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Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well
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Microsoft’s Surface tablet started out pretty strong. The base model sold out in the first day of pre-orders. After that, Steve Ballmer said sales were off to a “modest” start. Modest apparently means abysmal according to a report from one …

Quora Adds LinkedIn Connectivity Quora Adds LinkedIn Connectivity
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Quora announced a new LinkedIn sharing feature today, enabling users to directly share their Quora contributions on their LinkedIn profiles. “Quora is a place where people share a wide range of knowledge and experience with others, and many users have …

Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following” Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following”
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Apparently, Facebook wasn’t happy with the adoption of their “subscribe” feature, which allows users to subscribe to the updates of public figures (and non-celebs, to a certain extent, if they have the option enabled). For those of you who subscribe …

Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World
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Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time Matt Cutts talks about the company’s efforts to fight webspam on a global scale, as opposed to just in the U.S. and in English. The video was a response …

Four Olympians Lose Medals Over Steroid Use
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that four athletes who competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens will be stripped of their medals after analysis of stored urine samples revealed “adverse analytical findings.” Yuriy Bilonog, Svetlana Krivelyova, Ivan …

“Racist” Sorority Photo Stirs Up Trouble On Facebook “Racist” Sorority Photo Stirs Up Trouble On Facebook
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A photo of a Penn State sorority has gone viral after a member posted it to Facebook and tagged other girls in it, and now the school is receiving some backlash over the content. The photo shows the girls of …

U.S. Government Says the World Won’t End Dec 21, Which Means the World Is Definitely Ending Dec 21

The world didn’t end on May 21st. The world once again failed to stop existing on October 21st. The world is also not going to end on December 21st. But don’t bother telling that to your weird cousin in his …

Jay-Z On The Subway With Awesome Older Lady
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Jay-Z is every inch the gentleman you’d think he would be (Beyonce chose him out of the millions of men on the planet for a reason), and this video proves it. When caught up in a media blitz while getting …

New Mars Rover Set to Launch in 2020

NASA this week announced that it has plans to send a new robotic science rover to Mars in 2020. The news comes just after the agency revealed the results of a full analysis of Martian soil by Mars rover Curiosity. …

Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all …

Nintendo Direct Unveils More Info On Upcoming Wii U And 3DS Games
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After the Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning, Nintendo of America held its own Nintendo Direct. Both Nintendo Directs covered many of the same games, but this time the information is in a language I, and presumably you, can understand. First …

Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews

Online reviews have been pissing off restauranteurs for many years now, and Yelp is one of the biggest offenders. I feel their pain – I mean, some woman gets in a fight with her boyfriend and then has one cold …

New Resident Evil 6 DLC Coming December 18

It used to be that the replay value of a Resident Evil title came from playing as a different character or trying to beat the game in the shortest amount of time possible. This is 2012, though, and downloadable content …

Dave Brubeck Dies: Jazz Composer Was 91

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck died early this morning of heart failure; the legendary musician was 91-years old. Brubeck is credited with helping to invent and define the jazz movement of the ’50s and ’60s and was only the second …

McAfee’s Creator May Be Wanted By Police, But Company Still Great To Work For McAfee’s Creator May Be Wanted By Police, But Company Still Great To Work For
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The name McAfee has been in the news a lot lately, as John McAfee, creator of the antivirus software, has been on the run, and in hiding from Belize police (though he has now made it to Guatemala, has a …

Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You
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Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a …

Jenelle Evans Marries: “Teen Mom 2″ Star Weds In Secret

Jenelle Evans, one of the stars of “Teen Mom 2″, has had a troubled past that doesn’t look to be getting better anytime soon. Evans accepted a marriage proposal two weeks ago from her boyfriend of just three months, and …

New “Green Bean” Galaxies Discovered

A new type of galaxy nicknamed “green bean galaxies” has been identified and they are some of the rarest objects in the known universe. The nickname comes from the galaxies’ appearance: they glow with intense light generated by the ionized …

Your Instagram Photos Look Terrible on Twitter Because Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram Your Instagram Photos Look Terrible on Twitter Because Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram
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Instagram has always wanted to be more than a place to filter your photos. That’s why your Instagram app has a news stream. That’s why you have the ability to like and comment on other users’ photos. Instagram is its …

Tallest Woman Dies At 7’7″ In China

The world’s tallest woman, 39-year old Yao Defen, has died of undisclosed causes in China. Yao suffered from gigantism and had a tumor growing on her pituitary gland, which disrupted her growth pattern from a young age; at 15, she …

Japan’s Largest Airline Signs New Multi-Year Deal With Google Japan’s Largest Airline Signs New Multi-Year Deal With Google
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Google announced today that Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has signed a new multi-year agreement to use its ITA Software pricing and shopping engine. The deal is actually a renewal, as the airline was one of ITA Software’s …

Angelina Jolie To Retire From Acting To Be A Mom
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Angelina Jolie has so far been pretty successful at balancing motherhood, an acting career, and being a traveling ambassador for underdeveloped countries; but she says all that will likely change when her kids get a bit older. “I think I’m …

Wii U Gets Google Maps And Street View In Early 2013

Nintendo is going all out with an information blowout this morning across three separate Nintendo Directs in Japan, the US and Europe. The Japanese Nintendo Direct already aired, and featured some gameplay from titles like Lego City: Undercover, Pikmin 3 …

Epic Games President Steps Down to Advisory Role

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, announced this week that he will be leaving his position and stepping down to an advisory role within the company. He will also remain on Epic’s board of directors. This announcement comes just two …