has cancelled at least 230 flights. The cancellations come as a winter …

Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related

We’re learning more and more about how Facebook plans to promote their new Gifts program. Last week, we saw that Facebook was beginning to suggest that you give gifts when friends post celebratory statuses. Facebook has been suggesting that you …

iPhone 5S Launches In August, New iPads Due Next Month [Rumor] iPhone 5S Launches In August, New iPads Due Next Month [Rumor]
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Following yesterday’s rumor of an August 2013 release for the iPhone 5S, iMore reports that another source has confirmed the information. That’s now two reports saying that we should expect the iPhone in August. All of this could turn out …

Bret Michaels Meltdown Follows Apprentice Firing Bret Michaels Meltdown Follows Apprentice Firing
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The first episode of reality TV show All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premiered this past Sunday, bringing back popular celebrities from past Celebrity Apprentice seasons. Celebrities such as Marilu Henner, Penn Jillette, and Dennis Rodman are now competing against one another for …

Cute Baby Really Sucks at Closing Cabinet Doors Cute Baby Really Sucks at Closing Cabinet Doors

If I had a toddler, I would hope that I would have the courage to troll it this hard. [ToddleTale]

Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on School Bus Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on School Bus

Despite being hailed as a hero by some, a student who wrestled a gun away from another teen on a school bus has now been suspended from school. According to a report from the Fort Myers, Florida Fox affiliate, the …

YouTube Music Streaming Service On The Way [REPORT] YouTube Music Streaming Service On The Way [REPORT]

According to a report from Fortune that cites multiple sources inside both Google and the record industry, YouTube is set to launch its own subscription music service later this year in tandem with the Google Play subscription service that we’ve …

Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search
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Google Maps for iOS has just received its first major update since launching back in December. Today’s update brings a couple of new features that will make it easier for users to find people and places inside the app. Version …

Twitter Kills TweetDeck Mobile Apps, Will Continue Working On Web App Twitter Kills TweetDeck Mobile Apps, Will Continue Working On Web App

Since being purchased by Twitter in 2011, TweetDeck has gone through a number of changes. The last of which came in December of last year. Now the service is moving ahead with a new Web app, but the mobile apps …

Twitter Isn’t Really a Great Representation of ‘The Public’ Twitter Isn’t Really a Great Representation of ‘The Public’
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If you’re on Twitter, you know that users there have some pretty strong opinions on what’s currently going on in the world. But a new study from Pew calls into question the reliability of Twitter as a true gauge for …

Second Sinkhole Appears in Tampa Bay Area Second Sinkhole Appears in Tampa Bay Area

It appears that the Earth may be attempting to swallow Tampa Bay, Florida. Less than one week after a sinkhole reported to be 30 feet across pulled a man named Jeffrey Bush to his death, Reuters is reporting that a …

The Amazing Spider-Man Gets a Bad Lip Reading The Amazing Spider-Man Gets a Bad Lip Reading

“Could you make me nachos? / Well, you’re in a bad mood / I got cramps.” And with that little back and forth begins the Amazing Spider-Man saga you didn’t see in theaters. [BadLipReading]

Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499 Get Your Own Robot Bartender For $499
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Sci-fi bars usually have a robot bartender, and for good reason. The algorithmic mixtures of the robot ensure that each drink is always perfect. Now two engineers is making the robot bartender a reality, sans the ability to empathize with …

Brody Jenner Joins Kardashians Reality Show Cast Brody Jenner Joins Kardashians Reality Show Cast
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E! News is reporting that Brody Jenner, son of olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, will be joining the cast of the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Jenner is the stepbrother of the Kourtney, Kim, and Khlo√© Kardashian and the …

Is Google Launching An Amazon Prime Competitor? Is Google Launching An Amazon Prime Competitor?

Full disclosure: I love Amazon Prime, and I’ve been a faithful subscriber for the past three years. That being said, there’s definitely some room for competition. eBay already provides some in the form of eBay Now, but Google may be …

Stolen Yacht Washes Ashore in Northern California Stolen Yacht Washes Ashore in Northern California
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The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of an 82-foot yacht earlier this week. The three people, all of them over the age of 50, were arrested on suspicion of …

Kim Jong Un Baby: Dictator May Be A Father Kim Jong Un Baby: Dictator May Be A Father

Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, married Ri Sol-ju in the middle of last year. Now the couple has reportedly had their first child. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Sol-ju secretly gave birth to her first child …

Mila Kunis Gives an Awkward Oz Interview Mila Kunis Gives an Awkward Oz Interview
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Most press junket interviews are incredibly boring. Celebrities sit in one spot with movie art in the background and talk to a variety of reporters, answering the same boring questions over and over. Throw in a rookie BBC Radio reporter …

The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea The Pirate Bay Really Didn’t Move To North Korea
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The strangest story from yesterday came in the form of The Pirate Bay moving to North Korea. The site said that it had routed through the country’s ISP after being invited to by the government. It seemed a little suspect, …

This Wooden Spoon Doubles as a Stylus This Wooden Spoon Doubles as a Stylus

In products that are so simple that they’re kind of genius news, I’m probably going to spend a few bucks and grab this new wooden spoon/stylus for my kitchen. As sites like CHOW, Food 52, and even All Recipes as …