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Court Orders Yahoo To Pay $2.7 Billion Court Orders Yahoo To Pay $2.7 Billion

Yahoo has been ordered by a Mexican court to pay $2.7 billion in a suit brought by Worldwide Directories and Ideas Interactivas, who allege that Yahoo has breached contract related to a yellow pages listings service, and that they have …

Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study
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A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send …

Serial Killer Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide
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A man who admitted to the murder of 18-year old Alaskan barista Samantha Koenig was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday of an apparent suicide. 34-year old Israel Keyes confessed not only to Koenig’s murder, he also told …

The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December The Fate Of The Free Internet Goes Up For Vote In December
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The fate of the free Internet will be decided at a private meeting in Dubai on December 3. UN member nations will argue for or against a plan that would give control of the Internet to the ITU, instead of …

Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher? Does Google the Link Lister Equal Google the Publisher?
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Is Google a publisher? Or is Google simply a displayer of links? Are these two things the same? Those questions are at the heart of a Australian case that just tipped against Google, and are likely at the heart of …

Adam Roberts (The Amateur Gourmet) Talks @ Google [Video]

Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, recently gave an @Google talk. Google posted the speech in its entirety to YouTube in one of the latest in its Authors@Google series. Other recent talks in the series include: …

This Terrifying Swing from 3,000 Feet Is Your Aw Hell Nah Video of the Day

Nope, nope, nope. A huge bowl of nope, never ever ever. I’m not even scared of heights and I still can’t imagine attempting this incredible “fall and swing” from the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Then again, …

Watch The Latest Google TV Developers Office Hours Watch The Latest Google TV Developers Office Hours
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Google has put out a new Google TV developers Office Hours hangout. The video features a developer demoing a gesture-based interface for Google TV. Earlier this month, Google TV received a big update with Voice Search and PrimeTime Guide. More …

Hubble Photo Shows Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy

The above photo is an image of the irregular galaxy NGC 5253, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope‘s Advanced Camera for Surveys. It combines both visible and infrared exposures. A larger version of the image can be viewed here. The …

Larry King, North Korea, and Snowflakes

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Want A 3D Printer On The Cheap? Back This Kickstarter Want A 3D Printer On The Cheap? Back This Kickstarter
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Kickstarter has already proven itself to be a bastion (and patent litigation target) for cheap 3D printers. The Form 1 broke all kinds of records when it pulled in over $2.5 million. At $2,699, the Form 1 was still a …

6 TED Talks That Björk Thinks You Should Watch

TED recently launched its Playlists feature, which consists of lists of TED Talks curated by people whose names you might recognize. We recently shared the list curated by AOL co-founder Steve Case. TED has now released a playlist curated by …

Do Not Track Negotiations In Danger Of Breaking Down Do Not Track Negotiations In Danger Of Breaking Down

Do you remember Do Not Track? There was a big push earlier this year to standardize a method that would allow Internet users to opt out of ad tracking. Privacy advocates and lawmakers welcomed the move, but have yet to …

Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account
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Dwolla, the online payments startup that made a name for itself with an investment from celebri-preneur Ashton Kutcher, is now offering a payment option that you don’t even have to have an account to use. “Today,” Dwolla says, “is about …

New Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Trailer Released

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City may not have been one of the numbered GTA games, and it may not have been set in the legendary Liberty City, but the game is still remembered by fans of the series as one …

Parents Are Increasingly Naming Their Babies After Apple Products
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Pregnancy and parenting site BabyCenter looked a a sample of 450,000 babies born in 2012 and found that some Apple-related names are on the rise. While these name didn’t crack the top ten for either sex, they definitely saw significant …

Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked Redbox Instant Release Date And Pricing May Have Been Leaked

Redbox Instant should be launching soon. Reports back in the summer had it pegged to launch late this year. Now, here we are heading into December, and nothing yet (other than the closed beta, of course). GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers stumbled …

Experience Over 30 Years Of Nintendo History In 2 Minutes

As far as game companies go, Nintendo has been around the longest. It was founded in 1889 as a hanafuda card company. The company moved to video games in the mid-70s, and the rest is history. That history is the …

Wendy Williams Gets Naked For PETA
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Wendy Williams, a talk show host and radio personality, has joined the ranks of celebrities baring it all in support of animals, recently posing nude for an ad campaign for PETA. “We should all try to be comfortable in our …

Ancient Microbes Found Under Antarctic Lake

A team of researchers has uncovered a community of bacteria living in one of the most inhospitable place on Earth: the dark, cold, salty environment under a remote lake in Antarctica. The discovery will help teach scientists how life can …

Facebook Photo Sync Launches for iOS & Android, Lets You Automatically Upload 2GB of Photos Facebook Photo Sync Launches for iOS & Android, Lets You Automatically Upload 2GB of Photos

After expanding the test to iOS users last week, Facebook has officially launched Photo Sync for both Android and iOS devices. Photo Sync allows users to enable automatic uploading of any photos they take with their mobile device straight to …

Mayim Bialik Files For Divorce During Rough Year

Mayim Bialik, the actress best known as the title character from the ’90s show “Blossom”, has officially filed for divorce from her husband of nine years, Michael Stone. The couple has two children together and have released a statement regarding …

Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service Google Acquires BufferBox Locker Service

It looks like Google is picking up the pace on acquisitions again. Sure, one of them wasn’t real, but earlier this week, there was one legitimate Google acquisition announcement with news that the company has acquired Incentive Targeting. Now, news …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …