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Google Fiber Coming to Austin, Texas by Mid-2014 (Really, Officially, Definitely) Google Fiber Coming to Austin, Texas by Mid-2014 (Really, Officially, Definitely)

Google, after a few days of speculation, has officially announced that Austin, Texas will join Kansas City, KS, and Kansas City, MO as the next Google Fiber-connected city. “Today, we’re pleased to announce with Mayor Lee Leffingwell that Austin, Texas …

Jane Fonda: Not Afraid of Dying and Still Into Sex
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Actress Jane Fonda’s career has spanned four decades and has had plenty of ups and downs. Fonda’s acting career exploded as she took the role of 60s sex symbol Barbarella, and she quickly became famous for her anti-war activism, her …

Aspiring Authors Looking To Self-Publish Have A New Option In Nook Press Aspiring Authors Looking To Self-Publish Have A New Option In Nook Press
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Self-publishing is increasingly becoming the norm, instead of the exception, in today’s digital world. Services like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and Apple’s Breakout Books make it easy for new authors to publish their books and get plenty of exposure. Now …

Bill Clinton Sends His First Tweet at Stephen Colbert’s Behest

President Clinton may understand the social media is and will continue to make the difference in today’s grassroots politics, but that doesn’t mean he participates in all of it. Although you may have seen plenty of Bill Clinton-themed Twitter accounts …

Author (And Dean) Peter Blair Henry Talks At Google Author (And Dean) Peter Blair Henry Talks At Google

Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the NYU Business School and author of “Turnaround: Third World Lessons For First World Growth,” recently participated in an Authors At Google talk. Google has now made video of the talk available for all to …

Google Play Gets A Design Refresh Google Play Gets A Design Refresh

Google announced a new redesign for Google Play on Android smartphones and tablets. It starts rolling out today. Google says the design is “simple, clean and – most importantly – helps you find great entertainment, fast.” “The new design focuses …

Game of Thrones-Themed Craigslist Sex Ad Wants ‘A Stark in the Streets, But a Wildling in the Sheets’
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Are you a fan of the epic HBO series Game of Thrones? Do you somewhat resemble Robb Stark? Do you live near New Orleans? Are you into kinky fantasy lovemaking? If you answered yes to any or all of those …

Joel Osteen: Hoax Hasn’t Upset Him, “Nothing Has Changed”

Earlier this week, a late April Fool’s hoax made its debut, alleging that popular U.S. pastor Joel Osteen had renounced Christianity. Osteen is the pastor of a mega-church in Houston, Texas, and has a worldwide broadcast ministry that has made …

Xbox Special Event Planned For May 21 [Report]
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After Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 in February, everybody turned to Microsoft expecting a reveal of the next Xbox. Previous rumors suggested an April showing, but a new report says that we won’t be seeing anything about the new console …

Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left

Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, especially for businesses that don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. That popularity will surely continue for years to come, but Microsoft won’t be along …

Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample
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As Kanye West prepares to become a parent and expends his mental energy on crafting joke names for his progeny, he certainly doesn’t have time to go to court over one of his biggest hit songs. TMZ is reporting that …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android
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That didn’t take long. Just when we thought Microsoft was wrapping up the whole “Scroogled” thing, they’re back with a big new campaign, this time taking on Android. Scroogled, as you may or may not know, started as a holiday …

Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61
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Record producer and sound engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of Johns’ death has not been made public, though a Billboard report quotes guitarist Stacy Blades as saying Johns was hospitalized last week for …

Buttercup and Westley’s Plunge into Dry Quicksand, Explained

Dry quicksand‘s prevalence in nature may be debated, but it has been created by scientists – so it exists. Of course, if you’ve ever watched The Princess Bride or Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, you know dry quicksand’s potentially devastating effects. …

CISPA Is Looking Better, But Privacy Proponents Still Aren’t Satisfied CISPA Is Looking Better, But Privacy Proponents Still Aren’t Satisfied

Rep. Adam Schiff announced on Friday that he would be introducing a pro-privacy amendment to CISPA that would force companies to remove any identifiable information from data it shares with the government. Surprisingly enough, the bill’s authors seem to be …

Joe Montana’s Son Tries Out For the NFL
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It can be hard following for children following in the footsteps of a parent. However, when that parent is NFL legend Joe Montana, following in his footsteps could be all but impossible. Not that Nate Montana isn’t trying. According to …

Google Glass In Strip Clubs? Probably Not. Google Glass In Strip Clubs? Probably Not.

While Google Glass may not be widely available to consumers yet, it will be soon, and developers are already coming up with interesting apps for the device. As availability approaches, however, it’s becoming clearer that there will be a lot …

Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March

Internet radio service Pandora has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million registered users in the U.S. Pandora signed up its first user in 2005, and had hit 100 million users six years later in 2011. It only took …

Michael J. Fox on His Career, His Family, and a Sense of Humor

Over a decade after Spin City ended its five-year run, Michael J. Fox is coming back to network TV. Last fall, NBC announced that it had picked up a new network comedy starring Michael J. Fox. The actor will star …

Don’t Expect To See Nationwide Google Fiber Anytime Soon Don’t Expect To See Nationwide Google Fiber Anytime Soon

It was revealed over the weekend that Austin, Texas will be the next city to receive freedom from monopolistic ISPs thanks to Google Fiber. Of course, the announcement kicked off a new round of people from other cities asking Google …

Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage? Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage?
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FairSearch.org, the organization made up of Google competitors mostly in (but not limited to) the the travel industry, has filed a new complaint with the EU. The angle this time is Android, which the coalition has deemed “a deceptive way …

Facebook Places Restrictions on Wholesale Event Invitations Facebook Places Restrictions on Wholesale Event Invitations

If you’re the kind of person who throws caution to the wind when choosing who to invite to your events (otherwise known as the “select all” crowd), it looks like Facebook is beginning to get more serious about restricting you. …

Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies) Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies)
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Update: Hope you had that grain of salt with you. WhatsApp says it’s not talking to Google. Rumors are circulating that Google is in talks to acquire WhatsApp. The root appears to be Digital Trends, which cites “an inside source” …