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Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out updates across its six Bing apps for Windows 8 (News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps Travel). The updates focus on personalization. Users can now customize the Bing News app to keep track of specific …

Billy Joel’s Daughter Gets Protection From Cyberstalker
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Earlier this week it was revealed that singer Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, had been cyberstalked via Facebook. According to a report from the New York Post, the stalker sent dozens of messages to Alexa, some including references to …

Chi Cheng Dies, Mother Shares Statement

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away after years of recovery from a car accident. He reportedly died on Sunday morning at the age of 42. Cheng’s mother, who goes by the name Mom J on the OneLoveForChi.com site posted …

Facebook Timeline Designer Leaving the Company Facebook Timeline Designer Leaving the Company

Nicholas Felton, a Facebook product designer who helped to create the Timeline, has announced that he is “moving on” from the company. Felton, who began working on the new Facebook Timeline project in April of 2011, says that he’s proud …

Pistorius Partying as Trial Date Approaches
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Oscar Pistorius has been keeping a low profile in recent months, after being charged with the murder of his girlfirend, Reeva Steenkamp. However, it seems that the olympian has now rejoined Johannesburg nightlife. According to a report in the tabloid …

30 Skiers Complete Record Hand-in-Hand Backflip [VIDEO]

What did you and your friends do this weekend? These guys successfully performed a 30-person backflip, on skis. The world record attempt took place in Quebec, Canada. Check it out below (this was their second attempt): According to the reddit …

$25 Billion Offer From Dish A 13% Premium Over SoftBank’s Sprint Offer $25 Billion Offer From Dish A 13% Premium Over SoftBank’s Sprint Offer

As previously reported, Dish Network announced a proposal on Monday to merge with Sprint Nextel in a deal worth $25.5 billion. According to Dish, the offer is a 13% premium over the pending acquisition by SoftBank announced last year. In …

Mickey Mouse Returns To The Castle Of Illusion This Summer

Disney and Capcom made a lot of people happy at PAX East when they announced an HD remake of the NES classic Ducktales. Now Disney is reviving another classic platformer of ages past. Sega and Disney announced today that they’re …

Colin Davis Dies; Conductor Was 85

Renowned English conductor Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85. According to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Davis died on Sunday evening following a short illness. From the LSO statement: He will be remembered with huge affection …

Meat Loaf Illness Addressed In Update On Facebook Page (Kind Of)
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Meat Loaf had to postpone a concert in Nottingham on Sunday. According to Reuters, the show was canceled just hours before the band was set to perform. The official Meat Loaf Facebook page put out the following statement: NOTTINGHAM: We …

Watch This Adorable Grandmother Try Out Virtual Reality For The First Time Watch This Adorable Grandmother Try Out Virtual Reality For The First Time

The elderly get a bad rap when it comes to technology. It’s entirely unfair to say that the elderly can’t accept new technologies when one grandmother not only uses innovative technologies, but fully endorses it as well. Paul Rivot, who …

Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like Man Stabs Wife in the Face Over a Facebook Like
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A Philadelphia man is being held on $1 million bond after stabbing his wife in the face and neck over a Facebook like. 49-year-old Thomas Troy Young admitted to stabbing his 33-year-old wife Carla Brown back in March over her …

Baggy Pants Illegal In Louisiana Town, Opponents Say Law Is Slippery Slope
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Baggy pants are tacky, but making the questionable fashion statement illegal seems to be taking it a bit too far. One town in Louisiana apparently doesn’t see the problem as it has made baggy pants illegal. The town of Terrebonne …

States Drop GED as Test Price Rises
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The GED, or General Educational Development tests, were created in 1942 to measure the academic skills of U.S. soldiers who had left high school to join the military. Though the test has undergone revisions, the American Council on Education has …

SiriusXM’s MySXM Lets You Personalize Channels SiriusXM’s MySXM Lets You Personalize Channels

SiriusXM announced the launch of a new personalization feature called MySXM, which enables users to personalize over 50 its channels by creating up to over 100 variations of each. Channels that take advantage of the MySXM feature let users adjust …

YouTube ‘Tape Mode’ Gives Videos that Old School VHS Feel YouTube ‘Tape Mode’ Gives Videos that Old School VHS Feel

YouTube is celebrating the 57th anniversary of the VCR with a fun new clickable inside the YouTube player. It’s called “tape mode,” and it turns the video you’re watching into an old, crappy-looking VHS video. You’ll notice a little VHS …

Skyrim Is Officially Finished, Bethesda Moves Team To New Project
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out in late 2011 to multiple game of the year awards, and one too many arrow in the knee memes. Since then, Bethesda has released three DLC expansions with Dragonborn being the latest. Now …

‘Accidental Racist’ Spoof Declares: Racism’s Over Y’All [Video]

To ensure that the Brad Paisley/LL Cool J song “Accidental Racist” remains a topic of conversation for at least another day or two, SNL offered a spoof of the song on Saturday night’s Vince Vaughn-hosted episode. Vaughn didn’t appear in …

Space Mountain Closed Over Safety Concerns
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Space Mountain is one of the most well-known attractions in the world, and is almost certainly the most famous in-the-dark roller coaster ever built. However, fans of the attraction will not be able to ride the Disneyland California version of …

Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy Initiative Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy Initiative

Facebook, who is always fighting an uphill battle to when it comes to privacy and users’ trust, has just announced a joint initiative with the National Association of Attorneys General that they say will “provide teens and their parents with …

Pinterest Is Now Available On Nook, Will Come Preloaded On New Devices Pinterest Is Now Available On Nook, Will Come Preloaded On New Devices

Nook isn’t doing that well for itself these days, but the Barnes & Noble subsidiary isn’t giving up. In fact, it’s pushing for more content than ever before to establish itself as a viable competitor in the cheap tablet space. …

Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News
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An interesting Twitter exchange between Googlers Matt Cutts and Tim Bray: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts A great article about why you should consider giving up news: http://t.co/p32BilNFxc   Follow @timbray Tim Bray @timbray @mattcutts Except for, the world is …

Kevin Hart Arrested For Drunk Driving

Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested this weekend on suspicion of DUI. According to a TMZ report, the comedian was stopped by the California Highway Patrol early on Sunday morning. The CHP claims that Hart was driving erratically and over the …

Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And …