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Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service

Russian search company Yandex, who had some major social search plans in the U.S. fall apart last month, has now launched a new cab fare payments service via itsYandex.Taxi iPhone app, which allows users to pay with a bankcard, even …

Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court Arrestees Have the Right to Google Lawyers, Says Canadian Court

An Alberta, Canada court has handed down an interesting ruling regarding detainees’ rights and how they run up against the modern world. According to the ruling, police must provide the accused access to the internet so that they can initiate …

Google Talks WMT Search Queries [Video] Google Talks WMT Search Queries [Video]

Google has released a new video featuring Maile Ohye from the webmaster support team, who talks about the “Search Queries” feature in Webmater Tools, and how you can use that to “improve your site”. The video discusses the vocabulary of …

Murdered: Soul Suspect Announced For “Early 2014″

For a while now, Square Enix has been hosting an alternate reality game (ARG) from the website murdered.com. Today the publisher has officially announced an upcoming game called Murdered: Soul Suspect. The game’s tentative release date has been set for …

iPhone 5 Took Over The World In Q4 2012 iPhone 5 Took Over The World In Q4 2012
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A recent analysis of the smartphone market in 2012 found that Android dominated with over two-thirds of total smartphone shipments. The wide variety of Android devices ensures that the mobile OS ends up in the hands of more people. Another …

Google Oscars Site Is Live With Various Resources Google Oscars Site Is Live With Various Resources

Google has launched a site for this year’s Oscars ceremony, which will take place this Sunday. At the site, you can take a look at the nominees, look at Google’s Search picks for each category, share your own favorites, find …

Women Hid Boy For 8 Years, Convicted Of Kidnapping
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Two Texas women who allegedly abducted an 8-month old boy and kept him out of the public eye for eight years have been convicted. Gloria Walker and her daughter, Krystle Tanner, were sentenced to prison on Tuesday–30 years for injury …

USPS Clothing Line to be Sold Next Year

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced a new partnership with Cleveland apparel manufacturer Wahconah Group. The companies will create the “Rain Heat & Snow” line of apparel and “accessory products.” The clothes will be designed around the unofficial USPS …

Harlem Confirms You’re Not Really Doing the Harlem Shake
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“They look like they just smoked some dust” “They’re dry-humping air.” “This is an absolute mockery of what it was.” These are actual quotes from actual residents of Harlem, said after watching Harlem Shake videos on the internet. You can …

Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK
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Microsoft announced last month that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. It’s pretty obvious that most of those sale went to OEMs who will be putting the software onto computers going out to market. That’s good news for …

Watch Astronaut Chris Hadfield Make a Space Sandwich

Here’s Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield giving us a tour of his space kitchen and showing off his zero-gravity culinary prowess. When you’re done with this, make sure you catch his recent reddit AMA. It’s out of this world! (I’ll show …

Down Syndrome Death Ruled Homicide By Asphyxiation
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When 26-year old Robert Saylor went to the movies last month to see “Zero Dark Thirty”, he liked it so much he wanted to stay in the theater for another showing. Saylor, who was living with Down syndrome, garnered the …

PlayStation Cloud Domains Registered by Sony’s Gaikai
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It’s the eve of Sony‘s big PlayStation 4 announcement, and rumors are beginning to give way to leaks. The news broke today that multiple internet domains for the phrase “PlayStation Cloud” have been registered. The domains PlayStation-Cloud.com and PlayStation-Cloud.org, as …

Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, …

Vine Currently Looking for a Lead Android Engineer (Among Other Positions) Vine Currently Looking for a Lead Android Engineer (Among Other Positions)
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Vine is looking for a few good men or women to join its new office in Union Square. And one of those men or women will be heading Vine’s plunge into the Android operating system. Vine co-founder Colin Kroll tweeted …

Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A
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Butler Business Accelerator has released findings from a new study of mobile search engines and question and answer platforms. The study says ChaCha answered questions better than ten other mobile search engines and Q&A platforms including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Siri, …

Game Consoles, Phones Make Up The Past 30 Years Of Popular Tech Game Consoles, Phones Make Up The Past 30 Years Of Popular Tech
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What’s popular in consumer technology? If you look at most wanted lists from last Christmas, it seems that tablets and smartphones were all the rage. As it turns out, however, it seems that the most wanted gadgets of our time …

Utah Man Who Live-Facebooked His Standoff with Police Sentenced Utah Man Who Live-Facebooked His Standoff with Police Sentenced

It’s always nice to check back in on some of our favorite Facebook-using criminals. This time, we have an update for now-38-year-old Jason Valdez from Ogden, Utah. Back in June, 2011, Valdez holed up in a motel room for 16 …

Toddler Trapped In Washing Machine Has To Be Cut Out
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A toddler in China found herself in a precarious position recently when she was left to play unsupervised at the home of a family friend. The girl somehow climbed into a washing machine and got herself stuck from the waist …

Family Of 7 Kidnapped By Islamic Extremists
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A French family of seven was kidnapped at gunpoint on Tuesday in Cameroon by a group being identified as Islamic extremists. Authorities say they have helicopters flying over the area in an attempt to locate the family, who are tourists. …

Blizzcon Returns To Anaheim On November 8

Blizzard fans were understandably distraught last year when the beloved developer announced that Blizzcon had been canceled for the year. Some feared that the annual show was done for good, but fortunately, that is not the case. Blizzard announced today …

Girl Catches Fire In Hospital: Hand Sanitizer Involved?
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A girl who mysteriously caught fire while in the hospital for a head injury is making headlines this week, although the incident happened earlier this month. Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon held a press conference this week wherein they …

Go the F**k to Sleep Author Has Some Words For Google

Google has released its latest Authors@Google video, which features authors Adam Mansbach and T Cooper. The former is best known for his “children’s book for adults” titled Go the F**k to Sleep. The popular book was made even more popular …

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Coming Q2 2013

Amnesia: The Dark Descent revitalized the survival horror genre on PC with its Lovecraftian atmosphere and distinct lack of offensive weaponry. The indie title went on to sell over one million copies. The sequel to that game, Amnesia: A Machine …