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NASA Reviews Asteroid Capture Mission Ideas

Back in June, NASA issued a “Grand Challenge” to catalogue all of the near-Earth asteroids that could potentially threaten life on the planet. As part of the initiative, NASA began soliciting ideas on how to locate, redirect, and explore these …

Here’s What Happens When You Park Like a Jerk
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Instead of keying his car or something like that, one YouTuber decided that the best (non-violent) way to deal with a habitually awful parker was to block in his driver-side door with his own car. This is a great tactic …

It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity
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Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Yahoo was close to acquiring e-commerce app platform provider Lexity. It was unclear just how close the companies were to a deal, but apparently it was really, really close, because Yahoo and Lexity just …

“Saddam Sword” Returned To Iraq After It Was Found In Auction

A sword once owned by Saddam Hussein has been returned to Iraqi officials after an auction company in New Hampshire sold it for $15,000. The sword, which is inlaid with real gold and features an Arabic verse on the sheath, …

UPS Store To Offer 3D Printing Services To Small Businesses UPS Store To Offer 3D Printing Services To Small Businesses

UPS is all about delivering packages and then refusing to leave them on your doorstep even when you politely request that they do so. Now the package delivery company is expanding its service into a surprising area – 3D printers. …

AdBlock Plus Vows To Block Facebook Video Ads AdBlock Plus Vows To Block Facebook Video Ads
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As previously reported, Facebook video ads are on the way, with Facebook expected to charge between $1 million and $2.5 million for an ad to run for a single day. Facebook has been working on video ads for months, but …

Facebook Hoax Claims Users Have a Say in New Video Ads Facebook Hoax Claims Users Have a Say in New Video Ads

Video ads are likely coming to your news feed, and despite what a popular hoax message is telling you, they’re not going to be as bad as you think and you definitely don’t have a say in whether or not …

Galaxy Owners Now More Satisfied Than iPhone Owners, Shows Survey Galaxy Owners Now More Satisfied Than iPhone Owners, Shows Survey

For years, iPhone owners have been the most satisfied smartphone owners. Apple‘s “it just works” design philosophy and brilliant marketing consistently put the company at the top of satisfaction surveys. Now, however, it seems that Apple’s monopoly on smartphone satisfaction …

Google Stops Labeling Personalized Search Results Google Stops Labeling Personalized Search Results
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It appears that at some point, Google stopped labeling personalized search results based on its “Search Plus Your World” feature. Are you still seeing personal results labeled as such? Have you noticed the disappearance? Let us know in the comments. …

Bradley Manning Verdict Gets The NMA Treatment Bradley Manning Verdict Gets The NMA Treatment

Bradley Manning, the whistleblower arrested for handing over classified Army documents to WikiLeaks, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy. He was, however, found guilty of pretty much everything else. While we wait for the sentencing to begin, let’s …

Bang with Friends Sued by Zynga for Trademark Infringement Bang with Friends Sued by Zynga for Trademark Infringement

In you-totally-saw-this-coming news, Zynga has filed a lawsuit against Facebook-based sex app Bang with Friends. They claim that the name infringes upon their trademark for their series of “…with Friends” games. Zynga, of course, makes a bunch of “…with friends” …

Batman: Arkham Origins Gets Multiplayer

In the modern tradition of adding multiplayer modes to video games that don’t seem to need them, Warner Bros. today announced that the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins will have a competitive multiplayer mode. The multiplayer portion of the game is …

Bagged Salad Eyed As Cause For Stomach Bug Bagged Salad Eyed As Cause For Stomach Bug

A bagged salad mixture is being blamed for the sudden outbreak of cyclospora last week in at least two states, but officials are not releasing the name or brand of the salad until more research can be done. Health officials …

Kristen Chenowith Takes “Wicked” Jab At Weiner
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Kristen Chenowith has an amazing vocal range, evident in her role in the successful Broadway show “Wicked”, and she used it to great effect on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday when she took one of the show’s songs and changed …

New Leak Suggests NSA Can See Everything You Do Online New Leak Suggests NSA Can See Everything You Do Online
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In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed PRISM to the world. The secret NSA program allows the agency to collect communications from major tech companies. Various programs revealed since then have all been about streamlining that data collection. …

New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money

Google announced a pair of new features for Flight Search today called “Tips” and “Best Flights,” aimed at helping users save money and time, respectively. Here’s what the Tips feature looks like: “If you’re a budget-conscious traveler with some flexibility …

NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram

NowThis News, an online news startup focusing on mobile video and social sharing, is looking to harness Instagram to deliver short bits of news on the go. Back in June, Instagram launched video on the network on the heels of …

FC Barcelona, EA Sign Three-Year Deal FC Barcelona, EA Sign Three-Year Deal
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FC Barcelona and EA today announced they have agreed to a three-year partnership deal. Under the deal, EA Sports will be the “official video game partner” of FC Barcelona. The club will be getting exclusive features in the upcoming FIFA …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2: New Set Photos Released On Facebook ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2: New Set Photos Released On Facebook
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Update: This one just hit Instagram: Back in June, about two weeks before the first season was even released, Netflix announced that it has renewed Orange is the New Black for a second season. This week, we learned that production …

Samsung Announces Dual Duplex-Mode Galaxy S4s Samsung Announces Dual Duplex-Mode Galaxy S4s

As smartphone manufacturers look to China as the next large market for smartphone sales, Samsung this week announced what it claims is the first dual duplex-mode smartphone. The Korean Manufacturer will be releasing versions of the its Galaxy S4 and …

Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New ‘On This Day’ Feed Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New ‘On This Day’ Feed

Facebook is looking to take you on a trip down memory lane by generating a news feed that looks like the one that existed exactly one year in the past. The new feature is called “On This Day,” and Facebook …

Directors Guild Welcomes Internet Productions (Like Netflix Shows) To Awards Eligibility Directors Guild Welcomes Internet Productions (Like Netflix Shows) To Awards Eligibility

The Directors Guild of America announced this week that made-for-Internet shows are now eligible for the DGA Awards. Perhaps the fact that Netflix originals have been nominated for fourteen Emmys served as a wake-up call. The DGA said in its …

Microsoft Office Now Available On Android Microsoft Office Now Available On Android

In June, Microsoft finally released Office Mobile for iOS after months of rumors and speculation. What about Android though? Microsoft has heard your cries, and have decided to finally bring Office to Google’s mobile OS. Microsoft released Office Mobile for …

Artemis Fowl: Robert De Niro Producing New Film

“Artemis Fowl”, a series of children’s books described by the author as “Die Hard” with fairies”, is set to make a move to the big screen soon with Robert De Niro as an executive producer. The books, penned by Eon …