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Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot Only 9% Are Honest Enough to Admit They’d Do It with a Sex Robot
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Over the past few years, humanoid robot technology has gotten better and better at, well, making robots seem more human. We’re talking the look, the feel, the movements, and the AI. And this technology is only going to get better …

Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag Google On Buying Spammy Domains: Don’t Be The Guy Left Holding The Bag
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains …

Dave O’Hara Dies; Sports Reporter Was 86
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Longtime Boston sports writer Dave O’Hara has died at the age of 86. According to a report from the Associated Press, O’Hara died of cancer at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. O’Hara spent 50 years writing for the Associated …

Google Map Maker Heads To The UK Google Map Maker Heads To The UK
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Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the …

Redditor Handcrafts Fallout Monopoly for Incredibly Lucky Wife
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So, reddit user XsimonbelmontX has made me extremely jealous, as he has created a undeniably awesome Monopoly-like board game based on Fallout. Did I mention it was awesome? “I spent about 8 months making this. It is a birthday gift …

Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps
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In late 2011, Facebook said that it would retiring the REST API to focus all of its efforts on the Graph API. Developers had over a year to make the jump, and now Facebook is finally pulling the plug. Facebook …

Kate Upton, Diddy Dating Rumors Denied

Rumors this week surfaced that supermodel Kate Upton and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs could be an item. The New York Daily News reported that the two were spotted at club LIV in Miami Beach, “sucking face.” The pair also reportedly …

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Brings The Best Of The 80s To Videogames

Ubisoft had me worried when it seemed like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was just an April Fools joke, but it’s thankfully a real game. The spin-off of last year’s incredible open world shooter takes players back into an 80s …

Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the …

Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling Netflix Says They Will Disclose Investor Info on Social Media Following SEC Ruling

A week after the Securities and Exchange Commission clarified its rules to allow for public companies to use social media outlets to announce key company information, Netflix has already decided to take advantage of it and make it official. On …

Komodo Dragon Attack Leaves 83-Year-Old Injured
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Despite having “dragon” right in their name, Komodo dragons don’t, as first glance, appear to be extremely dangerous. However, as anyone who has ever played the video game Far Cry 3 could tell you, the large lizards can be quite …

CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy? CISPA Advances: Do You Trust Congress With Your Privacy?
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Well, that didn’t take long. The Hill reports that the House Intelligence Committee met in secret Wednesday to mark up CISPA and approve any last amendments before it made its way to the House floor. CISPA was approved on a …

Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta

Facebook has quietly acquired mobile software startup Osmeta, according to TechCrunch, which claims to have confirmation from the company. Facebook isn’t talking about its plans for the acquisition, and Osmeta doesn’t actually have a product that’s available. Apparently it’s been …

Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’ Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled the cover off his immigration reform group, outlining its position and naming its advocates in a Washington Post op-ed. He starts off with an anecdote about a young, undocumented student that he teaches in …

Armstrong Sells Estate in Austin, Texas
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Lance Armstrong has had a rough couple of years. Once the most beloved athlete in the U.S. for his story of overcoming cancer to become a seven-time Tour de France winner, the cyclist has now fallen into disgrace. After years …

Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O‚ÄôReilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the …

Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto
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A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. …

Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’ Google Glass Gets An ‘Investment Syndicate’

Google Ventures announced the launch of an “investment syndicate” aimed at funding entrepreneurs building interesting ideas for Google Glass. It’s called the Glass Collective, and includes partners at Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In a …

Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas Buying Your Wine from Amazon? Say Hello to Texas

Back in November of last year, Amazon launched the Amazon Wine Marketplace. It would be wrong to say that they did so quietly – they announced it, and it received moderate coverage. But for some reason it just seemed like …

Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets
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Jimmy Kimmel has a thing where he makes people on the streets read the tweets of some of his guests, you know, when the guest is particularly prolific on Twitter. He did this a few weeks ago when he had …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update

LinkedIn has announced the launch a new home page for LinkedIn Recruiter, which introduces some new tools for hiring. There’s a new navigation bar with the Notifications feature, accessible via the flag icon at the top right. This will alert …

Ares And Killer Frost Duke It Out In Injustice: Gods Among Us
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In a few weeks, we’ll finally be able to see who wins in a match up between Superman and Batman in the Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Arena. Before that, however, the team at NetherRealm are still announcing characters for …

Sarah Palin, Tesla CEO Trade Social Media Jabs
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Sarah Palin, the political pundit who gave up on governing the state of Alaska, this week issued yet another political rant through her Facebook page. In it, she excoriated President Obama for attempting to “pick ‘winners and losers’ in the …

Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old
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Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9, …