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Google Patent Could Bring A “Wiki-Type Element” To Search Results Google Patent Could Bring A “Wiki-Type Element” To Search Results
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This week, Google was granted a patent for “Organizing search results in a topic hierarchy“. The abstract for the patent says: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for searching a data set and returning search results organized …

Casey Anthony Turned Down Plea Deal, Lawyer Says Casey Anthony Turned Down Plea Deal, Lawyer Says
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Casey Anthony, the Florida woman who was accused and later acquitted of murdering her own 2-year old daughter Caylee in 2008, turned down a plea deal during her trial that would have seen her plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter in …

Pinterest Has a Graveyard for Failed Google Products Pinterest Has a Graveyard for Failed Google Products
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Google, like any large company, has had its share of failed products and services. Just this week, Google has shut down some of its products, including Google Video, Google Mini, and iGoogle. With the beta culture still alive and well …

Sunscreen Pills Could Provide an Easy Alternative to Lotions
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A sunscreen pill designed to help protect your tender skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays sounds like a very good idea to me. As someone who absolutely loathes lotions and oils of any variety, I would be the first …

Higgs Boson, Fireworks, and Cross-Dressing Whales Higgs Boson, Fireworks, and Cross-Dressing Whales
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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 …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Leaked Image Of New iPhone Display Looks Familiar iPhone 5 Rumor: Leaked Image Of New iPhone Display Looks Familiar
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It’s been a little while since we got our hands on a nice, juicy iPhone rumor. Last week there was a bit about NFC finally coming to the iPhone. Before that it was the mini dock connector. Before that, Apple …

See Street Maps As Awesome Mondrian-like Art See Street Maps As Awesome Mondrian-like Art

The graphic design warlocks at Stamen Design have come up with another awesome production that demonstrates how cartography really can be a gorgeous work of art. Using this map of London’s Kerning as inspiration, the studio conjured up several different …

iPad3.com Domain Surrendered To Apple iPad3.com Domain Surrendered To Apple
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Earlier this week we brought you news that Apple was taking steps to seize the iPad3.com domain name. The site was owned by a cybersquatting company called Global Access and was home to a generic collection of ads and links …

Jimmy Wales Got a Little Testy with Reporters About the O’Dwyer Case Jimmy Wales Got a Little Testy with Reporters About the O’Dwyer Case
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In spite of what appeared to be a decision from the United Kingdom’s Home Office to continue with the extradition of accused copyright-infringer Richard O’Dwyer to the United States, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales maintains that reports of the Home Office’s …

Lifeguard Fired for Saving Drowning Man Lifeguard Fired for Saving Drowning Man
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The role of a lifeguard is pretty much described in their title: they guard lives. So when 21-year-old lifeguard Tomas Lopez was informed that a man was drowning and needed assistance, he leapt into action to save the guy’s life. …

Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study
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A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and …

Minecraft 1.3 Tears Down The Barrier Between Single Player and Multi-Player Minecraft 1.3 Tears Down The Barrier Between Single Player and Multi-Player
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The times where I do have fun with Minecraft is when I’m on a multi-player server with some friends. The single player experience is a little too lonely for my tastes, although I do understand the appeal of staving off …

GameDock Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Console GameDock Could Turn Your iPhone Into a Console
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It’s clear that traditional gaming on a smartphone is frustrating. Games that need more than a tap or a swipe have to overlay controls onto the touchscreen, meaning that gamers will have their fingers hovering over much of the game. …

Have You Seen This TED Talk From Bing’s Stefan Weitz? Have You Seen This TED Talk From Bing’s Stefan Weitz?
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Stefan Weitz, Microsoft’s Director of Search, gave a TED Talk, which TED recently uploaded. The topic of his talk is “how you can win when you’re not supposed to”. “You need some kind of argument you can use to justify …

YP Q2 Local Insights Report on Search Traffic and Ad Spending YP Q2 Local Insights Report on Search Traffic and Ad Spending
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YP, a joint owned local publisher and ad network, has released their second quarter Local Insights report on the U.S. population utilizing data collected from the first quarter of 2012. The report features impressions from the network’s over 300 online, …

Transformers: FOC Releases Another Metroplex Trailer Transformers: FOC Releases Another Metroplex Trailer
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For those of you who don’t know, Metroplex is a bad ass. He is a gigantic, city sized Autobot that can take out entire buildings with the swipe of an arm. According to Japanese Transformers lore he is over 800 …

Google I/O Lingers On In The Hearts And Minds Of Android Developers Google I/O Lingers On In The Hearts And Minds Of Android Developers
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Android developers, take note: Google I/O still has plenty of goodies for you. After all the previous video tutorials and information sessions, you can still take on some Android development knowledge, right? Google has uploaded some great videos that covers …

Does Anyone Actually Agree on What Do Not Track Means? Does Anyone Actually Agree on What Do Not Track Means?
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If you’ve been following issues regarding online privacy for the past year or so, you most likely have read or heard people talking about Do Not Track, the proposed utility that permits internet users to indicate to third-party data collectors …

51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly 51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly
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If the idea of having a 51-pound tumor removed from your gut sounds like something straight out of your worst nightmare, perhaps you should consider skimming over this particular story. Otherwise, you may find yourself gagging and/or running from the …

Playstation 3 Might Be Getting Yet Another Redesign Playstation 3 Might Be Getting Yet Another Redesign
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A Japanese website has uncovered a new filing by Sony with the FCC that shows a new model for the Playstation 3. The new model, titled CECH-4001 looks to be the same body style as the current Playstation Slim, or …

Gwyneth Paltrow Designs $90 White T-Shirt Gwyneth Paltrow Designs $90 White T-Shirt
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I’m no fashion expert–I still wear my husband’s old Misfits t-shirts to bed–but I’m pretty sure a plain old white t-shirt isn’t worth ninety bucks, no matter how much you try to fancy it up with piping. Yet that’s what …

Hitman’s Sexy Nuns Get a Background Story Hitman’s Sexy Nuns Get a Background Story
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The teaser trailer for Hitman: Absolution that featured sexy nun assassins got the attention of the gaming industry, but not in a good way. Instead of focusing on the sheer ridiculousness of the concept, charges of sexism were thrown around …

Joe Biden Was Behind Megaupload Takedown Claims Kim Dotcom Joe Biden Was Behind Megaupload Takedown Claims Kim Dotcom
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As we move closer to the date of Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial, things are getting crazier for those involved in the already crazy case. Dotcom recently won a huge case where the New Zealand High Court ordered the FBI to …

World’s Most Abstract Visual Dictionary Defines Words By Their Top Google Image Result World’s Most Abstract Visual Dictionary Defines Words By Their Top Google Image Result
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The idea of a visual dictionary isn’t new. Hell, I can still remember exactly how my first dictionary looked, felt, and even smelled. It was a kid’s dictionary and contained a lot of pictures – enough to help a young, …