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5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year

A Louisiana kindergartner is turning heads after she allegedly read 875 books during just one school year. According to a report from NBC’s KPLC affiliate, a five-year-old Lake Charles girl named Sophia Moss read “most” of the kindergarten and first …

Facebook Feed Full of Spoilers? A New Chrome Extension, Silencer, Can Help Facebook Feed Full of Spoilers? A New Chrome Extension, Silencer, Can Help
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Social media is a minefield. I’m not talking about privacy concerns or safety issues. I’m talking about all of your friends who can’t keep their damn mouths shut – the ones who ruin the new episode of Game of Thrones …

Google Shares International Optimization Tips Google Shares International Optimization Tips
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Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to share some tips for international sites. This comes at a time when an increasing number of online marketing professionals are viewing international SEO as gaining importance. “Many websites exist in …

The Xbox One Gets The NMA Treatment

The Xbox One reveal was kind of a mess. There’s still no definitive statement on the console’s used game policy, and its insistence on Kinect always being on has some people concerned. It’s the latter that gets torn apart in …

Plane Crashes Into Apartment Building After Engine Dies
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A small, two-seater plane crashed into a Virginia apartment building early this morning after the engine died, authorities say. 61-year old William Larson of Vienna and Tache L. Alejandro of Orlando were reportedly taking infrared photos when the plane began …

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Now Walking, Claims Innocence
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While his brother, Tamerlan, was being buried in secret, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was recovering from his wounds in a Massachusetts prison hospital. Now, the accused Boston Marathon bomber is well enough to walk and speak with his family on the phone. …

Oprah Winfrey Talks Facebook, Gun Control At Harvard Graduation Oprah Winfrey Talks Facebook, Gun Control At Harvard Graduation
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Oprah Winfrey used her platform at the recent 2013 Harvard graduation to talk politics–touching upon gun control and immigration topics–and social media, urging her audience to go out into the real world rather than hiding behind a computer despite the …

Cheerios Ad Featuring Interracial Couple Brings Out the Internet Racists Cheerios Ad Featuring Interracial Couple Brings Out the Internet Racists
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It’s 2013 and we’re still dealing with “outrage” over the depiction of an interracial couple in a Cheerios ad. Cheerios’ new ad, titled “Just Checking” uses the often-cited claim that the cereal is heart healthy. In the ad, a girl …

Twitter Reportedly Working On Answer To Facebook Exchange Twitter Reportedly Working On Answer To Facebook Exchange

Twitter is reportedly working on an ad-retargeting exchange, similar to the Facebook Exchange (FBX), in its continued push to provide more advertising options and to better monetize its popular service. The news comes from AdAge, which cites “people with knowledge …

Google Glass Gets Its Own “Privacy Cover” Google Glass Gets Its Own “Privacy Cover”
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A lot of people are concerned about Google Glass. Most feel that those who use the wearable computers will be infringing on their privacy with the device’s camera. There’s a simple solution though – just put a box over it. …

Channing Tatum Wants To Be Like Jennifer Lawrence

Channing Tatum is pretty well-known for showing off his bod in films, so it’s a little surprising that he recently admitted he packs on the pounds between projects. “I’m a fat kid on the inside,” he said. “I love food …

Mariah Carey is Also Leaving American Idol

Over the past month, judges seem to have been fleeing quickly from Fox karaoke competition American Idol. Singer Nicki Minaj announced recently that she will not return to the judges’ table for the 13th season of the hit network TV …

DARPA Holds Off On Making Killer Robots For A Bit To Make These Amazing Prosthetics

DARPA is scary. The military research agency has created a number of robots that will ensure our destruction, but at least it’s now making advanced prosthetics for when the robots chop off our arms with chainsaws. DARPA updated the world …

Bloglovin’ Aims To Get Some Google Reader Users With New Apps Bloglovin’ Aims To Get Some Google Reader Users With New Apps

Bloglovin’, one of the many news reader apps that would like to get some of Google Reader’s users on board as the service dies, has launched new apps for iPad and Android. Previously, it was only available on mobile via …

Knaidel! Spelling Bee Winner Has Priceless Reaction

13-year-old Arvind V. Mahankali is your 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, after correctly spelling the word K-N-A-I-D-E-L in the 15th round. Mahankali, an 8th-grader at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School in Queens, New York, has said that his favorite word …

Kim Kardashian Spotted Wearing Flip-Flops, No Makeup

Reality TV actress and amateur porn star Kim Kardashian is well-known for being fashion-conscious. Imagine her horror this week, then, when she was caught by the paparazzi wearing not pumps or high-heels, but a regular pair of beach flip-flops. According …

World’s First Bird May Not Be What We Previously Thought
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The world’s first bird has long been thought of as the Archaeopteryx, a feathered Jurassic-period animal that had the teeth and tail of a dinosaur. Several fossils have been found that support this theory, and even fossilized black feathers were …

Did Google Capture a Messy Breakup with Street View? Did Google Capture a Messy Breakup with Street View?

Google Street View has caught some pretty bizarre things over the years. Dead bodies? Sure. People having sex on top of their car? Yep. The Gates of Hell? Well, probably not, but maybe. Run-over donkeys? Maybe, but it’s not Google’s …

Twitter Now Lets You Keep 1,000 Lists Twitter Now Lets You Keep 1,000 Lists

Google Reader users have one month left to use the service that they’ve loved for years, and then it will vanish like so many Google products before it. Companies have been rushing to provide adequate replacements, and have them ready …

House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week
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Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided …

Bon Jovi to Perform For Free in Spain Bon Jovi to Perform For Free in Spain

The world’s economic troubles over the past few years seem to have done nothing to affect concert ticket prices, which have been rising now for decades. It’s a surprise, then, that a rock superstar this week decided to perform a …

Julius Richard Petri Gets a Bacteria-Filled Google Doodle Julius Richard Petri Gets a Bacteria-Filled Google Doodle
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You can thank Julius Richard Petri for a lot of your high school biology fun. The inventor of the Petri dish is being honored by Google today with an awesome animated doodle. Petri was a German microbiologist who is credited …

Mexico Mass Kidnapping Leads To 11 Vanishing In Broad Daylight

In a story that sounds too crazy to be true, 11 people were kidnapped in broad daylight in Mexico City recently. The incident occurred in the Zona Rosa district of the city, which is a well established district with numerous …

Matt Hasselbeck Is Incredibly High On Andrew Luck

After helping the Tennessee Titans avoid complete failure the last couple of seasons, 37 year old NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck–he of the “We want the ball and we’re gonna score” fame–has moved on to the (still lucrative) land of backing …