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Unemployment Benefits: What the Newest Numbers Mean Unemployment Benefits: What the Newest Numbers Mean
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According to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending June 22, 2013. The seasonally adjusted initial benefits claims was 346,000. Numbers of initial claims …

Boston Bombing Suspect Indicted, Faces Possible Death Penalty

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston bombing suspect, was indicted on more than 30 charges today and could face the death penalty. Tsarnaev has been charged with the murder of three marathon attendees as well as MIT Officer Sean Collier, who …

Meow Men, Or, When Mad Men Gets a Feline Makeover

There’s really nothing bad about this. I mean, just watch it. It’s the opening credits from AMC’s Mad Men, but with cats. And the iconic Mad Men theme song has been replaced by “meows” – which is cat speak! Cats. …

Big Brother 2013 Introduces New Elements To The Reality Series

Big Brother 2013 premiered last night, and the 14-year-old reality TV series is proving that it still has a few new ideas to play around with. The newest season of Big Brother introduced us to 16 contestants who are all …

Splinter Cell Blacklist “Spies vs. Mercs” Trailer Released
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been announced for so long that it’s hard to forget it hasn’t been released yet. Moreover, the game has been overshadowed by other Ubisoft games such as Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, not …

Kat Von D, Deadmau5 Break Up; Did He Cheat?
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Kat Von D, the Hollywood-based tattoo artist who has been a reality star for years, has had a rocky relationship with DJ Deadmau5. The couple began dating last year and Deadmau5 proposed to Kat over Twitter in December after they …

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Movie Cast Rumors Abound as Release Date is Announced
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Focus Features announced today that the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy bestseller will hit theaters Aug. 1, 2014. Speculation about who will play the ingénue Anastasia Steele and her dominating, billionaire lover Christian Grey has intensified after it was …

DuckDuckGo Launches New ‘Search & Stories’ App DuckDuckGo Launches New ‘Search & Stories’ App

DuckDuckGo has had an Android app available for a couple years, and now it has finally launched an update, calling the app Search & Stories, and launced it for iOS too. The app lets users search anonymously, much like the …

Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s Motivational Business Album Drops July 2nd Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s Motivational Business Album Drops July 2nd

We’re happy to tell you that ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has announced an official release date for this 7-track album of motivational business music. Hardly Workin’ officially drops on July 2nd, “just in time for American audiences to incorporate into …

Crohn’s Disease Linked to Common Virus

Researchers in Sweden have tentatively linked Crohn’s disease to an enterovirus that is commonly found in the intestines. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause chronic diarrhea and stomach pain. The cause of the disease …

Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with …

Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year
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Free updates and Microsoft are not something that you usually see in the same sentence. Starting this year, however, Microsoft may start having a change of heart. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s ditching its old …

Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews Yelp Sues Site That Sells Yelp Reviews
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Ever tried to purchase a Yelp review? There are sites out there that sell them. One is called BuyYelpReview.com, and it’s currently being sued by Yelp, so you might want to hold off if you’re getting any shady ideas. Yelp …

Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk ‘Suspends Activities’ with Paula Deen Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk ‘Suspends Activities’ with Paula Deen
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Things have trending downward for celebrity chef Paula Deen in the past week – a lost Food Network contract plus quite a few lost sponsorship deals. I guess that’s putting it mildly. Now, let’s add another to the list – …

Demi Lovato Talks About Estranged Father’s Death

Demi Lovato opened up recently about her estranged father’s death, speaking about the mental issues he battled and about their strained relationship. Lovato, who was recently honored at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for her work in …

Facebook Launches New Android Beta Testing Program Facebook Launches New Android Beta Testing Program

Facebook just announced the launch of a new Android beta testing program, which it will use to improve its Android app. “The Facebook for Android beta program will help the team get direct feedback ahead of releases and fold it …

Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them Over 500,000 People Want The NSA To Stop Watching Them
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Earlier this month, Mozilla launched an anti-NSA spying campaign called Stop Watching Us. The goal of the group is simple – pressure Congress into passing laws that remove the NSA’s ability to gather data on American citizens. In just two …

Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs “WeareData” Website

The concept for Ubisoft‘s upcoming Watch Dogs is relatively simple. It’s a Grand Theft Auto-style open world game with the added benefit that the player can find and hack various electronic systems around a futuristic Chicago. The ability to hack …

AOL Launches New iPad App For AOL Homepage Fans AOL Launches New iPad App For AOL Homepage Fans

AOL has announced the launch of a new iPad app for fans of the AOL homepage. The app gives users easy access to news, videos, trending stories, etc., in a news stream format. “Whether it is happening in Washington, Wall …

Spotify Announces NYC Expansion, Confirms Upcoming ‘Unique Content’ Spotify Announces NYC Expansion, Confirms Upcoming ‘Unique Content’

Spotify and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have announced a major NYC expansion for the Swedish company – one that will mean that Spotify’s New York presence is second only to their Stockholm presence in terms of sheer manpower …

Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome
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It was a little surprising that Google Now coming to Chrome wasn’t one of the Chrome announcements Google made at Google I/O last month, but just because it hasn’t been announced doesn’t mean it’s far off. There have been rumors …

Voyager 1 Still Not Quite Out of the Solar System

Back in December, NASA announced that the Voyager 1 probe had entered a new region at the edge of our solar system. The region was described as a “magnetic highway,” where charged particles can pass into and out of interstellar …

Amazon’s Fan Fiction Store Is Officially Open Amazon’s Fan Fiction Store Is Officially Open

Remember when Amazon announced Kindle Worlds back in May? The service would allow writers to create and sell fan fiction based on a number of licensed properties, like Vampire Diaries. It’s an incredibly innovative approach to fan fiction, and now …

Stevie Wonder Gets International Treaty For The Blind Approved
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Stevie Wonder has been working hard to get an international pact approved that will see books and other reading materials become more accessible to the blind, and it finally happened today. As a result, Wonder will perform a special concert …