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Mapping The Moon And Mars Discussed At Google

Google put up a new At Google talk with Ross Beyer from the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames Research Center, who discusses making maps to explore the Earth, the Moon and …

Titan’s Craters Could be Filled With Hydrocarbon Sand, Says NASA Titan’s Craters Could be Filled With Hydrocarbon Sand, Says NASA

New findings from NASA‘s Cassini probe have revealed that Saturn’s moon Titan may look younger than it really is. Dunes of hydrocarbon sand have been slowly filling up the craters that pockmark the moon. “Most of the Saturnian satellites – …

Double Gold Medalist James Cracknell Talks @ Google

In one of its recent @Google Talks, Google hosted rowing champion and double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell and his wife, TV presenter Beverley Turner. The two talked about their story before and after an accident, which threatened to damage …

Study: Crabs Feel Pain, Contrary To Prior Belief
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A new study has opened up the possibility that crabs can feel pain, and researcher Robert Elwood says it could be a catalyst to get those in the food industry to think differently about how sea creatures are treated. Elwood, …

Cyberpunk 2077 Creator Muses on Inspiration

With the release of the sexy slow-mo CG teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, new interest in the upcoming title has exploded. To give gamers a sense of what they can expect from the title, Mike Pondsmith, creator of the pen-and-paper …

Google Launches Some Usability Improvements For Handwrite Google Launches Some Usability Improvements For Handwrite
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Google launched Google Handwrite in July. It’s a feature that lets you search Google from your smartphone or tablet, by simply writing your query with your finger, rather than having to type it out with the keyboard or use voice …

Tavi Gevinson Voices Sweetly Haunting Short Film

Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year old sensation behind the site TheStyleRookie, has taken on a sweet and dark new short film for her latest project, and it’s pure awesomeness. The film, titled “Cadaver”, tells the story of a dead man who …

PlayStation 4 Could Abandon DualShock Controllers [RUMOR]

CVG is reporting that Sony may be abandoning the familiar DualShock design for the controllers accompanying its next-generation console. The report cites a “senior games studio source working on an upcoming Sony game” as saying that, of the designs he …

These Apps Give You 3D Printed Sculptures Of Your Facebook Profile These Apps Give You 3D Printed Sculptures Of Your Facebook Profile

The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and Vice) in collaboration with Shapeways, has teamed up with three artists to interpret Facebook profiles, and use that data to create customized, 3D-printed sculptures. “The three apps were imagined by some of …

Sony Sells Its Madison Avenue Headquarters For $1.1 Billion Sony Sells Its Madison Avenue Headquarters For $1.1 Billion
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Sony Corporation of America this week announced that it has sold its Madison Avenue headquarters building. The building, located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York City, has been sold to a consortium led by The Chetrit Group, the owner …

Target Pajama Recall: Kids’ Clothing A Burn Hazard
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Target has just released a voluntary recall on several items of children’s sleepwear, saying they do not meet the federal flammability guidelines. This recall involves Target Circo and Xhilaration children’s cotton or cotton/fleece two-piece pajama sets. They were sold in …

Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories

In a move that should only help Google’s impressive social network growth, the company announced today (via Google+ update) that Google+ is now available for iOS in 48 new countries and territories. Google’s Vic Gundotra shared a post by Googler …

Mona Lisa Beamed to the Moon by NASA
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This week NASA announced it has beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to a satellite orbiting the moon. The image treveled almost 240,000 miles from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center …

Lindsay Lohan’s Dad Denies Calling Her An Escort

Lindsay Lohan had a pretty rocky 2012, and it doesn’t look like 2013 is going to be much easier. The 26-year old, whose family problems have been magnified in the public eye since she was young, was recently in headlines …

Siri May Be Getting Wittier, as Apple Hunts for a Writer Siri May Be Getting Wittier, as Apple Hunts for a Writer

When Apple first launched Siri, iOS’ personal voice assistant, usefulness and functionality took a back seat to “omg a robot is saying funny stuff to me,” at least with a lot of users. We quickly discovered that Siri had quite …

Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding Google Crisis Response Launches Resources For Jakarta Flooding
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As it typically does when there’s a major natural disaster, Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a resource page for those affected by flooding in Jakarta. The page helps users track affected areas, and provides updated emergency info. “We …

Chelsea Handler Told To Lay Off Matt Lauer
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Chelsea Handler is known for her acerbic wit and for not caring much about who she might offend with her jokes, so when she’s warned to watch what she says about someone, it’s entirely possible it will just make her …

Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them
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Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why …

Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW] Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]
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Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s …

Dunkin’ Donuts Moves Into Southern California

Dunkin’ Donuts this week announced it will be expanding its stores into Southern California. The restaurant’s goal is to have more than 15,000 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the U.S. Multi-unit franchisees are now being recruited throughout the Los Angeles, Riverside, …

Robert Wagner: Suspect In Natalie Wood’s Death?
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Robert Wagner, the actor some might know as Number Two in the “Austin Powers” films, has said he refuses to comment or talk to police any more about his wife Natalie’s 1981 death. When Natalie Wood’s body was found floating …

Google Tops List of Best Companies to Work for…Again Google Tops List of Best Companies to Work for…Again

Google, who employs over 34,000 people in the U.S., has just been given Fortune’s top honor in their annual “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. This is the second year in a row that Google has taken the top …

What Does Facebook Graph Search Mean For SEO? What Does Facebook Graph Search Mean For SEO?
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Facebook has dominated the conversation in the tech world this week (for several reasons), but especially because of its unveiling of Graph Search. We’ve been waiting for years for Facebook to “get into search” and “take on Google,” and we …

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition Coming to PC on March 22

It’s almost as if Ubisoft and RedLynx are trying to upstage their recently detailed competition. The publisher and developer of the Trials series today announced that Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will be coming to PC on March 22. The title …