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NASA’s Cosmic Ray-Detecting Balloon Breaks Records

A NASA balloon has broken the record for longest flight. The balloon, which carries the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (Super-TIGER), spent 55 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes circling the South Pole at 127,000 feet – over four times …

Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013 Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has released some findings from a survey about American Facebook users. The data comes from just over 1,000 adults in the continental U.S. via telephone interviews, so that’s roughly a millionth of …

White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it …

Metacritic Scores 2012′s Best Game Publishers

Metacritic, the popular video game review aggregator, has released its third yearly breakdown of the best gaming publishers. The rankings come as an aggregate of the critic Metacritic scores of each publisher’s titles released in 2012. Sales and user reviews …

128GB iPad Is Now Available In $799 And $929 Models 128GB iPad Is Now Available In $799 And $929 Models

It seems like only last week that rumors were going around about a possible 128GB iPad. Actually, it was only last week. Apple quickly put the rumors to bed and made the announcement. Now, here we are a week later, …

Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future” Redbox Instant Coming (Exclusively) to Xbox 360 in the “Very Near Future”

Microsoft has just announced that Redbox Instant, the company’s streaming video venture with Verizon, will be coming to the Xbox 360 as as console exclusive. “Today we’re happy to reveal that Redbox Instant by Verizon will be coming to Xbox …

Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill Rep. Greg Walden To Introduce Internet Freedom Bill
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The Internet came under attack far too many times in 2012, but the biggest threat came from the United Nations and its ITU branch. If the group had its way, the Internet would have come under control of the U.N. …

Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video
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Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and cranking out the Webmaster Help videos. He tweeted a link to the second of the latest series today, and this one is about referer spam coming from a YouTube video. The user-submitted question …

Kristen Wiig Confirmed For “Anchorman 2″ Appearance

Kristen Wiig is one of the funniest ladies in the business right now, and after her collaboration with Will Ferrell for a Golden Globes presentation, it’s not difficult to see why he’d want her on board for the sequel to …

Instagram Finally Has a True Web Presence, Minus Photo Uploads Instagram Finally Has a True Web Presence, Minus Photo Uploads

After taking baby steps for the past year, Instagram has finally realized its potential as a real website. The company has just launched web feeds for all users, which means that interacting with Instagram on the web produces nearly the …

Go Daddy ‘Nerd Sex Symbol’ Is No Stranger To The Ladies Go Daddy ‘Nerd Sex Symbol’ Is No Stranger To The Ladies
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Apparently the guy in that GoDaddy Super Bowl ad is now a “sex symbol“. I’m not sure exactly what qualifies one for that title, but I suppose making out with a supermodel in front of an audience of millions helps. …

Walt Sweeney Dies: Former Charger Was 71

Walt Sweeney, a former offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old. Sweeney was known as a standout player in the ’60s and ’70s and had nine AFL All-Star Games and …

Check Out Borderlands 2 Running On Nvidia’s Project SHIELD

One of the stranger announcements at CES this year was Nvidia’s Project SHIELD. In essence, it’s a handheld gaming device powered by the company’s new Tegra 4 mobile processor. Nvidia has stated that it will play all the latest and …

Dead Space 3 DLC Announced, Background Mini Series Begins

Dead Space 3 was released in the U.S. today, and already extra content for the title is being announced. EA and Visceral Games today announced the “Awakened” DLC add-on will be available sometime in March. The announcement states that the …

Face Tattoo After First Date: Girl Has BF’s Name Inked
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Face tattoos are not as common in some parts of the world as others, but it’s probably safe to say that no matter where you live, you’re going to get a few stares when you walk down the street if …

You Should Be Drinking Your IPAs Out of This Glass

If you’re a beer-lover who thinks that it’s important to drink certain styles of beer in certain styles of glasses, this new product from two major American breweries may interest you. Purveyors of tasty brews Dogfish Head Brewery and Sierra …

Ouya Launches At Retailers Nationwide In June

Ouya – the little game console that could – is almost upon us. Those who helped make it the most successful gaming Kickstarter ever only have one more month before its delivered to them. What about those who didn’t preorder …

Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update
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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in November, and August before that. Now they’ve updated it again – the first update of 2013. People started noticing the update on Monday. As usual, webmasters are …

So God Made FarmVille Parodies Popular Super Bowl Ad

Whether you liked it or not, Dodge’s Super Bowl ad “So God Made a Farmer” made a big splash. Whether it will help the company sell more Ram pickup trucks is still left to be seen. This parody ad, though …

Mars Rover Curiosity Pounds a Rock

NASA today announced that Mars rover Curiosity is closer than ever to the first full use of its hammering drill. Over the weekend the rover completed a successful test of the drill’s percussive action. The “drill-on-rock checkout” left a mark …

Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle
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Mary Leakey is being honored with a Google doodle in parts of the world where it is already February 6th (like Australia). Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul (extinct ape believed to be …

Couple Wins Lottery Twice In Two Days
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An Arkansas couple were hoping for nothing more than a relaxing weekend on the lake recently when they got much more than they bargained for: two big lottery wins in just two days. Stephen and Terri Weaver were on their …

Guys, Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Killing Your Swimmers

Guys: get off reddit. Seriously. And stop watching House of Cards. I know it’s all there at once – all 13 episodes! But go take the dog for a walk. For the love of your sperm. We all know by …

Dell Finally Announces $24.4 Billion Deal To Go Private Dell Finally Announces $24.4 Billion Deal To Go Private

Dell finally announced its privatization deal today. The company is being acquired by founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake. Dell stockholders will receive $13.65 per share in cash in a transaction valued at about $24.4 billion. The transaction …