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Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month

On October 31st, Kickstarter finally made good on a promise to open up to UK-based projects. Today, the company is letting us know how the first month has gone. In a word, promising. in the first month, UK-based projects saw …

Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare Functional Battle Mech Provides Preview of Future Warfare
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Proving once again that the Japanese will almost certainly be the engineers of humanity’s future enslavement by robots, a Japanese company has created a functional mech robot. The device, called Kuratas, runs on diesel fuel and opens to reveal a …

“The Ball” Author John Fox Talks @ Google

John Fox, anthropologist and author of The Ball, recently gave an @Google talk. Google posted the speech in its entirety to YouTube as part of its Authors@Google series. The Ball explores the history and cultures around sports and balls. Here’s …

Game Developers Met With Zuckerberg To Discuss The Future Of Facebook Gaming Game Developers Met With Zuckerberg To Discuss The Future Of Facebook Gaming
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Facebook gaming, and social gaming in general, is not the revenue behemoth it used to be. Most players are now moving to mobile, and that’s a problem that Facebook has to overcome. The social network recently invited some big names …

Americans Spent a Collective 230 Millennia on Social Media During One Month in 2012 Americans Spent a Collective 230 Millennia on Social Media During One Month in 2012
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As a country, we are obsessed with liking, sharing, tweeting, and pinning. Seriously obsessed. Nielsen has just published their Social Media Report for 2012 and the numbers are staggering. According to Nielsen, Americans spent a total of 121.1 billion minutes …

Nose Ring In McDonald’s Burrito: Mom Upset
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A Georgia woman says her 4-year old daughter found a disgusting surprise when she bit into her McDonald’s breakfast burrito recently: a nose ring of mysterious origin which was embedded in the eggs. “I turned it and I see this …

Dead Space 3 Pre-Order Exclusives Revealed
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It’s a sad fact of life for current gamers that they won’t be able to acquire every bit of content for a game unless they purchase it three or four times. The retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses that have grown common in …

These Were The 20 Most Shared Video Ads Of 2012 These Were The 20 Most Shared Video Ads Of 2012
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Unruly Media has put out its annual look at the top 20 video ads of the year, in terms of shares. While, it may not come across as an ad, exactly, the company has put Kony 2012 from the non-profit …

Kate Middleton: Pregnant At Last!
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After months of speculation and rumors and pointing out a “baby bump” that no one could really see, fans of the Duchess of Cambridge can relax: she’s officially preggers, according to a statement released by the Palace. “Their Royal Highnesses …

Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches Elections, iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian Top 2012 Yahoo Searches
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As the month of December rolls along, you can expect more and more of these types of lists to pop up. It’s that time of the year for the year-in-review wrap-ups, and today it’s Yahoo that’s giving us some insight …

Skyrim’s Dragonborn Expansion Lands On Xbox 360 Tomorrow
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It’s been over a year since the launch of 2011′s undisputed game of the year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Since then, the game has received two pieces of DLC in Dawnguard and Hearthfire. Both expansions have launched on …

Volcanoes on Venus Could Be Changing the Planet’s Atmosphere

Observations by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express show that changes in Venus’ atmosphere could be the result of volcanic eruptions. A paper on the new findings has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the atmosphere …

Debra Winger Takes On Rare Stage Role

Debra Winger, who starred in such memorable films as “Urban Cowboy” and “An Officer And A Gentleman”, has left the spotlight in recent years, becoming something of a recluse in Hollywood terms rather than be subjected to what she called …

The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down

As part of a separation of its businesses, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced today that it will cease standalone publication of The Daily, its made-for-tablets news publication, which was supposed to save the newspaper industry by example. News Corp. says …

It’s Reading Rainbow’s Turn in the PBS Icons Remixed Series

With their Icons Remixed series, PBS Digital Studios is doing it right. So far, they’ve taken some of the best personalities from their decades of programming and given them a freshening up of sorts. And the results have been great. …

Anonymous’ Latest Target Is Revenge Porn Magnate Hunter Moore Anonymous’ Latest Target Is Revenge Porn Magnate Hunter Moore
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Does the name Hunter Moore mean anything to you? Chances are you never heard of the guy. He runs a site that allows people to upload information on ex-lovers, including their names, social media profiles, photos and other details in …

“Three Cups Of Tea” Co-Author Commits Suicide
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The co-author of a very controversial book–”Three Cups Of Tea”–has allegedly committed suicide, investigators say. He was 49. David Oliver Relin died of apparent blunt force trauma to the head on or around November 14th; he was found in Corbett, …

The Pope Is Now on Twitter (in Eight Languages) The Pope Is Now on Twitter (in Eight Languages)
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It’s official: The Pope is now on Twitter. @Pontifex, as well as seven other variations of that handle that sport different language tags (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, Arabic and French) are now active on the site. Although the pope …

iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07) iPhone 5 Coming To 50 More Countries This Month (South Korea Release Date: 12/07)

Apple announced today that the iPhone 5 will be released in South Korea on Friday, December 7, and that it will be released in 50 other countries this month. Last week, Apple revealed that the device would be available in …

Hugh Hefner Engaged For Second Time To Same Woman
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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris were engaged to be married last summer, but Harris suddenly had a change of heart and the nuptials were called off. The Playboy cover girl moved out of the mansion and, in subsequent interviews, bashed …

Hitman/Deus Ex Crossover Add-Ons are on the Way [Trailer]

It’s good that Square Enix isn’t taking Hitman: Absolution too seriously. The silly costumes and over-the-top villains combine to give the game a sense of fun that some other developers seem to have abandoned. Today, Square Enix has released a …

New Myspace: A First Look at the Huge Redesign New Myspace: A First Look at the Huge Redesign
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Myspace first teased their big redesign back in September, and the company is starting to let people in, sending out pre-launch invites to a select few. What follows is a quick first look at the new social network, which focuses …

Matt Lauer To Be Fired? Rumors Abound On Twitter
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Amid rumors that Matt Lauer will be fired from the “Today” show are denials that the popular host has an “image problem”, and NBC says they have no plans to let him go, although if Twitter is to be believed, …

Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google Over 1 Million People Are Protesting The ITU With Google
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In just a few hours, delegates from around the world will be meeting in Dubai to discuss changes to the ITU. The results of which could lead to further regulation of the Internet by less than reputable countries that want …