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As LinkedIn’s Influencer Program Grows, Richard Branson Hits 1 Million Followers As LinkedIn’s Influencer Program Grows, Richard Branson Hits 1 Million Followers

At the beginning of October, LinkedIn debuted their new “Influencer” initiative, which allowed users to follow specific “thought leaders” across the network. At the outset, about 150 thought leaders from various industries were included in the program, which allowed them …

New Apple iMac (21.5-Inch) Released Today New Apple iMac (21.5-Inch) Released Today

Earlier this week, Apple announced that the new 21.5-inch iMac revealed last month would be available on Friday, November 30. Here we are. The machine is available through the Apple Online Store, Apple retail stores, and through select Apple Authorized …

Facebook And Zynga Aren’t So Close Anymore Facebook And Zynga Aren’t So Close Anymore

Zynga may be in the gutter these days, but it used to not always be like that. The company used to be on top of the world thanks to its close relationship with Facebook. The social network benefited from this …

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Coming December 10

343 Industries is certainly determined to support the Halo 4 multiplayer community. In addition to the weekly updates and story videos that accompany the game’s Spartan Ops mode, it appears that map packs for more standard multiplayer modes are coming …

iPhone 5, iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Get Release Dates For China iPhone 5, iPad Mini, 4th-Gen iPad Get Release Dates For China

Apple announced Chinese release dates for the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, and the 4th-generation iPad today. The Wi-Fi versions of the new iPads will be available in China on Friday, December 7, and the iPhone 5 will be available …

TIL How Reddit Was Born [VIDEO] TIL How Reddit Was Born [VIDEO]

Before reddit was serving up billions of pageviews and hosting the President of the United States for Q&A sessions, it was just a simple link aggregator being artificially pumped up by its creators. Well, it’s still just a link aggregator, …

Joe Jackson: Stroke Was “Mild”, Expected To Recover
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Joe Jackson, father of Janet and the late Michael Jackson, suffered what is being called a “mild” stroke yesterday morning. He is currently being treated in a Las Vegas hospital but is expected to be released later today. Jackson, 83, …

Is Bing Right About People Getting “Scroogled” By Google? Is Bing Right About People Getting “Scroogled” By Google?
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This week, Bing launched an attack campaign against Google, called “Don’t Get Scroogled“. It’s a dig at Google Shopping, the product of Google’s recent transition from the free-to-list product search offering to a paid inclusion, ad-based Google Shopping model. Bing …

Colonel Mustard, iTunes 11, and Lindsay Lohan
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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 …

Company Uses 3D Printers To Make Incredibly Strong Fasteners Company Uses 3D Printers To Make Incredibly Strong Fasteners
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Objet is still at Eurmold 2012, and the company is showing off some of the most impressive 3D printed work to come out of its line of industrial printers. Today’s creations are sets of fasteners and connectors created by Rotite, …

This “Goonies”/”Hobbit” Mashup Will Give You Chills
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As a child of the ’80s, there are certain things I hold dear. One of them will always be my love for the films and books which instilled in me a love for adventure, and bravery, and good triumphing over …

Company of Heroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Released

Company of Heroes fans have been waiting a long time for a look at Company of Heroes 2, and THQ knows it. The publisher earlier this week even saw fit to gratuitously tease gamers with a teaser trailer for the …

Camacho Funeral Brawl: Girlfriends, Family Catfight
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While funerals are somber occasions, when it comes to the final services for someone as controversial as boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho, things are bound to be eventful. Camacho, who was shot while sitting in a car in Bayamon, Puero Rico …

Sony Sold 525,000 PlayStation 3 Consoles On Black Friday

Black Friday is a good test to gauge how popular various consoles are going to be for the rest of the holiday shopping season. The Xbox 360 is already off to a great start with 750,000 units sold, and the …

Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs

Reddit AMAs: They’re so hot right now. Everybody’s doing them – Al Gore, the President, Congressmen. Once reserved for brave internet denizens, the reddit Q&A sessions have gone mainstream. Gasp. Figures from the sports world have participated in AMAs before, …

Water Ice on Mercury Confirmed by NASA’s MESSENGER

The hypothesis that Mercury has abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its shadowed polar craters appears to have been confirmed. NASA announced today that new measurements from its Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft …

The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company
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Graphic Designer Mari Sheibley, who has been with Foursquare since 2008, has just announced that she’s leaving the company to “tackle new problems and help other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life.” “In early December, 2008 I got an email …

5 Kids, 18 Cats In Back Of Moving Van; Parents Arrested
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The parents of seven children made an unfortunate decision yesterday when they decided to allow five of their kids–four minors and one adult–to ride in the back of a moving van during a cross-country trip. David K. Detjen, 41, and …

Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden Cisco Continues To Announce Acquisitions, This Time It’s Cariden

Cisco’s acquisition spree continues as the company announced today its intent to acquire Cariden, a supplier fo network planning, design and traffic management solutions. Cisco will pay about $141 million for the company. Cisco says the acquisition will allow telecommunications …

Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899 Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899
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The Microsoft Surface RT is a “modest” success. That’s the official line from Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem like many people are talking about the company’s first foray into tablet hardware. That may be because most are waiting for the …

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not Coolest Lamp Ever Mimics the Weather Outside, Frightful or Not

If you have ever wished that you could bring the weather indoors, this prototype chandelier is the unnecessary-but-incredible device for you. It uses Wi-fi to obtain weather data, and then puts on a show for you that matches nature’s show …

People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve …

ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year ECPA Clears Senate Committee, Will Go To Vote Next Year
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Sen. Patrick Leahy’s ECPA amendment is an important one. It would require the authorities to obtain a warrant before pilfering emails. The current bill allows the authorities to access email with only a subpoena if the email in question is …