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The End Of The World: Franco, Rogen Team Up Again

As millions of people huddled in their homes last night, waiting for the end of days to finally arrive, Seth Rogen and James Franco were preparing for a media blitz for their next film, “This Is The End”. Fitting, but …

DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play DirecTV Gets Starz Play And Encore Play

In October, Starz announced its Starz Play and Encore Play online services, which would provide online streaming access to movies and shows to paying subscribes off the premium channels. Today, Starz announced that it has launched the services for DirecTV …

Magical Proposal May Bring a Tear to Your Eye
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Putting your cute, over-the-top marriage proposal on YouTube is nothing new. Having your girlfriend film her own proposal and presenting the ring with a magic trick? Ok, that’s pretty good – I’ll give you that one. Let’s just hope their …

NASA tests Orion Space Capsule Parachutes

This week, NASA completed tests on the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes. The capsule is being designed as part of a project to send humans into deep space. The tests were conducted at the U.S. Army Yuma proving Ground in Arizona. The …

Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012 Facebook Dominates U.S. Desktop Searches In 2012

Experian Marketing Services released some findings about search trends in the U.S. for the year. The firm finds that Facebook was the top search term for the fourth year, accounting for 4.13% of all searches (up 33% from 2011). The …

Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views, You PSYched? Gangnam Style Hits One Billion Views, You PSYched?
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First off, I need to apologize for the pun – low hanging fruit and all. With that aside, Hey! Sexy lady! The biggest sensation to hit YouTube all year has finally crossed the impressive one billion view mark. The megahit …

Madonna Threatens Fans: She Really Hates Cigarettes
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Madonna flipped out on some fans in Chile recently when she realized they were smoking below the stage while she was doing a sound check. “If you’re gonna smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show,” she said. “I’m not kidding. …

End of the World Prank Warns of Impending Tsunami

A tsunami just hit New York. Yeah, New York! We gotta get outta here! If someone had (rather convincingly) told you that in a shocked and terrified voice yesterday afternoon, what would have been your reaction? Would you have believed …

The Future Of Sharing Your Netflix History On Facebook Is Now In Obama’s Hands The Future Of Sharing Your Netflix History On Facebook Is Now In Obama’s Hands
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Some of the best news this week was when the VPPA was approved by the House. The 1988 bill desperately needed to be updated so that Netflix socialites could share their viewing history on social networks. Now the bill has …

HP Announces New EVP of Enterprise Services HP Announces New EVP of Enterprise Services

Back in August, HP announced a huge $8 billion write-down stemming from the loss of value seen in Electronic Data Systems (EDS). HP bought the company in 2008 for $13.9 billion. As part of the announcement, the company sacked John …

Paul Simon: Newtown Victim Was A Family Friend
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Paul Simon was among the mourners at the funeral for one of the victims of last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary; teacher Vicki Soto was a family friend. The beloved folk singer performed “The Sound Of Silence” at Soto’s …

Vimeo Boasts 14 Million Members and Over 675 Million Total Visits to End 2012 Vimeo Boasts 14 Million Members and Over 675 Million Total Visits to End 2012
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Vimeo says that their 2012 was amazing, now that they’ve grown to the size of the principality of Liechtenstein. Like most companies, Vimeo has released their 2012 year-in review, which features some interesting user statistics. Mainly, their member base has …

End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims
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Google is “celebrating” the end of the 13th Baktun, or the last cycle of the Mayan calendar, which of course, legend has it, is supposed to bring the end of the world. So far, so good. Google is showing the …

Mila Kunis Targeted In Anti-Semitic Slur
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Mila Kunis has had a big couple of years in Hollywood; apart from being one of the most in-demand actresses in the business, she earned accolades for her performance in “Black Swan” and was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire …

Merck Drug Fails Major Clinical Trial

Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced this week that its drug “Tredaptive” has failed a clinical trial. The trial was meant to test the drug for its ability to improve patients’ heart health by increasing their levels of “good” …

Lively’s Wedding Photos Appear On Martha’s Site
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When Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds married in a not-so-publicized ceremony in September, everyone wondered when the photos of the big day would be leaked. Now, it looks like a few have been published on MarthaStewartWeddings.com, and fans are joyfully …

Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings Globally Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings Globally
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It’s official. You should be seeing Facebook’s new privacy controls popping up any time now. The company has just announced that they should be rolling out to users are the world, including the U.S. “Last week we told you about …

God Mode “Retro” Shooter Announced

Atlus, the Japanese game publisher famous for handheld and downloadable titles such as the Megami Tensei series and Catherine, today announced a new downloadable third-person shooter. The game, called God Mode, will feature what Atlus is calling “retro shooter action” …

Adobe Acquires Behance For Creative Cloud Adobe Acquires Behance For Creative Cloud
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Adobe announced today that it has acquired social media platform Behance, which will become part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Adobe SVP and GM David Wadhwani says, “When we launched Creative Cloud earlier this year, we committed that we would give …

Facebook Shares Its Favorite Hacks Of 2012 Facebook Shares Its Favorite Hacks Of 2012
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Facebook encourages its developers to work on side projects throughout the year. Some of those projects end up being cool ideas that manage to be integrated into the Facebook platform proper. Others are just awesome ideas that must be seen …

Boiling Water Turns To Snow In Siberia
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It’s been demonstrated a few times before, but it’s no less beautiful and strange when we see it again: boiling water thrown into the air at temperatures of -41 degrees Celsius. If you’ve never witnessed it, the water instantly turns …

$99 Acer Android Tablet is on the Way $99 Acer Android Tablet is on the Way
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It’s been rumored for a while now that Google is developing a $99 version of its Nexus 7 tablet. Those rumors were based on manufacturing reports from Taiwanese gadget makers, such as Google’s Nexus 7 partner Asus. Now, it seems …

Spotify Now Available on Some Roku Players (More Coming Soon) Spotify Now Available on Some Roku Players (More Coming Soon)
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Good news, Roku owners: Spotify has just landed on your device, giving the predominately streaming video service one of the top streaming music options around. “Joining more than 600 video, entertainment and casual game channels already on Roku, the Spotify …

Fat Joe Guilty Of Not Paying His Taxes

Fat Joe, a New Jersey-based rapper, pleaded guilty today for failing to file taxes for the years 2007 and 2008. And like so many celebrities before him, he’s finding out that not filing can end up being very costly. Joe …