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Surprise: Android And iOS Were The Only Mobile Platforms To See Growth In November Surprise: Android And iOS Were The Only Mobile Platforms To See Growth In November
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The mobile market isn’t exactly thriving with competition. In reality, it’s dominated by Apple and Google as iOS and Android continue to butt heads over marketshare. Other competitors, like Microsoft and RIM, can only hope to grab a few morsels …

Inmates Sue Beer, Wine Companies For Being Addictive Inmates Sue Beer, Wine Companies For Being Addictive
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Five inmates who are currently incarcerated in an Idaho prison are suing various alcohol companies to the tune of $1 billion, claiming they were not aware that alcohol can become addictive. “I have spent a great deal of that time …

Giant Asteroid “Speckles” Analyzed by NASA’s Dawn Giant Asteroid “Speckles” Analyzed by NASA’s Dawn

New images released by NASA have provided scientists their best view yet of the black spots seen on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The new research suggests that the protoplanet may have received the carbon-rich material through large …

Town Schedules ‘Violent Video Game’ Burning Party Because That’s Obviously an Appropriate Response to Anything Town Schedules ‘Violent Video Game’ Burning Party Because That’s Obviously an Appropriate Response to Anything
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The town of Southington, Connecticut apparently thinks that destroying “violent” video games, music, and movies is an act of “responsible citizenship.” On Saturday, January 12th, the town is sponsoring a “Violent Video Games Return Program” that asks people to bring …

For $850K, This Company Will Bring Broadband Wi-Fi To Rural America For $850K, This Company Will Bring Broadband Wi-Fi To Rural America

The Internet is universally important to all Americans, and that’s especially true to rural Americans who are denied access to broadband Internet. The ISPs say it will cost too much to extend service to backroad homes and hard to reach …

Meredith Vieira Can’t Quit With The Potty Mouth Meredith Vieira Can’t Quit With The Potty Mouth
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Meredith Vieira seems like a pretty refined person; she always looks perfectly put-together with rarely a hair out of place or overly done makeup. So when she starts cursing on live television, it’s that much more awesome. Vieira and the …

Apple HDTV Not Coming in 2013, Though Apple Radio Might [RUMOR] Apple HDTV Not Coming in 2013, Though Apple Radio Might [RUMOR]

Rumors about Apple’s mythic HDTV have been swirling for nearly two years now. The rumors could simply be written off as wishful thinking that Apple might swoop in and change the TV industry for the better (the way it did …

Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Messaging, VoIP Calling in Canada
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Today, Facebook takes another step in fashioning itself as the premier way to message your friends. An update to their standalone iOS and Android Messenger app will allow users to send voice messages for the first time, and they’re testing …

FairSearch: FTC’s Google Decision ‘Disappointing And Premature’ FairSearch: FTC’s Google Decision ‘Disappointing And Premature’
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Now that the Federal Trade Commission has formally announced the conclusion of its investigation into Google’s business practices, commentary from “experts,” analysts, and various groups are coming out of the woodwork. We knew we’d be hearing from one group in …

The Nintendo eShop Update Is Full Of RPGs This Week The Nintendo eShop Update Is Full Of RPGs This Week

Wii U owners must be a little frustrated by the apparent lack of content hitting the console’s eShop since its launch, and that trend is going to continue for a while longer. Until then, those who own a 3DS will …

Girls Spike Parents’ Milkshakes to Bypass Internet Curfew Girls Spike Parents’ Milkshakes to Bypass Internet Curfew
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No, you haven’t stumbled upon The Onion. When I was a teenager, my favorite comeback to my mom’s overblown understandable berating over my many trivial totally disrespectful missteps was to tell her she’s lucky I’m not on drugs. You see? …

World’s Shortest Escalator Is Five Steps Long World’s Shortest Escalator Is Five Steps Long

The official World’s Shortest Escalator is located in Kawasaki, Japan and is only five steps long…which begs the question, “Why?” At just under 32 inches high, the escalator made it into the Guinness Book of World Records and is located …

100 Billion Planets Populate the Milky Way Galaxy, Say Astronomers 100 Billion Planets Populate the Milky Way Galaxy, Say Astronomers

For years now, NASA‘s Kepler mission has been confirming the existence of planets outside our solar system. Now, a new review of Kepler data suggests that there are billions upon billions of planets just in the Milky Way galaxy. “There …

Facebook Introduces Custom Open Graph Stories With Flexible Sentences Facebook Introduces Custom Open Graph Stories With Flexible Sentences

As a Facebook developer, are you frustrated by the rigid structure of Open Graph sentences? Facebook has a standard that it applies to every story so that each action is described in the same manner using the same action verbs. …

Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted
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A team of astronomers has detected detected huge outflows of charged particles streaming out of the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The outflows were detected using the CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in Australia, and the new research has …

Samsung Unveils New Notebook PCs Ahead Of CES Samsung Unveils New Notebook PCs Ahead Of CES

The Windows PC market isn’t exactly doing that well anymore, but that doesn’t mean OEMs are going to give up on Windows 8 just yet. One of the bigger OEMs, Samsung, is even announcing some new Notebook models before CES …

Anthony Bourdain Live-Tweets iCarly, Because Someone Had To Anthony Bourdain Live-Tweets iCarly, Because Someone Had To

The Nickelodeon show iCarly ran for an impressive 109 episodes, and during that time nobody really asked the hard-hitting questions. I mean, does Spencer have a job? Besides hanging out with underage girls? That question and more were posed by …

eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot …

Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Coming Next Week(ish) Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Coming Next Week(ish)

With the cult hit that CD Projekt RED (CDPR) has on its hands in The Witcher series, it would be easy for them to sit back and run that franchise into the ground with sequels. Thankfully, the developers at the …

HTML5 Is Now Feature Complete, W3C To Start Focusing On Interoperability HTML5 Is Now Feature Complete, W3C To Start Focusing On Interoperability

Many people will tell you that HTML5 is the future, while others will say that it’s not going to happen. The biggest proponent of and main architect behind HTML5, the World Wide Web Consortium, insist that HTML5 is the future, …

Bradley Cooper Breakup: Is Britney Involved? Bradley Cooper Breakup: Is Britney Involved?

Bradley Cooper, heartthrob extraordinaire, is said to have split from girlfriend Zoe Saldana once again, and rumor has it that he’s found comfort in the arms of Britney Spears. Cooper and Saldana have a rocky history, dating for a few …

YouTube Send To TV Feature Coming To New Devices YouTube Send To TV Feature Coming To New Devices
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YouTube just announced that its “Send to TV” feature that turns mobile devices into YouTube remote controls is coming to TVs from LG, Panasonic, Sony and others. They’ll be showing these off at CES next week. “We want to make …

Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork Pinterest Acquires Pinterest-Like Recipe Site Punchfork

Pinterest has just announced that they have acquired the Pinterest-like recipe startup Punchfork for an undisclosed amount. Punchfork was first launched two years ago, with the mission of “helping home cooks discover new, high quality recipes and share them with …

Erin Andrews Spotted Partying With Jarret Stoll Erin Andrews Spotted Partying With Jarret Stoll
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Fox sports correspondent Erin Andrews has her share of admirers–and famously dealt with a peeper who took nude photos of her through her hotel room window–so when she starts dating someone, or even hints that she’s dating someone, lots of …