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Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases …

You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is You Can’t Really Appreciate The Internet Until You See Just How Big It Is
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The Internet is a massive series of tubes network that we often take for granted in our everyday lives. It’s not often that we get to see just how big this network really is, but a new report gives us …

Woman Missing In Grand Canyon, Search Slows
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A 21-year old woman who went missing in the Grand Canyon area over the weekend is still nowhere to be found, and authorities have slowed their search efforts after turning up no clues as to her whereabouts. Kaitlin Anne Kenney …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

2 Killed In College Shooting In Kentucky

In the relatively quiet town of Hazard, Kentucky, a shooting of any kind is shocking. For those who were on campus at Hazard Community and Technical College late on Tuesday night, it was a grim reality. 21-year old Dalton Stidham …

Change Of Mind Could Pose Relevancy Problems For Facebook Graph Search Change Of Mind Could Pose Relevancy Problems For Facebook Graph Search

Add this to the list of speculation surrounding Facebook’s Graph Search: it might start an “un-liking rebellion”. Some analysts are suggesting that as people start using Facebook Graph Search, users are going to start being associated with things they may …

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ passing over the weekend, many people questioned why such a brilliant young man would take his own life. His family and many others said his death was “the product of a criminal justice system …

River Phoenix’s Final Film Set To Premiere

River Phoenix was just 23 when he died a tragic Hollywood death, leaving behind a string of films which would be held up reverently by those who knew him and those who simply wished they could have. When he passed …

2012 the Ninth Warmest Year on Record, Says NASA

NASA announced this week that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, the earliest date to which global temperatures can be tracked. 2005 and 2010 rank as the hottest years on record, while all 10 of the warmest years …

It’s A Little Early To Dismiss Facebook Graph Search As “Not A Big Deal” It’s A Little Early To Dismiss Facebook Graph Search As “Not A Big Deal”
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Facebook’s Graph Search is generating mixed reviews all over the web. Pretty standard for any product Facebook launches (or any major launch from any major tech company, for that matter – remember the iPad launch?). There are a lot of …

“I’ve Been Stolen”: 5-Year Old Girl Found In Park
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A 5-year old girl was abducted from her Philadelphia elementary school on Monday by a woman impersonating her mother, authorities say. The girl was found early the next morning at a nearby park, wearing only an oversized t-shirt and no …

SignalR Is The Latest And Greatest Tool Available To ASP.NET Developers SignalR Is The Latest And Greatest Tool Available To ASP.NET Developers
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In November, Microsoft announced a number of features coming to its ASP.NET Web application framework over the next few months. One of the more prominent announcements was SignalR, a feature that adds “real-time functionality to Web applications using WebSockets and …

Final Fantasy: All The Bravest Coming to iOS This Week

Square Enix is set to release a new Final Fantasy-branded game for iOS this week. Final Fantasy: All The Bravest is described by the developer as a “pick-up-and-go RPG with massive battles.” The touch game brings back the “Active Time …

Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses Google Business Photos Used By 100,000 Businesses
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While many of us were pre-occupied with Facebook’s big unveiling of Graph Search on Tuesday, Google let out a little tidbit of information about its own local search offering: over 100,000 businesses have used the Google Business Photos feature since …

Porn Star Teacher Loses Appeal, Won’t Get Job Back
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It may sound like something from a raunchy teen movie–the one where a group of horny boys discovers their teacher is a stripper/porn star on the side–but a California woman knows just how real the story is, and she recently …

Watch Facebook’s Graph Search Event in Its Entirety Watch Facebook’s Graph Search Event in Its Entirety
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Yesterday Facebook unveiled Graph Search, their friend-centric search function that it absolutely not web search – but a better, more useful way to search Facebook for people, places, photos, and interests. You can watch Mark Zuckerberg announce the new product …

Google Custom Search Engine Gets A Redesign Google Custom Search Engine Gets A Redesign

Google has launched a new layout for Google CSE (Custom Search Engine), which displays results in an overlay, over top of any content on the page. The company says that developers will benefit from the changes because it only takes …

Did You Pre-Order Google’s Project Glass? You Might Want To Attend These Hackathons Did You Pre-Order Google’s Project Glass? You Might Want To Attend These Hackathons
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One of the coolest moments from Google I/O last year was when Google officially unveiled Project Glass. The demo, which consisted of people jumping out of a blimp while wearing the glasses, probably inspired a number of pre-orders for the …

Sandy Hook “Truthers” Say Man Is Lying About That Day
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A group of people who believe the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings either never happened or didn’t happen the way the public was made to believe are targeting a man who says he took a group of children and a bus …

White House Now Requires 100K Signatures for Petition Response, Will Hopefully Weed Out Wacky Secessionists White House Now Requires 100K Signatures for Petition Response, Will Hopefully Weed Out Wacky Secessionists
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About a month ago, I said that the White House’s “We The People” online petition site was “ensuring its legacy as a total joke.” I know, that’s pretty harsh. But at the time, it really looked like the experiment in …

Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, …

Holly Madison Moving Due To Giant Pink Doghouse

Holly Madison, former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and Vegas performer, is having some trouble with the homeowners association in her neighborhood. So much trouble, in fact, that she’s willing to move out of her comfy digs while pregnant just to …

Apology Issued For Bloody Torso Statue

Yesterday Deep Silver announced the “Zombie Bait” collectors edition of its upcoming Dead Island Riptide. In keeping with the zombie apocalypse theme of the game, the requisite statue included with the bundle was a representation of a de-limbed, decapitated zombie …

Nintendo Unifying Hardware Divisions This Year [Report]

Nintendo has two amazingly talented hardware divisions that work on home consoles and handheld devices. These teams have come up with some amazing concepts that have taken the market by storm, like the Wii and the Nintendo DS. Now, what …