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Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine

Google announced today that it is open sourcing a query engine library called Supersonic, which the company says is “extremely useful for creating a column oriented database back-end.” “Supersonic’s main strength lies in its speed,” says Google’s Supersonic Team in …

DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results DuckDuckGo Thinks You Don’t Want Personalized Search Results
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DuckDuckGo is following Bing’s lead with a new ad telling you why its results are better than Google’s. Unlike Bing’s “Bing It On” campaign, however, DuckDuckGo isn’t pushing a blind taste test of side-by-side search results. They’re simply telling you …

Is Sony Making A Nexus Phone For Google? Is Sony Making A Nexus Phone For Google?
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UPDATE: Turns out the Sony Nexus X was a fake. Bummer, I know. Thanks to a photo leak, we know that LG is making Google’s next Nexus smartphone. The leaked photos are looking pretty sleek, but could Google have another …

Kyle Bennett Dies at 33, Olympic BMX Racer Kyle Bennett Dies at 33, Olympic BMX Racer
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Bike racing, especially Bicycle Motorcross (BMX), is a very integral part of any summer Olympic season. With this in mind, it is sad news to bear that Kyle Bennett, a well-known BMX racer, has passed away. Kyle Bennett, from Conroe, …

Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers Etsy Launches Listing Variations For Sellers
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Etsy announced today that it is rolling out Listing Variations to sellers. These, the company says, will enable sellers to highlight available options and gather requisite details from buyers at the time of purchase. The feature should ensure prompt fulfillment …

ACTA Tries To Sneak In Through Canadian Trade Agreement ACTA Tries To Sneak In Through Canadian Trade Agreement
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ACTA is dead. The controversial treaty was killed off when it was largely rejected by the European parliament despite the best efforts of its proponents to paint it in a not so bad light. Warriors of the Internet thought they …

Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome) Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome)

We’re big fans of extremely well-put-together timelapse videos, and this one that’s creating some viral chatter is no exception. “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft …

Brad Pitt Ad Earns Public Mockery Brad Pitt Ad Earns Public Mockery
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Brad Pitt has, for as long as he’s been on the big screen, been able to charm just about everyone he comes into contact with. He’s big into causes like wife-to-be Angelina Jolie, and tends to exude his movie-star charisma …

Jovian Trojan Asteroids’ Secrets Uncovered by NASA’s WISE Jovian Trojan Asteroids’ Secrets Uncovered by NASA’s WISE
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NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) may have been decommissioned last year, but the data it has provided is continuing to reveal clues about our solar system. NASA today announced that researchers using data from WISE have discovered a bit …

Planet With Two Suns Is Part Of A Newly Discovered Type Of Solar System Planet With Two Suns Is Part Of A Newly Discovered Type Of Solar System
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A new planet has been discovered by a team of amateur astronomers from the Planet Hunters project. It’s called PH1, but may remind some Star Wars fans of Tatooine thanks to the two suns it orbits. On top of that, …

This Just Might Be The Coolest 3D Printer Ever Made This Just Might Be The Coolest 3D Printer Ever Made

I’ve been accused of using hyperbole a little too liberally at times. I sometimes claim a technology to be “the best ever” when that is clearly not the case. I’m feeling pretty confident, however, that today’s new 3D printer can …

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage
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Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the …

Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst
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Though today’s commercial shows a fun and highly usable experience, much criticism has been hurled toward Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. As a tablet interface, the OS does look very well-designed. Add a mouse and keyboard, however, and the …

Hulk Hogan Suing Bubba The Love Sponge Over Sex Tape Hulk Hogan Suing Bubba The Love Sponge Over Sex Tape

When Gawker released a sex tape featuring former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan and what appeared to be the wife of his best friend, it made waves in more ways than one. Not only did the Gawker community take to the footage …

The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 1: Behind The Scenes The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 1: Behind The Scenes
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If you’re here, you’re probably aware that The Walking Dead Season 3 is now underway. The first episode of the season premiered on Sunday. If you haven’t seen it yet, AMC is showing it on its website for a limited …

Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments
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Winky face! Now you can show your true intentions to your Facebook pals by leaving them a cool emoticon as a comment on their posts. No longer will our comments be constricted to boring textual representations of emotions. In an …

Christina Aguilera: Pink Hair, Skintight Dress A “Flop” Christina Aguilera: Pink Hair, Skintight Dress A “Flop”
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Christina Aguilera hasn’t been shy lately about flaunting and talking about her newly curvy body, insisting that when she first came on the scene years ago she was pressured to be super-thin, and that the way she looks now is …

The Walking Dead Facebook Game Gets New Chapter, Features The Walking Dead Facebook Game Gets New Chapter, Features
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In August, AMC launched a Walking Dead Facebook game in beta. The beta status still applies, but now, a new chapter and some new features have been added. These include fullscreen mode and improved weapons. “Chapter 2 lets fans battle …

Call of Duty Elite Going Free For Black Ops II [w/ Trailer] Call of Duty Elite Going Free For Black Ops II [w/ Trailer]

Activision and Treyarch today announced that the Call of Duty Elite service will be free when Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches on November 13. “We’ve learned a lot in our first year of Call of Duty Elite, and …

Google Play Developer Console Now Available To Everyone Google Play Developer Console Now Available To Everyone
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Google Play is slowly, but surely, growing into a powerhouse distribution platform for Android apps. By that, I mean more and more developers are bringing their previously iOS-exclusive content to the platform. Some of that success can be attributed to …

Breaking Bad Fans “Save Walter White” to the Tune of $125,000 Breaking Bad Fans “Save Walter White” to the Tune of $125,000
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Although Walter White is probably beyond saving at this point, a site set up in his honor is pulling in real donations for real cancer patients. Remember back to season two of AMC’s hit show (and best show on television) …

Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box

Google announced a couple of new features for Google documents today. One allows you to click a button to free up some more visual space, and the other lets you take quick actions from a search box. “Ever wanted more …

DoubleClick Search Gets Labeling For Campaigns, Ad Groups And Ads DoubleClick Search Gets Labeling For Campaigns, Ad Groups And Ads

Google announced today that it has added the ability to apply labels to campaigns, ad groups and ads, in addition to keywords, in DoubleClick Search. “You’re no longer restricted by these object’s locations; you can apply labels to any campaigns, …

SEMPO Urges FTC To Review Search Labeling Transparency SEMPO Urges FTC To Review Search Labeling Transparency

The SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) Board of Directors has sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz regarding search labeling transparency. The theme of the letter is in line with the open letter written to the Commission by …