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Google Changes AdWords Terms in Some Countries Google Changes AdWords Terms in Some Countries

Google announced some updates to its AdWords Terms & Conditions in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America (except Mexico, Argentina and Brazil). You can see the full country list here. The main change Googee points out is that the …

AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking …

Debi Austin Dies: Anti-Smoking Advocate Was 62
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Debi Austin, who was a huge proponent for anti-smoking after being diagnosed with cancer of the larynx, died on Friday after a 20-year battle with the disease. She was 62 years old. Austin began doing ads which showed the horrifying …

iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads

Apple’s educational arm of iTunes, iTunes U, has just hit a significant milestone according to the company. Apple has just announced that iTunes U has served over one billion content downloads since its launch back in 2007. “It’s inspiring to …

Pandora Puts 40-Hour/Month Cap on Free Mobile Listening, Says It’ll Only Affect 4% of Users Pandora Puts 40-Hour/Month Cap on Free Mobile Listening, Says It’ll Only Affect 4% of Users

Streaming music radio service Pandora has just announced that it will be ending free unlimited streaming for mobile users. Before you grab your pitchforks, Pandora is assuring users that this will only affect a very small portion of its mobile …

Kaley Cuoco Under Fire For Dish Tweet Kaley Cuoco Under Fire For Dish Tweet

Kaley Cuoco, one of the stars of “The Big Bang Theory”, has found herself in some hot water recently after tweeting an endorsement for Dish Network. Seems her bosses over at CBS don’t like it when one of their stars …

Groupon Earnings Disappoint, Stock Down 28% Groupon Earnings Disappoint, Stock Down 28%

Groupon reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2012 earnings on Wednesday afternoon, sending stock plummeting as results missed Wall Street estimates. The company posted a net loss of $81.1 million for the quarter, though revenue was up 30% at $638.3 …

‘Game of Thrones’ Director Backtracks on Pro-Piracy Remarks ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Backtracks on Pro-Piracy Remarks
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In that was totally out of context news… David Petrarca, Game of Thrones, Big Love, and True Blood director, made headlines earlier for his apparently lax stance on piracy. Speaking at the Perth Writers Festival last weekend, Petrarca commented that …

Iron Man 3 Poster Finally Revealed
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Earlier today, an image of what appeared to be a final Iron Man 3 poster being displayed outside a movie theater was posted to a tumblr blog. The leak seems to have caught Marvel and Disney off guard, because an …

Defense Distributed Perfects Its 3D Printed AR Lower, Fires 600 Rounds Defense Distributed Perfects Its 3D Printed AR Lower, Fires 600 Rounds
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After successfully 3D printing a high capacity magazine, Defense Distributed got back to work on perfecting its 3D printed AR lower. The first attempt failed after firing six shots, but the group was obviously not going to give up. In …

911 For A Cheeseburger: Food “Emergency” Lands Man In Jail

Don’t call 911 asking for a cheeseburger. You may think your hunger is an emergency requiring swift action by the police and/or EMT, but I can assure you, it’s not. One Indiana man apparently didn’t understand that. WSBT reports that …

Scott Weiland Fired? It’s News to Him

Has Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland been fired from the band? Yes, according to a statement from the rest of the band. But apparently it’s all news to him. Earlier today the band announced that they had fired …

NASA Measures Fast-Spinning, Supermassive Black Hole
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NASA today revealed that it has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to, for the first time, measure the spin rate of a supermassive black hole. Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the ESA’s XMM-Newton, astronomers …

‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs ‘Unconstitutional’ LGBT Internet Filters Land School District in ACLU’s Crosshairs

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania have sent a letter to the Governor Mifflin School District in Shillington, PA which threatens legal action if the district doesn’t address the claims of high school student Maison Fioravante. …

Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices Ubuntu Developer Preview Coming To More Android Devices
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Last week, Canonical released the Ubuntu Developer Preview for Google’s most recent Nexus devices. Developers immediately got to work and began porting Ubuntu to other Android devices. The results of their work are starting to show as more devices are …

Russian Meteor Blast Explained by NASA [VIDEO]

On February 15, when the world’s astronomers were busy watching Asteroid 2012 DA14 make a close flyby of Earth, a different space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shockwave following the meteor’s destruction shattered windows …

North Korea Real-Time Instagramming Made Possible After Visitors Get Mobile Internet Access North Korea Real-Time Instagramming Made Possible After Visitors Get Mobile Internet Access

Up until recently, visitors to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) had to abandon their cellphones at the customs gates. When travelers were finally granted the access to carry their phones with them a little over a month …

Chrome For Android Gets A Substantial Update Chrome For Android Gets A Substantial Update

Android users who prefer to browse the Web using Google Chrome will be pleased to know that the browser has received a hefty update today. Chrome 25 for Android contains the following new features and enhancements: Improved scrolling performance Increased …

Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App Snapchat Sued by Guy Who Says He Helped Create the Ephemeral Messaging App

A man is suing the creators of a popular social app, claiming that they took his idea and shut him out or what was eventually a “million-dollar-idea,” after they all worked together on it during college. No, this isn’t the …

CRE Superbug Patients Could Remain Infected For Over One Year

A new study has shown that patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) could take over one year to be rid of CRE bacteria. CRE, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are potentially deadly infections that …

Californication Fans Can Hang Out With Cast Members On Google+ Californication Fans Can Hang Out With Cast Members On Google+

Fans of Showtime’s Californication are in for some fun this evening, as cast members Pamela Adlon and Evan Handler (who Louie/Lucky Louie and Sex And The City Fans are also acquainted with) will be participating in a Google+ Hangout. Fans …

NASA Visualizes Global Sea Surface Salinity

NASA just released this new video looking at sea surface salinity around the globe. The visualization comes from NASA’s Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, from December 2011 through December 2012. NASA says Aquarius will provide the global view of …

Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail

Google announced in a Google Groups thread that it has added arrow key navigation to Gmail. Google technical program manager Richard John Wu writes: Now, you can use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate your labels (the navigation panel on …

The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality
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Back in November, news came out that Rovio had partnered with Kaiku on Angry Birds prepaid Visa cards. Today, Kaiku announced the launch of the cards, which come in four designs. The cards are available in: Red Bird, Yellow Bird, …