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Dish Holds a Wake For TV Commercials, Launches the “Hopper” Nationwide Dish Holds a Wake For TV Commercials, Launches the “Hopper” Nationwide

Dish today announced that its “Hopper” DVR with Sling is now available for all customers in the U.S. While other DVRs allow TV watchers to fast-forward through annoying ads, the Hopper “autohop” feature allows Dish customers to skip entire commercial …

Apple CEO Tim Cook is Michelle Obama’s Guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union Apple CEO Tim Cook is Michelle Obama’s Guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union

It’s going to be another Apple-heavy FLOTUS box at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. First Lady Michelle Obama will be welcoming Apple CEO Tim Cook as one of her guests at the SOTU. According to the White House, …

Slender: The Arrival Beta Begins, Pre-Orders Available

Last year a small indie game called Slender: The Eight Pages terrified gamers and inspired countless YouTube play-through videos. Since then, the developers of Slender have been working to expand upon the game and give it the attention it deserves. …

Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries
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According to a report from Search Engine Watch, citing numbers from comScore, Yandex is now bigger than Bing in terms of worldwide monthly search queries. Search Engine Watch’s Michael Bonfils says Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries while Yandex processed …

Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation

Go Daddy announced today that it has acquired M.dot Inc., the makers of popular small business website creation/management app M.dot. Go Daddy says the move will bolster its “mobile first” strategy, as it will offer it to its 11 million …

Donald Byrd Dies: Jazz Great Was 80 Years Old
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Donald Byrd, who built a strong musical career on his ability to fuse jazz, funk, R&B and pop, has died of undisclosed causes after a hospitalization. He was 80 years old. Byrd, a trumpeter, was hailed as “one of the …

Ted Nugent Tweets He’ll Attend State of the Union
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Ted Nugent, who is neither dead or in jail, will be one of the guests present at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. He’s attending as the guest of Steve Stockman, a Republican U.S. Representative from Texas’ 36th congressional …

Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove Google On How To Figure Out Which Links To Remove
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For the past year or so, webmasters have been receiving a great deal of messages from Google about unnatural links pointing to their sites. You may know exactly which links Google doesn’t like, but there’s also a good chance you …

White House Will Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order On Wednesday [Rumor] White House Will Issue Cybersecurity Executive Order On Wednesday [Rumor]
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It’s fairly common knowledge that the Obama administration has been crafting an executive order to address cybersecurity for quite some time now. The only thing we didn’t know was when such an order would be made public, but a new …

Dog With Human Face: Adoption, Anyone?
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“Dog with human face” isn’t something you hear everyday (unless it’s a photoshopped meme), but when a photo of a dog with soulful eyes hit Buzzfeed recently, it went viral. Turns out the pup’s name is Tonik and he hails …

NASA to Host Google Hangout From the International Space Station NASA to Host Google Hangout From the International Space Station
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NASA announced this week that it will host the first-ever Google+ Hangout live from the International Space Station (ISS). The Hangout will take place from 11 am to 12 pm EST on February 22. The event will allow NASA fans …

What Google’s Enhanced Campaigns Mean For Small Businesses What Google’s Enhanced Campaigns Mean For Small Businesses
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It’s been a huge week of news in the online maketing industry, particularly when it comes to Google. For one, Yahoo announced that it has signed a contextual ad agreement with Google, which will see Google display ads appear on …

Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam Yes, Facebook May Owe You $10; That Email Isn’t a Scam
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Million and millions of U.S. Facebook users received an email last weekend that read LEGAL NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION – just like that, in all caps. It says that “a federal court authorized this notice,” and that it’s …

New Florida Logo Called Sexist by Tampa Locals New Florida Logo Called Sexist by Tampa Locals
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Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott and the economic development organization Enterprise Florida (EFI) revealed the sunshine state’s first-ever business brand. The slogan for the brand highlights the good weather in the state, associating it with a good “climate” for …

It’s Been Over 4 Months Since Google Posted Its ‘Monthly’ List Of Algorithm Changes It’s Been Over 4 Months Since Google Posted Its ‘Monthly’ List Of Algorithm Changes
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On December 1, 2011, Google announced a “monthly series on algorithm changes” on its Inside Search blog. From there, Google started posting monthly lists of “search quality highlights,” looking at changes (many algorithmic) the search engine had implemented in the …

USPS Loses $1.3 Billion, Plans to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery USPS Loses $1.3 Billion, Plans to Cut Saturday Mail Delivery
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The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today announced its first quarter financial results and things are not looking good. In the first three months of the 2013 fiscal year USPS had a net loss of $1.3 billion. The first quarter includes …

Google Reader Not Working For A Bunch Of People Google Reader Not Working For A Bunch Of People

I couldn’t help but notice that Google Reader has been acting very weird, but now I know it’s not just me, as numerous people have been complaining about it, and several publications are now reporting on the issue. There’s a …

Star Wars: The Old Republic “Relics of the Gree” Event Teased in New Video

Last April, the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO held its first live in-game event. The Rakghoul Plague event, as it was called, had players running around Tatooine and infecting each other with a deadly plague. Of course, that was …

Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously. Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.
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Bill Gates has just finished up his first-ever reddit AMA, answering users’ questions for just under one hour. Among the topics of discussion included Microsoft, coding, his wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccines, and yes, Bing. Replying to …

Next Xbox Requires Kinect, Will Always Be Watching You [Rumor]

Microsoft caused a small panic a while back when it patented a method that would allow it to determine how many people were in a room at any given time. It would presumably use the Kinect camera to block movies …

Lil Wayne Ejected From Game, Tweets Hatred For Heat
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Rapper Lil Wayne claims he was ejected from a Miami Heat game on Sunday night and tweeted about the incident, saying all he was doing was rooting for the Lakers when he was asked to leave by police. But a …

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First) Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became …

Space Laser Could Detect Counterfeit Foods, Past Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) today revealed that a laser developed to measure carbon on Mars could soon be used to detect counterfeit food. The device, called a laser isotope ratio-meter, was developed from bulkier laser techniques that needed samples …

Watch The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere Online For Free, Courtesy Of AMC

On Sunday, AMC aired the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead Season 3. As the network did with the season premiere, it is offering the episode streaming online for free on its site. Here’s the link. If you’ve already seen …