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Lino Oviedo Dies In Crash: Paraguayan Presidential Hopeful Was 69

Lino Oviedo, who was a candidate for the Paraguayan presidency, is dead after a tragic plane crash which also claimed the lives of his bodyguard and a pilot. Oviedo was reportedly on his way home from a political rally, but …

SimCity Will Have an In-Game Store
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It’s been known for a while not that the upcoming SimCity will have always-on DRM, though it won’t force players to always play in multiplayer mode. That’s not ideal, and it will likely only end up frustrating users, the way …

New Metal Gear Rising Trailer Details Boss Weapons

When I was a wee lad, I had an epiphany while playing Mega Man 2 for the first time. Obtaining a boss enemy’s weapon after defeating it was the most perfect style of skill progression for a game of its …

State Dept. Fails to See the Problem with John Kerry Signing His Tweets “JK” State Dept. Fails to See the Problem with John Kerry Signing His Tweets “JK”

You know how the official Twitter accounts of top government officials and the First Family make a point to let us know when it’s really them sending out the tweet, instead of their staff? For instance, a tweet sent from …

Look At Craigslist’s New Visual Design Style Look At Craigslist’s New Visual Design Style

Craigslist is well known for its design, or lack thereof, so it’s interesting that the site now has a more visual listing style. Jeremy Zawodny tweeted about the changes over a week ago, but they’ve gone relatively undiscussed until TechCrunch …

IGN, AskMen Sold to j2 Global’s Ziff Davis IGN, AskMen Sold to j2 Global’s Ziff Davis

j2 Global, the parent company of publisher Ziff Davis, announced today that Ziff Davis has acquired IGN entertainment from News Corp. The publisher will take control of IGN, 1UP, AskMen, and other IGN web properties. Ziff Davis is known for …

Twitter May Be Getting More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication Twitter May Be Getting More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication

Is Twitter ramping up their efforts to implement two-factor authentication to make your accounts more secure? Two-factor authentication (2FA), generically, is any approach to authentication that has multiple layers. Around the web (like with Google for instance), it is usually …

Depp To Play Bulger In Barry Levinson’s New Project

Johnny Depp is all set to play Whitey Bulger, one of Boston’s most notorious criminals, in the upcoming film “Black Mass”. Bulger has been the object of fascination for many over the years, specifically since Scorsese’s much-loved film “The Departed” …

HP Enters Chromebook Market With The Pavilion 14 HP Enters Chromebook Market With The Pavilion 14

It may have taken a few years, but Google’s Chromebook is finally taking off as a valid alternative to the traditional Windows laptop and MacBook. That means more OEMs are starting to make them with HP being the latest to …

The Top Search Trends During The Super Bowl The Top Search Trends During The Super Bowl

Google revealed on Monday what the top trending searches were during the Super Bowl (US). The top five were: 1. M&M’s 2. Beyonce 3. Baltimore Ravens 4. San Francisco 49ers 5. Colin Kaepernick Very interesting that “power outage” didnt’t make …

Tebow Trade Rumors: Is His Career Over?
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Tebow’s name is all over ESPN these days whether it’s warranted or not–I’m looking at you, Skip Bayless–so I imagine today will be especially Tebow-rific, as Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets will hang on to him in an …

Controversial VW Ad Gets Plenty Of Views, Plenty Of Buzz Controversial VW Ad Gets Plenty Of Views, Plenty Of Buzz
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A particular Volkswagen ad that aired during the Super Bowl brought a fair amount of controversy with it. The ad, called “Get in. Get Happy.” features a guy from Minnesota going around his office and talking with a Jamaican accent, …

Space Life Weakens Immune Systems, Shows Study

A new study performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has shown that being in space weakens astronauts’ immune systems. Researchers hope the findings can help prevent disease for those of us still on the planet. European Space Agency (ESA) …

Anonymous Leaks Banker Executive Info It Stole From The Federal Reserve Anonymous Leaks Banker Executive Info It Stole From The Federal Reserve

Last week, Anonymous began #OpLastResort in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz. The hacktivist collective demanded cyber crime reform and threatened to unlock an encrypted file that may contain potentially classified information if their demands were not met. Long …

“So God Made A Farmer” Ad Gets Mixed Reviews
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There were many Super Bowl ads this year that made a big impression on viewers, and not all of them in a good way. Among some of those which got the worst reception were the Go Daddy commercial which featured …

Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right Oreo Outage Tweet Is Social Marketing Done Right
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Oreo seems to have the social media marketing thing down. During the infamous power outage during last night’s Super Bowl, the beloved cookie brand quickly thought on its feet and tweeted this: Power out? No problem. twitter.com/Oreo/status/29… — Oreo Cookie …

Alicia Keys’ Anthem: Twitter Reacts
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With all the talk of public performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” lately, one would expect Alicia Keys to be a little nervous about performing the song–and an updated version of it, at that–at the Super Bowl. “I’m really excited …

L.A. Noire Gag Reel Shows the Lighter Side of Detective Work

L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s detective work simulation game, might not have set the world on fire, but it did impress critics and fans with its ambition. Instead of animating characters to match the dialogue, Rockstar used a special motion capture technique …

Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The …

Stratasys Has A 3D Printer For Every Need In 2013 Stratasys Has A 3D Printer For Every Need In 2013
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Objet and Stratasys merged late last year to become one of the largest 3D printer companies the world has ever known. The merger allows the company to enter 2013 with a selection of 3D printers that will appeal to everyone …

Oprah Hit With Lawsuit: Ex-Employee Claims Sex Discrimination

“Oprah Hit With Lawsuit”. It’s not a headline you expect to see, especially when it’s followed by the words “sex discrimination”. But that’s exactly what’s happening to the iconic talk show host, who has a very disgruntled former employee on …

Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Google is showing a doodle on its home page in Sri Lanka, honoring Sri Lanka Independence Day: On February 4th each year, the island country commemorates its independence from Britain, which became official on this day in 1948. Citizens celebrate …

Asteroid to Give Earth a Near Miss on February 15
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NASA this weekend revealed that an asteroid named 2012 DA14 will come very close to Earth on February 15. The object will swing within 27,700 kilometers (17,200 miles) of the Earth’s surface – close enough to pass within the geosynchronous …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …