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iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense

In yet another blow to RIM’s formerly solid hold on security-minded enterprise and government clients, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will soon allow some employees to use iOS and Android devices in the course of their duties. The Washington …

Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public
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While it has been known that Google’s “quality raters” (the people who judge sets of search results behind the scenes) don’t directly influence Google’s algorithms, there is still a misconception out there to the contrary. Nobody at Google (as far …

Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft …

Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos

Yelp is rolling out a new Menus feature, which compiles visual menus along with Yelp reviews and user-uploaded food pictures. These will be accessible from business pages, on the website and the Yelp app. You can find them under “Explore …

David Letterman Tells Jokes To Empty Theater David Letterman Tells Jokes To Empty Theater
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Hurricane Sandy has had far-reaching effects along the East Coast, sending snow storms as far away as Kentucky and causing massive flooding in New York, Maine, and Maryland, among other states. Airports have been shut down and several areas in …

“We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy “We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, as the east coast was preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, FEMA sent out a few tweets suggesting that those affected by the storm refrain from making voice calls on their cellphones. Instead, FEMA suggested that people text or better …

iPhone Loyalty on the Decline, Says Report iPhone Loyalty on the Decline, Says Report
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A new report released today by Strategy Analytics shows that loyalty to the iPhone has fallen for the first time since 2007, most noticeably in Western Europe. The report, titled iPhone Owner Loyalty Declines: Is Apple Losing its Innovation Edge?, …

It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search) It’s Not Google Maps, But Google Has A New Search App For iOS (With Enhanced Voice Search)
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Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you …

Ian Ziering Gears Up For Baby Number Two Ian Ziering Gears Up For Baby Number Two
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Ian Ziering, former star of “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Dancing With The Stars”, is expecting his second child with wife Erin. The couple already have a daughter, Mia, who was born last April. Ziering says they are already explaining the …

Is The Nexus 10 Better Than The Fourth Generation iPad? Is The Nexus 10 Better Than The Fourth Generation iPad?
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Apple fired a shot across Google’s bow last week with the reveal of the iPad Mini. The company even went as far as directly comparing its new mini-tablet to Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. Google fired right back on Monday with …

This Slow-Motion Pumpkin Smashing Video Ups the Ante, Considerably This Slow-Motion Pumpkin Smashing Video Ups the Ante, Considerably

Smashing pumpkins is fun. Smashing pumpkins in creative ways is more fun. Smashing pumpkins in creative ways in slow-motion is the most fun. This short comes just in time for Halloween, from director Ross Ching for The Thrash Lab. Earlier …

Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data …

Native American Saint: Pope Makes History Native American Saint: Pope Makes History
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History has been made now that Pope Benedict XVI has named the first-ever Native American Saint. Kateri Tekakwitha, of the Mohawk tribe, is said to have devoted her life to God and is being recognized by the Catholic church with …

Grand Theft Auto V Announced For Spring 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Announced For Spring 2013
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The rumors had been swirling for days, and reports of pre-orders already being spotted in stores have turned out to be true. Today, Rockstar Games officially announced Grand Theft Auto V for a nebulous “spring 2013″ release. Unfortunately for PC …

This iPhone Pepper Spray Case Lets You Blind Attackers Mid-Tweet This iPhone Pepper Spray Case Lets You Blind Attackers Mid-Tweet

It looks like we’ve found former UC Davis Campus Police Lieutenant John Pike‘s new favorite iPhone case. As smartphones become even more ubiquitous in our society, it’s becoming more likely that you’ll be walking down the street with your mobile …

Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy) Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy)
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Google announced that it has added Public Alerts to Google Search and Maps from the browser, Google Maps For Android and via Google Now for android devices running Jellybean. We talked about the Google Now feature (and other new Google …

Google Changes How You Compose Emails In Gmail Google Changes How You Compose Emails In Gmail
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Google has made a change to the compose/reply experience in Gmail, so that it now comes in a pop up box. “How many times have you been writing an email and had to reference something in another message? Saving a …

Levi Johnston Weds His Baby Mama Levi Johnston Weds His Baby Mama

Levi Johnston made it official when he said his vows on Sunday–sort of–with Sunny Oglesby, the young woman who is the mother of his daughter, Breeze Beretta. Johnston, who had a very public relationship and breakup with Sarah Palin’s daughter …

Mars Rover Curiosity Still Scooping Away Mars Rover Curiosity Still Scooping Away
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Mars rover Curiosity continued to sample soil at the dusty “Rocknest” location on Mars this week. The rover has been stationed at the site for nearly one Earth month. The rover this week used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) …

Pumpktris Is The Best Pumpkin Carving You’ll See This Year Pumpktris Is The Best Pumpkin Carving You’ll See This Year

Halloween is amazing for a number of reasons. One of which is the staggering amount of quality pumpkin carvings that grace the Internet every year. There’s always the intricately detailed carvings that depict famous characters from movies or video games, …

Android Catches iOS, Hits 700,000 Apps Android Catches iOS, Hits 700,000 Apps

At the end of September, Google announced a pretty big milestone: Google Play had reached 25 billion downloads. We noted that they were a few months behind Apple, who announced the same milestone for the App Store back in March. …

Madonna Booed For Endorsing Obama During Concert Madonna Booed For Endorsing Obama During Concert
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Madonna is more than likely used to having her say and getting her way, so when she urged concert-goers to vote for Obama recently and was promptly booed for her efforts, it must have come as something of a shock. …

Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season One Trailer Released Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season One Trailer Released

There’s only one week to go before Halo 4 hits store shelves, but 343 Industries and Microsoft are still releasing previews for the game’s numerous gameplay modes. Today, the trailer for the first “season” of Spartan Ops has been released. …

Man In Horse Mask Braves Hurricane Sandy Man In Horse Mask Braves Hurricane Sandy
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A man in a horse mask would be funny regardless of the situation, but a recent stunt on live news has given us some laughter during what’s becoming a terrible natural disaster. Our heroic horse mask wearing jogger was spotted …