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Extreme Pogo Is Pretty Flippin’ Cool [VIDEO] Extreme Pogo Is Pretty Flippin’ Cool [VIDEO]

Extreme Pogo, or Xpogo, is a relatively new extreme sport that involves performing feats on extreme pogo sticks. What makes them extreme is their ability to throw their riders to impressive heights, around 10ft or so. You may have never …

StumbleUpon Partners With The Academy For Oscars Sweepstakes StumbleUpon Partners With The Academy For Oscars Sweepstakes

StumbleUpon announced today that it has teamed up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on a sweepstakes called “Stumble the Oscars,” which begins today. Definitely some more upbeat news from the company, which just laid off 30% …

That NRA Ad About President Obama’s Kids Gets a Funny or Die Response That NRA Ad About President Obama’s Kids Gets a Funny or Die Response
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As you may have already know, the NRA has released an ad that attacks President Obama because his kids have armed Secret Service to protect them. “Are the President’s kids more important than yours,” asks the ad. “Then why is …

“Pawn Stars” Wedding: The Date Is Set “Pawn Stars” Wedding: The Date Is Set
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“Pawn Star” Rick Harrison has officially set a date for his wedding, he says, after months of indecision. Harrison and fiancee Deanna Burditt will tie the knot on July 21 at the swanky Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Beach, and he says …

Shock Porn Director Ira Isaacs Sentenced To 4 Years Under Obscenity Laws Shock Porn Director Ira Isaacs Sentenced To 4 Years Under Obscenity Laws
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It’s rare that we get an obscenity conviction in the American legal systems these days. Compared to the early 20th century, people are far less likely to find content “obscene.” One porn director, however, was found on the wrong side …

Instagram Announces 90M MAUs After Weeks of Reports of User Hemorrhage Instagram Announces 90M MAUs After Weeks of Reports of User Hemorrhage

Maybe Instagram wants to quell rumors that Instagram is leaking users. Maybe they simply thought it was the right time. Whatever the case, they have just put up monthly active user stats for public consumption, for the first time ever. …

White PlayStation 3 Bundle Coming January 27 White PlayStation 3 Bundle Coming January 27

Sony today announced that it will soon offer a white PlayStation 3 console in the U.S. The Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle will include the white model of the redesigned PS3 slim and will be available starting January …

LinkedIn Kills LinkedIn Answers Service [Report] LinkedIn Kills LinkedIn Answers Service [Report]
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LinkedIn has had a service called LinkedIn Answers for going on six years. Never heard of it? You’re probably not alone, because there reportedly aren’t that may people using it – at least not enough for LinkedIn to keep it …

Rep. Jim Matheson Wants To Ban Games That Don’t Have An ESRB Rating Rep. Jim Matheson Wants To Ban Games That Don’t Have An ESRB Rating
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Video games are the perfect scapegoat. Old people are scared of them, and young people will defend them with a fervor that’s borderline violent. When the media and politicians need something to blame for national tragedies, video games are often …

Pacino As Paterno: It’s Happening, De Palma To Direct Pacino As Paterno: It’s Happening, De Palma To Direct
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Al Pacino has played some pretty varied–and controversial–characters over the years, but the news of his latest project is taking some by surprise. Director Brian De Palma will helm a film about disgraced football coach Joe Paterno, and he and …

Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store Here’s What Etsy Looks Like As An Actual Store
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Last month, Etsy launched a pop-up shopping in experience in New York City, in the form of the Etsy Holiday Shop. Many Etsy users have no doubt fantasized about a physical location they could go to and browse Etsy merchandise, …

Larry Page: Facebook Is ‘Doing a Really Bad Job on Their Products’ Larry Page: Facebook Is ‘Doing a Really Bad Job on Their Products’

In one of the more direct challenges to Facebook that he’s ever made publicly, Google CEO Larry Page said that they’re “doing a really bad job on their products.” The statement came in an interview with Wired. Wired’s Steve Levy …

Pelosi Chief of Staff Announced to be Nadeam Elshami Pelosi Chief of Staff Announced to be Nadeam Elshami
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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Nadeam Elshami as her new chief of staff. Her former chief of staff, John Lawrence, has stepped down after eight years in the position. “On behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank …

Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network Google Launches Dynamic Links For Affiliate Network
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Google announced the launch of Dynamic Links for the Affiliate Network, which it says will help publishers serve more relevant affiliate ads to users. Features include inventory selection, ad trafficking and reporting. “Dynamic links enable new ways to create and …

Dear Abby Dies: Famed Advice Columnist Was 94 Dear Abby Dies: Famed Advice Columnist Was 94
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“Dear Abby”, the iconic advice columnist who handed down life lessons to millions of people over the years, has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 94 years old. “Abby”–whose real name was Pauline Phillips–began writing under the …

Facebook, GM Discussing Paid Ads. Again. Still. Kind of. Facebook, GM Discussing Paid Ads. Again. Still. Kind of.
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The most noted Facebook ads ship jumper from 2012 is possibly considering a change of heart. Facebook and General Motors are still “actively talking” about a return to paid advertising on the site, according to a report from Reuters. Here’s …

Google Adds Review Info To Places API Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of …

Team Fortress 2 Invades Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed On The PC Team Fortress 2 Invades Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed On The PC

By most accounts, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is one of the better kart racers in recent memory. It’s hard to see how the developers, Sumo Digital, could make the game any better, but make it better they did. Sega …

Android Tablet Beats iPad Sales in Japan Android Tablet Beats iPad Sales in Japan

A new report from a Japanese publication named Nikkei claims that Apple’s iPad sales in Japan this holiday season were beaten by sales of Google’s Nexus 7. The report cites a survey from Japanese market research firm BCN, which contacted …

Skrillex: Hair On Fire Video Goes Viral Skrillex: Hair On Fire Video Goes Viral
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Skrillex may be a master of beats, but he needs some help when it comes to things like blowing out candles. The 25-year old celebrated his birthday recently and his thoughtful friends gave him an enormous, turntable-shaped cake filled with …

Betty White Turns 91! A Look At Her Best Moments Betty White Turns 91! A Look At Her Best Moments

Betty White is not just the sole remaining Golden Girl; she’s not just the raunchy funny lady who made us laugh on “Mama’s Family” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”; she’s not just an animal rights advocate who likes to …

Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches
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Bing has launched some additions to its sidebar today, adding more content from Facebook to the already social-heavy Bing experience launched last year. “Beginning today, each person will see an average of five times more Facebook content from their friends …

12-Pound Gold Nugget Yields Fortune For Prospector 12-Pound Gold Nugget Yields Fortune For Prospector

A gold prospector who was prowling Victoria’s fields in Ballarat, Australia hit paydirt on Wednesday when his metal detector found something big buried two feet down. When the man–who asked not to be identified–dug up his prize, he was astonished …

Amazon Optimizes MP3 Downloading For iPhone, iPod Touch Amazon Optimizes MP3 Downloading For iPhone, iPod Touch

Amazon announced today that it has launched the Amazon MP3 store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Users can tap into the company’s 22-million song library with Safari in a better way than what was possible before. The site is built …