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Google App Engine Has Outage Issues Google App Engine Has Outage Issues

Google App Engine is experiencing issues today, causing problems with various services across the web. There have been numerous reports of various outages. Business Insider mentions Instagram, SlideShare, Sina Weibo, and Orkut. There have also been reports of Dropbox and …

Lena Dunham Compared To Putin With Obama Video Lena Dunham Compared To Putin With Obama Video
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Lena Dunham, who created and stars in the highly controversial show “Girls”, has made a little pro-Obama video which is garnering massive attention, mostly because in it, she says Obama was her “first”. She’s referring, of course, to the first …

Google Launches Chrome For Windows 8 Google Launches Chrome For Windows 8
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Google announced the availability of its new Google search and Chrome web browser apps for Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system, which hit the market today. The Google Search app was spotted previously. We talked it about it here, but …

iPad 3 Resales Jump After New iPad Announcement iPad 3 Resales Jump After New iPad Announcement
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Following Tuesday’s announcement of the iPad Mini and new new iPad (iPad 4), it appears that Apple fans are cashing in their current new iPads (iPad 3) in anticipation of purchasing the latest and greatest version. A Wall Street Journal …

Nintendo’s Wii U Console to be Sold at a Loss Nintendo’s Wii U Console to be Sold at a Loss

Earlier this week Nintendo revealed its third quarter earnings and things aren’t looking good for the company that’s name is synonymous with video games. The company, which posted its first ever annual loss earlier this year, posted more losses and …

Frankenstorm 2012: Space Station View Is Insane Frankenstorm 2012: Space Station View Is Insane
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Hurricane Sandy, or “Frankenstorm” as it’s been renamed, is quickly making its way toward the Eastern seaboard and is sending many into a panic. While it’s always good to be prepared in a situation like this–where hurricane-force winds merge with …

Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the …

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
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A new study published this week in the journal Neurology showed that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study also found that women who start …

Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame
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This week four new robots were inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame. The 2012 induction class includes Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO, iRobot’s PackBot, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Pixar’s WALL-E. WALL-E, the industrious robot from the Pixar movie of the same …

Google Games Chat Talks Horror Games For Halloween Google Games Chat Talks Horror Games For Halloween

I absolutely adore horror games. Silent Hill is still one of the finest gaming experiences you can find. It seems that the Google Games Chat panelists agree with the sentiment. They even filmed an entire episode around horror games and …

Oldest Facebook User Ousted By New Mexico Woman Oldest Facebook User Ousted By New Mexico Woman
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The world’s oldest Facebook user–as proclaimed and celebrated by Mark Zuckerberg himself this summer–has been ousted by a New Mexico woman who claims to be 105 years old. Florence Detlor, who turned 101 this year, was given special attention by …

Pinterest Launches Website Verification Pinterest Launches Website Verification
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Pinterest announced that it is launching website verification, in order to let users verify when they are the owner of the site associated with their Pinterest profile. As Pinterest becomes a bigger player in ecommerce, this feature is going to …

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Coming To iOS And Android Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Coming To iOS And Android

Rockstar Games made me feel old today by announcing that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is nearing its 10th anniversary. Widely regarded by many as the best in the series, the game took players into the neon drenched Miami of …

Mass Effect Anime 9-Minute Sneak Peak Released Mass Effect Anime 9-Minute Sneak Peak Released
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Last month a trailer for Mass Effect: Paragon Lost was released. The movie is an animated tale set in the Mass Effect universe. It follows the story of James Vega, who leads an Alliance special forces squad against the Collectors. …

Mr. Rogers Infographic To Complete Your Friday Mr. Rogers Infographic To Complete Your Friday
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If you’re of a certain age, Mr. Rogers played a big part in your life. The characters he helped create and voice still live on in our memories and nostalgia, and PBS knows just how important he was to generations …

Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps
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Windows 8 is now upon us, and the third-party apps are coming out of the woodwork. Here, we looked at StumbleUpon’s Windows 8-specific experience, for example. Here’s a look at Google’s. Here’s Netflix. And Kindle. It’s not a third party, …

Twitter Launches “90% Accurate” Gender Targeting For Advertisers Twitter Launches “90% Accurate” Gender Targeting For Advertisers

Twitter does not have the kinds of targeting capabilities Facebook has when it comes to advertising. Twitter simply does not know as much about its users as Facebook does. It’s not really the way Twitter operates. However, as the company …

NASA Develops a 3-D Imaging Radar For Oil Spills NASA Develops a 3-D Imaging Radar For Oil Spills

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researchers have developed a method of using a specialized 3-D imaging radar to “characterize” the oil in oil spills. This represents the first time it has been demonstrated that such a radar system can be …

David Letterman Riffs On Trump’s “Surprise” David Letterman Riffs On Trump’s “Surprise”
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When Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that his “surprise announcement” about President Obama was actually just a plea for him to make his college and passport records public, many of those watching thought it was a joke. But Trump was …

Google Maps Gets Better At Natural Geography Google Maps Gets Better At Natural Geography

Google announced an update for Google Maps today, which improves the visualization of natural geography. For things like terrain and vegetation, Google has added more detail to the imagery itself, and added new labeling to provide a more complete picture …

Eva Longoria To Produce Relationship Series Eva Longoria To Produce Relationship Series
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Eva Longoria signed a deal yesterday with Universal Television to produce a new show about relationships called “Ready For Love”, a reality show featuring three bachelors looking for the right one. Although the reality market has been somewhat flooded already …

Apple Acknowledges That Samsung Didn’t Copy The iPad… Kind Of Apple Acknowledges That Samsung Didn’t Copy The iPad… Kind Of
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Earlier this year, a UK court ruled that Samsung didn’t infringe upon Apple’s patents in regards to the company’s Galaxy Tab devices. Normally, it would have ended there, but the judge also ruled that Apple must put a notice on …

AAPL Drops After Earnings Release, Ticks Upward In Pre-Market Trading AAPL Drops After Earnings Release, Ticks Upward In Pre-Market Trading

Apple shares fell a bit after the company released its Q4 earnings and held its conference call. While there were some ups and downs to the report, the biggest concern from investors appears to be disappointing iPad sales, though the …

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4 Reveals a Savior Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4 Reveals a Savior
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Previous episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn have focused on Thomas Lasky – both his past and the struggles he faces at the academy as a result of his temperament and his family’s UNSC fame. This week’s episode propels …