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Ella Fitzgerald Google Doodle Hits This Side Of The World Ella Fitzgerald Google Doodle Hits This Side Of The World

As previously reported, Google is showing a homepage doodle honoring the 96th birthday of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald in parts of the world where it’s currently April 25th. The doodle has now made it to our side of the world …

Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests Google Reports Rise in Government Removal Requests

Google has released the data from July to December of last year inside their Transparency Report, and they’ve been busier than ever. Google says that they have received more governmental requests for content removal than ever before. “From July to …

The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland The Pirate Bay Moves To Iceland After Getting Kicked Out Of Greeland

The Pirate Bay has been on the move quite a bit these past few months. The infamous Web site anticipated that its .se domain wasn’t going to last much longer and set out for free waters. It first moved to …

Barry Sanders Named Madden NFL 25 Cover Athlete

After weeks of voting and 40 million votes, EA has announced this year’s Madden NFL cover athlete. Barry Sanders will grace the cover of Madden NFL 25, which will celebrate the franchise’s 25 years of console success. “The Madden NFL …

Bing Truncates SERPs More Aggressively (Until Users Hit The Back Button) Bing Truncates SERPs More Aggressively (Until Users Hit The Back Button)

After some experimenting and monitoring user behavior, Bing has made some changes to the way its shows search results. Bing R&D Partner Architect Dr. Ronny Kohavi discussed Bing’s testing and findings in a blog post. Much of the findings seem …

Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Poaches COO from Twitter Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Poaches COO from Twitter

While Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup Jelly has been light on the specifics (what the hell is it, really?), it has been heavy on snatching talent as of late. According to All Things D, we can now say hello …

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83
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A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Today Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Today
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Verizon Wireless today announced that it has finally begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device will cost $200 (as long as customers remember to send in a $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year contract. The carrier expects …

Yahoo Gets 38 Years Of Saturday Night Live Yahoo Gets 38 Years Of Saturday Night Live

Yahoo announced a deal with Broadway Video to feature SNL content on Yahoo properties. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news herself. tw Follow @marissamayer marissamayer @marissamayer Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night! The complete 38 year collection of …

Senate To Take Up Email Privacy Bill Today Senate To Take Up Email Privacy Bill Today

UPDATE: And it passed. Last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy said that the Senate Judiciary Committee would be marking up an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The decades old bill allows law enforcement to obtain emails without a warrant …

Voyager 1 Module Added to NASA’s Solar System Viewer

There’s been some confusion in recent months over whether Voyager 1 has actually exited the Solar System. NASA scientists have reported multiple times that they’ve seen indications that the probe may be outside the heliosphere, only to roll back the …

LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts

LinkedIn announced the new LinkedIn Contacts today. This is described as a way to bring all your contacts into one place. Specifically, LinkedIn Contacts brings contacts from your address books, email accounts, and calendars together with your LinkedIn network. “From …

Best Man Fatally Stabs Bride: Campaign Funds Investigated
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A North Carolina man has been arrested on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a friend and the friend’s wife, who died from her wounds. Jonathan Broyhill, who was best man in the couple’s wedding …

5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption 5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption
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A man accused of housing child pornography on multiple hard drives will not be forced to give authorities access, after a Wisconsin judge rules that doing so would violate his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The case involves Jeffrey Feldman, …

Developers Really Seem To Like The PS4 Controller
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The DualShock design has remained fairly consistent since its introduction in 1997. Even the DualShock 3, with its motion controls and curved analog triggers, looked almost just like previous incarnations. Sony is changing all that with the PlayStation 4, and …

Nintendo: No Huge Conference at E3 2013

[UPDATE:] Nintendo has clarified its E3 plans, stating to GameTrailers that it will host two small events the day before E3. One will be for media, and one for “partners.” [ORIGINAL:] Yesterday, Nintendo posted its annual earnings, which were a …

“MASH” Actor Dies: Allan Arbus Was 95

“M*A*S*H” actor Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the show, has died. He was 95. Arbus was a film actor who appeared in “Coffy” and “Damien: Omen II”, but he was best known for his work on television. …

Topless Kate Photos: Charges Filed Against 2
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Topless photos of Kate Middleton which showed up in a French magazine last year are at the center of some trouble for two people, who have now had charges filed against them. Ernesto Mauri, the chief executive of the company …

Rayman Legends Gets a (New) Release Date

Rayman Legends was supposed to be a Wii U-exclusive title, launching sometime during Nintendo’s “extended launch window.” In February, however, Ubisoft announced that the game would be ported to all consoles, and delayed the near-complete Wii U version so as …

Objective-C’s Growth In Popularity Has Stalled Objective-C’s Growth In Popularity Has Stalled

Traditional development trends has ensured that the C and C++ programming languages remain popular even decades after their creation. Despite being created in the same year as C++, Objective-C was never as popular. That all changed with the advent of …

Bill Clinton Is Really Doing Twitter Now. For Real. Bill Clinton Is Really Doing Twitter Now. For Real.
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42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton appears to be using Twitter at his own behest. As you may remember, earlier this month Stephen Colbert kind of sort of forced the former president to join Twitter. At a Clinton …

Drunk Driver’s Cop-Killing Facebook Fantasy Leads to Additional Time
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If only people knew when to stop while they’re ahead. This latest installment of the moronic Facebook chronicles takes us to North Olmstead, Ohio, where a man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison plus he’s been forced to …

Obama: Daughters’ Tattoos Come With A Price
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Obama said recently that if his daughters ever make the decision to ink themselves, he and Michelle will make them pay in the form of embarrassment. The president apparently isn’t a fan of tattoos–at least not on his kids’ behalf–and …

New Jaguars Uniforms Feature Military-Style Badge

Following its recent reveal of a new logo, the Jacksonville Jaguars this week unveiled the NFL team’s new uniform, which includes a “military-style badge” on the front of the jersey. Unlike real Jaguars, the new uniform is mostly black, with …