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Fourth Elmo Accuser Comes Forward, Files Suit
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Kevin Clash, the longtime voice of “Sesame Street” character Elmo, can now add a third lawsuit onto the list of legal battles he’s facing after a fourth accuser came forward recently. Clash was initially the recipient of some nasty allegations …

The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet

As the ITU talks continue this week, one of the most worrisome proposals has been shelved. The proposal in question would have allowed nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia more say in how the Internet is governed. Despite that …

Instagram Update Improves Camera, Adds New Filter Instagram Update Improves Camera, Adds New Filter

Instagram has just launched an update to its iOS app that they say is the “largest upgrade to our Instagram iOS camera since it was revamped just over one year ago.” Don’t feel left out, Android users – you get …

Google Glass-Like Contact Lenses Are Getting Closer Google Glass-Like Contact Lenses Are Getting Closer
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One of the Google Glass engineers gave a talk at the Google-hosted Solve For X event earlier this year, before Google even revealed Project Glass. He talked about building microsystems on the eye. For some reason, even after the unveiling …

New Tomb Raider Trailer Features More Battered Lara Croft
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The dirty, distressed, and broken Lara Croft seen at this year’s E3 was fairly shocking. Though she was wearing more clothing than is normally seen in advertisements, the suffering she endured was visceral and tinged with a darker type of …

The White House Is Now on Pinterest The White House Is Now on Pinterest

If you’ve been following politics and social media for the past few years, it shouldn’t surprise you that Obama’s White House is making another move into another form of social media. This time, it’s Pinterest that’s welcoming the official residence …

Officer To Be Executed After 9 Murders
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A former police officer who was found guilty of nine murders in the late ’80s is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night despite a plea from his lawyer for a stay. The Florida man, Manuel Pardo, enjoyed a good career …

Look At NASA’s “Earth At Night” Imagery With Google Maps Look At NASA’s “Earth At Night” Imagery With Google Maps
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Last week, we saw new photos of the Earth at night from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Google announced today in a Google+ post that there is a new layer in Google Maps, which lets you …

Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android

In-app billing is a big money maker for the top apps on Google Play. According to Google’s stats, the “vast majority of top-grossing apps” use in-app billing in a variety of ways including try-and-buy, virtual goods, and subscriptions. Now Google …

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you …

Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter
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And with that, Facebook’s tepid attempt at democracy comes to a close. Voting is over in Facebook’s third (and final) Site Governance vote. With just under 700,000 votes cast, Facebook users overwhelmingly voted against proposed changes to Facebook’s SSR and …

Gears of War: Judgement Villain Revealed in New Trailer

This year’s Spike Video Game Awards turned out to be a trailer release party. As part of the festivities, Epic Games premiered the first real story trailer for the upcoming Gears of War: Judgment. As a prequel in a series …

Congressman Doesn’t Understand 3D Printers, Calls For Ban On 3D Printed Guns Congressman Doesn’t Understand 3D Printers, Calls For Ban On 3D Printed Guns
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The Wiki Weapon Project has already attracted its fair share of controversy. The project was put on hold earlier this year after its 3D printer was seized by the company they leased it from. Now one Congressman is calling for …

Beyonce: $50 Million Deal To Sell Pepsi Beyonce: $50 Million Deal To Sell Pepsi
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In a collaboration that’s indicative of Pepsi’s youthful direction, the company has announced a partnership with mega-star Beyonce which will cost them around $50 million. The deal will see the singer appearing in ads for the soft drink and her …

Yes, Gmail Was Down, But Now It’s Resolved Yes, Gmail Was Down, But Now It’s Resolved
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A lot of people experienced a brief period of downtime for Gmail today. Personally, I tried it once and got an error, and then was able to access a minute later. A lot of people were talking about it on …

Bing Adds People And Places To Middle Column Bing Adds People And Places To Middle Column

Bing announced today that it is adding a couple new types of information to the middle column of its three-column design: people and landmarks. Earlier this year, Bing launched the new design. The middle column (which Bing refers to as …

Twitter’s New Profile Goes Universal on Dec 12 Twitter’s New Profile Goes Universal on Dec 12

Back in September, Twitter unveiled a brand new look from user profiles across all platforms. The new profiles included a large header photo that mimicked Facebook’s giant Timeline photo, and housed the users’ profile pic inside it. Today, Twitter says …

Diabetes Patients Have Extreme Heart Risks, Shows Audit

The National Diabetes Audit by the U.K.’s National Health Service has just released some stark statistics on the effects of diabetes. One of the most dismal statistics shows that people with diabetes are 65% more likely to have heart failure …

“The Walking Dead” Infographic: Every Zombie Death

If you’re a fan of the show “The Walking Dead”–and let’s face it, if you aren’t, you probably should be–you’ll already know that keeping track of all the deaths on the show is near-impossible. When the crew goes on a …

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks About “Unique” Content Google’s Matt Cutts Talks About “Unique” Content
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Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts answers a question about an ecommerce site that has about 1,000 product pages. The question, as Google translates it, essentially boils down to: How can I make …

Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas

The holidays are all about giving and self-sacrifice. You wouldn’t know that by watching the relentless consumer culture line up outside Best Buys and beat up old ladies on their way to the latest gadgets on Black Friday. There is, …

Street Musician Makes Incredible Music With No Band
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There’s a street musician in Spokane who uses a loop pedal and an electric violin–which looks like something Giger designed–to make gorgeous, rich sounds all on his own. It’s incredible to watch–especially for someone like me, who has only the …

Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads Asian Americans the Most Positive Toward Social Ads

According to a report from Nielsen, your susceptibility to and tolerance of social media advertising is tied to your ethnicity. Nielsen looked at interactions with social ads and found that Asian-American consumers are much more likely to react positively, all …

Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle. Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle.

If you weren’t a fan of the show Seinfeld, chances are this will mean nothing to you. Otherwise, you may enjoy that Google is showing the sitcom some love on its search results page for “Festivus”. The left-hand side of …