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Sen. Jeff Merkley Wants To Make The NSA More Transparent Sen. Jeff Merkley Wants To Make The NSA More Transparent

The NSA has become the talk of the town in Washington after The Guardian leaked a number of documents revealing the extent of the agency’s spy programs. President Obama and a number of senators have voiced their support for the …

Patrick Ewing Signs on as Charlotte Bobcats Assistant Coach

The Charlotte Bobcats this week hired legendary NBA star Patrick Ewing as an assistant coach. According to the Charlotte Observer, the NBA team has hired Ewing to serve as “top” assistant to head coach Steve Clifford. His title will be …

Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live

Facebook’s newest and most efficient and sustainable data center is now live. The data center in Luleå, Sweden has just begun to handle live traffic from around the world, according to Facebook. The Luleå data center is Facebook’s first center …

Jeep/Pool Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong

A viral video showing some Canadians trying to jump an above-ground swimming pool is getting some attention today, especially after the people who posted the video to YouTube said the Jeep still runs fine. Attempting an experiment wherein the Jeep …

Google Goes After ‘Payday Loans’ And Other Spam With New Algorithm Update Google Goes After ‘Payday Loans’ And Other Spam With New Algorithm Update
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced that Google has “started” a new ranking update to help clean up some spammy queries. It’s one of the changes that Cutts warned us about in that big video a while back. We just started a …

Microsoft: No Internet? Stick With Xbox 360.
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Following Microsoft’s big Xbox One reveal three weeks ago, company executives began putting out contradicting and worrying statements about the new console’s DRM and used game policies. Microsoft has since confirmed many of the worst parts of the rumors. The …

Biz Stone’s Jelly Taps Former iPhone and Twitter Engineer for Board Biz Stone’s Jelly Taps Former iPhone and Twitter Engineer for Board

We may not really know what it is yet, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup is accumulating talent at a pretty fast clip. Today, Stone announced that Loren Brichter, former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone and …

Netflix Will Reportedly Launch User Profiles This Summer Netflix Will Reportedly Launch User Profiles This Summer

Netflix is about to get user profiles so you and the rest of your family can have separate experiences with the service, with separate recommendations. Netflix is reportedly showing off the feature at E3, but it’s still in testing. The …

iOS 7 Reveal Gets The NMA Treatment iOS 7 Reveal Gets The NMA Treatment

On Monday, Apple unveiled its next generation mobile operating system – iOS 7. Apple billed it as the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the original iPhone. That change was welcomed with open arms at WWDC, but some …

Facebook, Like Google, Urges Transparency for National Security Data Requests Facebook, Like Google, Urges Transparency for National Security Data Requests
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Like Google, Facebook was quick to deny any involvement in the so-called “PRISM” program, which leaks indicated involved high-profile tech companies providing the National Security Agency a “backdoor” to all of their user data. And like Google, Facebook is now …

VMEdu Looks To Fill IT Certification Gap With MyITstudy VMEdu Looks To Fill IT Certification Gap With MyITstudy

VMEdu announced that it is entering the IT certification training market with the launch of MyITstudy. The program offers training for ITIL, Microsoft and CompTIA currently, but they plan to add Cisco, RedHat, Citrix and ISC2 courses in the near …

E3 2013: The Dark Sorcerer Is The Funniest Thing You’ll See This Week

Comedy is hard. Comedy in games is even harder. That’s why it’s such a delight to see Sony diving headfirst into comedy with the a fantastic tech demo from Quantic Dream. David Cage, director and writer on titles like Indigo …

E3 2013: This Was The Year Of Final Fantasy

You could argue that the Final Fantasy brand is in tatters after the abysmal launch of Final Fantasy XIV and the lukewarm reception to Final Fantasy XIII. Square seems to have recognized this and is doing what it can to …

Big Tobacco To Join E-Cigarette Revolution
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If the giants of a particular industry adopts a new and up-and-coming item, does that bring legitimacy to the product? In the case of e-cigarettes, we’re about to find out. According to reports, companies that are immediately associated with Big …

Gay Pride Fines Law Passes Russian Parliament
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Gay pride is a dangerous thing to publicize in many parts of the world. Now those who want to do so in Russia will face heavy fines. Fox News reports that the lower house of Russian parliament has approved a …

The Big Bang Theory Wins Big At Critics Choice TV Awards
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The Big Bang Theory has proven to be very popular among TV watchers. It must be unsurprising then to see the TV critics agree. Reuters reports that The Big Bang Theory walked away with the best comedy award at the …

Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Isn’t Available In Stores
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Last week, a photo of a Krispy Kreme doughnut laden with Sloppy Joe filling made rounds across the web, enticing to some adventurous types and revolting to those who like to keep their glaze away from their ground beef. Today, …

Oarfish: Odd, Giant Sea Creature Caught On Video
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Oarfish are pretty odd looking creatures; if you were to brush up against one while swimming in the ocean, it might make you think twice about going in the water for a while. But scientists say they are fascinating deep-sea …

Coffee Poisoning: Doctor Charged With Assault

A Houston doctor is accused of poisoning her lover’s coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze, but claims she’s totally innocent. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, an oncologist specializing in breast cancer, allegedly dosed Dr. George Blumenschein’s coffee with the chemical and …

Google Shopping Webinar Covers Profit Maximization Of Product Listing Ads Google Shopping Webinar Covers Profit Maximization Of Product Listing Ads

Google held a Google Shopping webinar last week, which it has now made available for anybody to watch at their leisure. It’s called “Maximizing Profitability with Product Listing Ads,” and covers a variety of tactics for doing just that. Taking …

E3 2013: Nintendo Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Its Biggest Games

Nintendo brought a lot of games to E3. Not everybody can attend the show, however, and even less can pick the minds of the peope behind the games. For them, Nintendo has released a number of video interviews with the …

Airport Explosion: Atlanta International Evacuated

An explosion at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta caused portions of the building to be evacuated on Tuesday. An electrical explosion occurred in a maintenance shed near gate D21 at around 8:40 am. No one was injured in blast. …

DuckDuckGo Has Doubled Its Daily Searches Over The Past Year DuckDuckGo Has Doubled Its Daily Searches Over The Past Year
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DuckDuckGo announced on Monday that it has broken its all-time high for traffic, reaching two million searchers per day. Follow @duckduckgo DuckDuckGo @duckduckgo Thanks to everyone spreading @duckduckgo, we broke our all time traffic high, with 2 million direct searches! …

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations
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In a move that can’t be too shocking to most, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently-revealed NSA phone records program. The initiative, unearthed by The …