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There May Finally Be A Cure For The Flu In Sight
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I think we can all agree that getting the flu is about the worst possible thing that can happen during winter. That’s why we take vaccines, but it only lasts for a season. Even then, the vaccine may not work …

Bouncy Castle Injuries See Huge Rise in U.S.
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A new study published today in the journal Pediatrics shows that injuries to children associated with inflatable bounce houses has risen dramatically over the past fifteen years. According to researchers, bouncy castle-related injuries that were treated in U.S. emergency departments …

“Two And A Half Men”: “Filth”, Says Teen Star
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“Two And A Half Men”, which is now in its tenth season, can count a loyal fan following despite the scandalous behavior of one Mr. Charlie Sheen and some cast changes, which saw Sheen replaced by “That ’70s Show” alum …

Google Homepage Images No More, But Google Really Wants To Be Your Homepage Google Homepage Images No More, But Google Really Wants To Be Your Homepage
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Google really wants you to set Google.com as your homepage. You would think they would not keep taking away Google homepage features that users love, like iGoogle and the ability to set your background image, then, but they have done …

Smoking Rots Brain, Shows Aging Study
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A new study shows that smoking, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors are associated with accelerated declines in memory, learning, attention, and reasoning. Smoking was linked most clearly with low cognitive performance in older people. The study, published …

Google’s Nexus 4 Has A LTE Chip, You Can’t Use It Google’s Nexus 4 Has A LTE Chip, You Can’t Use It
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The Nexus 4 smartphone from Google does not support 4G LTE. Needless to say, it was a pretty big letdown that Google is still sticking to HSPA in its devices. Funny enough, the Nexus 4 does have a LTE chip, …

Tumblr: We’re One Of The Top Ten Sites In The U.S. Tumblr: We’re One Of The Top Ten Sites In The U.S.

Tumblr announced today that it has become one of the top ten sites in the U.S. and has a worldwide audience of 170 million people (based on Quantcast data). The 170 million appears to be rounded up from 168 million, …

Chris Brown Feud Escalates To Death Threats
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Chris Brown, who is perhaps more famous for his violent altercation with ex-girlfriend (or not so ex?) Rihanna in 2009–which left her battered and bloody–has now deleted his Twitter account after posting several nasty comments in reply to comedian Jenny …

Gangnam Style Gets a Christmas Light Show
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It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means: themed Christmas light shows. For a few years now, people have decked out their homes and created magnificent light shows …

The Post-PC Era May Finally Begin In 2013 The Post-PC Era May Finally Begin In 2013
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Apple famously said that the iPad tablet ushers in the post-PC era. That hasn’t been exactly true just yet as more PCs are sold each year than tablets, but it may finally change in 2013. DigiTimes Research senior analyst James …

Facebook’s AdSense Likely On The Way Facebook’s AdSense Likely On The Way
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Last week, as reported, Facebook introduced its latest set of proposed changes to its governing documents: its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. With the changes, it has been revealed that Facebook can easily use your data …

Podcasts, Lindsay Lohan, and Cyber Monday

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 …

NASA Spots Pac-Man-Shaped Thermal Pattern on Saturn Moon

Scientists working on NASA‘s Cassini mission have spotted a second feature shaped like Pac-Man on one of Saturn’s Moon. The pattern appears in thermal data from the moon Tethys, taken using Cassini’s composite infrared spectrometer. A similar thermal pattern was …

Google Cloud Platform Gets New Features, Pricing Google Cloud Platform Gets New Features, Pricing

Google announced some new features, lower prices and extended European data center accessibility for its cloud platform. The company is reducing the price of standard Google Cloud Storage by over 20% and introducing a limited preview of Durable Reduced Availability …

“Liz And Dick”: Movie Reviews, Twitter Style
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Lifetime had what was probably one of its most anticipated movie premieres ever last night, and Twitter users were keeping a running play-by-play as the turbulent story of Liz Taylor and her true love spun out. Whether it was the …

Nintendo Sold 400,000 Wii U Consoles Last Week

The Wii U is a major gamble for Nintendo, and as such many don’t expect it to perform that well at retail. Lightning never strikes twice as they say, and Nintendo can’t possibly replicate the Wii’s success all over again, …

Far Cry 3 Map Editor Trailer Urges Players to “Create Their Own Insanity”

If the active Steam community surrounding Skyrim is any indication, fans of sandbox games will play them forever if given access to good modding tools. And, since one of the blurbs Ubisoft is using to advertise Far Cry 3 is …

Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs Honored By Google Doodle In Canada Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs Honored By Google Doodle In Canada
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It’s been interesting to see how Google populates the search box for those who click the doodles that often appear on its home page, particularly since the company unleashed its Knowledge Graph results earlier this year. Today, Google is running …

Facebook Gifts Adds iTunes Gift Cards to Its Options Facebook Gifts Adds iTunes Gift Cards to Its Options
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Earlier this month, at an event in NYC, Facebook announced a bunch of new retail partners for their new ecommerce initiative, Gifts. Those included the likes of babyGap, Fab, Brookstone, Dean & Deluca,L’Occitane, Lindt, ProFlowers, Random House, Inc. and even …

It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court] It’s Your First Amendment Right to Record Cops [Supreme Court]

In a victory for the ACLU and First Amendment activists everywhere, the United States Supreme Court has denied a request to review a decision that blocks the enforcement of an Illinois law barring the public from recording police officers. Back …

Dementia Alleviated in Mice Using Antibody Blocker

A new study has shown that mice bred for Alzheimer’s testing that were given an antibody that blocked the immune molecule p40 showed “substantial” improvements in behavioral testing. The effects were seen even when the mice had already begun showing …

Nintendo To Release Wii Mini Redesign Next Month [Rumor]
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The Wii U officially launched last week, and Nintendo is now putting all of its efforts behind the new console. That being said, the Wii is still an attractive console for those shopping on a budget. Nintendo has dropped the …

Guy Fakes Mexican Accent for an Entire College Semester, Wins Troll Points
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I think I took Speech 101 back in college. You probably did too. It’s the kind of class that’s required by many majors at most universities – the kind of class that you probably bemoan waking up for every morning, …

Prosthetic Arms Are Becoming Increasingly More Realistic Prosthetic Arms Are Becoming Increasingly More Realistic
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Prosthetic limbs have come a long way over the years, but a lot of them still can’t replicate the precise motion that natural limbs perform on a daily basis. That’s quickly changing, however, as one company has already given Nigel …