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Minecraft Creator Shows Off First Footage Of 0x10c Minecraft Creator Shows Off First Footage Of 0x10c

Markus “Notch” Persson is celebrated as the creator of Minecraft. Since last year, however, he left the Minecraft team to focus on a new game. It was envisioned as a space travel sim that used real 8-bit computers. We’ve seen …

Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components” Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components”
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Google has released a new list of algorithm changes it made during the months of August and September. We’ve been looking at different groups of changes individually. So far, we’ve looked at domains, freshness, page quality, autocomplete, and answers-related changes. …

Mars Rover Curiosity Preparing to Analyze Martian Dirt Mars Rover Curiosity Preparing to Analyze Martian Dirt

NASA researchers have begun preparing Mars rover Curiosity to scoop up Martian soil for testing. The rover was designed to be capable of placing soil into its analytical instruments, but these capabilities have not been tested since its arrival on …

Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers” Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take …

Big Bird, Rush, And Fallopian Tubes Big Bird, Rush, And Fallopian Tubes

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Watch This Incredible Fingerpainting Artist Watch This Incredible Fingerpainting Artist
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I came across a video today that blew me away. Sadly, I don’t know the artist’s name or where he lives, but he takes to the streets to showcase his incredible talent: fingerpainting on small pieces of glass. With just …

Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made over the course of August and September, and quite a few of them were tweaks to its autocomplete feature. This is all part of Google’s goal of getting you …

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Announce ‘Nook Media’ Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Announce ‘Nook Media’

Back at the end of April, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new strategic partnership that would form a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary. At the time, the companies claimed this new company would accelerate the transition to e-reading, …

Rocket Car’s Engine Reaches 30,000 Horsepower In First Test Rocket Car’s Engine Reaches 30,000 Horsepower In First Test

Would you ride in a car that could hit speeds up to 1,000 MPH? Most probably wouldn’t, but researchers in Britain are creating that can do just that anyway. It’s called the Bloodhound SSC, and it just passed its first …

Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills
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Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” …

Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label
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When it comes down to it, most of the signals Google uses to rank the web’s content are rooted in quality. Google’s constantly changing algorithms are specifically geared towards creating a higher quality search experience for its users. Not everyone …

Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding
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The Form 1 3D printer is the Double Fine Adventure of 3D printers. It was the product that proved Kickstarter was a viable platform to raise funds for its respective industry. Kickstarter has already become a haven for game projects, …

High Blood Pressure Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ, Study Finds High Blood Pressure Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ, Study Finds
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A new study suggests that mothers with high blood pressure during pregnancy might have a detrimental effect on their child’s IQ. The research was published this week in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal, Neurology. The study found that …

Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments Google Continues To Tinker With Freshness In Recent Algorithm Adjustments
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Is Google getting close to where it wants to be in terms of how it handles freshness of content in search results? This has been one major area of focus for Google for the past year or so. Last November, …

Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak
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Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about …

Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25 Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25
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For something that’s launching in less than a month, we still know next to nothing about Microsoft’s Surface tablet. We know that it will come in two flavors with the Windows RT ARM-processor based tablet launching alongside Windows 8, and …

SimCity Gameplay Footage Walkthrough Released SimCity Gameplay Footage Walkthrough Released

It’s been nearly a decade since SimCity 4 was released, and would-be city planners everywhere jumped with joy at the small amount of SimCity preview footage that was shown at this year’s E3. Today, Maxis and EA have released a …

Anderson Cooper/Star Jones Feud Is Getting Ugly Anderson Cooper/Star Jones Feud Is Getting Ugly
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Anderson Cooper recently talked to Andy Cohen about Star Jones’ accusations that he opened up about his sexuality to boost the ratings of his show, and things got tense very quickly. Cooper came out earlier this year via email to …

Google Algorithm Changes: Google Just Released The Big Lists For August And September Google Algorithm Changes: Google Just Released The Big Lists For August And September

Google has finally posted its big list(s) of algorithm changes for the past two months. Google was steadily putting them out on a monthly basis until last time, when they waited two months to put out two months’ worth of …

Jason Russell Meltdown: “That Wasn’t Me” Jason Russell Meltdown: “That Wasn’t Me”

Jason Russell, the man who founded Kony 2012, sat down with Oprah recently to talk about his infamous nude meltdown in March and said that what began as a wave ended as a tsunami. Russell went on a frightening rampage …

The Walking Dead Season 3: AMC Just Uploaded This Trailer To YouTube The Walking Dead Season 3: AMC Just Uploaded This Trailer To YouTube

AMC uploaded a new trailer for the upcoming third season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead today to its YouTube channel. It’s a full minute – about twice as long as the last one they posted, though it …

Yvonne Mounsey Dies at 93, New York City Ballet Star Yvonne Mounsey Dies at 93, New York City Ballet Star
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The dance (particularly ballet) world has now lost another great icon. Yvonne Mounsey, who was known for her involvement with the New York City Ballet passed away this past Saturday (September 29th, 2012). Yvonne Mounsey (born as Yvonne Louise Leibbrandt) …

Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Upgrade ‘Coming Soon’, Says Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Upgrade ‘Coming Soon’, Says Samsung
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It’s Android’s not-so-secret shame. While Apple’s iOS updates tend to upgrade a large portion of their customers to the latest version within a week or two, Android users are at the mercy of their wireless carriers and device manufacturers when …

Nokia’s Lumia 920 Is Exclusive To AT&T Nokia’s Lumia 920 Is Exclusive To AT&T

Nokia made a great case for Windows Phone 8 last month when it showed off its new Lumia models. The Lumia 920 was especially impressive with its amazing camera and neat form factor. Until now, we didn’t know if the …