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Selena Gomez: Bindi Sparks Religious Backlash

Over the weekend actress/singer Selena Gomez performed the song “Come and Get It” live at the MTV Movie Awards. The performance included a dance routine that was quite obviously inspired by Bollywood-style dances seen in many Indian movies. Though the …

Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries

Updated with comment from Microsoft below. Like Google, Yahoo, and most other search engines, Bing offers to autocomplete queries in their search box. While Google calls this feature “autocomplete,” Bing calls it “search suggestions.” Well, it looks like Bing is …

Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor] Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor]

One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic …

Netflix’s Hemlock Grove Gets New Red Band Trailer

Hemlock Grove, the next original series from Netflix comes to subscribers on Friday. All episodes of the first season will be made available at once, much like the format for House of Cards. We’ve seen a number of trailers for …

Osbourne Split Rumors Denied by Ozzy

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have been married for over 30 years and their marriage has endured addiction, cancer, and a reality TV show. That’s why it was surprising this week when TMZ reported that the couple had split and were …

Matt Cutts On Penguin And Internal Links Matt Cutts On Penguin And Internal Links
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts responds to a question about Penguin’s effect on internal links that use the same anchor text. The exact question is: Do internal website links with exact match keyword anchor text …

Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year Netflix To Start Testing HTML5 Streaming This Year
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Netflix made Samsung Chromebook owners happy last month when it brought instant streaming to Chrome OS through the power of HTML5. It was finally able to do so thanks to a few recent developments made to the Web standard. Now …

Dennis Rodman: FBI Informant on North Korea?
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Now that Dennis Rodman has been fired from Celebrity Apprentice, it seems he will have more time to spend with his new pal, Kim Jong-un. Rodman this week revealed to Gossip Extra that he will be returning to North Korea …

Facebook Home for iOS Sees Conflicting Reports Facebook Home for iOS Sees Conflicting Reports
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Is Facebook working with Apple and Microsoft to bring Facebook Home to additional platforms? Maybe, maybe not, according to conflicting reports. Bloomberg recently spoke with product director Adam Mosseri, who stated that Facebook was in talks with both Apple and …

Google Loses Lawsuit Over Autocomplete in Japan Google Loses Lawsuit Over Autocomplete in Japan

A Tokyo District Court has ruled that Google must alter its autocomplete results to make sure they don’t suggest criminal activity when users search for a specific man’s name. This case began in March of 2012 when a Japanese court …

Google Puts A BufferBox Locker In A San Francisco Coffee Bar Google Puts A BufferBox Locker In A San Francisco Coffee Bar

Back in November, news came out that Google acquired BufferBox, a locker service for people receiving packages from online retailers. A Google spokesperson said at the time, “We want to remove as much friction as possible from the shopping experience, …

Google Publishes Official Google Glass Tech Specs Google Publishes Official Google Glass Tech Specs

The first wave of Google Glass hardware is complete and shipping off to developers soon. Google has also released the API so those developers can start making apps for it right away. The last piece of the puzze then is …

Mystery Man on Roof Over Explosion Starts Twitter Trend
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With all of the professional and amateur media that caught the Boston Marathon bombings on video, it was only a matter of time before amateur investigators began to piece together their own story. Within minutes of the explosions, Twitter user …

Patton Oswalt Tweets, Facebooks Thoughts On Boston Marathon Explosions
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Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, a frequent Twitter user on a day-to-day basis, took to the medium following Monday’s tragedy in Boston to offer some brief thoughts, as many other celebrities and ordinary people did. But Oswalt really opened up …

Google Glass Mirror API Now Available Google Glass Mirror API Now Available
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It was revealed yesterday that the first round of Google Glass devices are finished. Google will start shipping to those who pre-ordered the device at Google I/O last year first, and those developers will presumably start building apps for the …

Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily Snapchat Sees an Incredible 150 Million Photos Daily
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Are you snapping ephemeral photos with the Snapchat app? If not, you may be quickly becoming the minority. Apparently, Snapchat is processing more photos daily than Instagram. And not just more – nearly four times as many. The figure was …

Other Wife Found on Facebook: Bigamist Caught by Social Media Other Wife Found on Facebook: Bigamist Caught by Social Media

Keeping a double life organized must be hard enough without the intrusion of social media. One man learned the hard way this week that Facebook only allows users to link their relationship status to one person at a time. According …

Funny or Die’s iSteve Delayed Until April 17th
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In the wake of the terrible attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday, Funny or Die has decided to delay the release of their Steve Jobs biopic, iSteve, for a couple of days. The film, a rare foray into feature-length …

Google Launches Person Finder For Boston Marathon Explosions Google Launches Person Finder For Boston Marathon Explosions

Google has set up a tool to help people find loved ones after the explosions in Boston today. This is part of Google.org’s Person Finder project. The tool can be used both to try and locate a person and to …

Child Pornographer’s Sentence Overturned After Judge Goes On Strange, Irrelevant Rant About Facebook, Zuckerberg Child Pornographer’s Sentence Overturned After Judge Goes On Strange, Irrelevant Rant About Facebook, Zuckerberg

An 8-year prison sentence for a convicted child pornographer has been vacated and remanded for resentencing following a procedural error that involved the judge in the case going off on a completely unnecessary rant about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. The …

Garth Brooks Sued, Accused Of Fraud
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Television and movie producer Lisa Sanderson is suing Garth Brooks. A complaint was filed on Monday for violation of Labor Code Section 201, breach of oral agreement, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and fraud. The …

Senate Judiciary Committee To Debate ECPA Reform This Week Senate Judiciary Committee To Debate ECPA Reform This Week

ECPA, or the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has long been in need of an update. The Senate tried last year, but ran out of time. Now it’s a priority and it will hopefully get the time it deserves this week. …

Boston Marathon: Explosions Rock the Finish Line; Injuries, Deaths Reported
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(Image courtesy Dan Lampariello) [UPDATE 5:] It is now being reported that three people, including an 8-year-old boy, have died. Over 150 people were injured in the blasts. [UPDATE 4:] Boston Police have stated that the explosion at the JFK …

U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series

Google announced today that the U.S. Department of State is launching a series of Google+ Hangouts, starting Friday, April 19 with one featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. The series follows various hangouts this year from members of the Obama …