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Hubble Telescope Spots a Blue Planet

Astronomers have been finding and cataloging exoplanets for years now, but NASA this week announced that the Hubble Space Telescope has helped determined the color of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years from our solar system. The planet, HD …

Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birthday of Argentine tango musician Aníbal Troilo on is homepage in Arentina. Troilo played bandoneon, and was a composer, arranger and bandleader. From Wikipedia: His orquesta típica was among the most popular with social dancers during …

This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball
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I thought that maybe DARPA would hold off on making killer robots for a while, but the defense contractor is back at it again what it calls “one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.” The humanoid robot in …

Google Tag Manager Use On The Rise, Data Layer Gets Standardized Google Tag Manager Use On The Rise, Data Layer Gets Standardized

Back in October, Google announced the launch of Tag Manager, a tool that lets you consolidsate the various tags you use for your site into one snippet of code and manage from one interface. Since then, Google has made some …

eBay Gives $1000 to Dad Whose Toddler Accidentally Bought a Car, Wins Today’s PR Trophy eBay Gives $1000 to Dad Whose Toddler Accidentally Bought a Car, Wins Today’s PR Trophy
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We all know it’s dangerous to give your toddler your smartphone. Beyond the chance that they may just hurl it against a wall or something, you have to assume that all of that random button pushing is going to result …

Boston Strangler Questions Put To Rest With DNA?

The Boston Strangler case can now officially be put to rest, says defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, because DNA evidence has finally linked Albert DeSalvo to the last murder. 19-year old Mary Sullivan was found strangled to death in her …

EA Is Raising Xbox One, PS4 Game Prices In The UK
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Well, this is troubling. GAME, a major UK games retailer, said that EA will be raising the prices of its next-gen games on the Xbox One and PS4. Gamers in the UK will be paying £54.99 for EA’s games instead …

‘Computer Chess’ Director, Producer & Actor Talk At Google ‘Computer Chess’ Director, Producer & Actor Talk At Google

Google hosted a few of the people involved with the film Computer Chess for a screening and an “At Google” Q&A recently, which the company has now made available for viewing. Participating in a post-screening Q&A were writer, director and …

The Steam Summer Sale Is Here; Steam Currently Getting Crushed

If you’re a gamer, or, if you don’t like titles, someone who enjoys playing video games, today is something like Christmas. At least it should be. The reason for the “Christmas in July” feeling is, quite simply, because it has …

Steam Sale 2013 Has Begun, BioShock Half Off

The summer event PC gamers have been waiting for and speculating about for weeks has finally arrived. The Steam summer sale has begun. The sale, titled the “Steam Summer Getaway Sale,” will last from today until July 22. The first …

Khloe Kardashian Stands By Lamar Odom Amid Cheating Rumors

Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter today to defend her husband’s behavior after he reportedly grabbed camera equipment from a pap’s car and threw it into the street. The couple–who are already high priority for photographers due to their reality show …

Particularly Lazy Ways to Burn 200 Calories [VIDEO]

Last month, the simply delightful animators over at AsapSCIENCE showed us what 200 calories looks like (you know, different portion sizes of various foods). The takeaway: fill yourself up with a plateful of broccoli instead of a Oliver Twistian sliver …

Google Makes An Update To Its Big Google Maps Update Google Makes An Update To Its Big Google Maps Update
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Google announced the launch of its big new Google Maps update for Android this week. It’s coming to iOS soon. The update includes a tablet-oriented version of Google Maps for the first time. We took a fairly extensive look at …

Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow
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Firefox OS is already out in Spain thanks to Mozilla’s partnership with Telefonica. Now the new mobile OS will be coming to more of Europe with the help of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla announced today that Firefox OS …

Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition

Sure, Yahoo acquiring Tumblr seems like pretty old news at this point, but the two joined companies are still celebrating. They commemorated the event this morning in New York with Tumblr CEO David Karp ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market opening …

Deus Ex: The Fall Out For iPhone, iPad

Deus Ex: The Fall is officially out for iOS platforms. The game is an offshoot of the 2011 game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s also one of the most ambitious mobile games yet released, attempting to bring the experience of …

12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone 12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone
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Everybody is addicted to their smartphones, and the problem is only getting worse. For instance – 72% of American adults said that they always keep their phones within five feet. Never out of mind, never out of reach. Credentials management …

DuckTales Remastered Comes Out August 13

Classic NES platformer DuckTales is being remade for a modern audience this year by the 2D platforming masters at WayForward. It was only given a vague Summer 2013 launch date when it was announced at PAX East earlier this year, …

Bethenny Frankel, Ex Get Into Screaming Match
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Bethenny Frankel has seen quite a bit of success with her career in recent years, appearing on “The Real Housewives Of New York”, hosting her own talk show, and managing her Skinny Girl line of alcoholic beverages and retail products. …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. …

Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But …

Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO Here’s A 3D Printer Made Almost Entirely Out Of LEGO

3D printers are becoming cheaper by the day, but the relatively high prices still keep the technology out of the hands of aspiring engineers. So, what’s an engineering student to do? Build one out of an old LEGO set, of …

“The Bridge” Pilot Gets Rave Reviews
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“The Bridge” premiered last night on FX, and those who watched have positive things to say about it. The new drama, which focuses on two detectives investigating a series of murders near the Texas/Mexico border, will have a lot of …

Rambo: The Video Game On-Rails FPS Announced

Not since the 80s have gamers been able to step into the shoes of the iconic John Rambo. Even then, the 1985 Commodore 64 game Rambo and Rambo for the NES did not inspire the same type of reverence Sylvester …