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Nicki Minaj Scared Of “American Idol” Debut
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Nicki Minaj has never been known as someone who holds her tongue; as long as she’s been in the spotlight, she says what she feels, and that has never been more evident than on “American Idol”–at least, according to the …

Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year
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Online spending in the U.S. reached an incredible new high on Cyber Monday, hitting $1.46 Billion for the day, according to comScore. This is the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history, and follows a record Black Friday for …

Billy Scott Dies at 70, “The Prophets” Singer
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Many fans of the 60s and 70′s blues band The Prophets mourn today as the news of talented singer Billy Scott’s passing spreads around. Scott contributed to the band’s “beach” sound, which was what The Prophets were mainly associated with. …

Link Your YouTube Channel With Your Google+ Page Link Your YouTube Channel With Your Google+ Page
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Google announced today that it will soon launch the option to link your YouTube channel with a Google+ page. You will be able to use your channel name as your Google identity. Google has been beta testing the option with …

New “Super-Jupiter” Directly Imaged by Astronomers
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Astronomers have directly imaged a “super-Jupiter” planet orbiting around the star Kappa Andromedae. According to NASA, Kappa Andromedae now holds the record for the most massive star to host a directly imaged planet or lightweight brown dwarf companion. The planet, …

Google Play Music Is About To Get Much Bigger In Europe Google Play Music Is About To Get Much Bigger In Europe
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Google has been slowly improving its music app since the move to Google Play earlier this year. Just last week, the search giant updated the app with gapless playback (for Jelly Bean) and other features that bring it up to …

iPhone Charger Cords, Black Friday, and Nicolas Cage
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Theron Shaved Head Has Twitter Abuzz
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Charlize Theron has been widely regarded as a blonde bombshell since she first appeared on American movie screens way back in the mid-’90s; since then, she’s undergone dramatic transformations to mask her lovely face (“Monster”) and hasn’t shied away from …

This 3D Printed Bio-Bot Uses Rat Heart Cells To Move

I think we have firmly established that 3D printing is pretty cool. Likewise, science and its numerous applications is also pretty cool. It stands to reason then that something super cool must result when you combine the two. Researchers from …

Now Streaming: Rare Hitchcock Film “The White Shadow”
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Thanks to the efforts of the National Film Preservation Foundation, you can now watch a recently-recovered mid-twenties Alfred Hitchcock film for free online. Well, kind of and kind of. Hitchcock is not the credited director of the film, called The …

New NASA Spray Paint Protects Spacecraft From New Car Smell

It turns out that the appealing new car smell that comes with new toys isn’t very healthy. The smell is called outgas, and comes from the chemicals and residual solvents used to manufacture dashboards, car seats, and carpeting. In addition …

McCarthy Kisses Bieber, Web Freaks Out
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The American Music Awards are always a spectacle, and this year there was plenty to look at; Pink’s showstopping, body-slinging, colorful dance routine; the wild fashions on the red carpet; and of course, Jenny McCarthy groping and kissing Justin Bieber …

“Simpsons” Actor Sues Over Rights To Character
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“Simpsons” actor Hank Azaria has appeared in a lot of projects over the years, but the funnyman is most popular for the characters he voices on the long-running animated sitcom. As Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, and the Comic Book Guy–among …

These Life-Size Miis Will Haunt Your Dreams For Years To Come

Nintendo introduced the idea of digital avatar back in 2006 with the Mii. The little guys were an instant hit, and most people think they’re pretty cute. What happens then when Miis become life-size and invade a large metropolitan area …

2012 Was the Year of “Bluster,” Says Dictionary.com

In the past, we’ve let you know when words inspired by modern tech or internet culture become part of official dictionaries. No matter how you feel about the internet’s effect on language (it’s bastardization!), you have to admit that it’s …

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature an “Innovative” Controller [RUMOR]
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Not much has been revealed about Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox console since the rumor back in September that the device might be delayed due to manufacturing difficulties. In fact, not much has been revealed about the console since the massive …

Firefox For Android Now Available On ARMv6 Devices Firefox For Android Now Available On ARMv6 Devices

Firefox for Android, like all Android apps, is constantly evolving to meet the demands of a more diversified hardware environment. Until now, Mozilla has supported Android 2.2 and devices with ARMv7 processors. Now the non-profit is targeting millions of additional …

Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck Play Windows 98 Solitaire IRL with Limited Edition Deck

Here’s a hit of nostalgia for your Monday afternoon: Fans of card games, computing history, and modern art will find a reason to love this set of limited edition playing cards. Based on the classic game of the same name, …

You May Soon Have Siri And Apple Maps On Your Mac You May Soon Have Siri And Apple Maps On Your Mac

It appears that Apple is expanding some of its iOS services to the Mac ecosystem in a forthcoming version of Mac OS X. Apple blog 9to5Mac is reporting, citing reliable sources, that early builds of OS X 10.9, expected to …

Nicolas Cage: Tax Debt Chipped Away, 12 Films Due Out Soon
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Nicolas Cage was faced with some mounting debt when he was hit with a massive tax lien for gifts to friends and family over a period of five years; he has only just been able to pay off around $600,000 …

Matt Cutts On How Quickly You Should Hear Back About Reconsideration Requests Matt Cutts On How Quickly You Should Hear Back About Reconsideration Requests
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Google’s Matt Cutts has posted a new Webmaster Help video talking about reconsideration requests – specifically, how long they should take. In the video, he responds to the following question: I’ve been waiting for 2 months to hear back regarding …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Karaoke Comes To Xbox 360 For The Holidays

Karaoke isn’t as popular as it used to be. You can find a few bars that sport a karaoke machine, but they’re few and far between. In their absence, karaoke video games have tried to fill the gap. Sony has …

Utahns Create 17-Foot-Tall Pile of Leaves, Relive Great Childhood Pastime

If at some point during your childhood you raked up a huge pile of fallen leaves, grabbed your dog, and dedicated a few hours to frolicking merrily – congratulations, you experienced one of the simple pleasures of being a kid. …