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Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman Sam Gibbons Dies at 92, Florida Congressman

On the eve of the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, we say our goodbyes to a very loyal Florida congressman, Sam Gibbons, who passed away yesterday (October 10th, 2012). Prior to his involvement with politics, Gibbons joined the U.S. Army in …

Microsoft Has Some Pretty Lofty Expectations For Windows 8 Microsoft Has Some Pretty Lofty Expectations For Windows 8
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Windows 8 will be launching later this month to much fanfare from Microsoft. They obviously hope the operating system does well, but what are their expectations? How many apps does Microsoft expect to have in the Windows Store by early …

Lost Planet 3 Walkthrough Trailer Unveiled Lost Planet 3 Walkthrough Trailer Unveiled

Now that Resident Evil 6 has launched to middling reviews, Capcom can switch its marketing efforts over to promoting its next big blockbuster sequel, Lost Planet 3. A bit of the tone for the game was glimpsed from the teaser …

Awesome Visualizations Show How Photos Go Viral on Facebook Awesome Visualizations Show How Photos Go Viral on Facebook

How does “going viral” actually look? That’s what Facebook Stories tries to show us with three amazing visualizations. Using three different photos from social media superstar George Takei, Facebook shows how one particular piece of content travels when shared by …

Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda? Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda?
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Google has been making it harder to get first-page rankings. That’s not just because all of the algorithm updates the search giant keeps launching, an increased emphasis on “answers” results, which require users to click over to other sites less …

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Officially Announced Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Officially Announced
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As expected, Samsung today announced its new Galaxy S III Mini smartphone at an event in Frankfurt, Germany. The new version of the device has a 4-inch screen, scaled-down hardware, and lacks 4G LTE capabilities. The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen …

Kellogg’s Cereal Recall Has Consumers Frustrated Kellogg’s Cereal Recall Has Consumers Frustrated
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Kellogg, along with the FDA, have announced a massive recall on their Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite-Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereals due to the possibility that they contain small pieces of metal. The recall affects several different items and …

Use Your Facebook Data to Smear Yourself with a Negative Political Ad (It’s Fun, I Promise) Use Your Facebook Data to Smear Yourself with a Negative Political Ad (It’s Fun, I Promise)
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There’s a new project out from PBS NewsHour that allows anyone to create political ads for themselves with Facebook data. It’s called Ad Libs, and it’s a fun and informative way to show voters exactly how cookie cutter political ads …

Twitter Releases Clutch.io Code Under Open Source License Twitter Releases Clutch.io Code Under Open Source License

Back in August, Twitter acquired the Clutch.io staff to work with their growth and international teams. Some users were concerned about the fate of Clutch’s tools that enabled many developers to easily create iOS apps. The team said that they …

Zumba Scandal: Dance Studio Doubled As Brothel Zumba Scandal: Dance Studio Doubled As Brothel
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29-year old fitness instructor Alexis Wright has been arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring inside her Zumba dance studio in Kennebunk, Maine, and while the news has shocked the small town, even more surprising is the revelation that …

YouTube Has New Analytics Features YouTube Has New Analytics Features

YouTube is talking about some new analytics features it has rolled out recently, including “time watched” and “annotation” reporting. The “Views” report has been enhanced to show more time watched data .”Estimated minutes watched” can be seen from the Views …

AgLocal Rep Rides Reddit’s Internet 2012 Tour Bus AgLocal Rep Rides Reddit’s Internet 2012 Tour Bus

Judging by the Internet 2012 Bus Tour panel discussion held yesterday in Lexington, Kentucky, everyone on the tour bus believes an open internet can change just about every type of business. Robert Roderick, head of product technology for AgLocal, spoke …

Tesla Coils Fulfill Their Ultimate Purpose As Performers Of Southern Rock Tesla Coils Fulfill Their Ultimate Purpose As Performers Of Southern Rock
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The Tesla Coil may be one of the most versatile electricity generating machines ever created. They have been used for years to make music (and perform death defying stunts), but one man may have one of the most impressive Tesla …

Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers

Today, another list has deemed Google the most desired company for potential employees. This time, it’s LinkedIn who has given Google the crown (Google was voted the best company to work for in Fortune’s list earlier this year). LinkedIn has …

Tumblr Launches New Photoset App For iPhone, iPad Tumblr Launches New Photoset App For iPhone, iPad
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Tumblr has launched a new iPhone/iPad app for creating and sharing photosets. It’s called, fittingly, Photoset. “Photosets have been one of our favorite additions to Tumblr,” the company says in a blog post. “You’ve surprised us a thousand times over …

Facebook Wants to Know If You’re Satisfied with Facebook (Among Other Things) Facebook Wants to Know If You’re Satisfied with Facebook (Among Other Things)
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Facebook wants to know what you think about Facebook. Some users are being greeted with a survey prompt when they login this morning. The box appears at the top of the user’s news feed and says “we’d like to hear …

Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes

It was announced yesterday that Facebook would be enacting a number of changes in Open Graph. It would force developers to increase the quality of their apps while increasing user satisfaction across the platform. Facebook now has more details on …

Debbie Reynolds Recuperating After Medicine Scare Debbie Reynolds Recuperating After Medicine Scare
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Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds is out of the hospital and recuperating after having an adverse reaction to some medication, and although her rep hasn’t given details, he seems optimistic that she will recover fully. Reynolds has cancelled all upcoming …

Crowd-Sourced Rally Car Driver Joins Reddit on its Cross-Country Internet Freedom Tour Crowd-Sourced Rally Car Driver Joins Reddit on its Cross-Country Internet Freedom Tour

The Internet 2012 Bus Tour is mainly about promoting local businesses that are thriving with the help of the open internet and showing politicians that internet freedom can help create jobs. Mainly that, but it’s also about showing off what …

Google Lets You Check Out Users’ Reviews In Google+ Profiles Google Lets You Check Out Users’ Reviews In Google+ Profiles
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Google has added a new feature to Google+ where users can see the local businesses that others have reviewed. Under the “About” tab on a user’s profile page, there is now a section called “local,” which will show you how …

Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins

Can you determine which states are more supportive of gay marriage from analyzing check-ins at gay bars? How about determining which states are the most religious based on check-ins at places of worship? If you think that check-ins can give …

Borderlands 2 Gets Pirate-Themed DLC On October 16 Borderlands 2 Gets Pirate-Themed DLC On October 16
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Gearbox is absolutely insane. Borderlands 2 hasn’t even been out for a month yet, and they’re already adding tons of content to the game. The first DLC pack, Gaige the Mechromancer, was supposed to come out next week, but the …

Zombie Apocalypse: It’s Still Not Over Zombie Apocalypse: It’s Still Not Over
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Here’s one more insane zombie story to add to the growing pile: a 67-year old man got into an altercation with a 28-year old on a subway in China recently over the last seat on the train, and when the …

Google+ App for Android & iOS Gets Support for Pages Google+ App for Android & iOS Gets Support for Pages
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Google has shipped an update to both the Android and iOS version of their Google+ app to include one of the most requested features, according to the company. Now, on both iOS and Android, mobile users can interact with pages …