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Facebook Wins Battle in Germany Over Real Names Policy Facebook Wins Battle in Germany Over Real Names Policy
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Facebook has won a court challenge in Germany that will see its real names policy upheld in the country. Back in December, Germany’s data protection office Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) issued a ruling against Facebook’s real names policy, claiming …

Google Street View Hits The Wii U Google Street View Hits The Wii U

Nintendo announced on Thursday that Wii Street U powered by Google is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This is an app that lets users access Google Street View, and view 360-degree imagery of locations all over …

Pistorius Cries In Court After Charges Read

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic star also known as Blade Runner, openly cried in court this morning after the prosecution read that his murder charge would be upgraded to premeditated murder. The 26-year old was originally charged with the …

NASA: Asteroid 2012 Da14 Will Not be Hitting the Earth Today

Today at around 2:20 pm EST an asteroid named 2012 da14 will come within 17,200 miles of the surface of Earth. Almost one year ago NASA was able to determine that the asteroid definitely does not pose a danger to …

Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers Amazon Redshift Now Available To All Customers

In November, Amazon Web Services announced Redshift, a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” At the time, it was only available to a limited few customers as a preview service. Now it’s finally becoming available …

Megyn Kelly Pregnant, Announces News On-Air
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Megyn Kelly, one of Fox’s most popular news anchors, announced yesterday that she and husband Doug are expecting their third child. The news came about after Janice Dean asked if Megyn and Doug exchanged cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts, to which …

Facebook: Our Policies Regarding Minors Carry Over to Graph Search Facebook: Our Policies Regarding Minors Carry Over to Graph Search

We’ve already covered how Facebook’s new Graph Search feature may cause some privacy concerns for some users. It’s not that Graph Search allows people to see any more of your information than is already available, but it does make it …

Tiffany Sues Costco Over Mislabeled Engagement Rings

Tiffany and Co. have filed a lawsuit against Costco for their sale of diamond engagement rings which were labeled “Tiffany”, but which the company claims were not produced by them. A Costco customer tipped off Tiffany to the sales and …

Chubby Checker App Lawsuit Filed Against HP For Penis Length Estimator Chubby Checker App Lawsuit Filed Against HP For Penis Length Estimator

In the bizarro lawsuit news of the day, webOS Nation is reporting that a lawyer representing singer Chubby Checker has filed a lawsuit against HP. The case revolves around an app for Palm OS called “The Chubby Checker,” which estimated …

Your House Will Not Be Destroyed by an Asteroid, but You Can Calculate the Odds If You Want
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Did you know that every year, about one asteroid between 16 and 33 feet wide hits the Earth? And when you look at asteroids that are less that 16 feet wide, the total that hit the Earth jumps to around …

Google’s Crash Course On Apps Script ScriptDb [Video] Google’s Crash Course On Apps Script ScriptDb [Video]

Google has uploaded a new Google Apps Script “Crash Course” video to its Developers YouTube channel. The video takes a “deep dive” into ScriptDb (a JavaScript object store built into Apps Script), shows examples, and discusses best practices for organizing …

MakieLab’s 3D Printed Dolls Are Kind Of Terrifying MakieLab’s 3D Printed Dolls Are Kind Of Terrifying

3D printers have been used for quite some time to make toys. Some of these toys are impossibly cool puzzles, while others are board game figurines. One company is now staking its fortunes on a line of 3D printed dolls. …

Cosmic Ray Source Traced to Supernova Leftovers

A new study has found that the leftover material from supernovas could be the source of mysterious cosmic rays. The paper, to be published tomorrow in the journal Science, used data from NASA‘s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to examine the …

Jim Jones Arrested For Disorderly Conduct
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Rapper Jim Jones was arrested on Wednesday for disorderly conduct in New Jersey after a disagreement with officers who were trying to tow his car. Jones reportedly showed up as the tow was happening and questioned the officer in charge, …

Can The BlackBerry Z10 Help You Cheat At Scrabble? Can The BlackBerry Z10 Help You Cheat At Scrabble?
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Reviews of the latest BlackBerry phone – the BlackBerry Z10 – have been generally positive, but are not asking the tough questions. Can the BlackBerry Z10 make phone calls? Can it help you cheat at Scrabble? Can it play obnoxious …

Facebook Thinks You May Want to Pay to Promote Your Friend’s Witty Status Facebook Thinks You May Want to Pay to Promote Your Friend’s Witty Status
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After unveiling Promoted Posts for businesses that allowed them to highlight and give more visibility to individual posts (for a fee, of course), Facebook eventually let individual users do the same for their statuses, photos, events, and more. Now, they’ve …

Criterion Collection on Hulu Opens Up 800+ Classic Films for Free This Weekend Criterion Collection on Hulu Opens Up 800+ Classic Films for Free This Weekend

If you’re a film lover and want to spend the weekend holed up watching the best of Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Kurosawa, Chaplin, and more – Criterion and Hulu have an offer for you. Starting today and continuing …

You Can Now Buy Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, Credit Cards You Can Now Buy Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, Credit Cards
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Starting today, you can purchase reddit gol in two new ways: Bitcoin and Credit Card. Previously, reddit users who wanted to upgrade could only used PayPal or Google Wallet. “We’re using Coinbase as our bitcoin payment processor and Stripe for …

Steam For Linux Out Of Beta, Celebrated With Sale

For the past few months, Valve has been testing its Steam client on Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution. During that beta period, many of the games were locked away in beta testing leaving those not invited high and dry. …

“Trick Shot Titus”: Watch This Toddler’s B-Ball Skills

There’s a video making its way around the web today, and for good reason: the toddler in it has mad basketball skills. We’re not just talking making the shots; he does trick shots, makes several shots in a row while …

Katie Couric: 911 Calls From Late Husband’s Phone Baffling
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Katie Couric has reached out to some friends in high places in order to try and find out why 911 calls are being made from her late husband’s telephone line. Couric says at least three calls have been placed from …

Asteroid Flyby to be Live-Streamed by NASA
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On February 15, tomorrow, an asteroid named 2012 DA14 will fly within several thousand miles of the surface of the Earth. At its closest approach the asteroid will come within 17,200 miles of the Earth’s surface – a harrowingly close …

Anything You Can Bump With Your Phone, You Can Now Bump To And From Any Computer Anything You Can Bump With Your Phone, You Can Now Bump To And From Any Computer

Bump announced an update to its web version, which makes it possible for users to bump any files that they could from iOS and Android to and from any computer. “Photos, videos, contacts, files…everything,” Bump says in a blog post. …

Ronald Dworkin Dies: Famed Legal Scholar Was 81

Ronald Dworkin, a scholar and law expert who taught at New York University and University College London, has died of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Dworkin was highly regarded in his field of study and was often quoted on …