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Tappan Zee Accident: Wrong-Way Driver Wasn’t Under The Influence

A 69-year old driver who caused a major accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge on Tuesday was apparently not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and police are baffled as to why he was driving the wrong way. Michael …

ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview

For a while now, developers have been able to test drive the latest Visual Studio as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Like any good preview, Microsoft has been constantly improving it as developers give them feedback, including some …

The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It
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This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. …

Last Half of That ‘The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’ Trailer Revealed

Earlier this week, 2K Games released half of a trailer for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. The video showed an Agent Cole, played by Dominic Monaghan (Merry in the Lord of the Rings movies and Charlie in Lost), typing up a …

Taco Bell Kids’ Meals Axed From The Menu Taco Bell Kids’ Meals Axed From The Menu
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Taco Bell recently announced that they’ll be removing their kids’ meals from the menu in January, and some are wondering about the real reason behind the move. The fast food company has frequently been the target of nutritionists, who say …

Call Me Maybe Resurrected As a 1920′s-Style Hit
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Last year, any click you made on the internet was a risky click – you risked that the link your buddy was trying to share would lead you directly to some cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Thankfully, …

DataStax Raises New $45 Million Round Of Funding DataStax Raises New $45 Million Round Of Funding

Datastax announced this week that it has completed a $45 million series D round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital and Meritech Capital Partners, and new investors DFJ Growth …

New ‘Gravity’ Trailer Previews Disaster

Fall movie-goers are used to Halloween horror flicks, including torture porn and zombies. This fall, however, the scariest flick may not have a monster of any sort. Gravity is set to release the first weekend in October, and promises to …

Nvidia Is Bringing The Power Of PC Graphics To Mobile Nvidia Is Bringing The Power Of PC Graphics To Mobile

Compared to PCs and consoles, mobile graphics are a little dated. Nvidia sees this as a problem, and it aims to fix it in the near future. At SIGGRAPH, an annual conference dedicated to computer graphics, Nvidia unveiled its new …

JWoww, Snooki Take To Twitter About Spinoff Drama
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JWoww and Snooki, of “Jersey Shore” fame, are looking for a new place to crash for their spinoff show and are eyeing a home on Pelican Island, but residents are actively trying to keep the girls away. Attorney Ron Gasirowski …

Orange Is The New Black Is Off to a Better Start Than Arrested Development or House of Cards Orange Is The New Black Is Off to a Better Start Than Arrested Development or House of Cards

Although Netflix (frustratingly) doesn’t like to divulge specific viewership stats, the company will occasionally drop a little tidbit of info concerning a particular show’s popularity. During their earnings call earlier this week, they did just that – and it’s quite …

FDA Warns Companies Selling Fake, Illegal Diabetes Treatments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it is “taking action” to remove illegal diabetes treatments from store shelves. The agency has sent letters to 15 companies, notifying them that their products illegal. “The FDA is …

“Duck Dynasty” Gets Premiere Date Amid Salary Negotiations

“Duck Dynasty” is coming back to A&E on August 14th, despite rumors that the network couldn’t work with the stars’ salary demands. The breakout hit–which focuses on the Robertson family–earned a massive following last season, with 9.6 million viewers tuning …

YouTube Celebrates All Things Geek with a Week of Exclusive Content YouTube Celebrates All Things Geek with a Week of Exclusive Content
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According to YouTube, over half of its top 20 non-music channels are dedicated to geek culture. And with that in mind, the video site decided that it was high time they hosted an international geek week. “There’s never been a …

Groupon Breadcrumb POS iPad App Gets Major Updates Groupon Breadcrumb POS iPad App Gets Major Updates

Groupon announced some updates to its Breadcrumb POS app for iPad on Wednesday, including new customization features. “Ultimately the Breadcrumb POS v.1.2 upgrade allows hair and nail salons, spas, studios, wine bars, cafes and retail establishments to now have their …

Best Buy Jumps The Gun On New Nexus 7 Pre-Orders, Confirms Android 4.3′s Existence Best Buy Jumps The Gun On New Nexus 7 Pre-Orders, Confirms Android 4.3′s Existence

Google will be hosting an event this morning with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai. We all kind of assumed it would have something to do with Android, but the specifics were still a mystery until Best Buy jumped the …

AT&T Becomes the Official Wireless Carrier For Disney Parks AT&T Becomes the Official Wireless Carrier For Disney Parks

AT&T announced this week that it has become the official wireless provider for The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks, including Disneyland and Disney World. As part of the agreement, AT&T will get Disney-related marketing and branding opportunities, including sponsorship of …

Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT] Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT]
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With Facebook set to reveal their Q2 earnings later today, one of the big numbers that people will be looking at is just how much Facebook grew in terms of mobile use over the past few months. And when those …

Feedly Fixes A Bunch Of Stuff, Says Mini Toolbar Will Be Back In The Fall Feedly Fixes A Bunch Of Stuff, Says Mini Toolbar Will Be Back In The Fall

Feedly announced a bunch of fixes it has made to various features, and that it is working on bringing the mini toolbar back. The feature which went missing weeks ago (around the time Google Reader finally went down, actually), was …

Carlita Kilpatrick, Wife Of Former Detroit Mayor, Loses Home

Carlita Kilpatrick, wife of disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame, has lost her job and her home, which she’s shared with her three children since Kwame was charged with 24 corruption charges in March. He is accused of racketeering, fraud, and …

Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin

The most recent quarterly financial results have now rolled in from most major tech companies, and it seems as if everyone is waiting for the big fall product launches. Looking back over the past quarter, TrendForce has now released its …

Twitter Busted Using Fake Tweets From Real Users To Promote New TV Ad Targeting Twitter Busted Using Fake Tweets From Real Users To Promote New TV Ad Targeting
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Back in May, Twitter announced its new TV ad targeting capabilities for advertisers. On Tuesday, the offering officially left beta as Twitter announced general availability in the U.S., along with some new analytics to go with it. This is an …

Edward Snowden May Finally Be Able To Enter Russia [Report] Edward Snowden May Finally Be Able To Enter Russia [Report]

One month ago, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden arrived in Russia from Hong Kong after leaking numerous secret NSA spy programs to the press. Since then, he’s been confined to the transit zone of the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport as the …

“Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists “Happier” Is Social Media For Optimists
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Social media has become a steadfast part of many people’s lives; millions of people log on to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and similar sites each day, all with the express purpose of exploring their interests, sharing their views, and communicating with …