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Applebee’s Waitress Fired Over Receipt On Reddit
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The Applebee’s waitress who posted a customer’s check on Reddit because of a note explaining why there was no tip has been fired, and the company has posted a lengthy explanation of the story and their decision on Facebook. The …

Superfrog Remake Coming to Sony Consoles

Tem17, the developer behind the popular Worms series, today announced that it will be rebooting the Superfrog franchise. A new title called Superfrog HD will be released sometime in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles. The game …

You Have Questions And The Android Team Has Answers You Have Questions And The Android Team Has Answers
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The Android Developers Office Hours for the EMEA region recently took place, and the entire session is now up on YouTube. The team covers a number of topics that are relevant to the Android developer, regardless of region, like authentication …

Rapper DMX Arrested With 5-Month Old Daughter

Rapper DMX was arrested for driving without a license early this morning, and his infant daughter was in the car with him at the time. The performer–whose real name is Earl Simmons–was pulled over in South Carolina after an officer …

Tips On Building A Better Web Site From The Pros Tips On Building A Better Web Site From The Pros
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On February 9, developers from all over the world converged on London for the Edge Conference. The show hosted a number of talks, featuring developers from Facebook, Google, Mozilla and more. The focus was on Web technologies and how to …

Adobe PDF Reader Hit By Zero-Day Exploit Adobe PDF Reader Hit By Zero-Day Exploit

Adobe Flash was recently hit by two zero-day exploits that the company quickly worked to patch up. Now one of Adobe’s other popular Web plugins – Reader – has been hit. Computer security company FireEye found yesterday that Adobe Reader …

For $200, Would You Quit Facebook for 5 Months? For $200, Would You Quit Facebook for 5 Months?
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Is $200 enough money to get you to cease all Facebook activity for a period of just under 5 months? That’s the deal one dad made with his 14-year-old daughter. Paul Baier, a VP at a Boston-based energy firm has …

Anonymous Launches #opSOTU: Plans To Kill State Of The Union Address Live Stream Anonymous Launches #opSOTU: Plans To Kill State Of The Union Address Live Stream
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President Obama will be meeting before a joint session of Congress tonight to deliver the annual State of the Union address. The address will be streamed live on the Internet to the millions of Americans who will be tuning in …

For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles
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After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you …

Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected? Postal Service Cuts Saturday Deliveries, But Who Will Be Most Affected?
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The USPS has been the topic of much debate over the past couple of years as it reviews its options now that the digital world has seemingly rendered mail service near-obsolete. Though widespread email use has all but eliminated the …

Amazon Steals Downton Abbey From Netflix & Hulu – Past, Present, and Future Amazon Steals Downton Abbey From Netflix & Hulu – Past, Present, and Future
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As of right now, you can watch the hit Masterpiece Classic show Downton Abbey on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Some time this year, that will no longer be the case. Amazon has just announced a deal with …

Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos Coming March 7th, Announced with a Vine

Taco Bell, one of the best companies around in terms of social media presence, has just announced the official launch date of their new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos on Twitter, with a Vine video. We already knew that the …

StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes StumbleUpon Makes Email Notification Changes
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Update: There are reports of some phishing scam emails going around based on the email described in this article, though I currently have an email in my inbox, which appears legit. I’m reaching out to StumbleUpon for additional info. Either …

Young Black Hole May Have Been Formed in Rare Supernova
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Astronomers have found evidence that suggests the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy may reside in the remnants of a rare supernova. The remnant, named W49B, is only around 1,000 years old and only 26,000 light-years from Earth. …

Watch The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere For Free On Android, iPhone, iPad And Kindle Fire

AMC announced this week that it will be streaming the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead online for free until March 10. Today, the network also announced that the episode is now available for a limited time (presumably the same …

Still Can’t Find A Surface Pro? Check Back Again Later This Week Still Can’t Find A Surface Pro? Check Back Again Later This Week
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The Surface Pro is selling out pretty much everywhere. Consumers hoping to grab Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop hybrids have been met with disappointment after stores across the nation sold out almost immediately. Now Microsoft is working to get more stock into …

If Sim City Were More Like ‘Sin City’ [Video]

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Volkswagen’s New (Better Than The Super Bowl) Ad Taps Trololo

For the Super Bowl, Volkswagen chose to run a fairly innocuous ad that for some reason generated a bunch of controversy. It featured a while guy from Minnesota going around his office speaking in a Jamaican accent, who eventually gets …

Radcliffe “Out” Cover Has Fans Talking
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Daniel Radcliffe has made great efforts in recent years to move away from his “Harry Potter” persona, taking a highly talked-about role in the stage production of “Eqqus” in 2007–in which he appeared nude–and a controversial role in the upcoming …

Google Adds Enhanced Campaigns Support To DoubleClick Search Google Adds Enhanced Campaigns Support To DoubleClick Search

Last week, Google unveiled “Enhanced Campaigns” sending ripples of both worry and elation throughout the marketing world. Google describes it as an evolution of AdWords, but critics are worried about the control they’re forced to give up, among other things. …

Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

The Last Guardian Update Posted by Shadow of the Colossus Director
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Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been waiting nearly a decade now for The Last Guardian. It’s been almost four years since the game’s teaser trailer was released at E3 2009. This week, fans finally got a …

New Nintendo Direct Scheduled For Valentine’s Day

Despite some rather important launch titles being delayed further into the year, the Wii U still loves you. That’s at least what Nintendo may be trying to get across tomorrow with a special Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct. Nintendo announced that …

Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic] Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic]
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Bing launched a new Politics site with “Bing Pulse” ahead of the State of the Union address, and is now sharing some insights from the endeavor. “Last night, millions of Americans tuned into President Obama‚Äôs State of the Union address …