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Beyonce Lip Sync: Twitter, As Expected, Sounds Off
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Now that it’s been confirmed that Beyonce lip-synched her flawless performance of the national anthem at yesterday’s presidential inauguration, we can all just crawl up into a hole and cry ourselves to a sweaty, nightmare-laden sleep. Ok, it’s probably not …

Why Would You Ever Give A Chainsaw To A Robot? Why Would You Ever Give A Chainsaw To A Robot?

A favorite story of mine growing up was “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” It was an excellent beginner’s guide to the rule of causation. I don’t think Berlin-based echtwald ever read that story because they obviously didn’t take …

Etsy Announces Acquisition Of Mixel Etsy Announces Acquisition Of Mixel

Etsy announced today that it has acquired Mixel to have its team work on the Etsy mobile experience. Mixel users can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as the company will keep the Mixel product up and running. Users can …

The Last of Us Collector’s Editions Detailed

Speculation about next-generation consoles is beginning to heat up, but there are still a few great-looking games coming to the PlayStation 3 this year. One of the most anticipated of those games is The Last of Us, which wowed crowds …

Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For Ouya Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For Ouya

The little Android-powered game console that could – Ouya – is already in developers’ hands. For now, these folks will begin working on games and applications for when Ouya ships to consumers later this year. One of those developers is …

Epic Meal Time Kidnaps Jamie Oliver, Prepares 60,000 Calorie Fish Sandwich
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Jamie Oliver, the British chef known for his love of celery and other healthy (possibly calorie-neutral) foods, is probably the last person you’d expect to see on the hit YouTube series Epic Meal Time. All I’m saying is that the …

Texas School Shooting: Multiple People Shot

A shooting at a Texas college has left students and nearby residents shaken. While not many details are available at this time, it’s being reported that there was more than one gunman and that multiple people have been shot, although …

Dell Buyout Could Include Microsoft Investment Dell Buyout Could Include Microsoft Investment

Last week it was announced that Dell was participating in buyout talks that could take the company private. Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell were both name-dropped as potential investors in the buyout. Today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting …

Yahoo Reportedly About To Acquire Snip.it Yahoo Reportedly About To Acquire Snip.it

Liz Gannes at All Things D is reporting that Yahoo is expected to announce the acquisition of Snip.it this week, based on information from sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the price would be in the “mid …

Facebook Launches Conversion Measurement For Advertisers Facebook Launches Conversion Measurement For Advertisers
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Facebook has launched a new conversion measurement optimization system for direct response marketers to help them measure the ROI of their Facebook ads by counting “relevant” user actions, like registrations and shopping cart checkouts. The system can be used with …

Google: Panda Update Data Refresh Rolling Out Now Google: Panda Update Data Refresh Rolling Out Now
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Google tweeted today that a new data refresh for the Panda update is currently rolling out in English, and that it affects 1.2% of queries. Follow @google A Googler @google New Panda data refresh rolling out today: 1.2% of English …

Surface Pro Goes On Sale February 9, Available Online And In Stores Surface Pro Goes On Sale February 9, Available Online And In Stores

Despite Microsoft’s best attempts at spin, all reports point to the Surface RT being kind of a failure as far as tablets are concerned. Fans will still defend the device, however, and tell us to wait until the Surface Pro …

New Trailer For Upcoming Walking Dead Season (Remainder) Hits Web
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As The Walking Dead entered its mid-season hiatus, AMC treated us to a glimpse of the upcoming remainder of the season, but now a new trailer has hit the web. Interestingly, it has not come from AMC’s own YouTube channel, …

Duct-Taped Students: Facebook Pic Gets Teacher In Trouble Duct-Taped Students: Facebook Pic Gets Teacher In Trouble
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Most of us know that Facebook–or any other social media site–is not the best place to post pictures that could potentially get us into trouble (although there are some exceptions). But every now and then, even someone with seemingly good …

Twitter Improves Embedded Tweets with Better Media Content, Faster Loading Twitter Improves Embedded Tweets with Better Media Content, Faster Loading

A little over a year ago, Twitter launched embeddable tweets. Today, they’re launching an update to that function that improves both the look and performance across the web. “Embedded Tweets display photos, videos, article summaries and other content shared in …

Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends) Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends)

Bing recently launched Bing Tags, promising to help you “get noticed,” and “show up better on Bing”. The feature lets Bing users tag themselves and their friends in pages around the web, and see what pages their Facebook friends have …

Climate Change is Threatening the Amazon Rainforest, Says NASA

A NASA-led study has shown that a part of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California is still suffering from a “megadrought” that began in 2005. Researchers cited this and damage due to drought recurrences in the Amazon during …

Anonymous Blames Kim Dotcom For The Closure Of NinjaVideo Anonymous Blames Kim Dotcom For The Closure Of NinjaVideo
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Members of Anonymous have been huge supporters of Kim Dotcom since the feds took down Megaupload in early 2012. The collective even engaged one of its largest operations to date in defense of the site. Now the same group is …

Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report] Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report]
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Eleven days ago, TechCrunch ran a story about PayPal freezing a science fiction writer’s fundraiser, and then apologizing for doing so. The company even donated to the writer’s fund. “We’re going to do a lot more communicating before making some …

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best …

I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat

I’m probably never going to buy this new anti-loneliness ramen bowl. It’s not because I don’t like ramen. I love ramen. I really, really love ramen. It’s also not because I’m not lonely at times. Who isn’t? It’s also not …

BioShock Infinite Prequel eBook is Coming, Free with Pre-Order

2K Games and Irrational Games today announced that an eBook prequel to the upcoming BioShock Infinite video game will soon be released. BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt will be released for the Kindle bookstore on February 12. Readers can pay …

Arnold Loves Maria: “We’re Not Fighting Any War”

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a rather scandalous year in 2012, after a former housekeeper came forward and admitted he’d fathered her son during their long affair. The news took the web by storm and sent his wife, Maria Shriver, packing. But …

Resident Evil Revelations Coming To Consoles And PC In May

2012 was a mixed bag for Resident Evil fans. Earlier in the year, we got Resident Evil Revelations for 3DS. It was a pretty fantastic game that captured what fans love most about the series. Later on, however, we got …