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Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo Facebook Acquires Speech Translation Company Mobile Technologies, Makers of Offline Translation App Jibbigo
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Facebook has just announced that they have acquired Mobile Technologies, a language software developer who is best known as the makers of the Jibbigo app. Mobile Technologies’ team will head to Menlo Park to join Facebook’s engineering team. “I’m excited …

NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer NASA Reveals Its Zero Gravity 3D Printer
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It’s no secret that NASA wants to take 3D printers into space. The technology would be immensely useful to the men and women on the International Space Station as they would be able to quickly repair components with plastic replacements. …

Lady Gaga Forces Out Single After Low-Quality Leaks

Lady Gaga has announced via Twitter that her new single, “Applause”, is being released a week early due to several low-quality versions that have been leaked online. The single–which is her first new material since 2011–was originally supposed to be …

Netflix Closes DVD Distribution Center As DVD Profits Decline Netflix Closes DVD Distribution Center As DVD Profits Decline

Netflix is reportedly closing a DVD distribution center in Bloomfield, Connecticut on Wednesday as demand for its DVD rentals falls and the post office alters its services. The Courant shares a statement from a Netflix spokesperson: “Netflix has closed the …

Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Divorce Blog
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Mayim Bialik, one of the stars of “Big Bang Theory”, has been penning blogs for Kveller–a site devoted to Jewish parenting–for a while now. In the past, her writings have gotten her a lot of attention–some unwanted–because of her belief …

Charlotte’s Web Strain of Marijuana Relieves 6-Year-Old’s Seizures
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Charlotte Figi of Colordao is not quite like other six-year-old girls; she, unfortunately, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome, which causes severe seizures to wrack her small body. Charlotte was inhibited by over 300 seizures …

Sinkhole Disney World: Dozens Forced to Evacuate Resort
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Disney World is the ultimate dream for children of all ages; with rides, shows, and mascots abounding, the place is a fantasy land where every wish becomes a reality. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of those exhausted, …

North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un was observed visiting a factory in Pyongyang where the Arirang, North Korea’s new Android-powered smartphone, was unveiled. The accompanying images of the Korean dictator have generated an interesting discussion, as no apparent electronics …

Hyperloop: Elon Musk Reveals Plans For New Transportation System Hyperloop: Elon Musk Reveals Plans For New Transportation System

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Paypal, and Tesla, says he has designed a revolutionary new transportation system that would be faster and cheaper than a high-speed train, and would run along I-5 and I-580. The aerospace engineer says there …

Breaking Bad Premiere Delivers the Goods
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Last night, something amazing happened: the premiere of the final season of the AMC hit series¬†Breaking Bad. ¬†Viewers were so psyched about this premier that Breaking Bad related searches were consistently among the most popular on Yahoo all this month. …

Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety
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In the long and drawn out battle between inmate advocacy groups and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences, a stalemate has been finally struck. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, has come out …

Pac-12 Network Turns To Social Media To Challenge DirecTV Pac-12 Network Turns To Social Media To Challenge DirecTV

The televising of college football is big, big business. Remember all that college sports conference realignment stuff? That was driven by college football, as conference members scrambled over each other in an effort to align themselves with a conference that …

Obama Rodeo Clown Banned from State Fair
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What may have been meant as an innocent joke, has led to the ban of a rodeo clown from working at Missouri’s State Fair by State Fair Director, Mark Wolfe. Apparently, the rodeo clown was wearing a mask depicting the …

Chrissy Teigen Goes Commando…All Month Long

Chrissy Teigen, the swimsuit model engaged to singer John Legend, made an appearance on “Fashion Police” on Friday and stunned–and disgusted–the hosts with a rather personal note about herself: she hates wearing underwear, and goes without it. All the time. …

The Latest iPhone 5S Rumors Get The NMA Treatment The Latest iPhone 5S Rumors Get The NMA Treatment
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Did you hear? The iPhone 5S is going to be revealed on September 10. That’s at least what industry sources are saying. Over the past few months, those same industry sources have said that the iPhone 5S will include a …

Etsy Gives Sellers New Shop Dashboard, Makes Good On Promise Of More Business Tools Etsy Gives Sellers New Shop Dashboard, Makes Good On Promise Of More Business Tools

Etsy announced today that it is launching a new Shop Dashboard designed to save sellers time by surfacing shop activity info in one place. The dashboard provides a summary of stats (like views, favorites, orders and revenue), a look at …

New Breaking Bad Episodes Translates To Lots of Piracy New Breaking Bad Episodes Translates To Lots of Piracy
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Breaking Bad is finally back and the people are rejoicing. Twitter exploded as expected. Memes are already up and running. Another group of people who are excited Breaking Bad is back? People who pirate their TV shows. Granted, the latest …

Splinter Cell Co-Op Preview Released

There’s only one week left until the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist. In the past two months, Ubisoft has been promoting the game’s single-player gameplay, competitive multiplayer action, and 24-like story. Blacklist is also seeing the return of co-op gameplay. …

President Obama’s Oversight Panel To Investigate NSA’s Spy Programs President Obama’s Oversight Panel To Investigate NSA’s Spy Programs
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On Friday, President Obama announced four measures that he would take to inject more oversight and transparency into the NSA after Edward Snowden leaked details of the agency’s spy programs in early June. One of those measures was to create …

Google Glass Game Based On An Ant Colony In The Works
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Aside from the novelty of wearing a web-capable recording device on your eyebrow, in order for Google Glass to truly succeed, it will need a killer app that makes it all the more attractive to consumers. While we’ve already seen …

IT Security Market to Hit $30 billion by 2017 IT Security Market to Hit $30 billion by 2017

As the internet has grown, so have the dangers of its interconnectedness. Business of all sizes are at risk for multiple types of intrusions into their networks, including the relatively new phenomenon of hacktivism. It’s no surprise, then, that the …

“Maleficent”: Angelina Jolie Talks About Scaring Kids

“Maleficent“, which is still a ways off from theaters, has been getting a lot of press since the first photos of Angelina Jolie began to leak online. As the evil witch who casts a curse onto “Sleeping Beauty” Aurora, she’ll …

NASA’s Juno Hits Halfway Point on Journey to Jupiter

Just over two years ago, NASA launched the Juno spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter. The probe’s journey to our solar system’s largest planet will take almost five years, and NASA today announced that the spacecraft has officially hit the …

Stratasys Makes A 3D Printed Wall Street Bull Stratasys Makes A 3D Printed Wall Street Bull

The bull is a noble creature defined by two massive horns that will gore you if the animal is given the chance. It’s also the symbol of a healthy economy. To that end, Stratasys has made a bull on a …