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Lisa Lopes Replaced On New Version of “Waterfalls”
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their group, TLC is releasing a new album that will include a redone version of their hit “Waterfalls”, and standing in for Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes will be Japanese pop star Namie Amuro. The Lopes …

Assassin’s Creed IV Fans to Appear in French Painting
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Ubisoft today announced an unusual offer for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game publisher has commissioned an oil painting from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, France to commemorate the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and some …

Sony Opens An Indie Games Store On The PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita has been pretty much abandoned by the major publishers and developers of the world. Indie developers, however, have been very proactive in supporting the platform. To celebrate the indie developers keeping the Vita alive, Sony has opened …

Newt Gingrich Gets Google Glass, Must’ve Figured Out the Whole Smartphone Thing Newt Gingrich Gets Google Glass, Must’ve Figured Out the Whole Smartphone Thing

Ok, so you know how there’s an exclusive Google Glass setup shop located on the 8th floor of Chelsea Market in Manhattan? Well, Next Gingrich was just there getting set up with his own pair of Google Glass. So here’s …

Lauderhill Mall Fight: Teens Use Social Media To Act Out Violence Lauderhill Mall Fight: Teens Use Social Media To Act Out Violence
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Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are great places to keep in touch with friends, but they have been criticized recently as also being potential havens for bullies and mean-girl behavior. This latest story probably won’t dispel those feelings. …

Facebook Updates Ads Manager Reports Facebook Updates Ads Manager Reports
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Facebook just announced some new updates to Ads Manager Reports. The company says this is the latest move in its recently announced efforts to simplify its ad products, which included reducing the number of available ad units by over half. …

Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks, Shows Study

A new study has found that being fit as a teenager could be linked to a reduced risk of suicide as an adult. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg looked at a study of over 1.1 million Swedish men born …

Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers Features Google Search Android App Gets New Google Now, Voice And Offers Features
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Google has launched an update to the Google Search app for Android with some new Google Now features, Voice actions and Offers integration. There are new Google Now TV cards. Google explains in a Google+ post, “If you have an …

Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1 Microsoft Adds Native 3D Printer API To Windows 8.1
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Windows 8.1 is fixing a lot of the problems people had with Microsoft’s newest operating system last November, but it’s also adding a lot of really cool features. Case in point – a native 3D printing API. So, how big …

Next Angry Birds Update is Russian-Themed
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Though the Angry Birds brand has embraced new seasons, movie tie-ins, and even Star Wars, all of the game series’ success can be traced back to the original Angry Birds game. Released in 2009, the game dominated Apple’s App Store …

Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish …

Microsoft Creates Bing Platform For Developers, Launches New Developer Services And Bing Apps Microsoft Creates Bing Platform For Developers, Launches New Developer Services And Bing Apps

Today has been a big day for Microsoft. The company made a slew of announcements at the Microsoft Build event, where Steve Ballmer highlighted Microsoft developer momentum and some new opportunities for those taking part. Among the new announcements were …

NASA Ion Engine Completes 48K Hours of Successful Testing

NASA this week announced that its advanced ion propulsion has completed 48,000 hours (five and a half years) of successful testing. This makes it the longest-tested space propulsion system in NASA history. The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) Project has …

Alaska Volcano Disrupts Nearby Flights

An Alaska volcano which has been slowly erupting for the past several weeks found new vigor on Tuesday, throwing ash and glowing cinders 5 miles into the sky. Pavlof Volcano–located almost 600 miles southwest of Anchorage–erupted with such force yesterday …

You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor

Microsoft is really onto something with the Kinect. Sure, it’s not that great for games, but developers are doing some amazing things with it in the application space. It’s only going to get more amazing next year as the new …

Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number …

Nicole Scherzinger Will Probably Get Married Soon

Nicole Scherzinger, former Pussycat Doll and “X-Factor” judge, may be getting married within the next year. Scherzinger and her boyfriend, Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton, have been denying rumors of impending marriage for a while now, which is almost a …

Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth Google Launches New ‘Cloud-Free’ Satellite Imagery For Maps, Earth
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Google announced that it’s launching new satellite imagery for Google Maps and Google Earth, and says it’s “virtually cloud-free”. This, of course, means clearer and more accurate imagery. Google Earth Engine tech lead Matt Hancher writes in a blog post, …

Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available
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As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Preview to the world as part of its annual BUILD developer conference. The preview includes a number of updates that will make Windows 8 more palatable for even the most diehard Windows …

LIMBO Coming to iPad, iPhone Next Week
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Back in 2010, an indie game called LIMBO was released for the Xbox LIVE Arcade. LIMBO charmed gamers with its unique silhouette-heavy art style and some surprisingly violent moments that don’t seem to match the game’s early tone. The game …

Wheeling Plane Crash Narrowly Misses Apartment Building

It was a narrow miss on Tuesday evening near Chicago when a twin-engine plane crash landed at a busy intersection, close to an apartment complex. Authorities say the pilot was injured but walked away from the crash; he was the …

Independence Day Gets a Much-Deserved Honest Trailer
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For people my age, one of the first major summer blockbusters that we remember seeing, and subsequently loving, is 1996′s Independence Day. It had it all – exploding national landmarks, aliens, Jeff Goldblum, drunk Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Goldblum reprising his …

LinkedIn Partners With IDG On New Group Programs LinkedIn Partners With IDG On New Group Programs

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with IDG Communications to offer IT vendors and marketers new ways to engage wit LinkedIn members. The IDG Enterprise Custom Solutions group will provide services for marketing programs and offerings, building on existing LinkedIn …

Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month Seattle To Get Gigabit Internet For $80 A Month

Google Fiber is still something that most of America is waiting for as incumbent ISPs are kicking and dragging their feet into the world of faster wired broadband. There are exceptions, however, and Gigabit Squared is bringing one of those …