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New Satellite Search and Rescue System Turned On

The European Space Agency (ESA) today announced that it has switched-on a search and rescue (SAR) package on its Galileo navigation satellites. The milestone is a “major” expansion of the Cospas-Sarsat (Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress …

Mars Rover Opportunity Celebrates 9 Years on Mars

Though the focus of 2012 was the new Curiosity rover, NASA’s Opportunity rover is still exploring the Martian landscape. The rover has now been examining the red planet for nine years. This week NASA revealed that Opportunity is currently examining …

Did Google’s Street View Pinpoint The Gates Of Hell? Did Google’s Street View Pinpoint The Gates Of Hell?
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A reddit user shared an interesting find on Google Maps Street View. If you go to the point: 30.744344, -88.103524, it returns a location along Interstate 65 in Alabama. In the shoulder there is a mysterious orange blob. If you …

Check Out Today’s Nintendo Direct In All Its Glory

Early this morning, Nintendo sent a message to its fans and detractors – the company is serious about bringing top notch games to its newest system. The Wii went through years of casual gimmicks and broken promises before it delivered …

Government Requests for User Data Increase in the U.S., Around the World According to Google Government Requests for User Data Increase in the U.S., Around the World According to Google
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Every six months Google unveils a new Transparency Report, which contains the figures on government requests for user data. It also gives us a look into just how often Google is giving up the goods. Google has just released the …

Call of Duty Games Dominated Xbox Gaming in 2012

It’s no secret that the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful gaming ventures in history. What many gamers might not know, however, is just how many people continue to play the older games in the series. …

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Launches Today BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Launches Today

It’s do or die time for RIM with the launch of its BlackBerry 10 handsets quickly approaching. Before that, however, the company will be launching one other service that may just keep it in the game – BlackBerry Enterprise Service …

Intel Is Getting Out Of The Motherboard Business Intel Is Getting Out Of The Motherboard Business
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According to multiple reports, Intel is exiting its desktop motherboards business after about two decades of making them. According to PCWorld, who spoke with the company, Intel will pull out as soon as its next-generation Haswell CPU ships, and will …

Mom Stuck In High Chair Probably Regrets All That Wine

An Oxford woman who got a little too tipsy while having a girl’s night is probably regretting having all that wine…and allowing a friend to fire up the camera to capture the night’s events. Serena Curtis was having a grand …

Shia LaBeouf: Acid Trip Helped Research Role

Shia LaBeouf has become known, in the past year or so, for taking roles that are far outside his own comfort zone…and perhaps the comfort zone of his own audience, who watched him grow up on the Disney Channel. After …

Nintendo Direct: Updates on Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101

The last 15 minutes of today’s Nintendo Direct were filled with surprising and exciting announcements that may have turned around the general sentiment surrounding the Wii U. That makes the first 15 minutes look dull in comparison, but within all …

Nintendo Announces A Host Of Surprising New Titles For Wii U
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Earlier this week, Nintendo said it would be announcing new games during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. Many fans may have been skeptical since Nintendo hasn’t exactly shown a lot of exciting stuff for its new console since last …

Cisco To Acquire Intucell For $475 Million Cisco To Acquire Intucell For $475 Million

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire Israel’s Intucell for $475 million in cash and employee retention incentives. Intucell’s product portfolio would be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Group, with the team reporting to the Software and Applications …

Angelina Jolie: Crickets Are Like Doritos To Her Kids
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Angelina Jolie seems to be about as open-minded as anyone, so when she took her kids on a trip to Cambodia recently, she wasn’t afraid to let them try the local delicacies. “My boys love to eat crickets. It’s their …

Gay Marriage Photo Yanked (then Restored) in Another Instance of Facebook’s Flawed Content Removal System at Work Gay Marriage Photo Yanked (then Restored) in Another Instance of Facebook’s Flawed Content Removal System at Work

Facebook is (once again) in the middle of a content removal drama – except this time is doesn’t have anything to do with breastfeeding, racy cartoons, art, exposed nipples, or racially charged posts. This time, the drama centers around a …

Nintendo Announces Virtual Console for the Wii U

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the game company announced that the Virtual Console will be coming to the Wii U. Not all games found on the Wii Virtual Console will be available at launch, but the selection will no doubt quickly …

SEOmoz’s Acquisition Spree Culminates With AudienceWise SEOmoz’s Acquisition Spree Culminates With AudienceWise

SEOmoz announced that it has acquired AudienceWise, as the latest in a spree of acquisitions kicked off by an $18 million round of funding the company received last year from The Foundry Group and Ignition Partners. Other acquisitions have included …

Nintendo Announces Verified Accounts For Miiverse

Nintendo created what was essentially Twitter for gaming with its Miiverse application on the Wii U. Since launch, it has become one of the most loved features on the console. Now Nintendo is making Miiverse more like Twitter. During its …

“Glee” Star Sued By Former Girlfriend For Sexual Assault
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“Glee” star Mark Salling has found himself in a position no guy ever wants to be in and is maintaining his innocence despite a new lawsuit. Salling’s former girlfriend, Roxanne Gorzela, is accusing him of sexual battery and assault after …

Yahoo Officially Acquires Snip.it, Ends Snipping Yahoo Officially Acquires Snip.it, Ends Snipping

After reports emerged that Yahoo was getting ready to acquire Snip.it, the companies made it official. Yahoo did not issue a formal announcement, but a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that Snip.it will join Yahoo’s media group. They would …

Samsung Bought More Semiconductors Than Apple in 2012 Samsung Bought More Semiconductors Than Apple in 2012
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It’s no secret that Samsung is quickly catching up to Apple in the mobile market. While Apple painstakingly designs each of their devices and sells millions of each, Samsung has taken a more experimental approach, releasing a myriad of mobile …

World’s Largest Hips Measure 8 Feet Around
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Most women want to contain the size of their hips, especially after having children, when the body goes through some drastic changes. But one woman says when her hips spread after childbirth, she didn’t want them to get any smaller. …

Facebook Graph Search Is Going to Produce a Lot of Funny, Odd, and Creepy Queries Facebook Graph Search Is Going to Produce a Lot of Funny, Odd, and Creepy Queries
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New Tumblr alert! New Tumblr alert! Like that Tumblr blog that let people post odd responses from Siri when she first debuted on iOS, or those various Tumblr blogs that show odd Google autocomplete suggestions, this new Tumblr blog that …

Amazon Mobile App SDK Makes Nice With Adobe AIR Amazon Mobile App SDK Makes Nice With Adobe AIR

We recently reported on how Adobe AIR and Flash are being used to make the next generation of mobile titles. Now Amazon is tapping into these tools to bring its APIs to more people in mobile development. Amazon announced today …