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Amazon Q2 Sales Up 22 Percent, Made $15.7 Billion Amazon Q2 Sales Up 22 Percent, Made $15.7 Billion
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Amazon usually posts generally favorable earnings results. Its latest quarterly earnings report continues that trend. Amazon announced today that it made $15.7 billion in net sales in its second quarter. The retailer says that today’s results represent a 22 percent …

Most “Centaurs” Are Comets, Say Astronomers

For years, the small objects orbiting the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune have remained a mystery to astronomers. Dubbed “centaurs,” researchers were unsure what exactly the objects were. Now, new observations using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have determined …

Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle Here’s The World’s First Fully 3D Printed Rifle

Defense Distributed made a lot of lawmakers very nervous – and Second Amendment defenders very happy – earlier this year when it revealed The Liberator. The single shot handgun was the first gun to be made entirely by a 3D …

Amazon Options Movie About Comet The Non-Red-Nosed Reindeer Amazon Options Movie About Comet The Non-Red-Nosed Reindeer

Amazon Studios, Amazon’s original content production arm, announced today that it has optioned a film project called Comet, a movie about one of Santa’s reindeer not named Rudolph. Yes, it’s been done before. Kind of: But that doesn’t mean it …

Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it has finally added the ability to edit Wikipedia from mobile devices. Historically, you’ve only been able to do so from the desktop. This is an increasingly important feature, as over 15% of Wikipedia’s …

Jackie Chan Confirms Once Again That He’s Not Dead
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Jackie Chan is one of the best martial artists/stunt actors to have ever lived. That doesn’t mean he’s invincible though. His stunts are oftentimes dangerous, and people use that as an excuse to start spreading rumors that he has died. …

Kyrie Irving Will be on the Cover of NBA Live 14

Video game publisher EA hasn’t put out an NBA Live game since 2009. NBA Live 13 was to have been released last year, but was abruptly cancelled in September. Despite EA Sports‘ lack of NBA titles over the past few …

Amanda Bynes Still In Mental Health Facility, Won’t Be Charged For Fire

Amanda Bynes reportedly won’t be charged for starting a fire at an elderly woman’s home in Sherman Oaks on Monday, according to police. Bynes, who has been displaying disturbing behavior over the past year, allegedly sat in the woman’s driveway …

Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study
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Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now …

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Finally Confirmed For Wii U

Remember when Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced earlier this year? Activision said it was coming to every major console, but the Wii U logo was noticeably absent from the launch trailer. This led to months of speculation going back …

Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting
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Yahoo announced that it has launched its new 2013 Fantasy Sports app today, which brings a new design, and new features to the experience. One of the big new improvements is that it now features mobile drafting, which many will …

“CrazySexyCool” Trailer Debuts Online

The trailer for “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” has made its debut this week, and fans of the group are buzzing about it. The VH1 original movie was overseen by T-Boz and Chili, who were executive producers, so it’s not surprising …

Spotify Helps Dramatically Reduce Music Piracy In The Netherlands, Norway Spotify Helps Dramatically Reduce Music Piracy In The Netherlands, Norway

While music piracy may not be the buzzworthy topic it was in the days of Napster and Limewire, an idea given life by the RIAA’s decision to stop suing downloaders, that doesn’t mean it’s a forgotten issue. The RIAA’s vehement …

Tropical Storm Dorian Moves Toward Puerto Rico, Florida
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The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) this week has named a tropical depression that formed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday morning. Tropical storm Dorian is now moving west-northwest in the direction of Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Cuba and …

Kim Fields Is Pregnant Again, It’s A Boy

Kim Fields had a profound impact on kids’ lives when she played Tootie on The Facts of Life. Now she has the opportunity to play a major role in her own children’s lives, including one child that’s on the way. …

LinkedIn Adds Infographic Player To Slideshare LinkedIn Adds Infographic Player To Slideshare

LinkedIn announced on Thursday that it has launched a new player on Slideshare specifically for infographics. It looks like so: What Makes Great Infographics from SlideShare “Though we have hosted infographics in the past, our new player optimizes the viewing …

The Comic-Con 2013 Cosplay Music Video Shows Off the Best Costumes The Comic-Con 2013 Cosplay Music Video Shows Off the Best Costumes
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Aside from setting the upcoming entertainment schedule for geeks everywhere, Comic-Con has another, perhaps even more famous feature. I am, of course, talking about the amazing cosplay attendees who show up by the truckload. Yes, these appearances have become commonplace, …

The Existence Of PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry The Existence Of PRISM Is Hurting The U.S. Tech Industry
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In early June, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the existence of PRISM. The leaked slides allege that the NSA has direct access to servers belonging to major tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft. The companies denied that they …

U of Florida Removes Brick Honoring Aaron Hernandez
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As more and more details come to light about crimes allegedly committed by Aaron Hernandez, the more teams are trying to distance themselves from him. The latest such action came today as the University of Florida removed a brick on …

Carlos Danger Name Generator Yields Hilarious Results
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With Anthony Weiner back in the headlines this week, it has come out that the former Congressman may have been sexting under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger” with a woman who claims their online transgressions went on after his resignation from …

Intel, Toshiba to Release “Social” Alien Moustache Movie Intel, Toshiba to Release “Social” Alien Moustache Movie

Intel and Toshiba today announced that they will release a “social” movie titled The Power Inside. The movie is an intensely silly horror spoof starring Harvey Keitel, Reid Ewing, and Zack Pearlman. Will Speck and Josh Gordon are directing the …

Ashton Kutcher Talks About Missing His Opportunity To Meet Steve Jobs Ashton Kutcher Talks About Missing His Opportunity To Meet Steve Jobs
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Ashton Kutcher appeared on The Tonight Show, and talked about his role in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, and how he missed a chance to meet the man he would be playing in the film. Kutcher tells Jay Leno, “I …

Bing Product Ads Still On Track For Q3 Release Bing Product Ads Still On Track For Q3 Release
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Back in January, we had a conversation with David Pann, GM of Microsoft’s Search Network, who told us that we could expect Bing’s version of product listing ads sometime this year. This came shortly after a big anti-Google campaign from …

Tablet Shipments Down in Q2, iPad Market Share Drops Tablet Shipments Down in Q2, iPad Market Share Drops
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As crowded as the tablet market has become in just a few years, manufacturers actually are eating into Apple’s leading share of the tablet market. New second quarter 2013 tablet shipment numbers were released today by TrendForce, showing that Apple’s …