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These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves) These Phony Twitter Accounts Can’t Verify You (Hint: They’re Not Even Verified Themselves)
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I know that it would be really cool to be verified on Twitter. It would mean that you were important – important enough to need a verified account because of all the jokers out there that want to create fake …

Scientists Capture The Birth Of A Thought On Video
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what my thoughts look like?” It’s the kind of meta-question that you normally would never ponder, but some scientists have captured the birth of a thought on video for the first time. …

“Downton Abbey” As Told By Sesame Street

If you’re like me and most of the U.S., you’re addicted to “Downton Abbey” like a fat kid’s addicted to Cheetos. No one can really pinpoint what makes the show so great, but personally I think it’s the atmosphere, the …

Madden NFL 25 Release Date: August 27

Yesterday EA teased that something called Madden 25 would be coming later this year on August 27. Today the publisher confirmed that it will, in fact, be the next yearly game in the Madden franchise, titled Madden NFL 25. “There’s …

Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France
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It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, …

Burger King Admits To Possible Horse-Meat Burgers
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Burger King has announced that they were one of the companies affected by the recent discovery of horse DNA inside hamburger patties. Three processing plants–including Silvercrest Foods, which supplied UK and Ireland Burger King stores with their hamburger–have been under …

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Now Coming Out On March 19
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Remember The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct? It’s the first-person shooter based on the wildly popular graphic novel and TV series of the same name. It was originally scheduled to come out on March 26, but publisher Activision has moved it …

Arma 3 Map Name Changed Following Greece Arrests

Bohemia Interactive today announced that it will be changing the name of the main island featured in its upcoming Arma 3. The island will now be known as “Altis,” rather than “Limnos.” The name change comes after two Bohemia developers, …

Watch This Incredible Steadicam Fight Scene
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I came across this video today and had to share it. At four-minutes long, it has to be one of the longest steadicam-action sequences ever recorded with no edits. Apparently it took over a month to get just right, and …

Reed Hastings Challenges SEC on Netflix-Related Facebook Posts Reed Hastings Challenges SEC on Netflix-Related Facebook Posts

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings absolutely thinks that social media is a “public” enough forum to house statements from companies to investors. He says that he’s “not going to back down” and that he would continue to post information about his …

Cassini Spotted Storm Eating Itself on Saturn

NASA‘s Cassini probe has spotted a storm on Saturn that has “consumed” itself. The massive storm whirled around the planet until it ran into its own tail end and dispersed. A new paper on the event, published in the journal …

Super Bowl Should Highlight Growing Significance Of Mobile Ads Super Bowl Should Highlight Growing Significance Of Mobile Ads

The Super Bowl, for many, is as much about advertising as it is football. As smartphone and tablet use continue to climb, television-watching in general is becoming a much more interactive experience for consumers, and obviously advertisers want to take …

Time Warner Cable Is Raising Prices In Some Areas, But It’s Not Because Of Google Fiber Time Warner Cable Is Raising Prices In Some Areas, But It’s Not Because Of Google Fiber

Just yesterday, we got word that Time Warner Cable was reducing its prices for customers living in or near Kansas City. The move appeared to be the result of the company trying to better compete with Google Fiber and other …

Katie Couric And Larry King Almost Got It On
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Katie Couric recently admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that she did indeed go on a date with talk show host and known immortal, Larry King, and that he totally made a move. Couric revealed the story after Kimmel challenged King’s version, …

Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today that Path has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceived users by collecting personal info from mobile device address books without users’ knowledge and consent and violated COPPA . Path is now …

Pot In Kmart Store Made A Wrong Turn Somewhere
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Several Seattle Kmart employees were shocked when they opened up a box addressed to the store to find ten pounds of marijuana, neatly packaged in bags and wrapped in a newspaper soaked in cleaning fluid (I’m guessing to cover the …

Watch ‘House of Cards’ for Free, But Only Episode One and Only for a Month Watch ‘House of Cards’ for Free, But Only Episode One and Only for a Month

Netflix is dangling a carrot in front of non-members’ faces by offering the pilot episode of their brand-new original series House of Cards to everyone – for one month. Non-members (and members, of course) can head here to stream the …

Skyrim PlayStation 3 DLC Finally Dated
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Between the new live-action God of War: Ascension Super Bowl commercial and the fact that the reveal of the PlayStation 4 is less than one month away, Sony fans are feeling pretty good right now. They’re probably thinking their day …

Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Business Of Video Games

Whenever you hear the name Gabe Newell, your mind presumably turns to Valve, Steam, Half-Life and Portal. Now’s your chance to hear one of the smartest men in gaming talk about the business of making games. Newell was recently invited …

Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos] Google Tests New Animated AdSense Ads [Videos]
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Google is reportedly testing a new animated ad format for AdSense. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to some forum discussion about the formats, where user IncrediBILL shared some videos of the ads in action, which Schwartz took the …

Bar Refaeli Shares an Awkward Kiss in Go Daddy Super Bowl Ad Bar Refaeli Shares an Awkward Kiss in Go Daddy Super Bowl Ad
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Go Daddy is world renowned for their somewhat racy advertisements, the most recent featuring Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels. For this year’s Super Bowl, Go Daddy has tapped the Deutsch NY agency to create an ad that retains that “sexy” …

Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive] Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive]
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As previously reported, Microsoft has some new ad products for the Yahoo Bing Network on the way this year. Notably, we should be seeing Bing product listing ads (similar to Google’s) before the year’s over. Microsoft Search Network GM, David …

The First Moon Base May Be Constructed With 3D Printers The First Moon Base May Be Constructed With 3D Printers
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A moon base has always been the pipe dream of space agencies around the world, but the prohibitive cost always ensured that such a move would never happen anytime soon. That all may be changing sooner than later as the …

CD Projekt RED Announces “Next-Gen Ready” Game Engine

CD Projekt RED, the game studio behind The Witcher series and GOG, today announced its latest game engine, the REDengine 3. The developer claims the engine was created for “RPGs set in vast open-worlds with improved tools for spanning truly …