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Hamster Rises From Dead On Good Friday

Hamsters rising from the dead sounds like an after-school low-budget horror film for children. For one family, such an ordeal actually happened, but the result was far sweeter. Lisa Kilbourne-Smith and James Davis were watching Tink the hamster as its …

Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results
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Google is currently dealing with an antitrust probe in Europe, as you’re probably aware. A report this week from the Financial Times suggests that Google will likely bow to regulatory pressure by taking measures to more prominently show results from …

PayPal Acquires Iron Pearl To Help It Grow PayPal Acquires Iron Pearl To Help It Grow

PayPal announced on Thursday that it has acquired Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition startup. Iron Pearl was founded by Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier, who will serve as Vice President of Growth and Growth Advisor, respectively. PayPal says its new …

The Xbox 360 ‘Achievement Unlocked’ Sound, Visualized

You spend countless hours seeking it. You do crazy things to obtain it. You play games over and over again for a chance at it. It, of course, is the elusive (depending on the game) Xbox 360 achievement. Think about …

Deadliest Catch Star Missing? Elliot Neese Absent in Season 9 Preview

For the past two seasons, Elliot Neese has been captaining the Ramblin Rose as the youngest captain on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. This season, however, Discovery has teased that Neese may have lost his job commanding the Rose. …

Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues Obama Administration Says CISPA Still Has Some Issues
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On Wednesday, CISPA came closer to reality as it passed the markup phase in the House Intelligence Committee. Now the bill has to make it through the House, then the Senate, and finally the President’s desk. That last one may …

Twitter Music Launching Soon, Ryan Seacrest Is Already Playing With It Twitter Music Launching Soon, Ryan Seacrest Is Already Playing With It
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Twitter is poised to release its rumored standalone music app, Twitter Music, sometime this weekend according to sources. First rumored back in early March, the Twitter Music app will launch as a music discovery app which suggests artists and tracks …

AdBlock Plus Imagines Blocking Times Square Ads With Google Glass AdBlock Plus Imagines Blocking Times Square Ads With Google Glass
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AdBlock tweeted this on Thursday: Follow @AdblockPlus Adblock Plus @AdblockPlus Adblock Plus partners with Google Glass to block ads in real life. Amazing results! See Times Square as never before: http://t.co/8xUKRdHUeN  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite22 hours ago via web · powered …

Twitter Adds Trends to 160+ New Countries and Cities Twitter Adds Trends to 160+ New Countries and Cities

Twitter trends let users know which topics and hashtags are the most popular at any given time. Although they can often be manipulated to boost the popularity of a Twitter-heavy contingent (looking at you, Justin Bieber fans), trends usually give …

Jay-Z Song ‘Open Letter’ Hits SoundCloud

Jay-Z has been in the headlines a lot this week for more than one reason. Reports came out that he was looking to divest his ownership share of the Brooklyn Nets. His trip (with Beyonce) to Cuba has also been …

Octomom: Angelina Photo Shoot Pics Released

It seems that Nadya Suleman believes she is in danger of being forgotten. The ‘Octomom’, best known for giving birth to octuplets in 2009, is featured this week in new pictures featured in In Touch magazine. The photos depict the …

LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M

LinkedIn has decided to take another step toward being a platform for news, officially announcing the acquisition of Pulse, the news reader app similar to Flipboard. The transaction is valued at around $90 million, which is at the high-end of …

Crash Blamed On Zombies, Driver Was Hallucinating

What’s the first thing we usually blame a crash on? Perhaps the driver was under the influence, or maybe even texting. In one case, however, the cause was a little more terrifying, at least for the driver. CNN reports that …

Beaver Kills Man Who Tried To Take Its Picture [Report]
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A Beaver killed a man in Belarus, after the man tried to take its picture, according to a report from Sky News. The man, who was on a fishing trip with some friends approached the animal, which bit him on …

In Their Quest to Build a Google Reader Replacement, Digg Finds Users Want Very Little Changed In Their Quest to Build a Google Reader Replacement, Digg Finds Users Want Very Little Changed

You definitely know that Google is killing Google Reader. You’ve either seen or been part of the outrage. Google will be officially shuttering their popular (but not popular enough) product on July 1st, but as you would expect they’re slowly …

Lindsey Vonn Spotted Cheering Tiger Woods at the Masters

Lindsey Vonn is currently undergoing intense physical therapy for her right leg, but it evidently isn’t enough to keep her from cheering on her new man. Vonn, who is currently dating golf star Tiger Woods, showed up at The Masters …

PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report] PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report]
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PC shipments and sales are declining. It’s an undeniable fact. What people can’t seem to agree on is the cause. Some say the rise of tablets and smartphones are to blame, while others think it’s just a longer than usual …

Jameson’s ‘iPhone Knuckles’ Look Pretty Brutal Jameson’s ‘iPhone Knuckles’ Look Pretty Brutal

Weaponized iPhone accessories are nothing new, but it’s rare that we get to hear about them in cases involving celebrity assaults. Web entrepreneur and former porn star Jenna Jameson has been making headlines this week after being arrested on assault …

Paul McCartney: Richest Musician in the U.K., Again

Baby, you’re a rich man. For the 25th consecutive year, Sir Paul McCartney has been named the richest musician in the U.K. on the Sunday Times rich list. The 70-year-old former Beatle is estimated to be the proud owner of …

Maryland Rain Tax Goes After Residents With Driveways
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A rain tax sounds kind of preposterous, but the state of Maryland will be implementing such a thing very soon. The Gazette, a local Maryland newspaper, reports that new regulations put into place by the EPA require Maryland to reduce …

Teen Hit by Softball Dies on His Birthday
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Though deaths rarely occur as a result of playground activity, tragic reminders sometimes pop up to remind us that injuries can happen, and that some of them can be fatal. This week, a San Diego-area high school student died after …

Watch This Google Hangout On Improving Your Site (For AdSense) Watch This Google Hangout On Improving Your Site (For AdSense)
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Google recently held a Google+ hangout sharing tips for improving the user experience on your site, which it uploaded to its AdSense YouTube channel. This week, Google shared the video on the AdSense blog bringing it to our attention. The …

Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules Here’s Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Already Making Use of the New Social Media Disclosure Rules

Just a day after Netflix told investors that they would regularly use their various social media accounts to disclose material information, even mentioning CEO Reed Hasting’s Facebook account specifically, Hastings has done just that. In a Facebook post, Hastings announced …

The Next Xbox Wants To Take Over Your TV [Rumor]

Families that own a game console tend to keep it as a central part of the living room experience. They watch Netflix, Hulu and other digital programming all through the console. There’s always been one aspect of the living room …