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9-Year Old Killed By Intruder While Home Alone

A 9-year old girl was found stabbed to death in her home in Calavaras County, California on Saturday, and while police have leads as to who the suspect might be, they don’t have anyone in custody at this time. Leila …

Google Glass Specs Have Begun to Surface Google Glass Specs Have Begun to Surface
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Google Glass may still be a year away from hitting store shelves, but developers who shelled out $1,500 at last year’s Google I/O to pre-order the device have begun to get their prototype models. As industrious hackers begin getting units, …

Character Customization Coming To Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic was the subject of countless jokes and TORtantic memes last year after the game started to bleed subscribers. The MMO went free-to-play less than a year after launch, and now EA has to retain players …

N.J. Girls’ Murder Video Surfaces, Charges Possible
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Two New Jersey girls are in serious trouble after a 20-minute video surfaced online of them talking about several teachers and classmates they wanted to kill. The 12-year old girls can be heard talking about being assassins and threatening several …

LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords, but No Credit Card Info
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Daily deals site LivingSocial is the latest major tech company to fall victim to hackers. According to the Washington D.C.-based company, the hack exposed over 50 million users’ email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and more – but no financial information. All …

Rick Camp Dies: Braves Pitcher Was 60 Years Old

Rick Camp, who pitched for the Atlanta Braves from 1976-1985, has died of natural causes. He was 60 years old. A small-town hero from Trion, Georgia, Camp excelled at sports in school and had the support of the entire community …

Free Pretzels Today (That’s Right. It’s National Pretzel Day.)

For pretzel lovers, today is a really big deal. All across the U.S. pretzel vendors are celebrating National Pretzel Day and giving away free pretzels. Still, you may want to check with your pretzel vendor of choice before you make …

Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study

New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that autism could be predicted by abnormalities in birth placenta. The study, published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that placental “folds” and trophoblast inclusions – abnormal cell growths …

Meteors Spotted Hitting Saturn’s Rings

Watching stellar impacts as they occur is a rare treat for astronomers. The famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact on Jupiter (which left water in the planet’s atmosphere), which happened only 20 years ago, was the first directly-seen extraterrestrial collision in the …

Facebook Will Have Quite The Presence At Google I/O Facebook Will Have Quite The Presence At Google I/O
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Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg said that Google and Facebook weren’t talking much. The two seem to be getting closer thanks to Android, though, and that catalyst will be bringing Facebook to Google I/O in May. Facebook announced this week …

White House Joins Tumblr, Says There Will Be GIFs White House Joins Tumblr, Says There Will Be GIFs
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If you’re a Tumblr user, you can now follow the White House. Today they announced their latest foray into the social web. The White House currently has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube, Soundcloud, Google+. And the President …

Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones
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While the U.S. braces for the imminent launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has also quietly been selling its laptops. The Korean electronics manufacturer this week announced that it has rebranded its entire Windows PC lineup to fit under the …

Steve Buscemi Is Directing a Vampire Weekend Concert, and YouTube Is Streaming It
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Hey, if you need something to do Sunday night while you DVR Game of Thrones, Vampire Weekend is performing at Tribeca, Steve Buscemi is directing it, and YouTube is streaming it. This concert marks the 12th in the American Express …

Player Dies: Snake Bite Kills From Field Hockey Pitch

An Australian field hockey player was bitten by a snake while attempting to get it off the pitch and died hours later, officials say. A series of unfortunate circumstances led to the death of 26-year old Karl Berry on Tuesday; …

Paltrow Humiliated By See-Through Dress
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Gwyneth Paltrow may have been voted the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People Magazine recently, but she certainly felt less than perfect at a red-carpet event on Wednesday. The 40-year old actress appeared on Ellen today to talk about a …

Chrome Beta For Desktop Adds Support For Microsoft Office Documents Chrome Beta For Desktop Adds Support For Microsoft Office Documents
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Despite Google’s best attempts at getting people to switch to Google Docs, much of the world still works in Microsoft Office. It may be a while before Google can win the format wars; but in the meantime, it will make …

Powerball Jackpot Up To $140 Million
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The Powerball jackpot is currently at $140 million, as nobody won the jackpot prize on Wednesday. The estimated cash value is $91.3 million. Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 9,19,31,56,59, Powerball: 2. There were no winners for the $2 million Match 5 …

Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring
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Nearly a decade ago, Apple proved that advertising was key in getting consumers hooked on their brand. Memorable iPod commercials used color and indie music to create Apple’s new image as the company that sells the best portable electronics. It’s …

Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device

Sometimes, your device needs protection. And sometimes, you also need to protect your iPhone (apologies). With Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones, you can keep your phone safe from rain, sand, or any other unsavory materials that it may come into contact …

Google Talk Asks: Do You Fall At Same Rate As Your Mirror Image?

Theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander gave a Google Tech Talk earlier this week, which Google has now made available for viewing. The talk is called “Do you fall at the same rate as your mirror image?” Intrigued yet? Here’s the abstract: …

Bynes Shaves Half Head: It’s “The New Me”

Amanda Bynes captured a lot of headlines last year with her arrests and various antics around Hollywood, including allegedly locking herself in store bathrooms, walking around a tanning salon nude, and driving around town performing hit-and-runs in her trashed car. …

Resident Evil: Revelations Is Classic Horror According To Its Developers

Resident Evil has seemingly lost its way. Resident Evil 4 started the move away from true survival horror, but the next two installments pretty much did away with it entirely. A side story in the series got it right, however, …

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Announced, Trailer Released

Last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a polished, modern turn-based tactical shooter that was at the top of many game-of-the-year lists and seems to have resurrected the XCOM brand, as well as tactical RPG genre in general. Now, 2K Games …

Apple’s New iPhone Ad Abandons the Word Barrage, Is Much Better Apple’s New iPhone Ad Abandons the Word Barrage, Is Much Better
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Apple has just released a new ad for the iPhone 5, and it’s good. Much better than their previous efforts, in fact. It’s a one-minute ad called “Photos Every Day,” and uses a simple fact to make a point about …