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Google Asks the U.S. Government to Let Them Be More Transparent About National Security-Fueled Data Requests Google Asks the U.S. Government to Let Them Be More Transparent About National Security-Fueled Data Requests
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Google has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Mueller – one that they’ve just made public on their public policy blog. The letter asks the U.S. government to let Google publish the aggregate numbers of …

Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird’s Eye Imagery Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird’s Eye Imagery

Bing announced today that it has made some updates to Bing Maps, including the addition of its biggest batch of bird’s eye imagery to date. They’ve added about 270 terabytes of data, which they note is the equivalent of 100,000 …

Bassist Hospitalized: Mumford & Sons Postpone Gigs
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Mumford & Sons announced on their Facebook page today that bassist Ted Dwayne is in the hospital with a blood clot on his brain. The English bluegrass/folk group said they will be forced to postpone at least three upcoming shows …

E3 2013: Sony Shows Us How To Rub Salt In A Wound

Microsoft will be adding some restrictive used games DRM into the Xbox One. On the other hand, Sony will not. In classic fanboy fashion, PlayStation fans are using this to berate Xbox fans. Now, Sony could have taken the high …

Arrested 396 Times: Woman Gets Noticed By Judge
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A Chicago woman who has been arrested nearly 400 times since 1978 will finally get a mental health evaluation and undergo treatment for alcohol abuse in compliance with a deal struck by a Judge. Shermain Miles has been booked for …

E3 2013: The Order: 1886 Details Revealed
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Most of the games shown at Sony’s big E3 conference last night had already been seen in February. Though new looks at titles such as Knack and Infamous: Second Son were welcome, most gamers were really waiting to hear some …

Kids Steal Wheelchair, Get Arrested After Pics of Joyride Hit Facebook

Two 14-year-old New York boys have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny after stealing an electric wheelchair and posting photos on Facebook. According to police, the kids took the wheelchair from a house that’s undergoing …

Google Adds Capabilities To BigQuery Google Adds Capabilities To BigQuery

Google announced a new update to BigQuery today, with the ability to run queries that return large numbers of rows and save them as a new table. The update also adds window functions, like the ability to take advantage of …

Don’t Have Time For The Xbox One Press Conference? Watch This Instead

As is now customary, the folks at VideoGamer release an abridged version of any and all video game related press conferences. The Xbox One went first yesterday so it’s the first on the chopping block. I don’t think I’ll ever …

Princeton Threat: Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus

A bomb scare at Princeton University today has shut down the school’s New Jersey campus. Princeton sent out a message via email and social networks at around 10:30 am EDT Tuesday morning. The message stated that there has been a …

“The Purge” Sequel Already In The Works

“The Purge” may have just opened, but considering it took only $3 million to make and raked in over $36 million, it’s not surprising that producers are already plotting out the sequel. The film, which tells the story of a …

E3 2013: New Legend Of Zelda Headlines Content Coming To 3DS

Today’s Nintendo Direct was mostly about upcoming Wii U games. It makes sense. Nintendo needs to reinvigorate its fanbase and make them excited for its home console. On the other hand, the 3DS is doing pretty well for itself. It …

Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’ Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’

Yesterday, reports emerged that Google was on the verge of buying Israel-based navigation company Waze. Today, it’s official. Google has announced that they’ve closed the acquisition. Both Google and Waze make a point to say that Waze will operate independently …

Can Bing Put A Bigger Dent In Google Searches? Can Bing Put A Bigger Dent In Google Searches?
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Bing has been struggling to make a significant dent in Google’s share of the search market since its launch, but Bing’s share has been slowly growing over that time. While Bing still has a very long way to go if …

E3 2013: The Walking Dead DLC, Vita Bundle Announced

It was easy to overlook the opening moments of Sony’s big E3 press conference last night. While the world was waiting for titles such as Final Fantasy XV and praying that Sony would not follow Microsoft’s draconian DRM scheme, Sony …

Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records Again with Season Finale Game of Thrones Breaks Piracy Records Again with Season Finale

Though the reign of the seven kingdoms is still up for grabs, there’s no doubt who the king of piracy is. Once again, Game of Thrones broke records for torrenting following the airing of its season 3 finale on Sunday …

E3 2013: Nintendo Focuses On Their Core Franchises

Going into E3, Nintendo was a bit of a mystery. We had a small idea of what the company would be showing for Wii U, but its latest Nintendo Direct shows that the company knows what its fans want. Nintendo …

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Hang With Royalty

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were spotted on vacation in St. Tropez, France over the weekend, and they weren’t alone; the couple shared their time with Princess Beatrice and her beau, Dave Clark. The couples have spent time together before; …

E3 2013: Mad Max Video Game Coming From the Makers of Just Cause
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It’s clear that Sony peaked early this year, showing most of its new game announcements at its big PlayStation 4 announcement in February. Many of the games the company showed last night at its big E3 conference had already been …

Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Dashboard, which is designed to help businesses manage their presence across Google properties, including Google+, AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. Google’s Pavni Diwanjhi made the announcement in a Google+ post in which …

Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Remixed for Different Musical Eras
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If Daft Punk were time-traveling robots (and who’s to say they aren’t), and they composed the hit song “Get Lucky” in the 1920s, or the 1960s, or the 1980s – what would it have sounded like? Well, particularly awesome in …

E3 2013: Killer Instinct is Free-to-Play, Digital-Only

Microsoft promised games for its big E3 conference, and actually delivered. The presentation was packed with games, a few of them exclusive to Xbox One. One of the exclusives shown was a reboot of Rare’s Killer Instinct, the Mortal Kombat-like …

AdWords Now Lets You Do More With Auction Insights AdWords Now Lets You Do More With Auction Insights

Google has added some new functionality to the Auction insights report in AdWords. Now, in addition to running the report for a single keyword, you can run it for groups of keywords, individual or multiple ad groups or individual or …

Restaurant Tip Ban: Sushi Servers Go On Salary Restaurant Tip Ban: Sushi Servers Go On Salary
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One New York City restaurant has chosen to forgo the tip route in favor of giving the customer a better dining experience, and many are pretty happy about it. Sushi Yasuda co-founder Scott Rosenberg says it was a decision that …