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Google, Microsoft Find More Allies In Fight To Release Surveillance Data Google, Microsoft Find More Allies In Fight To Release Surveillance Data

Google, Microsoft and other major tech companies work with the NSA whenever the agency wants details on a target. That much is known. What’s not known is the scope of these requests for data as any information related to them …

Google Kills Latitude, Launches New Maps App Google Kills Latitude, Launches New Maps App
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Google announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets. It will soon come to iOS. Along with this app comes the news that Google is finally killing its Google Latitude location …

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s …

Caylee Anthony’s Belongings Sold In Yard Sale
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Caylee Anthony, the 2-year old whose mother went on trial–and was ultimately found not guilty–for her murder, left behind some belongings with her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony. Those belongings–including toys, jewelry, and clothing–were laid out in a yard sale …

Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App

Foursquare has just expanded its reach in a big way, possibly bringing its app to millions upon millions of people around the world who have never had access to it before. Starting today, there’s now a Foursquare app for Nokia …

Sarah Palin Might Run for Senate in 2014 Sarah Palin Might Run for Senate in 2014
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Sarah Palin appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Tuesday and said something that will likely be repeated, analyzed and parsed for some time to come. Palin was asked by Sean Hannity whether she would run for Senate from Alaska, …

Dead Patient Wakes To Doctors Harvesting Her Organs

It was like something out of a B horror movie. Caroline Burns opened her eyes and looked around. The first thing she saw were the operating room lights above her. Doctors were busy — busy on her. Someone noticed that …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving ‘The View’ for Fox
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According to a report on TheWrap, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View to join the team at Fox News. Back in March, Hasselbeck was rumored to be leaving, particularly because her conservative views did not mesh well with the other …

Proposition 8 To Receive HBO Documentary

For those unfamiliar with Proposition Eight (or, as it’s usually referred to, “Prop 8″), how is life underneath that giant rock? Sorry I haven’t dropped by for a visit yet, I’ve just been so busy lately and, well, you know …

The Lone Ranger Reviews Rip The Film A New One
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Disney’s modern-day re-imagining of the classic radio-serial-turned-television-show “The Lone Ranger” is facing a gratuitous amount of harsh feedback from critics. The film, which released in theaters on June 22, is facing criticism for being too long, riddled with incomplete and …

Underwater Forest: Uncovered by Hurricane Katrina
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Scuba divers typically dive for recreational purposes, or to research and examine the unique organisms that lie beneath the sea. New aquatic life forms are frequently discovered, but many would not expect to find what a group of scuba divers …

Facebook Including Instagram Likes in Photo Like Totals Facebook Including Instagram Likes in Photo Like Totals
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In what appears to be some new integration between Facebook and the Facebook-owned Instagram, it looks like Facebook is now including Instagram likes in the total like counts on Instagram photos posted to Facebook. The like totals look the same …

New Lost Planet 3 Trailer Gets Inside Jim’s Head

Though the game seems destined to be quickly forgotten this fall amidst the excitement over Grand Theft Auto V and various next-generation console launch titles, Lost Planet 3 is still on-track for a late summer release. The title will be …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Payday 2
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What is Payday 2? Is it getting paid for two weeks in a row for a job well done? Or is it just two delicious candy bars? While both of those sound nice, it can really only be one thing …

Killzone: Shadow Fall Gets A Touch Of Hollywood Talent
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You usually don’t look for great storytelling in big budget shooters, but the guys at Guerilla Games are at least wanting to inject a little Hollywood talent into Killzone: Shadow Fall’s campaign. Steven Ter Heide, Game Director at Guerilla Games, …

Underwater Forest Excites Scientists In Alabama

An underwater forest of Cypress trees has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, and scientists believe it might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina. The Bald Cypress forest has been hiding beneath ocean sediments for more than 50,000 years, …

Neil Gaiman Talks ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ At Google Neil Gaiman Talks ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ At Google

Author Neil Gaiman recently stopped by the Googleplex to talk about his latest book, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”. Google has now made the talk available for fans to enjoy. The talk took place on June 28th. …

Fittest Cities in the U.S., According to Facebook
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Do you live in one of the fittest cities in the United States? Facebook thinks that they can tell you which cities are up early running, pumping iron, and eating right – based on data collected over the last few …

Google Adds Catalogs Feature To Lightbox Ads Google Adds Catalogs Feature To Lightbox Ads

Google introduced a new capability for its Lightbox ads today, adding a Google Catalogs integration option for advertisers. Google first launched the Lightbox ads back in October as part of a set of “engagement ads,” which let advertisers only pay …

Cat Poop Could Become Public Health Problem, Researchers Warn

A review in the journal Trends in Parasitology this week warns that cat poop could be an under-appreciated public health problem. E. Fuller Torrey of The Stanley Medical Research Institute and Robert Yolken of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center …

Casey Anthony Agrees To Pay 25K To Settle Life Rights Dispute
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Casey Anthony has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a dispute in her bankruptcy case involving the rights to her life story, although no one is quite clear on where she’s going to get the money. Anthony went to court …

Researchers Invent Liquid Metal That Can Be Used In 3D Printers

Creating metal objects with 3D printers isn’t new, but researchers have devised a new type of material that could change how we create metal objects with 3D printers. NewScientist reports that researchers at North Carolina State University have created a …

Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches New Developer Tools, Yahoo Mail Integration For Android Dropbox Hits 175 Million Users, Launches New Developer Tools, Yahoo Mail Integration For Android
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Dropbox kicked off its first ever developer conference today. The company took the opportunity to reveal that it now has 175 million users, and over a billion files synced every day. According to TechCrunch, Dropbox only had 100 million users …

Mars Rover Curiosity Begins Months-Long Journey
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One month ago, Mars rover Curiosity began preparing for a 5-mile drive by shifting into a distance-driving mode. Today, NASA announced that the first small steps in that long journey have begun. The rover finished investigating an outcrop named “Shaler” …