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Ryan Braun Loses Convenience Store Endorsement Deal

As reported yesterday here on WPN, former major league MVP Ryan Braun was recently slapped with a 65-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. While it has not been explicitly revealed just what Braun did to go against the …

More Behind FDA Move To Kill Menthol Cigarettes

Menthol cigarettes have been the subject of one rumor after another for years. Due to the popularity of the flavor among African-American men, there was a rumor that Kool menthols were owned by the KKK and intended to curb the …

Facebook Dislike: May Let You Say Why You Hide Posts Facebook Dislike: May Let You Say Why You Hide Posts
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ABC News is reporting that Facebook, in a rare move toward satisfying its customer base, may be taking steps toward something that users have been asking after for a long time. It’s not exactly a “dislike” button, though a lot …

Six Flags Death Raises Questions of Regulation

Some people are fearless on roller coasters and other thrill rides. Some are certainly not. It’s not a matter of fear, actually. If they were afraid, they wouldn’t get on. Most are probably too old to have any issues with …

Boston Cop With Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge, Gun Boston Cop With Bomber Photos Stripped of Badge, Gun

David Powell reported here last week on the scandal involving pictures of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev run by Rolling Stone magazine, including a cover photo. One Massachusetts state trooper, Sergeant Sean Murphy, tactical photographer on site for the apprehension …

Tahoe Plane Crash Kills Pilot, Under Investigation

Investigators are working on determining what caused a plane to crash Monday morning near Lake Tahoe. Law enforcement officers reported that 67-year-old, Steven Lefton, was killed on impact of the crash. Steven Lefton’s wife, Karen Lefton, was pinned in the …

Bentley SUV To Go On Sale In 2016 Bentley SUV To Go On Sale In 2016

Bentley announced today that they have been given the go-ahead to start working on the 2016 SUV. The Volkswagen AG subsidiary presented the concept on a new, luxurious SUV at last year’s Geneva Auto Show. The SUV will be assembled …

Lisa Kudrow Says There Will Be No “Friends” Movie

Fans of the hit series “Friends” are going to have to bury the hatchet on a reunion movie. According to an interview with CNN, Lisa Kudrow, who portrayed Phoebe Buffay in the NBC sitcom, reiterated what NBC and the creators …

61 Tons of Silver Recovered from Shipwreck

U.S.-based underwater salvage and exploration company Odyssey Marine Exploration announced Monday that it pulled more than 61 tons of silver bullion worth about $36 million from a World War II British cargo ship. The torpedoed ship rested about three miles …

Rig Blowout Leads To Evacuation Of 47 Workers

As of late, the gulf coast has become more well-known for oil spills and natural disasters than its natural beauty and once bountiful fishing and shrimping. A major oil spill in 2010 caused major damage to the area, damage that …

Skipping Breakfast Has Been Linked to Heart Attack

Skipping breakfast is so easy to do. You wake up, running late, and rush out the door without grabbing a bite to eat. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal at the time, except for maybe the rumbling …

A Flock Of Seagulls Robbed Of Equipment And Van

A Flock of Seagulls, a British group most well-known for their 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away)” and their flamboyant hairstyles, were robbed of an estimated $70,000 worth of equipment and their tour van while on tour in Downey, …

Amanda Bynes’ Week In Tweets Amanda Bynes’ Week In Tweets
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Amanda Bynes, as most of you will already know, was taken into psychiatric care earlier today after starting a fire in an elderly woman’s driveway somewhere around L.A. The involuntary move to the hospital might be the best thing for …

Google Introduces favicons to their text ads – Inside AdSense Google Introduces favicons to their text ads – Inside AdSense
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Google seems to always think of new ways to make their ad formats better for all users and the advertisers who appear on your pages. Google Adsense introduced favicons in text ads today. Google believe this will make searches faster …

Baby Einstein Recall: 61 Children Injured
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Baby Einstein products have long been a staple in children’s rooms, from the many books and DVDs aimed at teaching young ones about art and science to the learning toys made for several age groups. But one toy is being …

Google Glass Get Its “First-Ever” Porn Flick Google Glass Get Its “First-Ever” Porn Flick
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Google Glass porn is officially a thing now, thanks to James Deen. The actor/director is the first official porn company to produce a movie with Google Glass as the focus. The setup features the traditional office/sexy secretary setting, with Andy …

Google Hosts Another Neuroscience Talk, This Time With ‘High Price’ Author Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist and author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs And Society, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The book is …

New ‘Assassin’s Creed IV’ Shows Off Open-World Caribbean Exploration

Recent videos for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag have focused on the game’s pirating gameplay, particularly sea battles between ships. However, one core aspect of pirating has been missing: the freedom of the wide-open sea. Today Ubisoft released a video …

Apple Brings In $35.3 Billion, Sold 31 Million iPhones In Q3 Apple Brings In $35.3 Billion, Sold 31 Million iPhones In Q3
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Apple’s third quarter was going to be interesting no matter how you look at it. The company hasn’t released any major hardware all year, and its year old iPhone 5 had to fight off competition coming from new devices like …

Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses
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In their continuing attempt to monetize the platform, Foursquare has just expanded their “Explore”-based self-serve ads to a few thousand small businesses. Foursquare first launched Promoted Updates about a year ago, and up until June of this year the company …

Facebook Might Be Putting Mobile Game Ads Into Your Notifications Tab Facebook Might Be Putting Mobile Game Ads Into Your Notifications Tab
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Late last year, Facebook introduced a new type of ad called mobile app install ad. The ads, which would appear on your mobile news feed, would take users to the App Store or Google Play page for that app. Now …

Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals Etsy Bans Items Made From These Animals
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Etsy updated its Prohibited Items policy this week to ban the listing of items made from certain animals, such as those designated as threatened or endangered. This includes (but is not limited to) fur, pelts, ivory, teeth, bones and taxidermied …

Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig Ashton Kutcher (You Know, Steve Jobs) Reportedly Eyeing Lenovo Gig

Remember those “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” ads? Well, replace both John Hodgman and Justin Long with Ashton Kutcher and insert the new line “I’m here to sell you a PC, and also a movie about the guy …

Sims 3 ‘Into the Future’ Expansion and ‘Movie Stuff’ Pack Announced

EA and Maxis today officially announced the next expansion for The Sims 3. Titled Into the Future, the expansion will include many elements from the genre of science fiction. The new content includes jetpacks, hoverboards, and robots. Players will be …