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The Lord of the Rings Gets the Honest Trailer It Deserves
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Alright Lord of the Rings fans, it’s time to talk turkey about your beloved film series: It’s a beautifully produced, epic tale that features pretty much everything necessary to make films great, helmed by a fantasy visionary with unquestionable understanding …

Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared Seattle Gets Fiber Internet Thanks To Gigabit Squared

Before there was Google Fiber, the city of Chattanooga, TN offered gigabit Internet by building out its own fiber infrastructure. Now that Google Fiber is here, however, other cities are beginning to adopt their own fiber Internet services to combat …

Golf Shot Hits Wife After Skiier Jokes On Twitter
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Olympic skiier Bode Miller tried his hand at golf earlier this week to disastrous results; he may have played a decent game, but he hit a line drive that ended up almost taking out his wife’s eye. Miller took to …

Metro: Last Light Gets Pre-Order Bonuses, PS3 Digital Exclusives

Earlier this week, THQ and 4A Games released a fairly dark trailer to promote the upcoming Metro: Last Light. If the game’s tone can manage to match that of the trailer, the new Metro game will be quite a moody …

“Fortunately,” Nobody Confuses Armie Hammer with a Real Winklevoss

Armie Hammer, aka the guy who played (both) Winklevoss twins in 2010′s The Social Network, stopped by Conan to talk about his upcoming role as The Lone Ranger, being tall, and more. Eventually, the conversation shifted to his role in …

Google Adds Click Confirmation To In-App Mobile Ads Google Adds Click Confirmation To In-App Mobile Ads
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Google has launched a “confirmed clicks” feature for all in-app image and banner ads on smartphones, in an effort to reduce the number of accidental clicks the ads attract. Users will be prompted to confirm that they intended to click …

“Today” Show Anchor Retires, Has Emotional Farewell

“Today” show anchor Mike Leonard shared his last bit of air time yesterday with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie and had his family in the studio for support as everyone said an emotional farewell. “Your stories…are a microcosm of you,” …

Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down

This week Microsoft announced that its Windows Store in the new Windows 8 operating system will begin accepting games with a PEGI 18 rating. The move was prompted by a large outcry from gamers, who saw the ban on “mature” …

Senator Al Franken’s Privacy Bill Is Approved By Senate Committee Senator Al Franken’s Privacy Bill Is Approved By Senate Committee
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We brought you word earlier this month that Sen. Al Franken was trying his hand at passing a privacy bill again. The Location Privacy Protection Act would require any and all app makers to request permission to track users before …

Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year
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No really, of course. Nobody should be surprised that an entry in the popular trilogy took Amazon’s yearly crown, as it was a pretty big year for masturbatory fiction. It was actually book three (Fifty Shades Freed) that grabbed the …

“Gangnam Style” Death: Dancer Has Heart Attack
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A man attempting to do the “Gangnam Style” dance–created and made popular by Korean superstar PSY–keeled over and died of a heart attack at his office Christmas party recently. 46-year old Eamonn Kilbride, a former IT manager at his company …

Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers Report: Actually, Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached …

NFL Cheerleader: MMA Is Her New Passion
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NFL cheerleaders don’t seem like the kind of girls who want to be punched in the face, so when one dons gloves and gets into fights willingly, it’s a bit of a shock. But that’s what former Kansas City Chiefs …

Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple
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Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and …

Devil May Cry PC Gameplay Trailers Released

Yesterday Capcom announced that the PC version of Devil May Cry (DmC) will be released on January 25, just 10 days after the console versions. The publisher promises that the PC version will be compatible with keyboard & mouse, the …

Facebook SDK 3.0 For Android Is Now Out Of Beta Facebook SDK 3.0 For Android Is Now Out Of Beta

After months of waiting, Facebook finally released its new native Android app to the huddled masses that were waiting for salvation from the painfully slow hybrid app of years past. Soon after, Facebook delivered an update that is sure to …

“Best Funeral Ever” Might Involve A BBQ

TLC, which has become more known for its succession of reality shows in recent years than it has for anything involving learning, will introduce the pilot of a potential new series just after Christmas which documents a rather unconventional funeral …

Facebook for iOS Gets Faster, Now Lets Users Choose a Photo Album When Uploading Facebook for iOS Gets Faster, Now Lets Users Choose a Photo Album When Uploading
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iOS users who felt left out in the cold after Facebook announced that huge update for the Android app can now take comfort in the fact that the company hasn’t forgotten about them. In fact, Facebook gave them a speed …

Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies Former Googler Talks About Google’s Changes And Controversies
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Vanessa Fox is always good for an interesting conversation about Google. Considering she used to work there, created Webmaster Central, and wrote the book Marketing In The Age of Google, it makes sense. What has been the most controversial thing …

Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking? Does Free Speech Matter When The Internet Itself Is In Danger Of Breaking?
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The ITU conference has one more day to go before it winds down on December 14. Until then, a proposal that would lead to governmental regulation of the Internet could be put forward despite some countries taking similar proposals off …

Food Photographers, J Crew, and the Fiscal Cliff

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of WordPress.com Enterprise today. It costs $500 per site per month. According to the company, you can scale your traffic as your content goes viral, and it can handle it. WordPress’ network does handle 100s of …

You Can Now See All The Erroneous DMCA Takedown Requests Google Gets You Can Now See All The Erroneous DMCA Takedown Requests Google Gets

Google does a lot of work for copyright holders in the US. Under the DMCA, Google has to delete infringing links from its search results. It used to be not such a bad job, but now the search giant is …

Second The Cave Character Trailer Released

Earlier this month, Double Fine and Sega revealed the first character trailer for The Cave. The game is an upcoming 2-d platformer that will combine elements of exploration, puzzle-solving, and teamwork between the game’s characters. The first trailer gave gamers …