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Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development
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Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows …

Chipper Jones Yankees Rumors Shot Down Chipper Jones Yankees Rumors Shot Down

Earlier this week, the New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman stated that Larry “Chipper” Jones would be “perfect” for the Yankees. Now, Chipper Jones himself has shot the rumors down, much to the delight of Atlanta Braves fans. The …

These Are Some Of The First Apps You’ll See On Google Glass These Are Some Of The First Apps You’ll See On Google Glass
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Google Glass is going to change our lives, or so says Google. It’s latest marketing campaign seems to indicate as much, but what about everyday use of Glass that doesn’t involve flying in jets or skydiving? What about the normal …

Paris Jackson: NFL “Offers” Her a Cheerleading Job Paris Jackson: NFL “Offers” Her a Cheerleading Job

Last week, Paris Jackson, the daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, was spotted on the cheerleading squad for her L.A. school, The Buckley School. She showed off her short-cropped hair while cheering for her school’s basketball team. Now, TMZ is …

LinkedIn Reportedly Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million LinkedIn Reportedly Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million

The popular newsreader Pulse brings in 20 million users a day so it stands to reason that somebody would want to acquire such an audience. The only question that remained is who would come out on top in acquisition negotiations. …

Willy Switkes Dies; Character Actor Was 83 Willy Switkes Dies; Character Actor Was 83

Willy Switkes, a character actor who had minor roles on-screen in the 80s, has died at the age of 83. According to an Associated Press report, Switkes died of colon cancer on March 7, 2013 at a hospice in Rockville, …

Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA
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Cellphone unlocking has become a top priority in Washington since the White House threw its support behind the movement. Now it’s up to senators to pass the legislation required to permanently add an exemption to the DMCA. The latest bill …

Pinterest Launches New Analytics Tool for Site Owners Pinterest Launches New Analytics Tool for Site Owners
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After hinting at it for some time, Pinterest has finally launched its first web analytics product for website owners. With the (currently) free product, site owners can track how pins that come from their site perform on Pinterest. Site owners …

Longest Female Legs Help Woman Coach Basketball Longest Female Legs Help Woman Coach Basketball

The woman with the world’s longest pair of female legs lives in Virginia and now coaches a girl’s high school basketball team. According to the Guinness Book of Worlds, Russian-born Svetlana Pankratova has the longest female legs in the world, …

Game of Thrones Gets a High School Makeover Game of Thrones Gets a High School Makeover

Not unlike the world created by George R.R. Martin in his series of books now being turned into the HBO series Game of Thrones, high school is a rough place full of evil people trying to get ahead at the …

Samsung Chromebook Gets HTML5 Netflix Streaming Samsung Chromebook Gets HTML5 Netflix Streaming
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For the longest time, Chromebooks were denied the simple pleasure of streaming content from Netflix. This is because Netflix’ streaming service is powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight software, which is not available on Chrome OS. To get around this, Google worked …

Ellen Degeneres Show Renewed by NBC Ellen Degeneres Show Renewed by NBC
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NBC and Warner Bros. today announced that The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed through the 2016-2017 season. According to Warner Bros., the daytime talk show, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, tied Dr. Phil for the highest-rated syndicated talk show among …

Woman Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for $4,000, Say Police Woman Tried to Sell Her Kids on Facebook for $4,000, Say Police
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You can post tons of pictures of your kids on Facebook. Sure, it’s annoying and it may get you unfriended, but it’s your right. You can create an account for your kid, if you want. Sure, it’s technically against Facebook’s …

Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival Defense Distributed Plans To Launch A Censorship-Free Thingiverse Rival

Defense Distributed is best known as the team behind the 3D printed gun parts that have inspired controversy around the country. Now the team is ready to offer something to the entire 3D printing community – not just those interested …

Gmail on the Mobile Web Gets an iOS-Inspired Update Gmail on the Mobile Web Gets an iOS-Inspired Update

Apparently, people likes the Gmail for iOS UI revamp os much that Google wanted to expand the new look to its mobile web app. “Since launching the rebooted Gmail app for iPhone and iPad in December, we’ve heard from many …

Ex-NBA Player Banned After Choking Incident Ex-NBA Player Banned After Choking Incident

Renaldo Balkman, a former player for the NBA‘s New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, has been banned from the Philippine Basketball Association following an on-court incident. According to a Reuters report, Balkman placed his hands around his teammate Arwind Santos’ …

Police: Man Demands Sex from Minor, Posts Nudes on Facebook When She Refuses Police: Man Demands Sex from Minor, Posts Nudes on Facebook When She Refuses

There’s a lot of stupid going on in this story, so we’ll just start from the top. A Dakota County, Minnesota man has been charged with solicitation of a minor and solicitation of a child via electronic communication after he …

Bing Desktop Updated With More Customization Options Bing Desktop Updated With More Customization Options

If you are a regular Bing user, chances are you use the Bing Desktop. At first, the application only brought a simplified version of the Bing search bar to desktops. After an update late last year that added a number …

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera Launch a New YouTube Channel Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera Launch a New YouTube Channel

At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this weekend, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and a host of other comedians officially launched a new YouTube channel named “Jash.” The channel will feature comedy videos. In addition to Silverman and …

Netflix Launches New ISP Speed Index Site Netflix Launches New ISP Speed Index Site
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Today, Netflix unveiled their new ISP Speed Index website, which lets users browse the average performance of multiple ISPs across many of the countries in which Netflix in available. You can compare the ISP performance lists at ispspeedindex.netflix.com. As of …

SimCity Debacle Gets The NMA Treatment SimCity Debacle Gets The NMA Treatment

In case you haven’t heard, EA launched the latest entry in its venerated SimCity franchise last week. The story would have ended there if it was a success. Instead, the game’s always-online DRM ensured the launch was plagued by anything …

Visine Poisoning Lands California Man in Jail Visine Poisoning Lands California Man in Jail

ABC News is reporting that a California man is now in jail after attempting to poison his girlfriend with Visine eye drops. The man allegedly put eye drops into the woman’s drink in order to make her sick. According to …

VPN Interest Spikes After “Six Strikes” Goes Live VPN Interest Spikes After “Six Strikes” Goes Live
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It was pretty much a given that the Copyright Alert System, better known as “Six Strikes,” would increase the use of VPNs or proxies in the U.S. Still, it’s nice to confirm our assumptions, and a report released today does …

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked, Disses Bush Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked, Disses Bush

Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell is the latest public figure to lose control of their social media account. Earlier this morning, Powell’s Facebook page was commandeered by an unknown hacker, who began to fill the page with anti-George …