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Golfer Smashes $80,000 ESPN Camera with Errant Shot at British Open

I’m actually surprised that this doesn’t happen more often – especially considering the choppy conditions that a tournament like the British Open is known for. But anyway, it happened. A professional golfer shattered a super-expensive HD camera with a shot …

Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week Google Launches New Business Photos For 167 NYC Restaurants Ahead Of Restaurant Week
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Google announced today that it is launching 360-degree, interactive photos for 167 of the 294 restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week (next week). Google Maps summer intern Evelyn Chang writes on the Google Maps blog: Let’s say you’re in New …

New Splinter Cell Trailer Teases Story Prologue

Though Ubisoft now seems to be focusing on its next-generation console launch titles Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, the publisher still has one last current-generation to follow through with. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will hit stores on August …

Laurel Plane Crash: Plane Hits Maryland Homes

A Maryland neighborhood got a nasty surprise today when a small plane crashed into a trailer park, hitting two mobile homes. The pilot suffered injuries, but is expected to recover. The Beechcraft BE 23 began sputtering in the sky around …

Microsoft Reports Fourth Quarter Revenue Of $19.90 Billion Microsoft Reports Fourth Quarter Revenue Of $19.90 Billion
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There’s a lot of doom and gloom talk surrounding the PC market these days. Can Microsoft survive in such an antagonist climate? It certainly thinks it can, and its latest financial results show that it’s making money in the areas …

Google Earnings Released: Revenue And Paid Clicks Up, CPCs And Stock Down Google Earnings Released: Revenue And Paid Clicks Up, CPCs And Stock Down
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Google just released its earnings report for the second quarter. The company missed Wall Street estimates, and it’s stock is headed downward. Revenue was up 19% year-over-year at $14.11 billion for the quarter. GAAP operating income for the quarter was …

Comic-Con 2013 Includes Metallica, Godzilla

Comic-Con International has always been a melting pot of fans, actors, musicians, cosplayers, and writers (as well as readers); every year, San Diego sees thousands of fans gather to celebrate the diverse things they love under one roof. This year, …

You Have 13 Days To Save The World In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
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Square Enix, like pretty much every other gaming publisher, is at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. The publisher used the event as an excuse to release another story trailer for its last major title on current generation consoles – Lightning …

Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find
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Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you …

‘Snow Line’ Spotted in Young Solar System

Astronomers this week revealed that the first-ever “snow line” of a solar system has been spotted. Scientists believe that the snow line – similar to ones seen on the tops of mountains on Earth – could provide information about how …

John McAfee Just Posted This Video Of Himself Playing Piano In The Middle Of An Airport John McAfee Just Posted This Video Of Himself Playing Piano In The Middle Of An Airport
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McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee seems to be having a great deal of fun since he returned to the States after his highly publicized run from authorities in Belize. Recently, McAfee put out a funny video responding to all the …

Realize Your Dream Of Being Killed By A Predator Thanks To 3D Printers Realize Your Dream Of Being Killed By A Predator Thanks To 3D Printers

When a Predator kills something, it rips the head out along with the poor creature’s spine. It’s easily one of the coolest kills in movie history, and now you can be a part of that history this weekend at San …

Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google

Musician and author Ian Whitcomb recently gave an At Google Talk in Los Angeles to discuss his recent book Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age and a handful of ukulele songs. Google has now made it available on line for all …

Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. …

Watch Dogs Collector’s Edition Announced, Priced
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Ubisoft today announced a “Limited Edtion” bundle for its upcoming title Watch Dogs. The pack will be available for $130 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 consoles. Since the game will launch alongside the new Sony …

House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment House Panel Unanimously Passes Email Privacy Amendment
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The ECPA amendment that would require government agencies to obtain a warrant when accessing email hasn’t made much headway since the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it back in April. Now the House is trying to make sure email privacy is …

Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals
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It’s a day, so Google is updating its algorithm. Apparently there’s a Panda update currently under way. Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable noticed people at WebmasterWorld talking about “another shuffle taking place in Google” as pretty much occurs …

Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

Wrong Home Demolished, Couple Loses Family Home
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A Texas couple were shocked this week when they drove to what was supposed to be their new home, only to find an empty lot. Fort Worth demolition crews accidentally knocked down the wrong house on Monday, choosing the neighboring …

Takeru Kobayashi Completes the Gallon Challenge Like It’s Nothing

Some time, ten of fifteen years ago, people became obsessed with a few food-based challenges. I know, eating/drinking challenges have been around forever – but I’m talking about a certain few. The upper echelon of dumbassery, if you will. Of …

Reddit CEO Talks About Site Being ‘In The Red’ Reddit CEO Talks About Site Being ‘In The Red’

On Wednesday, reddit announced some changes to its list of default subreddits. These are the ones the site shows on its front page to new and logged out users, and those who haven’t bothered to personalize their own homepages. As …

Here Are All The Trailers From Today’s Surprise Nintendo Direct

Did you know that there was a Nintendo Direct this morning? You probably didn’t as Nintendo stealthily released it without any prior warning. The secretive nature of its release doesn’t mean it was a bad Nintendo Direct though. In fact, …

No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced

Though T-Mobile got the ball rolling with its “Jump!” plan that allows customers to upgrade their phones twice every year, AT&T soon followed suit with its similar “Next” pricing plans, which allow customers to upgrade after making payments on a …

Jim Cramer Suggests Snapchat Could Be Used for Insider Trading Jim Cramer Suggests Snapchat Could Be Used for Insider Trading

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app that’s gaining quite the following, has been accused of facilitating some risque communications. When it first launched, it quickly garnered the reputation as being a “sexting” app for teens. You see, Snapchat allows users to …