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Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla’s Open Badges Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla’s Open Badges
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For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable …

Higgs Boson Found in Large Hadron Collider Data

Scientists working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week revealed that a detailed analysis suggests that the elusive Higgs boson really has been discovered. The possible discovery of the so-called “god particle” was announced last year, but …

Digg: We’re Building a Reader to Replace Google Reader Digg: We’re Building a Reader to Replace Google Reader
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If you were wondering which RSS reader is going to step up and fill the void left when Google yanks Google Reader out from under us on July 1st, Digg has your answer. It’s Digg. The answer is Digg. On …

New Audio Series Shows What It’s Like ‘Being Biden’

The White House is launching a new audio series, powered by SoundCloud, that takes you into the daily life of the man behind the most powerful man in the world, Vice President Joe Biden. It’s called “Being Biden.” “The series …

Google Kicks Adblock Plus Out Of Google Play Google Kicks Adblock Plus Out Of Google Play
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In a report from February, it was found that Google stands to make about $20 billion in mobile search advertising by 2016. That won’t happen if more people start using ad block software on their mobile devices. Till Faida, creator …

’24′ Movie Project Dead, Says Director Anton Fuqua
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Fans hoping for a new 24 story in the form of a movie got some disappointing news this week. Film director Anton Fuqua told Indiewire in an interview this week that the movie project is now dead. The movie project …

Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X

Google is shaking things up even more today as the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is breaking up their mapping and commerce units. According to the report, Google’s mapping unit will become part of the search division, and …

Former Product Manager Says Google Reader Is Being Retired Because Of Google+ Former Product Manager Says Google Reader Is Being Retired Because Of Google+
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Google Reader is being retired on July 1. The Internet (and Hitler) have collectively lost it. What everybody wants to know, though, is why Google feels it needs to shut down Reader? The official company line is that usage has …

Lance Armstrong Spotted in Los Angeles
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Lance Armstrong may represent the largest shift of public perception surrounding an athlete since Pete Rose was caught betting on baseball. Armstrong maintained his steadfast rejection of doping rumors until the last possible second, making his lies seem all the …

Here’s Why You’re Losing Your Hair (Genetically Speaking)
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Is your maternal grandfather a fairly good indicator of whether or not you’re going to be bald? Yeah, kind of. But he’s not the only thing you should worry about. Sure, there are some “nurture” elements to hair loss, but …

Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows
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Windows Live Messenger users have a little over a month before they’re assimilated into the Skype collective. Before then, the team has been busy preparing Skype for the influx of new users that will be flooding in throughout April. Skype …

CBS Launches New App with Full-Episode Streaming CBS Launches New App with Full-Episode Streaming

Today, CBS has launched a brand new app optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad that will allows users to stream full episodes of the network’s daytime, primetime, and late night shows for free. Daytime and Late-night shows will …

600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island
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A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. ‚ÄúThis finding …

Hitler Isn’t Too Happy About the Google Reader Shutdown Hitler Isn’t Too Happy About the Google Reader Shutdown
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Apparently, you’re not the only one who’s furious that Google has decided to shut down Google Reader on July 1st, as part of its spring cleaning program. Ah, yes, the classic Hitler reacts video. And oldie but a goodie. And …

Skyhooks May Prove More Deadly Than Guns In BioShock Infinite

Painkiller wouldn’t be what it is without its titular weapon – the Painkiller. It’s a small device with three spinning blades that causes all kinds of havoc on the battlefield. I’m not saying that BioShock Infinite flat out copied anything, …

Google Offers ‘First Steps’ Cheat Sheet for Beginning Webmasters Google Offers ‘First Steps’ Cheat Sheet for Beginning Webmasters
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Google has just released a new single-page guide for beginning webmasters that features information on looking good in Google search results through page titles, proper domain names and sub-pages, and meta descriptions. It also offers a brief primer on images …

Miranda Kerr: Car Crash Leaves Model Shaken, But OK

Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr was involved in a traffic accident on the Los Angeles freeway on Wednesday, March 13. After the model was spotted wearing a neck brace, spokesperson for the model told Reuters that Kerr experienced some pain …

Yahoo Mail’s Vivek Sharma Leaves The Company [Rumor] Yahoo Mail’s Vivek Sharma Leaves The Company [Rumor]
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Vivek Sharma has been in charge of Yahoo Mail and Messenger since 2009. After three years of working on the product, Sharma may have decided that it’s time to move on. All Things D is reporting that multiple sources have …

‘Price Is Right’ Lawsuit Verdict Overturned
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Do pregnancy discrimination laws extend to employment that is based on a woman’s physical attributes? Brandi Cochran thinks so. Unfortunately for her, a judge believes she will have to argue her case a second time. The Associated Press is reporting …

Google Reader Shutdown Prompts Plethora of Petitions Google Reader Shutdown Prompts Plethora of Petitions

As you may have heard, Google has just announced that they are closing the doors on their 8-year-old RSS aggregator Google Reader. The company cites declining usage and a need to focus on other products as reasons for the shutdown. …

Does Congress Even Understand The Cell Phone Unlocking Debate? Does Congress Even Understand The Cell Phone Unlocking Debate?
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You should have the right to unlock your cell phone. Any reasonable person would agree that it should be a basic consumer right. The problem is how one goes about making cell phone unlocking legal. Lawmakers have come forward with …

Twitter Finally Launches Native Windows 8 App Twitter Finally Launches Native Windows 8 App

After promising Windows 8 users that a native app was on the way, Twitter has finally delivered. Twitter for Windows 8 has just hit the Windows Store. Twitter first announced that they were working on an app for Windows 8 …

Jeff Gordon Prank Ad Isn’t Real, But it is Fun
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This week, Pepsi released an ad designed for viral marketing online. It features Nascar driver Jeff Gordon dressing up with a fake beard and moustache, which is ridiculous enough on its own. He then proceeds to supposedly prank a used …

Google’s Spring Cleaning Shutters More Than Just Google Reader Google’s Spring Cleaning Shutters More Than Just Google Reader
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Google is continuing its habit of announcing product closures in bulk with another round of “spring cleaning.” The first “spring cleaning” actually happened in the Fall of 2011, when Google axed things that you probably don’t even remember at this …