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White House Responds to Death Star Petition, Doesn’t Support Blowing Up Planets White House Responds to Death Star Petition, Doesn’t Support Blowing Up Planets
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Sorry John D of Longmont, Colorado and the 34,000+ other who signed the Death Star petition: the White House has responded and the answer is no. The federal government will not be initiating a program to construct a functioning Death …

Brawl At Baby Shower Included Women And Men
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The lesson to be learned here, perhaps, is don’t show up at a party uninvited. Even if it’s a baby shower. While one doesn’t necessarily think of fists being thrown at a welcome party for an infant, that’s exactly what …

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Top 40 Million Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Top 40 Million

It’s official – the Galaxy S III is a real competitor to the iPhone. Samsung revealed this weekend that it has sold more than 40 million Galaxy S III smartphones. That’s as many units of the Galaxy S II that …

Kaepernicking Craze: Move Over, Tebow
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When Tim Tebow knelt on the field to pray in front of thousands of fans, he inadvertently caused a craze known as “Tebowing”. It essentially went viral in the real world, sweeping football fans everywhere as they emulated the young …

Google Gives  $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access …

Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Pants For The Internet Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Pants For The Internet

The new Mega is almost upon us. The site is expected to go up on the one year anniversary of Megaupload being taken down. Dotcom has shared plenty of details on the site thus far, but now he’s advertising the …

Groupon Acquires Deals App Glassmap Groupon Acquires Deals App Glassmap
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Late on Friday, news came out that Groupon has acquired deals app creators Glassmap. The app, which lets users get deals based on interests, location and activity, is available for both iOS and Android. AllThingsD broke the news, with confirmation …

Ravens Trash Talk: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo Rips Patriots on Twitter
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Twitter has proven to be a landmine for plenty of public figures in the past (especially professional athletes). Before social media, organizations were better able to monitor (and to an extent limit) what their employees let slip to the public. …

Bradley Cooper On His Planned Date For Oscars

Bradley Cooper, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor this year, says he already knows who he’ll have on his arm on the red carpet. The nomination–for his role in “Silver Linings Playbook” opposite Jennifer Lawrence–was just announced …

Dust 514 Open Beta Starts January 22

CCP Games, the developer behind Eve Online, today announced that the open beta test for Dust 514 will begin on January 22. The news comes just as Dust 514 has been merged onto the server that also hosts the Eve …

Apple Cuts Orders For Various iPhone 5 Components [Report] Apple Cuts Orders For Various iPhone 5 Components [Report]

iPhone 5 sales started out with a bang. Sales topped five million during its opening weekend, selling as many in three days as the iPhone 4S sold in an entire month. Since then, the device has been released in many …

Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute
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As you are all probably aware of by now, noted online activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. An investigation is underway, but his family and others are saying he did it to avoid a lengthy trial and possible prison …

Why Dunham Thanked Lowe: An “Inside” Joke

When Lena Dunham thanked Chad Lowe during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes last night, it took the audience a moment to get the joke. For those of us watching from home, it may have taken a little longer. …

George H.W. Bush Still in Hospital, Could be Discharged as Soon as This Week

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in the Houston-area Methodist Hospital for nearly two months now, battling an illness which included a constant fever. Around Christmas Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) so that hospital staff …

Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System
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As you may know, Aaron Swartz, who developed RSS 1.0 and founded Infogami, which merged with reddit in the popular social news site’s early days, was found dead after hanging himself at 26 years old. Swartz had been in some …

Dubstep Bird Is the Reason the Internet Exists

Drop the bass, WUB WUB WUB. This bird would be a pretty huge hit at the club. You could just mic it up and sit it on Skrillex’s shoulder. Somebody get on this, stat. Other than the Vertical Video Syndrome, …

Jimmy Hoffa: Former Underboss Knows Where He’s Buried
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After almost forty years, a former high-ranking member of Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra says he knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried and he wants to end his silence about it once and for all. Tony Zerilli, who at one time …

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes

With the declaration “I beat Meryl,” Louisville, KY native Jennifer Lawrence accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy). That speech also put her over the top in another way, as she is also responsible for the most-tweeted about moment …

Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide
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Less than one month ago, Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced that its cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed a major clinical trial. The drug is meant to improve heart health by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol, but the trial found …

ASUS MeMO Tab Is A Cheap Android Tablet For The Rest Of Us ASUS MeMO Tab Is A Cheap Android Tablet For The Rest Of Us
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At this point, it seems that everybody wants a tablet. The only thing standing in the way is cost. Google changed the price game with its $200 Nexus 7, but the tablet’s manufacturer, ASUS, is going to go even lower …

Tommy Lee Jones Meme Probably Fails to Impress Tommy Lee Jones
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When Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig performed one of the better pre-award schticks of last night’s Golden Globes, most people in the audience seemed to enjoy it. Ferrell and Wiig’s bit had the two attempting to describe the nominated movies …

“No Pants Subway Ride” Draws Thousands

What began as a prank involving seven brave people has evolved into a huge, annual event which draws thousands. Which is surprising, considering it involves being pantsless. The “No Pants Subway Ride”, which has been happening every year for over …

Kate’s Due Date: Duchess To Give Birth This Summer

Since the announcement broke that Prince William and his lovely bride Kate Middleton are expecting, everyone has been wondering when the little bundle of joy is due. As one of the most famous couples in the world, there’s no doubt …

Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads Google PLAs Proving Way More Effective Than Text Ads
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Say what you want about Google’s transition from the free-to-list Google Product Search to the paid inclusion model of Google Shopping, but the product listing ads (PLAs) that Google Shopping is based on are performing quite well. Have you seen …