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Saints Row IV Rejected by Australian Ratings Board, Again

Last month, the upcoming Saints Row IV was refused a rating by the Australian Classification board. The board stated that the game could not be given one of the country’s new R 18+ ratings due to “interactive, visual depictions of …

Xbox One Controller Will Cost You A Pretty Penny
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The PS3 and Xbox 360 normalized the idea of paying more than $50 for a controller. That trend will not just continue with the next generation of consoles, but they’re also going to become more expensive. Over the weekend, Microsoft …

Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism
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Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. …

This Robot Can Express Itself In Watercolor This Robot Can Express Itself In Watercolor

Over the years, robots have proven to be proficient in a number of activities. They can run, balance and even play baseball; but can they paint? That’s what one child prodigy set to find out. Sylvia Todd, a 12-year-old with …

Analyst: Tablet Shipments Will be Double Notebook Shipments Next Year Analyst: Tablet Shipments Will be Double Notebook Shipments Next Year

It’s clear that the traditional PC market is now in decline. Shipment numbers earlier this month showed yet another drop for the traditional PC, and though smaller notebooks such as Google’s Chromebooks are gaining traction, notebook sales are heavily declining …

Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48 Ilya Segalovich Dies: Yandex Co-Founder Was 48

On Saturday afternoon Ilya Segalovich, co-founder of the “Google of Russia”, Yandex, was taken off life support and passed away. That ended a battle with terminal metastatic gastric cancer that began nearly a year ago. Early reports indicated that Segalovich …

Zookeepers Check Out Some Animals With Google Glass Zookeepers Check Out Some Animals With Google Glass

The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia has put out a video in which its staff members strap on Google Glass and give us an up close and personal look at some of the animals. “We had the opportunity to try …

Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar Google Gets Street View Imagery Of Charminar
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Google has added Street View imagery of the Charminar in Hyderabad. The Google Maps team tweeted this morning that Street View made a “very brief stop off” to get the imagery, which you can find here. The Charminar was built …

Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report] Yahoo May Soon Acquire Lexity [Report]
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Yahoo is reportedly close to acquiring e-commerce app platform company Lexity, which is currently run by long-time Yahoo employee, Amit Kumar. The news/rumor comes from All Things D, which has recently called other Yahoo acquisitions like Qwiki and Xobni before …

Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree For U.S. Fulfillment Centers, Creates 5,000 Jobs Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree For U.S. Fulfillment Centers, Creates 5,000 Jobs
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Amazon announced on Monday that it is creating over 5,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. across its fulfillment network, and it is starting the hiring process now. According to the company, its median pay is 30% higher than that …

Michigan AG Backs Pensioners in Detroit Case

According to The Daily News, Michigan’s Attorney General has come out on the side of retirees in Detroit who stand to lose big time if the city goes ahead with its bankruptcy plans. Republican Bill Schuette said the state’s constitution …

Most Millionaires Don’t Consider Themselves Rich

What does it take to be rich in America? Does the word “millionaire” mean what it used to mean? We ran a story previously about a couple who won a million dollars in a lottery scratch-off. They were paying off …

Pepper Spraying Campus Cop Seeks Workers Comp
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Back during the #Occupy demonstrations, set off by the #occupywallstreet events in New York, there were lots of accusations of police brutality and abuse. Images of mounted police riding down protestors, old women being pepper-sprayed, and cordoned-off protestors being pepper-sprayed …

FDA: Steroids Found in Vitamin B Supplement
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The FDA has a warning out for consumers of vitamin B dietary supplements: one brand in particular has been found to contain two different types of anabolic steroids. Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 is the brand to watch …

Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel
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Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad …

Infomercial Mogul Trudeau Found in Contempt of Court

If the Federal Trade Commission is to be believed, Kevin Trudeau is a snake oil salesman the likes of which have not been seen since the days of the wild west in America. A true miracle-elixir-slinging Perrelli of the first …

Cannes Jewel Heist & Pink Panther Jailbreak Related?

Previously we reported about daring broad-daylight prison escape wherein members of the infamous European jewel heist syndicate, The Pink Panther Gang, sprung one of their own from prison. The escape was more of an invasion, really, with gang members firing …

Nicki Minaj Gets Proposed to by DJ Khaled in Bizarre Video

Apparently rapper and radio host DJ Khaled is so in love with Nicki Minaj that he couldn’t be bothered to ask her on a date. Instead, he skipped straight to a marriage proposal, popping the question on MTV News in …

Family Accidentally Eats Rare Octopus
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A mechanical engineer from Washington, DC was snorkeling in Greece when he caught an octopus. Well, it was sort of an octopus. It only had six legs, which really makes is a hexapus – a word so uncommon that it …

30,000 Killer Bees Attack Couple, Kill Horses
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A Texas couple was attacked by what is being described as a swarm of 30,000 killer bees. The couple, Kristen Beauregard, 44, was stung about 200 times, and her boyfriend about 50 times, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Beauregard …

School Must Allow Trasngender To Use Boys Restroom
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The L.A. Times reports that the family of a transgender middle school student in Arcadia, California is happy to learn that the school district and the U.S. Department of Education have reached a settlement in the case involving their son. …

Vampire Cemetery Found in Poland

The idea of vampires has been romanticized in the United States for decades. While there is almost always the element of evil involved, time and again Hollywood enterprises have injected the notion of good vampires, vampires with souls, crime-fighting vampires, …

Scientist Charged in Wife’s Cyanide Death
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ABC News reports that a neuroscientist from the University of Pittsburgh has been charged with homicide following the death of his wife from cyanide poisoning. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, allegedly killed his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, 41, by lacing her …

Million Dollar Lotto Ticket Found in Trash

In a move sure to go down in history as one of the greatest near misses of all time, a couple in North Attleborough, Massachusetts threw away a million dollar-winning lottery ticket. According to WPTV, Joseph and Joanne Zagami of …