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Taylor Swift Can Be Adequately Replaced by a Motion-Activated Paper Towel Dispenser

First, we learned that you could just throw a screaming goat into Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and everything would work out just fine. Now, we learn that you don’t even have to use a living creature to …

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Announced

It was around this time last year that Assassin’s Creed III marketing materials began to leak onto the internet, so it’s no surprise that the past week has been filled with leaks for the next yearly installment of the free-climbing, …

Conan Knows What You’re Really Using Your iPad For

You’ve seen those new iPad ads, right? The ones with the rapid-fire words and the yelling? If you’re unfamiliar, go here and familiarize yourself. And then watch Conan’s much more accurate version of said ad. [TeamCoco]

Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year? Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year?
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An updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA, was a good idea proposed at the wrong time. The amendment would have protected our privacy in online communications, but its proposal at the end of the last Congress ensured its demise. …

Rihanna: Restraining Order Isn’t For Chris Brown
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Rihanna was recently forced to get a restraining order, but despite the rumors, it wasn’t against on-again-off-again boyfriend Chris Brown. The Barbadian singer obtained the order against a man who broke into her neighbor’s home recently believing he was in …

Like Facebook, Foursquare Also Looking Forward To Google Glass Like Facebook, Foursquare Also Looking Forward To Google Glass

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only social media company head anxious to get his hands on Google Glass for the betterment of his product. Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, has been talking about it as well. At Mobile World Congress, Crowley …

Vimeo Launches ‘Looks,’ Adds Over 500 New Visual Effects to Their Enhancer Tools Vimeo Launches ‘Looks,’ Adds Over 500 New Visual Effects to Their Enhancer Tools

Vimeo has just gone a little Instagram and unveiled new video enhancement options to their “Enhancer” toolbox. Adding to the already available selection of musical accompaniments for your videos, you can now add new “Looks” to your videos. Looks are …

Michelle Williams: Split From Jason Segel Was Quiet

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have reportedly ended their relationship despite being photographed on a vacation together less than a month ago. The couple, who have been dating for over a year, have been very quiet about their relationship and …

Dale Robertson Dies: Western Actor Was 89
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Dale Robertson, who starred in many Westerns for both television and film when the genre was at the height of its popularity, has died after a brief illness. He was 89 years old. Robertson began his acting career while he …

Toys Get Sex Change: LEGO “Girl Toys” Sell Big
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LEGO seems to have accomplished what even the company itself had not thought possible. The company, known for its Star Wars and super hero toy sets, has created a brand specifically aimed at attracting young girls – and sales have …

Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows Amazon Prime Now Serving Food Network, Travel Channel Shows
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Amazon has just announced a new content licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive that brings a ton of popular cooking, travel, and do-it-yourself programming to Prime Instant Video. The deal will bring shows from five different Scripps networks: HGTV, DIY …

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 …