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Xbox Special Event Planned For May 21 [Report]
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After Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 in February, everybody turned to Microsoft expecting a reveal of the next Xbox. Previous rumors suggested an April showing, but a new report says that we won’t be seeing anything about the new console …

Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left

Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, especially for businesses that don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. That popularity will surely continue for years to come, but Microsoft won’t be along …

Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample
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As Kanye West prepares to become a parent and expends his mental energy on crafting joke names for his progeny, he certainly doesn’t have time to go to court over one of his biggest hit songs. TMZ is reporting that …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android
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That didn’t take long. Just when we thought Microsoft was wrapping up the whole “Scroogled” thing, they’re back with a big new campaign, this time taking on Android. Scroogled, as you may or may not know, started as a holiday …

Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61
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Record producer and sound engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of Johns’ death has not been made public, though a Billboard report quotes guitarist Stacy Blades as saying Johns was hospitalized last week for …

Buttercup and Westley’s Plunge into Dry Quicksand, Explained

Dry quicksand‘s prevalence in nature may be debated, but it has been created by scientists – so it exists. Of course, if you’ve ever watched The Princess Bride or Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, you know dry quicksand’s potentially devastating effects. …

CISPA Is Looking Better, But Privacy Proponents Still Aren’t Satisfied CISPA Is Looking Better, But Privacy Proponents Still Aren’t Satisfied

Rep. Adam Schiff announced on Friday that he would be introducing a pro-privacy amendment to CISPA that would force companies to remove any identifiable information from data it shares with the government. Surprisingly enough, the bill’s authors seem to be …

Joe Montana’s Son Tries Out For the NFL
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It can be hard following for children following in the footsteps of a parent. However, when that parent is NFL legend Joe Montana, following in his footsteps could be all but impossible. Not that Nate Montana isn’t trying. According to …

Google Glass In Strip Clubs? Probably Not. Google Glass In Strip Clubs? Probably Not.

While Google Glass may not be widely available to consumers yet, it will be soon, and developers are already coming up with interesting apps for the device. As availability approaches, however, it’s becoming clearer that there will be a lot …

Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March

Internet radio service Pandora has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million registered users in the U.S. Pandora signed up its first user in 2005, and had hit 100 million users six years later in 2011. It only took …

Michael J. Fox on His Career, His Family, and a Sense of Humor

Over a decade after Spin City ended its five-year run, Michael J. Fox is coming back to network TV. Last fall, NBC announced that it had picked up a new network comedy starring Michael J. Fox. The actor will star …

Don’t Expect To See Nationwide Google Fiber Anytime Soon Don’t Expect To See Nationwide Google Fiber Anytime Soon

It was revealed over the weekend that Austin, Texas will be the next city to receive freedom from monopolistic ISPs thanks to Google Fiber. Of course, the announcement kicked off a new round of people from other cities asking Google …

Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage? Is Android Giving Google An Unfair Advantage?
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FairSearch.org, the organization made up of Google competitors mostly in (but not limited to) the the travel industry, has filed a new complaint with the EU. The angle this time is Android, which the coalition has deemed “a deceptive way …

Facebook Places Restrictions on Wholesale Event Invitations Facebook Places Restrictions on Wholesale Event Invitations

If you’re the kind of person who throws caution to the wind when choosing who to invite to your events (otherwise known as the “select all” crowd), it looks like Facebook is beginning to get more serious about restricting you. …

Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies) Google Said To Be In Talks To Acquire WhatsApp (WhatsApp Denies)
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Update: Hope you had that grain of salt with you. WhatsApp says it’s not talking to Google. Rumors are circulating that Google is in talks to acquire WhatsApp. The root appears to be Digital Trends, which cites “an inside source” …

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away

Heading to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in the near future? You better leave that smartphone in your pocket. “Please do not watch the show through a screen on your smart device/camera,” says the band. “Put that shit away!” SPIN …

‘Mastery’ Author Robert Greene Talks At Google

Google is always hosting authors for “At Google Talks” these days, and fortunately, it’s made for a great deal of interesting content for the rest of us. Goole regularly shares the talks on YouTube for all to enjoy. In one …

Sara Montiel Dies; Actress Was 85

Spanish actress Sara Montiel has died at the age of 85. According to an Associated Press report, the actress died at her home in Madrid. The cause of death was not revealed, though it was stated that Montiel passed out. …

Why Google Changes Your Rankings Over Time Why Google Changes Your Rankings Over Time
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There has probably been at least one time when you noticed that one of your pages used to rank for a certain search query, but then later dropped for some unexplained reason. Matt Cutts, in the latest Google Webmaster Help …

Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True” Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True”

At what we can imagine is only the beginning of the Michael Arrington abuse allegation saga, former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde has publicly backed Arrington in a lengthy Facebook post. “I simply do not believe any of the allegations to …

‘Cookie Monster’ Arrested For Pushing a Two-Year-Old
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Cookie Monster is well-known to have an obsession (addiction?) to cookies, but it seems that the blue Sesame Street character can also become a bit belligerent when he doesn’t get paid. According to a New York Post report, a man …

Meryl Streep Shares Thoughts On ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep issued a statement to the press today sharing her thoughts on the late Margaret Thatcher. Streep played Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady,” directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Streep won an academy award for the role. Here’s what …

Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas Google Fiber’s Next Stop Is Austin, Texas

The rumors are true. Residents of Austin, Texas can celebrate the imminent arrival of Google Fiber. The news doesn’t come from Google of the city of Austin (yet), but rather a press release by Gig.U, a coalition of 30+ universities …