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Jean Stapleton Dies, ‘All in the Family’ Actress Was 90

Jean Stapleton, the actress who portrayed Edith Bunker on the TV show All in the Family, has died at the age of 90. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Stapleton died Friday at her home in New York City. …

Planes Collide Over Arizona, Killing Four

Two small planes collided in midair just north of Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, killing four people. According to a KSAZ report, the planes were both single-engine, with two people aboard each. The collision occurred on Friday morning, about 15 miles …

Joran van der Sloot to Marry in Prison
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Back in 2005, Joran van der Sloot was implicated in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway. The American girl was last seen with van der Sloot during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. He was never tried for a …

Is It Worth It To Your Site To Help Google Build Its ‘Knowledge’? Is It Worth It To Your Site To Help Google Build Its ‘Knowledge’?
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Search is moving more and more toward structured data, which in turn, is leading search engines to delivering the information users are seeking without the need of having to send them to third-party sites. Google, in particular, is making tremendous …

Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right? Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right?
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Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals, …

California Executions Moratorium Upheld, Again
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In 2006, a U.S. Distroct Court judge in California ruled that if a lethal injection execution was performed incorrectly, it could lead to cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the eighth amendment to the U.S. constitution. Since that …

Remember Me Gets A Live Action Prologue

Capcom’s new IP, Remember Me, launches next week. In preparation for the title, Capcom has released a live action trailer that serves as a prologue for the title. It’s a little depressing, but memory manipulation is hardly ever a happy …

‘The Pun Also Rises’ Author John Pollack Talks At Google ‘The Pun Also Rises’ Author John Pollack Talks At Google
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Author John Pollack recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for all to enjoy. “Some people may dismiss puns as the lowest form of humor. But this attitude is a relatively recent development in the …

Teacher Fakes Illness for a Year, Claims She’s Dying to Avoid Work
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Many working adults know that playing hooky isn’t just reserved for kids, but the lies one Polk County, Florida teacher made up to skip out on work are just plain shocking. According to school district officials Ashley Barker, a first-grade …

Greta Van Susteren On Colleagues: “Have These Men Lost Their Minds?”
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Greta Van Susteren had something to say about her Fox colleagues after a video went viral yesterday which showed the men talking about the roles of men and women as breadwinners. Lou Dobbs, Doug Schoen, Eric Erickson and Juan Williams …

Robert Rodriguez’ Two Scoops Is Finally Finished

Robert Rodriguez teamed up with BlackBerry earlier this year to create a short film called Two Scoops. He called upon the community to fill in a role, create a weapon and design a monster for the final film. All of …

TSA Cuts Out Backscatter Body Scans at Airports

When the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began using backscatter X-ray machines, privacy advocates balked at the notion of TSA employees seeing a colorless image of passengers’ naked bodies. Not long after, naked airport protests embarrassed the TSA and worries of …

Eric Roberson Performs At Google Eric Roberson Performs At Google

Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Eric Roberson recently performed at Google NYC, where he played five songs and gave an interview (which starts about 40 minutes in). Google has now made the performance/talk available for all to enjoy. Songs include: Change For …

Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company Tumblr’s Creative Director and First Designer Is Leaving the Company
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Jacob Bijani, Tumblr’s creative director and their first designer, is leaving the company after 5 years. He announced his departure in a blog post where he says that he’s sure the future of Tumblr will be “incredible.” Here’s his short …

Here’s What It Took To Bring Mickey Mouse Back To Video Games
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Aside from Epic Mickey and Kingdom Hearts, Mickey Mouse has been largely absent from video games for the past 10 years. That used to not be the case back in the 80s and 90s when Capcom and Sega made fantastic …

Houston Fire Critically Injures 2 Firefighters

Houston firefighters this afternoon responded to a fire at a Bhojan Restaurant in Houston. According to the Houston Fire Department, the blaze injured four firefighters, who were take to hospitals in the area. The call for the fire went out …

Twitter Makes Editing Your Profile Much Easier Twitter Makes Editing Your Profile Much Easier
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Twitter has just made editing your profile much easier by adding inline editing for the profile picture, header photo, and basic information on the desktop. Now, you can edit your profile inline (without having to go to a separate profile …

Oscar Pistorius In Hiding, Surrounded By Pics Of Girlfriend
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Oscar Pistorius has gone into hiding since he shot and killed his girlfriend, model and law school graduate Reeva Steenkamp. He now lives with his uncle in Pretoria, South Africa, and would be unrecognizable to anyone who knew him before …

Former Windows Boss Knew Windows 8 Would Be Polarizing Former Windows Boss Knew Windows 8 Would Be Polarizing
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Shortly after completing work on Windows 8, former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky left Microsoft. He hasn’t said much since, but he finally opened up during an interview yesterday at D11. The general message seemed to equate to he knew Windows …

Grata Van Susteren: ‘Have These Men Lost Their Minds?’
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Earlier this week, Lou Dobbs brought the issue of a new Pew poll to the attention of a panel discussion on Fox Business. The poll found that women are now the “breadwinners” in 40% of U.S. households. The panel, which …

Twitter’s New Geotagged Tweet Visualizations Are Incredible Twitter’s New Geotagged Tweet Visualizations Are Incredible
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Twitter’s Visual Insights team has gone and done something awesome. They’ve created some maps of a bunch of major cities, countries, and continents using geotagged tweets – using only geotagged tweets. Everything you see in the maps below are tweets …

Nicole Smith Daughter May Be Entitled To Millions
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When Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007, she had been in a lengthy, no-holds-barred battle with her millionaire husband’s estate lawyers over money she claimed was hers. Now, a judge has ruled that her daughter is entitled to some of …

Giant Pink Slugs Found In Australia
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Giant pink slugs have been found on a mountainside in Australia, and park rangers say that on a good day, you can see hundreds of them clustered on the rocks, creating an odd juxtaposition between nature and a very unnatural …

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Entire Photography Staff Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Entire Photography Staff

In yet another sign of the effect the internet has had on physical newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times this week announced that it has laid off all of its staff photographers. The newspaper released a statement on the move, saying that …