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Fake Braces Trend Could Be Dangerous Fake Braces Trend Could Be Dangerous
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It’s hard to say why some trends stay around as long as they do, or why they become popular at all. Fashion fads are often hard to predict, especially within the younger generation. Teens tend to grab onto a particular …

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Business Took A Dive During The Holidays Barnes & Noble’s Nook Business Took A Dive During The Holidays

Barnes & Noble is the last national book store chain left in America because it jumped on the eBook revolution early with its line of Nook eReaders. It also introduced new tablets in the form of the Nook HD and …

What You Need To Know About The Postini To Google Apps Transition [Video] What You Need To Know About The Postini To Google Apps Transition [Video]

Google acquired Postini back in 2007, then slowly transitioned features from the hosted security and archiving service into Google Apps. Back in August, Google provided an update about the plan moving forward, noting that it planned to have Postini fully …

Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay
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Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your …

Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students
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One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened …

Get That Song Out of Your Head by Engaging in a (Not Too Tricky) Task Get That Song Out of Your Head by Engaging in a (Not Too Tricky) Task

You just heard the opening bars to Gangnam Style, and that’s all it took. Now, you’re walking down the street with PSY in your brain and you can’t get it out. You have an important presentation in ten minutes. What …

Kardashian Curse: Watch Out, Kanye (Infographic) Kardashian Curse: Watch Out, Kanye (Infographic)
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There aren’t many people who don’t know who the Kardashians are by now. Even if you’ve never seen an episode of their show, you can likely pick out two or three of the family members simply because their faces are …

PlayStation Network to Get Epix App PlayStation Network to Get Epix App

Sony today announced that content from video-on-demand service Epix will soon be added to the PlayStation Network. The deal between Sony and Epix will add over 3,000 new movies, concerts, and sports programming to the library of titles available to …

Twitter Valued at $11 Billion, IPO Coming in 2014 Says Analyst Twitter Valued at $11 Billion, IPO Coming in 2014 Says Analyst

Soon after Facebook filed its documents and made its intentions to go public known, people started speculating about when Twitter would take the plunge with their own offering. In a leaked email, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that his company …

Bethenny Frankel Headed For Divorce Court Bethenny Frankel Headed For Divorce Court
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Former Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel is set to dissolve her marriage to Jason Hoppy, despite an effort on both their parts to make it work. Frankel announced the couple’s decision to split right before the holidays, issuing …

Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Quarterly Updates Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Quarterly Updates

For the past two years, breaking changes introduced to Facebook have been on a three month schedule with new changes announced each month. Developers had 90 days to implement the changes before they became permanent fixtures of the Facebook development …

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes …

BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December BuzzFeed Lands $19.3 Million in Funding, Passes 40 Million Uniques in December

Viral trendsetters BuzzFeed have just announced a significant cash injection – $19.3 million led by NEA. Previous investors RRE, Hearst, SoftBank, and Lerer Ventures also participated – as did Michael and Kass Lazerow, Buddy Media co-founders. “We have the senior …

Scott Sterling Found Dead Of Possible Overdose Scott Sterling Found Dead Of Possible Overdose
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Scott Sterling, son of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead in his home on New Year’s Day, and investigators say the cause could have been a drug overdose. Sterling, 32, had not been seen by friends or family …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Closes Out 2012 With 5 Million Sales Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Closes Out 2012 With 5 Million Sales
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In November, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition had sold about 4.4 million units. It was unknown if it would cross the 5 million threshold before the end of the year, but a presumably successful holiday season has helped push Minecraft into …

Julianne Hough Abused As A Child While Studying Dance Julianne Hough Abused As A Child While Studying Dance

Actress and choreographer Julianne Hough recently opened up about being mentally and physically abused as a child, and says she fought hard for a part in the new Nicholas Sparks movie because she knew she could relate to the character. …

The World’s Shortest Escalator, Enthusiastically Sought Out and Taken Seven Times The World’s Shortest Escalator, Enthusiastically Sought Out and Taken Seven Times
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This guy took a trip to ride the Guinness-certified shortest escalator in the world, because, why not? As he says, it’s obviously a thing of beauty and magnificence. The fact that it even exists may be incomprehensible to some, and …

Google Working On Voice Commands, Head Gestures & Phone Calls For Glass Google Working On Voice Commands, Head Gestures & Phone Calls For Glass
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IEEE Spectrum ran a very interesting interview with Google Glass head Babak Parviz, who talked a little about some of the features Google has been working on for the highly anticipated device. We knew Google was essentially working on a …

Anonymous Leaks Video Of Football Players Making Fun Of Rape Victim Anonymous Leaks Video Of Football Players Making Fun Of Rape Victim
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2012 proved to be the year that Anonymous turned away from solely targeting governments and corporations, and became somewhat of an online vigilante force. The hacker collective now targets those that they feel the law isn’t punishing, and takes matters …

Patti Page Dies: “Tennessee Waltz” Singer Was 85 Patti Page Dies: “Tennessee Waltz” Singer Was 85
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Patti Page, who rose to fame in the 1950′s with traditional pop songs and ballads like “Tennessee Waltz”, died on New Year’s Day. She was 85. Page, who was nicknamed “The Singing Rage”, never veered from her chosen genre even …

Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite
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In case you missed it during the end-of-the-year holiday madness, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have announced the end of the longest-running Earth observing satellite mission in history. The Landsat 5 mission has been orbiting Earth and recording …

Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores Polaroid Wants to Free Your ‘Trapped’ Digital Photos with New Fotobar Stores

Polaroid is hoping that people have a desire for the revival of physical photos. Sure, having thousands of photos online is great (in fact, it’s amazing), but for those great photos, the ones that truly mean something – don’t you …

Microsoft Drags YouTube Back Into Google Antitrust Fight Microsoft Drags YouTube Back Into Google Antitrust Fight

2012 taught me one thing – Microsoft really hates Google, especially when it comes to search. Microsoft’s Bing service consistently called out Google on what it perceived as anti-competitive actions with the latest being its “Scroogled” campaign. Now Microsoft has …

Jimmy Fallon Is Part Teenage Girl Jimmy Fallon Is Part Teenage Girl

Jimmy Fallon hosted teen blogger Tavi Gevinson on his “Late Night” show recently, and in doing so learned that he has an inner teen girl just screaming to get out. Gevinson, who created the online magazine TheStyleRookie, talked about how …