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Joe Paterno’s Widow To Sit Down With Katie Couric
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Joe Paterno’s widow, Sue, has largely kept out of the public eye since the Penn State scandal–and subsequent arrest/conviction of Jerry Sandusky–last year. But that’s all set to change; the woman who was married to the now-disgraced football coach for …

Grammy Nominees Gotye, Mumford & Sons Win Big According to Spotify Data

So, the Grammys are this Sunday, and Spotify thinks they can predict who the winners will be. Well, not exactly. But what they have done is analyze song and album streams to determine which of the current nominees would win …

Asteroid Named “Wikipedia” Officially Documented

Considering just how many asteroids there are in the asteroid belt, it can be difficult to come up with acceptable names for all of them. So, they are given obscure provisional names until a naming organization can bestow names on …

Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games
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For the past year, Amazon has been making development for its Kindle Fire tablets easier and more lucrative. Now the retail giant is ready to enter into the next phase of setting up a thriving mobile marketplace – virtual currency. …

Reg Presley Dies: “Wild Thing” Singer Was 71
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Reg Presley, frontman for the British band The Troggs, has died of complications from lung cancer. He was 71. Presley enjoyed decades of success with his band–whose hits included “Wild Thing” and “Love Is All Around”–and helped inspire the early …

Japan Might Drop Its Support For TPP Japan Might Drop Its Support For TPP

It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. All we knew was that the secret negotiations were still ongoing, but no public statement had been made for a few months. Now the silence has …

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Officially Announced

When CD Projekt RED (CDPR) released its sexy Cyberpunk 2077 trailer, dedicated gamers picked apart every frame and discovered hidden messages. Among them was the tease that more information on a “fully open-world game with an intense story” would be …

Pinterest for iOS Gets Pin Editing, Comment Managing Pinterest for iOS Gets Pin Editing, Comment Managing

Pinterest has just launched a small update to their iOS app that gives users more control over their pins and comments throughout the network. First up, Pinterest has greatly expanded what you can do inside the app regarding your pins. …

Katie Holmes: Dating Might Have To Wait
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Katie Holmes was one half of one of the most famous couples in the world until about seven months ago, and that just hasn’t been long enough to make her feel comfortable about dating again. Although many would like to …

Facebook Building Passive Location-Tracking App for Friend Discovery [REPORT] Facebook Building Passive Location-Tracking App for Friend Discovery [REPORT]
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If reports are correct, Facebook is currently hard at work building its own standalone location tracking app that will be able to tell your friends when you’re nearby and vice versa. Bloomberg quotes multiple people “familiar with the matter,” who …

Kevin Bacon On Subway Rides: Why He Really Does It
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Kevin Bacon has got to be one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, due in part to his long career–which began in 1978 with “Animal House”–and the sometimes small but memorable roles he’s taken in unexpected films and shows. …

Alabama Hostage Standoff Over, Gunman Reported Dead
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The hostage standoff in Alabama involving a five-year old boy and an unstable man is reportedly over. Few details are emerging at this time, but early reports say that Jimmy Lee Dykes, the 65-year old veteran who boarded a school …

The Boy With The 3D Printed Robohand Is Back And Better Than Ever The Boy With The 3D Printed Robohand Is Back And Better Than Ever

We brought you word last month that two men were working on an open source prosthetic hand that could be created with any 3D printer. The first hand was being tested out on a little boy named Liam who was …

Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico
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Google is running a doodle on its home page in Mexico today, celebrating the 111th birthday of photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Bravo is credited (Wikipedia) as Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and as the most important figure in 20th century …

Cassini Spots Smog Formation on Titan

A new paper using data from NASA‘s Cassini probe has described in detail how aerosols begin to form in the highest part of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. The research, say scientists, could help predict how “smoggy aerosol layers” …

If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life If You Unfriend Someone on Facebook, They May Just Avoid You in Real Life
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For a good percentage of people, being unfriended on Facebook is a huge slap in the face. So much, in fact, that they would actively avoid running into the unfriender in real life. Then again, who decided that Facebook interactions …

AMC Releases New Scene From Upcoming The Walking Dead Episode

In case the Walking Dead Time Warner Super Bowl ad wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, AMC has also released a new scene from the upcoming episode of the show, titled, “The Suicide King“. The episode premieres on Sunday. There’s …

Here’s That Awesome Walking Dead Time Warner Ad

There were a lot of commercials during the Super Bowl that got people talking, as usual. For some reason, I haven’t heard much today about this one, when it was easily one of the best. AMC has uploaded it to …

Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows …

Beyonce Gets Set On Fire In NMA’s Version Of The Super Bowl

Next Media Animation (NMA) typically provides thoughtful analysis of major moments in popular culture, and the Super Bowl is no different. Here, the Taiwanese animation firm explores the big game, Beyonce’s half time show, and what really happened to the …

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to Get Exclusive PS3 VR Missions

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may be a cross-platform title, but Sony has gotten Konami to support it as if it were a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Konami today announced that PlayStation 3 owners will get exclusive content for Revengeance. Specifically, 30 …

The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet

Although it may have felt like your Facebook news feed, Twitter streams, and other social media networks were flooded with updates about Beyonce, the big blackout, ads, and Joe Flacco – Super Bowl XLVII didn’t drive people online. In fact, …

Child Hostage In Alabama: Tense Situation Enters 7th Day
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The man who boarded an Alabama school bus last week, fatally shot the driver and took off with a five-year old boy doesn’t seem any closer to relinquishing his hostage even as the situation enters a seventh day. 65-year old …

Interested In The Google Science Fair? Watch This Hangout.

Google announced last week that it is now taking submissions for the Google Science Fair. Today, the company posted the first in a series of Google Science Fair Office Hours Google+ Hangouts on Air. In the hangout, Jemma from the …