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Osbourne Rips Gaga A New One After Kelly Feud
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Sharon Osbourne is taking a stand for her daughter against Lady Gaga and her “Little Monsters”, trading open letters with the star and criticizing her for the way she’s handling her own fans. It all began when Kelly Osbourne made …

Did LG Already Stop Making The Nexus 4? Did LG Already Stop Making The Nexus 4?
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The Nexus 4 came out last year to rave reviews from critics and consumers. The latest smartphone from Google and LG was a victim of its own popularity, however, and has been consistently sold out for the past month. A …

Rogue Planet Orbit Spotted by NASA’s Hubble
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New images of the Fomalhaut star system could show evidence of a “titanic planetary disruption.” Astronomers have found that the debris belt in the system is wider than was thought, and that a “rogue” planet has a precarious orbit that …

JSTOR Opens Up Its Archive, Kinda Sorta JSTOR Opens Up Its Archive, Kinda Sorta
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Anyone in academia or who has had a brush with academia knows about JSTOR, the nearly two-decades old digital library of academic journals. God knows this longtime student is quite familiar with it. It’s notoriously closed off and expensive for …

Miss America: Autistic Contestant Is Also A Comedian
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The Miss America Pageant may have a lot of stigma attached to it these days, as tales of scandal and corruption from behind the scenes rock the title and pageants in general get a bad rap because of shows like …

Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy Report: Google Sued Again Over Google Buzz Privacy
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MediaPost is reporting that three Gmail users filed a lawsuit against Google this week in relation to privacy violations from the Google Buzz launch. Google Buzz, in case your memory of Internet happenings doesn’t extend that far back, was an …

NASA Picture Shows Largest-Seen Spiral Galaxy
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Astronomers this week unveiled a new image of the largest spiral galaxy known to exist. A larger version of the image can be seen here. The galaxy, named NGC 6872, was crowned with the title following an examination of archival …

IBM’s Watson Cursed Like a Sailor After Being Taught the Urban Dictionary IBM’s Watson Cursed Like a Sailor After Being Taught the Urban Dictionary
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It’s a fact that Watson, IBM’s massive AI project, is smarter than the average human. I mean, it kicked Ken Jennings’ ass on Jeopardy that one time. “Smart,” in that respect, meant the ability to pull knowledge from terabytes worth …

Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Default To Full Screen For Single Person Broadcasts Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Default To Full Screen For Single Person Broadcasts

Google announced in a Google+ post that Hangouts on Air broadcasts will now default to full screen when there is only one participant visible in the broadcast. Dori Storbeck announced the news with the Google+ Help account (via TechCrunch): Google+ …

Actor Has Terminal Cancer, “Game Of Thrones” Tweets Well-Wishes
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“Game Of Thrones” actor Wilko Johnson has announced through his rep that he has terminal pancreatic cancer and has chosen not to receive chemotherapy. Johnson, who plays mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne on the popular HBO series, is also a …

Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images

Yahoo announced that it has added images from Flickr that are available for re-use or re-posting under Creative Commons terms to it Image Search results. This includes tens of millions of photos. To access these images, simply go to Yahoo …

Groupon Adds Payments To Android App For Merchants Groupon Adds Payments To Android App For Merchants

Groupon has updated its Android app for merchants to incorporate Groupon Payments so they can accept credit cards with it. Groupon says the service can be activated within minutes, and can be used to enter bill totals, add tips, apply …

PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season

A new report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 actually declined, down 6.4% from 2011. The 89.8 million units were less than even the predicted decline of …

Samsung Won’t Bring Its Windows RT Tablet To The U.S. Samsung Won’t Bring Its Windows RT Tablet To The U.S.

Windows RT is strange. It’s Windows 8, but not really. It lacks many of the features that consumers have come to expect from Windows over the years, and that translates to confusion among consumers. That confusion just killed one Windows …

Lily Allen: Baby Pains Were Actually A Fart

British pop singer Lily Allen has kept her Twitter followers updated on everything concerning her pregnancy, including the fact that sometimes one can mistake a fart for a labor pain. Allen gave birth to daughter Marnie Rose earlier this week, …

Megan Fox’s Twitter Foray Lasts Less Than a Week
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Last Friday, super-hot actress Megan Fox made the plunge into the cavernous void that we all call Twitter. And after only a week on the service, she’s decided to call it quits. The initial move to Twitter was announced on …

Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project Google Engineer Talks Natural Language Project

Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil just became a Google employee in December, and he spoke with SingularityHub about a natural langauge project he’ll be working on at the company (he also recently wrote a book called How To Create …

Ryan Gosling Cookies Are The Best Kind Of Cookies
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Ryan Gosling has earned a reputation for being, well, dreamy, mostly because he’s always doing awesome things like saving girls from getting hit by cars in New York City and buying hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies just to …

New Cyberpunk 2077 Details, Hidden Messages Emerge

Yesterday’s debut teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 wasn’t the only thing CD Projekt RED released on the subject of its upcoming science fiction game. It turns out the trailer contains a secret message for those who are observant and clever. …

Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit: Disable It Now Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit: Disable It Now
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2012 was not a good year for Oracle. After losing a major lawsuit against Google, the company had to deal with a dangerous zero-day exploit that was found in Java. It fixed the problem, but a new exploit is always …

Evan S. Connell Dies: “Bridges” Author Was 88

Evan S. Connell, a National Book Award finalist and respected member of the literary community, has died of natural causes. He was 88 years old. Connell, who grew up in the Midwest, often drew on his childhood experiences for his …

Nick Offerman Reads More Asinine Tweets After Four-Month Hiatus

It’s been over four months since Conan asked Parks and Recreation star, woodworker, and noted moustache champion Nick Offerman to take some time and read some celebrity drivel. That’s too long. Please enjoy what continues to be one of the …

Maude Apatow Does A Perfect Kardashian Impression

Over the years, Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann have given us some great material, both to laugh at and repeat over and over with our friends. Who among us hasn’t run lines from “The 40-Year Old Virgin” at …

Facebook Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg Facebook Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg
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What would you be willing to pay to ensure that a message you sent someone on Facebook reached their inbox? I mean their real inbox – not that “other” message folder that houses all the spam. Would you pay a …